VOCALISTS SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC

Don't forget our ongoing vocalists Showcase / Open Mic every Thursday.
Step out of the box and perform with our fabulous trio .... bring your charts or call out a good old standard from America's Song Book. All genre's accepted - Cabaret, Jazz, Latin...
Please DO NOT be intimidated by an op to sing Jazz. If you feel bold enough to really do a Vocalists Showcase,

HERE IS YOUR BAND:

Karen Hernandez on piano
Instrumental Women Project Winner - Karen Hernandez’s credits include original songs and performances in the movies “PRETTY WOMAN” and “FABULOUS BAKER BOYS”, as well as, many albums and CD’s. She writes many songs for her own use, to play alone or with the trio, and also for other musicians and singers i.e. She was the piano accompanist for Marilyn King (of the King Sisters), Burrel Davis, Jimmy Spencer, Barbara McNair, Herb Jeffries, Johnny Brown, Bill Henderson and Lorez Alexandria, to name a few.

Tony Dumas on bass
He has toured, played and recorded with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Carmen McCrae, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, The Manhattan Transfer, Chick Corea, Etta James, Mariah Carey, Bill Cosby (playboy jazz festival band), Patrice Rushen and the list goes on and on.

Ralph Penland on drums*
Penland has performed with Ahmad Jamal, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughn, Les McCann, Chet Baker, Benny Golson, Marlena Shaw, Carmen McCrae, Hubert Laws, Dianne Reeves, Jon Hendricks,The Coltrane Family (Alice, Ravi, Oran, Michelle), Pharoah Sanders, Tito Puente, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., to name a few....
Commercial, Pop, R&B and Rock credits include performances with: The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jeffrey Osborne, Grover Washington, Jr., Benard Ighner, Eric Gale, Ali Woodson, Patrice Rushen, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, George Benson and Frank Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra recruited Ralph for his year long `Diamond Jubilee World Tour'. It went from Sinatra to Santana. Ralph played with the enduring and ever popular Grammy award winning Carlos Santana! Also Natalie Cole, Joe Sample, K.D. Lang, Etta James and Herbie Hancock.

Film work and musical movie soundtracks include `Throw Momma From The Train, When Harry Met Sally, Chet Bakers' Lets Get Lost, Cool World, The Russia House, Midnight In The Garden Of Good & Evil, and Politically Incorrect.


ADMISSION IS FREE; HOWEVER, there is a Minimum - dinner entree order or 2 beverages (required)

Sign in time is 7:30 if you're singing for Open Mic.

The restaurant is right in the heart of Hollywood, not pricey, full bar, free parking.

SORRY NO RECORDINGS PLEASE

See you Thursday,

Dolores

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  • Lissette C.

    Can we take photos of our own performance ?

    October 27, 2012

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