Performances à la Carte Presents Jazz 'n Paz

Black Market Reverie, February 24; Barbara Morrison and her Trio, March 24; Eclectic Collective, April 28

Published : Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 5:09 PM

'Black Market Reverie' with Lyman Medeiros & Renee Myara Photo courtesy of 'Black Market Reverie'

Curated by Performances à la Carte, the Pasadena based collaborative arts and social conscience entity along with its alliance with Pasadena community and social action leader, Neighborhood UU Church, presents the spring 2019 Jazz ‘n Paz, the intimate seasonal monthly early Sunday evening jazz series featuring a lineup of award-winning and internationally renowned jazz musicians. Jazz ‘n Paz takes place at 5:00 p.m. at Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena. Series subscriptions are now on sale, offering a discount from individual concert tickets.

Opening on February 24th, the first of three concerts presented on the fourth Sunday of each month features Black Market Reverie, a unique combination of New Orleans Bayou and French Cabaret Jazz with Lyman Medeiros on Bass and Renee Myara on vocals, followed by the legendary Barbara Morrison and her Trio onMarch 24th, and the final concert on April 28th with Eclectic Collective, featuring Jamie Perez with the Nick Mancini Collective, a nine-piece band including such jazz front-runners as saxophone tour de force, Danny Janklow and the amazingly gifted jazz pianist Michael Ragonese, in a concert of improv standards, originals and Elton John tunes that will blow your mind.

Advance online purchase of Jazz ‘n Paz tickets include Subscription Series tickets with reserved seating at $60 for all three concerts or $25 for individual concerts (no reserved seating). Tickets for individual concerts will be $28 at the door (cash only and based on availability). Neighborhood UU Church is located at 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. For tickets and more information please visit https://jazznpaz.com; email jazznpaz@performancesalacarte.com; or call (626) 296-9843.

Performances à la carte presents collaborative concerts, productions and events encompassing music, dance, theatre, fine art, visual arts, culinary arts, literature and drama to showcase the diverse talent within San Gabriel and Crescenta Valleys and throughout Los Angeles County. Singer, songwriter and artistic director ofPerformances à la Carte, Carla (Jamie) Perez, is considered a very versatile singer, a performance artist of eclectic tastes and total vocality. Although she studied with some of the world’s most renown classical singers/teachers, she considers her first voice teachers and interpreters of song growing up to be jazz greats Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Ella Fitzgerald and admits she frequently gave “Frankie” a spin (all via vinyl). Through her artistic endeavors with Performances à la Carte, Perez continues to create collaborative projects that promote artists, serve the public interest and that fuel her passion for beauty, authenticity and social justice.

 

 

 

 

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