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The Soul of John Black

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLTFLzWNZ4

The Soul of John Black, known for their take on funk, hip-hop, blues and soul, appears at One Colorado Courtyard. We'll get there early so we can enjoy bites and beverages from one of the many restaurants located in the Courtyard.

John “JB” Bigham is The Soul of John Black. JB is a singer, songwriter, performer, producer and innovator — an artist who blends the sounds of the past and the future with the smooth confidence and authority of a card shark shuffling a hot deck. But when it comes to creating visionary music under the moniker of his alter-ego/band The Soul of John Black, there’s no gambling involved. JB is a former member of legendary funk/punk/rock/pop group Fishbone, having played with them for eight years, including the recording sessions for the bands biggest album “Reality of My Surroundings.” He has also performed with Miles Davis and hit-maker Everlast. Bigham has been able to focus on this own artistic vision over the past decade with the Soul of John Black, a funk, hip-hop, blues and soul hybrid, that has been grown organically. With five original albums to their name and a Christmas album, along with countless live performances, the band brings a deeply evolved experience to the stage. In 2012 their song "My Brother" won Best Blues Song at the Independent Music Awards. In 2013 the band released Sunshine State of Mind with songs off that album receiving airplay across the country.

 

• 18 and over

• No pets

• Extremely limited seating at this free event. Please be punctual.

• Food and beverages available for purchase at your own expense

• For parking info click here

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  • Sawsan

    Good music, friendly people. great host, thanks Dena

    September 16, 2013

  • Monique

    Perfect venue, weather, and crowd

    September 15, 2013

  • DENA

    Thank for the pic's D*D*...it was great hangin' with you & Sorina,Evelyn, Carol :)

    September 15, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Excellent music and the One Colorado Courtyard is a beautiful place to spend and evening.

    September 15, 2013

  • Sorina

    He was so good!

    September 15, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Anybody here?

    September 14, 2013

    • Monique

      Few mins. In the garage

      September 14, 2013

  • Evelyn

    I am near Crate and Barrel. Sitting at a table.

    September 14, 2013

  • Monique

    Be there in 15mins

    September 14, 2013

  • Rita

    On my way! Catching the bus.

    September 14, 2013

  • DENA

    Best wishes to you & your cat!

    September 14, 2013

  • jen

    Gals, don't kill me but I can't make it. My diabetic cat just had a major seizure. We are at the vet and hoping he will make it. My apologies.

    September 14, 2013

  • jen

    I am planning on being there at 6:30. Dena: how about you? April: when will you be there?

    September 14, 2013

    • DENA

      I will get there around 6pm. 70 peeps WOW!

      September 14, 2013

  • Lionel

    Member Ray asked me to post this on his behalf. Thanks Ray!

    Its open air, there are seats setup but they are 1st come 1st served. There is room for lawn chairs(think soccer parent) but not alot. You can arrive as early as you'd like. Park at Union St. & Fair Oaks Ave.(enter on Union St. Which is one-way west bound) or park at the Parsons structure at Union St. & DeLacey. (Enter on DeLacey just north of Union St.) Both lots accept ccards and have machines. The valet on W. Colorado Blvd. Just west of Fair Oaks Ave. on the north side of the street, costs either $7 or $8 but the restaurant 'Il Fornaio' will validate your card for $1 or$2 off. They will validate no questions asked. If you dine at 'Il Fornaio' ask for 'Shamal' the manager and tell him Ray Combs sent you.

    September 13, 2013

  • armand

    Regretably I cannot go....I'm going to see Jane's Addiction in the OC!! Y'all have fun.

    September 13, 2013

  • Catherine

    Where are we meeting at One Colorado or somewhere else? Is there parking at the posted address?

    September 13, 2013

  • Helena

    I 'll join you with a guess

    September 13, 2013

  • jen

    Dena: Jill who? I don't know who the "manager" of the event is. Do you have her phone or email? It looks like our hosts are me, you and April. Do you mean the One Colorado Courtyard manager?

    September 12, 2013

    • Jill F.

      I am Jill, I am the manager of the band....

      September 12, 2013

  • DENA

    Please remember to assist your organizers by changing your rsvp if you cancel. Thank you!

    September 12, 2013

  • Jill F.

    I am the manager of this artist and I look forward to meeting what I hope will be some new awesome fans!!
    Please take a moment and like our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thesoulofjohnblack?ref=ts

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Lionel

      Welcome to LA Free Concerts, Jill. We're thrilled to have you as a member, and excited about seeing John live and in person.

      2 · September 12, 2013

  • michelle w.

    Hi! SORRY!
    I TRAIN DOGS AND I HAVE A CIIENT WITH A LABRADOR THAT NEEDS ME SO I WONT BE GOING. HAVE FUN!

    September 12, 2013

  • Anne

    Sorry, change of plans; I won't be joining you after all. Have fun!

    September 12, 2013

  • Jill F.

    quite frankly, I am just manager of the soul of john black, I have nothing to do with the folks at one pasadena.

    September 11, 2013

  • Shauna E

    I get off around 7 pm...I will be a wee bit late...looking forward to it

    September 11, 2013

  • DENA

    Hi Jen & April,
    April why don't you ask the manager of event "Jill" she has already reached out to us here. I will get there sometime after 6pm. Maybe I will pick up some black ribbon to mark our seats. Also look for black balloons.

    September 11, 2013

  • jen

    Dena & April - What time do you want to meet before the show to secure as many seats as possible?

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jen..I'm about 25 miles away. I don't know anything about this venue. I was going to call tomorrow unless you know how early we can arrive.

      September 10, 2013

  • Jenny S.

    Good to see everybodt

    September 10, 2013

  • DENA

    Hi Everybody...so it looks like I was selected to host this event. Currently at this time I am NOT cell phone connected, but I will make it up with excellent social skills! I will save seats for the amount of people registered. People do get edgy if they see empty seats so please come as early as possible. I will need April & Jen to assist in this endeavor as there are over 50 peeps registered. Look for black balloons. C U all there!

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • DENA

    Thanks for setting this up Lionel~I can assist.

    September 9, 2013

  • jen

    Please let me know if you still need a table-saving volunteer. If so, I will be there at whatever time you need.

    September 8, 2013

    • Lionel

      Thanks! You're hired.

      September 9, 2013

  • Lionel

    ATTENTION: April has stepped up to help save tables/seating. But she can't do it by herself. We need 1 more volunteer otherwise this event will be deleted on Wed 9/11. LAFC is a volunteer run organization.

    September 8, 2013

  • Jill F.

    check out their KCRW top tune...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4XXFgAjE9Y

    September 6, 2013

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