Published : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 4:35 PM
Curated by Performances à la Carte, Jazz ‘n Paz returns with its’ seasonal intimate jazz series of three concerts showcasing some of Los Angeles’ finest jazz musicians. Taking place on early Sunday evenings, the Fall 2019 season series opens October 6 with GF3 featuring Gary Fukushima; on November 17, with 2 + 1 Plus Latin featuring Louie Cruz Beltran; and on December 22, Carols of the Belles featuring Barbara Morrison. Jazz ‘n Paz takes place at 5:00 p.m. at Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena. Series subscriptions for all 3 concerts are now on sale, offering a discount from individual concert tickets.
Fall 2019 Jazz ‘n Paz Line-up:
GF3 – October 6, 2019
GF3 features Gary Fukushima on piano and keyboard with Miles Senzaki on drums and JP Maramba on bass.
Gary Fukushima is a keyboardist and composer in Los Angeles. He is on the faculty at CalState University Northridge, Pasadena City College, and at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. He has performed throughout the US, South America, and Asia with Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report), Blue Note singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn, actresses and singers Mia Maestro, Marilu Henner and Renee Olstead, and acclaimed ensembles such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Sabella Consort, and many others. He is the co-founder and co-leader of his own band, GF3, which has just released their first EP, Preludes, Book I.
Gary has also written articles about jazz for publications including DownBeat Magazine, LA Weekly and LA Jazz Scene, and is a cofounder and artistic director of the Los Angeles Jazz Collective, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote improvised jazz music, and to create a stronger community among Los Angeles jazz musicians.
2 +1 Plus Latin – November 17, 2019
Featuring Lyman Medeiros on bass, vocals by Jamie Perez, Nick Mancini on vibes, and special featured guest, Internationally renowned Latin bandleader Louie Cruz Beltran on congas and vocals, with Carlos Vivas on piano and Abelardo Quintaro on drums.
Carols of the Belles – December 22, 2019
Celebrate the holidays with Jazz ‘n Paz, featuring the vocals of Barbara Morrison, Jamie Perez, Renee Myara, and Catina DeLuna, along with Michael Ragonese on piano, Andres Salazar on drums, Danny Janklow on sax and flute, and Luca Alemmano on bass.
Private Post-Concert Holiday Party – 7-9 p.m. (Separate Admission $35)
Continue the musical merriment by making a reservation for our end of the season holiday party following the December 22nd Carols of the Belles Concert. Hor d’oeuvres, sweet treats, champagne, etc., and of course a Holiday Sing-A-Long with an open mic!
Advance online purchase of Jazz ‘n Paz tickets are $65 for the series of all three concerts with reserved seating; or $28 for each individual concert (no reserved seating). Individual tickets may be available at the door for $30 (cash only, based on availability), $18 for students with valid ID. Neighborhood UU Church is located at 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. For tickets and more information please visit https://www.jazznpaz.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (626) 296-9843.
Performances à la Carte is a collaborative arts events producer with a mission to create unique, original live performances utilizing multi-arts genres to showcase the diverse artistic community in the greater Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Crescenta Valley area and to connect the arts with social needs and issues that serve the public interest.