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:
VOCALIST JUDY WEXLER with JEFF COLELLA on PIANO –MARCH 16, 2014 Judy’s new CD “What I See” with co-producer and pianist/arranger has been getting stellar reviews. Music Man Blog calls is “one of the best jazz albums of the year!” Judy’s first love was classical music and acting, although she always listened to recordings by Ella, Frank and Sarah. Moving to LA, Judy performed in theater and television, guest starring on the hit “Frasier.” She studied jazz piano with Terry Trotter and jazz singing with Sue Raney and Tamir Hendelman. Jeff has released several CDs, and his music has been recorded by jazz luminaries such as Bob Sheppard, Larry Zalkind and vocalist Deborah Shulman. He toured with Lou Rawls for nearly 16 years and worked with Diane Schurr, Gregory Hines, Denise Donatelli, Jack Jones, Morgana King and Dolly Parton, among others. He is on the faculty of the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
LOLLY ALLEN on VIBES & ANDY LANGHAM on PIANO – MARCH 23, 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.
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 GINA SAPUTO with JOE BAGG on PIANO – MARCH 30, 2014 Gina Saputo started singing in jazz clubs at age 16. She attended the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music and was awarded the Barry Manilow Scholarship for all 4 years. She was among 7 musicians chosen by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter to study at the Thelonius Monk Institute and during that time toured Viet Nam with Herbie Hancock and Nnenna Freelon. She tours in exotic places: Japan, Dubai, South Korea. On her debut album she collaborated with no less than Gerald Clayton and Tierney Sutton. Joe Bagg is an in-demand pianist and B3 player in Los Angeles and a crowd-pleaser who's performed with Bobby Hutcherson, Larry Coryell, Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Holman and Jack Sheldon among others. He has appeared in Downbeat magazine's Critic's Poll numerous times in the Organ category and has toured all over the world. He teaches at Citrus College and Fullerton College.
KATHLEEN GRACE with JOSH NELSON on piano – APRIL 6, 2014. “Voice like jazzy English church bells. . . I have sat on my very own patio, listening to Grace on the stereo, begging her not to ever stop.” LA Times Jazz vocalist and composer Kathleen Grace is hailed as one of the most exciting newcomers on the jazz scene today, she is blessed with a sound that captivates her audience. She is on the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music with her friend Tierney Sutton. Josh Nelson has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz such as Natalie Cole, Anthony Wilson, Sara Gazarek, Ernie Watts and Tom Scott, to name a few.
KATE CAMPBELL with NICK MANCINI on vibes & CHIP SMITH on piano – APRIL 13, 2014. Kate hails from Northern Ontario, Canada and studied Musical Theatre in Toronto, where she also shot TV and film projects. In LA she enjoys singing with recognized jazz names and is the lead singer for a LA based band The Martini Kings. She has a part in the newest Ben Affleck film “Gone Girl.” Vibraphonist Nick Mancini graduated from Manhattan School of Music before he relocated to LA. He has performed and recorded with the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, Jennifer Holliday and at numerous festivals and virtually every jazz venue in LA. He teaches at Cal State Northridge and Long Beach and has served on the faculty of the Thelonius Monk Institute.
CLOSED / EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 20, 2014.
NEW YORK’S MARLENE VerPLANCK with ANDY LANGHAM on piano – APRIL 27, 2014. Marlene VerPlanck “. . . may be the most accomplished interpreter of American music performing today.” New York Times The NY singer has been called “a national treasure,” “a lyricists best friend” and so many other nice phrases. Her voice has been heard on hundreds of commercials: Campbell’s Soups, Michelob, Winston and many others. She works all over the world, including a month every year in England. The 2014 tour included a week in London’s hottest new club Crazy Coqs. Andy appears by personal request from Marlene!
$10 Cover. Happy Hour Pricing
Vicky's of Santa Fe
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