Wine & Song: Jill Freeman and Ali McGuirk + spc gst Kimon Kirk

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Jill Freeman is a native Angeleno. She began her professional career in music over 20 years ago. Her trio The Life Is Grand Band became stalwarts of the L.A. music scene, gaining an avid following for their tight vocals and original songwriting. Their song “Feel Like Makin’ Art” was included on the Fast Folk series which is now part of the Folkways Smithsonian collection. Jill will be accompanied by her husband and producer Joel Wachbrit along with Steve Nelson on bass and Debra Dobkin on percussion. Ali McGuirk has made a career of captivating audiences with her unique blend of folk lyricism combined with touches of blues, soul, and R&B. She released her first full-length album, “Slow Burn,” last November. Working with an eclectic mix of artists, including Boston guitar legend Jeffrey Lockhart, it was named as one of the Top Ten Albums of 2017 by influential Boston rock critic Steve Morse, and contributed to her Boston Music Award Nomination for 2017’s Best New Artist. We’ll also hear from special guest Kimon Kirk.

The Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. 9 holes of par-3 golf for anyone who cares to join in before the show. Meet at 5pm on the first tee.

 

Louie Cruz Beltran & his Latin Jazz Band

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Louie Cruz Beltran is a charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist. His musical career was crafted upon the soulful sounds of his ethnic American background and flavored with contemporary R&B, Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook. Early in his career, Louie performed with great artists such as Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Francisco Aguabella, and Jorge Claudio. Recently he has performed with legends Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Poncho Sanchez and many other renowned artists. Louie will be joined by Carlos Vivas on keyboard, JD Perez on drums, Andrew Ford on bass, and Justin Janer on sax and flute.

Adjacent to the Blue Guitar room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or you can bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes prior.

 

Wine & Song 9th Anniversary! Wendy Waldman; Nathan & Jessie

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00 PM

A very special 9th anniversary show. Wendy Waldman makes her first appearance at Wine & Song. She is a critically acclaimed recording artist, multi-platinum selling songwriter, and one of the first distinguished female record producers. A Los Angeles native, Wendy’s father composed, among other things, the famous “Perry Mason” theme. In the height of the emerging folk rock scene in LA, Wendy formed Bryndle with fellow artists Karla Bonoff, Andrew Gold, and Kenny Edwards — each highly successful writers, artists, and record producers. Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith bring their unforgettable brand of gypsy folk. The duo has traveled all over the world sharing their music on streets and stages. Their unique sound is a fusion of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, with an interesting interplay of harmonies between the two voices. Upbeat tunes rooted in the spirit of jazz, improvisation, storytelling, and humor.

The Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. 9 holes of par-3 golf for anyone who cares to join in before the show. Meet at 5pm on the first tee.

 

David Arnay Trio

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Pianist David Arnay spent his formative years in Ithaca, New York. His keyboard work was essential to a series of original musical projects including a lengthy collaboration in the Zobo Funn Band, with influential guitarist/composer David Torn. In 1994 he joined jazz woodwind legend Bennie Maupin’s quintet which performed some of Arnay’s compositions. In 1997, Arnay released his first CD as a leader — Daddy’s Groove. The disc featured woodwind performances by Maupin and Bob Sheppard, with drummer Peter Erskine and bassists Alphonso Johnson and Dave Carpenter. His second CD was a self-produced trio project, Blues… And Then Some. With drummer Dave Tull and bassist Larry Steen, the album presented eight original compositions along with fresh arrangements of a few standards. The CD remains in regular rotation at KKJZ and beyond. After completing his master’s degree at USC/Thornton School of Music in 1999, David was invited to join the faculty. Arnay performed all keyboard tracks on guitarist Phil Upchurch’s CD, Tell the Truth. He will joined for this show by Jake Reed on drums and Trevor Ware on bass.

Adjacent to the Blue Guitar room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or you can bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes prior.

 

Wine & Song: Special FAR-West edition w/ Rachel Laven, Five Letter Word, Dennis Warner + more

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

On the eve of the FAR-West Folk Alliance conference in Woodland Hills October 11 – 13, we’ll hear from some of the top talent on their way to the event. Texas troubadour Rachel Laven, Oregon trio Five Letter Word, Minnesota singer-songwriter Dennis Warner + special guest performances. Gonna be a fantastic evening. Come celebrate the beginning of our tenth year of Wine & Song!

The Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. 9 holes of par-3 golf for anyone who cares to join in before the show. Meet at 5pm on the first tee.

 

Altamusica

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

AltaMusica is a musical partnership between pianist Chad Edward and saxophonist Robert Kyle, both long-time residents of Altadena. Combining elements of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian, their unique live performances feature original compositions as well as fresh interpretations of jazz standards. Rob’s performance and recording credits include work with Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Pete Escovedo, Billy Mitchell, Lou Rawls, and others. As a bandleader, he has released nine CDs on his Dark Delishious Music label. Chad has performed with artists including Stanley Jordan, Phil Upchurch, and Bill Watrous among others. He was co-leader of the jazz-fusion band Slow Burn, and has appeared on numerous recordings, including his own critically acclaimed “Resolution”. When not playing music, Chad works on missions to explore Mars at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They will be joined by Jonathan Pintoff on bass and Sandro Feliciano on percussion for this performance.

Adjacent to the Blue Guitar room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or you can bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes prior.

 

Wine & Song: Bruce Kaplan & Claudia Russell; special guest TBA

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bruce Kaplan & Claudia Russell plus special guest TBA

The Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. 9 holes of par-3 golf for anyone who cares to join in before the show. Meet at 5pm on the first tee.

 

Mark Goldenberg + Adam Levy & Frank Potenza

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30 PM

A guitar legends night featuring Mark Goldenberg + Adam Levy & Frank Potenza… more details soon.

Adjacent to the Blue Guitar room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or you can bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes prior.

 

A Gypsy Soul Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

A very special Friday evening show with Oregon-based, Gypsy Soul.

In 2017 Gypsy Soul celebrated their 20th anniversary as professional recording & touring artists! The duo’s multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues and Jazz. Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.

Adjacent to the Blue Guitar room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or you can bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes prior.

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