Barbara Morrison and Leimert Park Village featured in JazzTimes

Barbara Morrison was celebrating her new center and her new home, Leimert Park, in JazzTimes recently.

 

"This is my new neighborhood and my new family," Morrison told Lee Mergner of JazzTimes.

 

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center can hold 100 and entertain more than 300 people outside.

 

“When it warms up a little more, we’ll start up our summer concert series,” Morrison said. “We have an upstairs recording studio where you can put together a promo package to send it out for work.

 

Morrison, who's been in LA since 1973 was born and raised in the Detroit area. She has toured and sang with Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Etta James, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Nancy Wilson, Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett and Keb' Mo' among other.

 

At the center, lessons will also be available for $60 a class.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

Opening April 15-May 1, 2011 Fri/Sat/Sun - "Maxwell Street" - A musical Drama about the "Blues" in Chicago for more information go to keenan@caketheatrecenter.com

Opening May 13 - May 29 "The Lady, Billie" - Fri/ 8 PM Sat/Sun 3 & 8 PM - Stories of Billie Holliday. Starring: Gloria Hendry, The first Black James Bond Girl!

"The Lady, Billie" DATES-MAY 13-22, 27-29

The Many Sides of Barbara Morrison
Dinah, Ella, Big Mama Thornton & Aretha Franklin
Starring Barbara Morrison with Stuart Elster (p), Richard Simon (b), and Lee Spath (d)with special guest vocalist Billy Valentine

Thursdays, May 5,12,19,26, 2011 7:30 PM Many Sides of Barbara Morrison
Mid Summer Nights "Jazz Concerts Under The Stars"
Just walk out the front door of The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center across the courtyard and into the beautiful garden. Refreshments will be served. Each Concert is $20. Call 323-296-2272. The wristband will allow you to attend all concerts/plays/poetry events put on by the center @ 50% off for the entire summer.
May 3, 2011
La Jam featuring World Class Drummer, James Bigbee - The Jackson 5 held onto his every beat.

May 10, 2011
Frank Capp Juggernaut Big Band's Tribute to "Count Basie"
featuring Barbara Morrison

May 17, 2011
Grammy Nominated Jazz Vocalist/Pianist legend, Freddy Cole

May 24, 2011
Larry Nash & The Jazz Symphonics - Ask Marlena Shaw what this man can do. Lena Horn knew.

May 31, 2011
"Sax Man" Mr. Cal Bennett. Bringing in his famous "Smooth Jazz" sound, Easy and Breezy, Whew!

June 7, 2011
Famed Trumpeter, Nolan Shaheed - Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye are just two of the many legends he has played with.

June 14, 2011
The legends continue with Lionel Cole. This son of Freddy Cole and former member of Mariah Carey's Band ain't no joke.

June 21, 2011
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez - Educator (UCLA) and World Class Trumpet Player will be on hand to tell it like it is.

June 28, 2011
Chester Whitmore's Big Band - Chester can do it all and in the spirit of Dizzy and Cab Calloway. He can lead his big band, dance along with it and sing if necessary.

July 4, 2011
Cornelius Grant Presents "A Motown 4th" featuring Jr Walker's All Star Band. Sharon Cline and Rita Shelby will be on hand to jazz it up. The ribs will be there also.

July 5, 2011
Teddy Edwards Jr. This Son of famous saxophonist Teddy Edwards has a voice in the matter. His smooth sounding voice will take you to a beautiful and safe place.

July 12, 2011
Shea Walsh - It's about time a fantastic Guitarist struts his stuff.

July 19, 2011
"Mama Blues" This is a fundraiser for The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center and boast a line-up of 15 professional blues singers across LA County. This is the only concert in the line-up that will go overtime.

July 26, 2011
Al Williams - Owner of the Long Beach Jazz Festival is also a World Class Drummer His Band, Al Williams Jazz Society features some of the best musicians on the west coast.

 

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