The remarkable advantage about going to the "A Frame" is you're…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Kim Vinson on August 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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
Sounds of the moment, caroling correlation, & calm
Enter into the zone, without a phony sales pitch
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…Continue
Added by Kim Vinson on June 1, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Kim Vinson on April 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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The remarkable advantage about going to the "A Frame" is you're…
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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…
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…Continue
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
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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…Continue
Added by Kim Vinson on July 20, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments
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
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
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
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
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