This event occurs weekly, on Sunday.
Swinging the Jazz Standards with Band Members Don Shelton, Allen Goodman, Tom Keenlyside, Larry Holloway and Chip Smith with New World-Class Guests that join the Band each and every SUNDAY.
$5 Glass of Wine / $6.99 Bar Menu / $10 Cover / Music Priceless! / 2-5PM
When talented studio and recording musicians who also love jazz combine their talents a kind of synergy happens based on a deep understanding of music that results in a spontaneous musical conversation. This is the case when JazzTime swings the jazz standards at Vicky’s. Don Shelton vocalized with the Hi-Lo’s and Singers Unlimited and is amazing on clarinet, sax and flute. He recently played with Barbara Cook and the LA Phil. He worked with Clare Fischer in sessions for Prince, Michael Jackson and Robert Palmer, plus the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Quintet and Bob Florence band. Tom Keenlyside’s sax and flute playing have been featured at major jazz festivals and with many of the biggest names in the music business: Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Natalie Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme and Tom Jones. He has been inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. Drummer Allen Goodman brings years of experience from NY’s supper clubs to Carnegie Hall to NBC TV as a performer and studio drummer, as well as accompanying singers such as Dinah Shore, Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, Liza Minnelli, Vikki Carr, Bobby Troup, Billie Holiday & others. Larry Holloway, the Desert’s go-to bassist, brings depth of experience and a unique approach to bass as exemplified by virtuoso bassist Red Mitchell and, in fact, was the first recipient of the “Red Mitchell Scholarship Award.” Regular pianists such as Josh Nelson, Barney McClure, Chip Smith, Andy Langham, Joe Bagg, Jeff Colella and others bring their distinctive musical gifts to the group. Each performance is a singular thing, a shared afternoon of the magic of jazz. Guests as follows:
MARK CHRISTIAN MILLER - DECEMBER 22, 2013 Mark Christian Miller has been in artist management and booking in recent years, working with the top names in jazz and Latin jazz. As a vocalist he recorded CDs with Page Cavanaugh, and Betty Bryant, and has worked with Anita O’Day, Hubert Laws, Kristin Korb, Josh Nelson, Sammy Miller and a host of the top names in local and national jazz. Recently Debra Levine, writing in artsmeme praised Miller’s “tight and artful set of jazz standards and high 70’s pop.” Critic Scott Yanow has called him “a superior vocalist, one of LA’s finest.” With guest Josh Nelson on piano.
MICHAEL DEES - DECEMBER 29, 2013 Actor, singer, composer Michael Dees can be heard on scores of studio recordings, commercials and soundtracks, notably dubbing the voice of actor Ray Liotta playing Frank Sinatra in the movie “The Rat Pack.” You can also hear him on episodes of “The Simpsons,” and in movies “Sabrina,” “The Day of the Locust,” “The Mystery of Natalie Wood” & others. His CD “One Single Rose” features performances with jazz luminaries Hubert Laws and Oscar Castro Neves. We are happy to welcome this new Desert resident to our bandstand for the first time. Accompanying is old friend guest Terry Trotter on piano.
LOLLY ALLEN on VIBES with BARNEY MC CLURE on PIANO - JANUARY 5, 2014. Lolly Allen's music "...conjures the lanky, leisurely feel of Milt Jackson, her roomy rambles open up the spiritual spaciousness of Walt Dickerson, and her smooth flair for Latin rhythms recalls Cal Tjader."— Fred Bouchard, Downbeat Magazine. She has been featured on radio and performed at top venues on both coasts with bands such as the New England Conservatory Big Band, Maria Schneider, the Jimmy Giuffre Tribute Concert and LA Jazz Society’s Vibe Summit.
Barney McClure learned to arrange in the Army in Europe and continued in Hollywood for many years. You can hear him in the movie “Officer and a Gentleman,” and the soundtrack of “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” He has performed and/or recorded with Mark Murphy, Jimmy Witherspoon, Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Kenny Wheeler, Shorty Rogers, Blue Mitchell, Bill Watrous, Milt Jackson, and more.
VOCALIST KATE CAMPBELL with ANDY LANGHAM on PIANO – JANUARY 12, 2014. Kate Campbell’s immense love for story telling, music, and art began, at early age in Northern Ontario, Canada. She also had a great love for athletics and was a gold medal Provincial champion in Track & Field while attending High School. She studied Musical Theatre Performance and shot TV and film projects in Toronto. Now in LA, she enjoys singing with some of the industry’s most incredible talents throughout CA, Las Vegas, and also the Sundance Film Festival. She is the female vocalist for the LA based band the Martini Kings. She collaborates in performance and as a lyricist with jazz musician Nick Mancini.
Andy Langham currently tours with Pancho Sanchez, and has worked with The Platters, The Coasters and The Diamonds; international stars such as Charo, Flaco Jimenez and Emilio Navaira; country icons Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Ray Price (as his Musical Director); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and jazz stars Christian McBride, Jon Hendricks, Terry Gibbs, Clark Terry, Dewey Redman, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Ravi Coltrane and James Moody.
VOCALIST MITCH ELLIS with JAMIESON TROTTER on PIANO – JANUARY 19, 2014. Mitch Ellis usually appears as part of the group Chambers, Herbert & Ellis, a popular LA based vocalese group, but today he steps out for a solo vocal performance with our band. Each of the singers in CH&E has solid jazz roots - the son of jazz bassist Paul Chambers, the daughter of Mort Herbert (bassist for the Louis Armstrong All-Stars), and the son of guitarist Herb Ellis. Mitch’s father, famed jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, played with the Oscar Peterson trio for many years and established a very successful solo career spanning decades.
Yet another prodigy coming from jazz roots, Jamieson Trotter joins on piano. “When I was four years old, I went into the den where my father had been practicing the piano and began playing what he had just finished working on. He started lessons for me the next day.” Jamieson attended CA Institute of the Arts learning from the great bass player Charlie Haden. After leaving Cal Arts, he had some experience in the movie industry and worked with Val Kilmer, Debra Winger, David Arquette, and some lesser-known actors. He performed for the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball in 2002 and 2003.
VOCALIST LAUREN WHITE with TERRY TROTTER on PIANO – JANUARY 26, 2014. “Lauren White is poised to make a strong impact on the jazz world." Scott Yanow. Lauren White is an accomplished vocalist who seamlessly blends the worlds of jazz and cabaret. With the release of her new cd "Meant To Be", Lauren brings a fresh take on an eclectic collection of music from great composers like Dave Frishberg, Alan Broadbent, Melody Gardot, John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, Stephen Sondheim, Bobby Troup and Susan Werner. Lauren sings "Meaning of the Blues" emotionally without losing her jazz edge and reinvents the song. "Music" is just gorgeous. "Angel Eyes" woven with part of Melody Gardot's "Heart is as Black as the Night" is a beautiful mix. Features a return visit to the Sunday afternoon happening by a favorite pianist, Terry Trotter.
VOCALIST TRISH HATLEY with DARIN CLENDENIN on PIANO – FEBRUARY 9, 2014. Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. "Ms. Hatley is well gifted with a beautiful voice . . . .Her rendition of my “Shiny Stockings” is quite enjoyable in all these respects. I must say Bravo Baby!" —Frank B. Foster, Saxophonist / arranger/conductor, Count Basie Orchestra; “She has a clarion voice made to nail standards” —David Finkle, New York City Critic “Wow! Trish Hatley is great! She has done some great recording. I’m Impressed! —Ross Barbour, Original Four Freshman.
Darin Clendenin has performed and recorded with drummer Dave Weckl, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and drummer Bruce Carter, as well as Leroy Vinnegar, Richie Cole, Ted Curson, Ernestine Anderson, Nancy King, Eddie Marshal, Rich Dangel, Rebecca Kilgore, Ron Steen, Greta Matassa, Edmonia Jarrett. For six years he was the musical director of the International Tap Festival and worked alongside Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Cholly Atkins and Charles "Honi" Coles. Darin also performed in the film documentary, "The Magic of Honi Coles."
VOCALIST CAT CONNER with Special Guest GENE “CIP” CIPRIANO on SAX and JOHN MAYER on PIANO – FEBRUARY 16, 2014. Cip will be performing on the Oscars telecast next month, which he has played every year since 1953! He recently played on Barbra Streisand's, Michael Feinstein's and Natalie Coles' latest big band albums. He has worked and recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Barry White, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. Cat Conner has performed throughout Canada & the US as well as Brazil and France. With a voice that is rich and sultry and an infectious smile, Cat is known for her ability to swing and her amazing choice of tunes. "Top vocalist...radiating warmth and enthusiasm!" Dirk Sutro, Los Angeles Times
"Jon Mayer mixes introspective lyricism and a hard-bop drive. He's a strong rhythmic player with a lot of piano vocabulary." - Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat Magazine He has worked in both New York and Europe with the likes of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan, The Manhattan Transfer, Chet Baker and Kenny Clarke and writing songs recorded by Les McCann, Nancy Wilson and others.
VOCALIST DEBORAH SHULMAN with JEFF COLELLA on PIANO – FEBRUARY 23, 2014. Deborah Shulman is a jazz singer, recording artist, musical theater artist and vocal coach. She has played clubs in London, Sydney, Manila, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco and has often opened for stars such as Johnny Ray, Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence. Among her theater roles, she has appeared in CATS at the Schubert Theater in LA. She has recorded three CDs: “2 For The Road,” “My Heart’s in The Wind,” and her most recent “Lost In The Stars.” She works currently in LA’s most popular jazz rooms.
Jeff toured with Lou Rawls for 16 years and has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of artists, including Diane Schurr, Kenny Washington, Judy Wexler, Denise Donatelli, the Bill Holman Big Band, the Mike Barrone Big Band, Gregory Hines, Janice Mann, Anita O’Day, Dolly Parton, to name a few. One of LA’s busiest jazz pianists, he appears in concert as a solo artist and with his Trio, and maintains a busy freelance schedule as pianist, arranger, composer and clinician. Jeff’s CDs are “Alone Together” and “Letting Go - The Jeff Trio”.
$10 Cover. Happy Hour Pricing
Vicky's of Santa Fe
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