Archive: January, 2023
Jazz at Naz: Christian McBride expands “The Movement Revisited” to include Barack Obama on Feb. 2
Bassist and composer, Christian McBride possesses the uncanny ability to combine sonic textures with the urgency of critical moments in time.
The Soraya transforms its stage for a second time, bringing Jazz Club to San Fernando Valley
The flow of energy between audience and performer is an important element of any live show.
Jazz at Naz: Vince Giordano’s “sophisticated blend of elegance and comfort” with the Nighthawk Orchestra
When Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks take The Soraya’s stage on Saturday, Feb. 4, audiences will be treated to a sophisticated blend of elegance and comfort - featuring the genre...
Jazz at Naz: Rising star Samara Joy and LA’s beloved Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
There is so much richness in simplicity. This is made obvious in the pairing of Samara Joy and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, two world-class talents known for their unique brand of style and delivery. When they grace the stage of The Soraya, audiences will be reminded of just how luxurious it is when great songs are masterfully arranged, expertly played, and exquisitely sung.
Hélène Grimaud meets Wild Up: Dancing with Wolves
As a child growing up in Aix-En-Provence, the French-born piano virtuoso, Hélène Grimaud, was rambunctious. Her parents, both professors, clambered to channel her energy.
Jazz at Naz 2023: A Musical Prism
In many ways this same approach is on full display with the depth and stylistic differences of the artists set to take the stage during this year’s second-annual Jazz at Naz Festival. Each presentation represents the broad and varied aspects of a rich musical tradition. The collective approaches are informed by a fertile past, while also drawing on the immediacy of contemporary influences.