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New Meetup: EAST MEETS WES - a tribute to the great Wes Montgomery

From: Dolores
Sent on: Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:48 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Los Angeles Jazz Meetup Group!

What: EAST MEETS WES - a tribute to the great Wes Montgomery

When: Friday, March 26,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $10.00 per person

Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill
6122 W Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

A special "East Meets Wes" fusion. 1ST, guitarist "Heday" leads, showcasing vocalists in a dinner show tribute. Then the CJS Quintet will feature "Heday" as their special guest soloist.

CJSQ - 2002 ?Mainstream Jazz Artist of the Year? The CJSQuintet evolved from the musical alliance and comradeship between saxophonist Chuck Johnson and trumpeter James Smith. CJSQ is roll up your sleeves, in your face, soul-lifting, hard bop blowing at its best. CJSQ has synthesized the jazz tradition with their unique experiences to create their distinctive voice: a cohesive and unyielding musical approach that spins heartfelt tales with passion. CJSQ comes together to give listeners their joy in performing classic jazz and bebop, always striving to uplift the human spirit with beauty, truth and simplicity in the songs.
CD - Let's Play!

Hideaki, male Japanese name meaning "shining excellence; splendid brightness." Hide, Heday, HEDAY, shortened-abbreviated pronunciation: [hē-dā], Down Beat Award winner, Cal Arts grad., & most important Japanese musician hailing from the World Stage of Billy Higgins. "He-", bumps like Wes, in the originator's style, masterfully, fused within his own and taking it to another level of which Wes would be proud & honored.
CD - Live at Plaza de la Raza
Hideaki Tokunaga - guitar

CJS Quintet
Chuck Johnson - Co-leader / saxophones
James "Smitty" Smith - Co-leader / trumpet
Koji Ono - piano
Masatoshi Sato (not pictured, substituted for) Curtis Robertson, Jr. - acoustic bass
Keita Akutsu - drums

Jazzu Vocalists - Nami Akizawa, Takako Uemura, Minako Yabe

Appetizer - Cocktails 6:00pm
Dinner Show 7:00pm

Limited table seating, reservation highly recommended. Free parking, early arrival suggested.

NO audio or video recording. Also, limited flash photography may not be allowed during performance. All cell phone ringers off, please.

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