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Posts tagged “JAZZ

Happy Birthday Ahmad Jamal!!

Huge influence from the time I could learn to walk and parents use to check him out at The Lighthouse

and The Parisian Room (real ones know..) Happy 88th Birthday Mr AHMAD JAMAL.. đź‘‘


Its been difficult coming to grips in writing this and his departure. Earlier this year, I lost a dear friend, leader, mentor…my OG. There are a handful of people that I can sit down for hours talking about music and it’s spiritual essence. We would laugh and joke for hours while I would always walk away enlightened. His musical contribution runs deep in the DNA of great artists and iconic recordings. I miss my friend..but somehow I know he is always with me. Always remembering and celebrating Mr KEG JOHNSON Jr..


rest easy..


ImageShoot through!! Dropping a Jazz set at 4:15pm at the spot formerly known as the Mountain Bar!!! Stop by and say HELLO.. I will have Ski Tees on deck. Word to Joe Frazier.


Beat Swap Meet LA June 2014 Official Staff Pass – Art by Jextraterrestrial

Get involved.

Beat Swap Meet is this Sunday afternoon June 22nd in the Historical Chinatown Central Plaza – Downtown Los Angeles, California. Open to the public, all ages, & entrance is free w/ donation of a canned good.


True Notepulled this one from the stash. cheers.

Unique74 Events: {1.17} THE FOUNDRY on Melrose Presents..Emile PorĂ©e “Sessions” w/ A-Ski & friends

SESSIONS: Join us for an evening of Jazz, Fine Bites & an assortment of sounds & atmosphere. As we set sail with Emile Poree as the navigator with Jeffrey Connor on Bass plus A-Ski on carefully hand picked JAZZ selections. We encourage you to endulge this Thursday Nite @ THE FOUNDRY on MELROSE. No Cover.

Birthday/Special Occassions are welcomed: Unique74events 



HEADspace | JAZZ & DINNER w/EMILE POREE + “DIRTY RICE” film screening | 8.2 | Hollywood

HEADspace bringing you that proper goodness.. Jazz and Dinner 8pm w/ Emile PorĂ©e + A special screening of his film celebrating LA artists & musicians “DIRTY RICE” followed by Fashion, Art, and Music… | Birthdays | Booth Reservations are welcome: | 8.2 Thursday | Cafe Entourage

Hubert Laws – Mean Lene

Cloud nine right now…I flipped the first four bars of this in high school when making one of my first series of beat tapes…this is taking me back..just came from record digging and got reunited with this record. (Big shout to Michelle, Jaman and the entire Laws family!!) 

Hubert Laws – Flute, Main Performer, Arranger
Ronnie Laws – Sax (Tenor)
Gene Bertoncini – Guitar
Ron Carter – Bass
Steve Gadd – Drums
David Friedman – Percussion, Vibraphone
Airto Moreira – Percussion
Bob James – Piano
Clare Fischer – Piano, Arranger
Rodgers Grant – Piano
Hilary James – Piano, Arranger
Richard Tee – Organ, Strings
Emanuel Vardi – Viola
Amanuel Vardi – Viola
David Nadien – Violin
George Ricci – Cello

JAZZ TONIC | 9.1 | TONY WATSON, DJ SOFTCORE & + IDEA (Vibes & Stuff Radio + IDEA’s B’day celebration!!)

Jazz Tonic

Wednesday Nights

The Broadway Bar
…830 S. Broadway
Downtown LA 90014

9pm – 2am

21+ No Cover

$4 Drinks all night long!

Weekly Guest DJ’s, Jazz Musicians and Poets

This week at Jazz Tonic

We are excited to have down Tony Watson to Jazz Tonic for a special 2 hour set of Jazz music spun as only he can do it. Tony is easily one of LA’s best selectors and it will be a treat and a unique opportunity to hear this “golden ear’s” take on All Forms Jazz! As both a DJ and producer (of often Jazzy vibes) Watson has crafted his own style and vibe that is of the highest quality of smooth! For more on Tony Watson go to

Also for those who arrive early you will be treated to a brilliant opening sets from DJ Softcore. & Idea // (who will be celebrating his b’day with a special NEW ORLEANS FUNK & JAZZ set!!!)

This is shaping up to be one hot night for quality music and vibes!

Special Guests to be announced!

Live Horns by Dave Bass

Resident DJ’s
Mixmaster Massey (
& A-Ski (

Spin All Forms Jazz

Cool Jazz, Acid Jazz, Jazzy House, Jazz Funk, Jazzy Soul, Latin Jazz, Abstract Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Jazzy Hip Hop, Jazzy D&B, Straight Ahead Jazz, Jazzy R&B and…

Resident Poets Lotuspetal and Jazz Poet AK Toney (
plus special guests!

Mesmerizing “Visual Tonic” by ifloz

Live audio broadcast live on the web by Astronaut Disco

For the latest on future Jazz Tonic line ups and more about A-Ski & Mixmaster Massey check out &

For more about Jazz Tonic check out the official website!

JAZZ TONIC w/ SONJA MARIE, MARVSKI & AMY SERRATA | 8.25 >atmosphere revisited

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Photography: A-Ski