There’s no better cure for our brisk January temperatures than the toe-tapping, hand-clapping, get-up-and-move jazz concerts beginning January 21st.
Every other Wednesday through April 15th, Laguna Beach Live! is bringing back the finest regional and national jazz talents in its Jazz Wednesdays concert series at the acoustically perfect [seven-degrees] event center.
Tickets for each event are just $15 when purchased in advance – www.LagunaBeachLive.org – or $20 at the door (if still available). The Laguna Beach Live! summer and winter Jazz Wednesdays series has grown so popular that more people are purchasing the entire 7-concert season for just $105 to ensure front-of-house seating.
It all begins with perennial favorite, The Latin Jazz Syndicate featuring Trumpeter Bijon Watson. Introducing a fusion of Latin and World rhythms through famous jazz standards, this group of all-star musicians formed The Syndicate as a “vacation break” between tours with artists such as Harry Connick, Jr., Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Michael Buble, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Prince and more.
Led by iconic Trumpeter Bijon Watson, the Syndicate’s concerts are high-energy, harmonic perfection.
Bijon began playing the trumpet at the age of eight. Classically trained, Bijon has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, the Boston Pops, the L.A. Philharmonic and … on the lighter side, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and grammy award shows. Aside from worldwide tours, his work adorns many a recording, his latest being with Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble.
Prior to the Syndicate taking the stage, popular dance instructor Pepe Gonzalez will be offering fun dance instruction to anyone and everyone from 5:00 p.m. forward. Learn some groovy new moves that you can try that very evening.
The Syndicate is just the beginning to one hot season of jazz.
Returning and new, renowned talent in this Winter’s Series includes Téka’s steamy Brazilian Jazz; crowd favorite trumpeter Gabriel Johnson; critically acclaimed Vocalist Sara Gazarek with Josh Nelson on the piano; talented guitarist Frank Potenza with Ray Charles Band’s Saxophonist Rickey Woodard; and Grammy-award winning Pianist Bill Cunliffe and Trio.
Purchase tickets now: Tickets for each event are just $15 when purchased in advance – www.LagunaBeachLive.org – or purchase the entire season for just $105. A full bar and expanded buffet dinner menu is available for separate purchase through [seven-degrees] at each event. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.