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Ringing in 2014 with an Essential - Jazz

Jazz at the A frame brings unforgettable selections to begin your year in style!

It was a weather perfect day as guests filled the A Frame space at the "House that Betty Built" and everyone had warm greetings and attentive ears in as the Nick Mancini Quartet began our remarkable Jazz journey on January 19th, 2014. It's true, that the Jazz Aficionados that attend the…


Added by Kim Vinson on February 3, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Hail to the Montford Point Marines!!!

A splendid tribute spoken in the language of Jazz and Blues at the American Legion, Post 46.


The perfect weather on Sunday, August 11th complimented the remarkable music shared by the RCM trio at the American Legion in Culver City. It was warm and memorable tribute to a group of men from the Montford Point Marines was part of an All…


Added by Kim Vinson on August 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Number 13 is the Charm Anniversary at Jazz At the A Frame

An afternoon filled with endearing Ballads, Standards, Straight Ahead Jazz and more to refresh and stir the soul


Imagine a journey which takes you to the deepest back woods Juke Joint just west of the Mississippi. This is a venue that breathes and exhales the very essence of Jazz. What a Spiritual Haven and fortress from a hot summer day in L.A.


The elegant affair was dripping in the Blues, Soul, and Jazz. During this expedition you…


Added by Kim Vinson on August 7, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Stay in the Senses of the Season

Sounds of music, Distant  & Close

Speaking of a child born years ago

We celebrate his coming, bringing greatness, giving joy

We yet long for, search out, journey towards

his season & All Year.


Sounds of music, articulating love, peace, & rememberance

reosonating reflection


Sounds of the moment, caroling correlation, & calm

Enter into the zone, without a phony sales pitch



Added by Kim Vinson on December 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Enticing Elation - An Afternoon at the A Frame

There was perfect weather and absolute joy to be found at the celebrated venue, "Jazz at the A Frame" in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, CA. on Sunday, May 26, 2012.

The Kenny Tres Posh Trio captivated the audience with a set of Standards, Swing, Straight Ahead, Be-Bop, tinge of Latin, and more. The kind of music which evokes a basking in a pleasure that…


Added by Kim Vinson on June 1, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

20th Anniversary - The Rodney King Verdicts, The Uprising

"Not Guilty..." The verdict rang through the air like a horrible dream that afternoon of April 29, 1992.  A huge hush fell across the city racially, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually hurting and on the edge of heart failure.

"Not Guilty". Four faces sighed. The rest of us cried. As the afternoon wore on many died in an eruption galvanized not by this salient event but the response a series of actions, measures, and injustices. The…


Added by Kim Vinson on April 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Don Cornelius - Innovator in the History of Black Music

An icon has sadly left us, but shares a treasure beyond words with family and friends.

In the stillness of late Saturday mornings, most teens were still finishing up their bowl of cereal or pancakes. All eyes and bodies were fully alert though for the weekly program that featured live music, dance, and artistic pleasure for all…


Added by Kim Vinson on February 3, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Ah! Here Again

Ah! Here again

Like an old friend

Faithful, Steadfast until the end

Only bringing to the beginning again


At last, Here again

As the days descend

Across the keys of my Flute

A melody haunting, joyous, bittersweet

Awaiting a listening ear, an attentive heart,

A sensitive soul, liberated beyond the world's…


Added by Kim Vinson on December 21, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Autumn Arpeggios at Jazz at the A Frame

A tastefully superb selection of untainted Jazz with spirit, soul, and the Blues

The remarkable advantage about going to the "A Frame" is you're…


Added by Kim Vinson on October 25, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

Barefoot in the night on stage

Elaine Elias shares an unforgettable performance with a devoted audience.

A spirit of history in the making was in the air that glorious Thursday evening of September 15th, 2011.


Hosted by "The Movable Feast" presented by the Jazz Bakery with Founder and  Jazz vocalist in her own rite, Ruth Price. The Jazz Bakery is a Non-Profit Organization committed to…


Added by Kim Vinson on October 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

One-Thousand Plus and Going Strong

John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" softly resonates on a Sultry Sunday afternoon in the heart of Leimert Park at a green and calm forum neighboring  Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine. People began to come in, greeting each other and settling into the good vibes surrounding the grounds.


This was no ordinary day in Leimert Park. The balloons, smiling greeters and…


Added by Kim Vinson on September 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The feel of Christmas

The mall is packed

Sleigh bell sound


Children look in wonder

The decorations abound

Glee in their young faces

Cookie crumb and hot chocolate traces

Santa's helpers stationed for wrapping

Festive boxes, bags, with holiday tags

In the midst

Nat King Cole croons

St. Nick is on his way

It’s a magical, glorious, reflective day

Just days before

Angels are ready to soar

The heavens with Joy

Stay… Continue

Added by Kim Vinson on December 31, 2010 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

The Hidden Getaway in Downtown Los Angeles

A pleasing and personal gem for celebrating Birthdays, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and just life.

Just when you may have thought you'd exhausted the downtown Los Angeles eatery scene, take a moment and look.On one corner there's a "Bar-B-Que King" Cafe.

Directly next to that is a venue called,…


Added by Kim Vinson on September 10, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A creative excursion for the palette

This venue paves the way for a an adventure in great dining

In the heart of a business laden Downtown Los Angeles is a venue that's unique.

"Ciudad Restaurant" is more than another local joint with the usual Happy Hour of blaring events or commentaries, rambling news and predictable appetizers.

It is undoubtedly one of the coolest places in the city of the Angels.… Continue

Added by Kim Vinson on September 10, 2010 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Summer Interlude in the Inner City

Benefit concert for The World Stage - One of the most

unadulterated Jazz venues in Los Angeles

Jazz in the Garden, is a musical journey that takes place during the summer months in the historical and cultural area of Leimert Park. It is hosted at…


Added by Kim Vinson on July 20, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Opening of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific is Radiant

The orchestra of Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in Los Angeles sets the stage for brilliance. In the pit, wonderfully gifted musicians make the stage come alive.

Many people go to the theatre to experience the essence of the stage performance, to view the costumes, to see the choreography, the unveiling of a story, to engage in the allurement of the subtle and obvious…


Added by Kim Vinson on June 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Just one mo' time at Alva's please

Alva's Showroom unveils a treasured LIVE recording session

As the sun prepares for bed surrounded by a blue sky with hues of pink and orange, we find that fighting the usual

freeway traffic is not an option Friday, May 28th on the kickoff of

Memorial Day weekend. It was smooth sailing all the way to San Pedro.

We were about to…


Added by Kim Vinson on June 8, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

Sonny Rollins - Eminent Artist in the Midst Entertains L.A. Crowd

One of the great American jazz artists and his ensemble performed an electrifying concert in L. A. at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

An unusually overcast Sunday evening on May 16th 2010 brought a shining legend to the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins shared a wealth of wisdom,…


Added by Kim Vinson on May 24, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments

Undisputed Gentle King of Bata

Years ago, he was hailed "Aguabella is the John Coltrane of the Conga Drums.” -- Dizzy Gillespie


My tribute to Francisco Aguabella By Kim

The giant of percussion receives a gig from… Continue

Added by Kim Vinson on May 24, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Opening Night at LACMA

An Authentic version of "back in the day" Jazz & Blues on opening night

The Friday Night Series of Jazz at the Los Angeles County Museum opened on April 16th with a legendary group of musicians.

The eager audience had long anticipated the return of this treasure-filled weekly event and we were not…


Added by Kim Vinson on May 6, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

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