Often hailed as "the Mexican Madonna," pop/rock singer Gloria Trevi will release a new CD/DVD set, El Amor, on August 21, 2015. With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, Trevi has released 13 albums and penned over 200 songs. Her latest album, De Película, reached No. 1 on the Latin Album chart in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. El Amor is a gender-bending masterpiece produced by multiple GRAMMY Award winner Humberto Gatica (Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, and Michael Bublé, among many others) in which Trevi gives listeners a glimpse into the way she loves, and the way she wants to be loved, singing from the perspective of both male and female. The album features reinterpretations of some of Latin music's timeless hits, including first single "Como Yo Te Amo." The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Trevi to the Clive Davis Theater for an exclusive pre-screening, discussion and Q&A about her new album, moderated by Leila Cobo, director of Latin content and programming for Billboard. Please note that this is not a performance. Gloria Trevi will be kicking off her El Amor World Tour on August 21st at The Greek Theater.
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA
With 8 Gold Singles, 17 Top 40 Hits, 4 Gold Albums, and 45 Million records sold worldwide, Gary Lewis and the Playboys are still one of the hottest acts around! Aficionados of the ’60s pop classics have cause to rejoice with the return of Gary Lewis & The Playboys.
1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, 91501
Smash Mouth, the band that’s given you such memorable songs as “All-Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “I’m a Believer,” is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new CD “MAGIC”. MAGIC” is a no-holds-barred party from start to finish. First-listen gems such as “Flippin’ Out” and “Magic” jump out at you like a barrel full of monkeys. Both these songs also feature young super talent J. Dash. The dynamic 25-year old wunderkind was a long-time Smash Mouth fan when he was tapped to sprinkle a little “magic” on these tracks. So get ready for a “MAGIC”-al year! We all know Smash Mouth is the ultimate summertime party band.
2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057
Cowabunga dudes! Rock and Roar with Kiddle Karoo and her Kooky Krew’s sizzling summer “Monster Beach Party”. Join this little Tiki Hut filled with big monster fun for a rockin’ family beach concert! Kiddle Karoo and her puppet pals sing, dance and add a touch of magic to this wacky non-traditional Luau. Summertime entertainment the entire family will love.
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA
Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Guitar Center crowned this talented musician “King of the Blues” for the Northern Region of the United States in 2006. This makes him one of the top 4 Blues guitarists in the country!
777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA
Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest; very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. The O'Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
In 2011, the infectious, quadruple-platinum No. 1 radio hit "Little Talks" had the world talking about the Icelandic chamber pop group, Of Monsters And Men. The quintet's critically praised 2012 debut album, My Head Is An Animal, sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. In addition to countless sold-out headlining shows around the world, Of Monsters And Men have performed at various music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Contributing to their rise to fame was their single "Silhouettes," which was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The group has made several TV appearances, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Live, charming audiences around the world. Their latest album, Beneath The Skin, was released June 9, 2015 and has already proven to be a success, climbing to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, marking their highest-charting album to date. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Of Monsters And Men to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion surrounding their new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation, and performance.
366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This show is a benefit for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Their outreach and legal teams advocate for LGBT marriage equality, protecting women’s reproductive rights, keeping religion out of public schools, fighting faith-based discrimination and exposing the radical agenda of Religious Right organizations.
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Blue Whale presents a double set of world-class Jazz and Flamenco Jazz, featuring the award-winning pianist Danny Green with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm with special guest saxophonist from NYC, Arun Luthra. They share the bill with flutist Rebecca Kleinmann’s stunning new collaboration with world- renowned flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire’s Trio with percussionist Marlon Aldana and bassist Paul Martin Sounder.
The Danny Green Trio is touring the California coast to promote their latest album After the Calm. Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of the most prolific and talented jazz pianists in Southern California, and has received Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards and awarded a music residency at the San Diego Museum of Art. After receiving scholarships to study music at UC San Diego and San Diego State University, Green developed his own unique style that incorporates a blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. Green’s compositions are contemporary pieces that move jazz into an entirely new direction, yet feel as though they have been around for decades. Green’s dynamic trio, which includes skillful bassist Justin Grinnell and sensational drummer Julien Cantelm, recently recorded their latest album in New York City, to be released in 2016.
Arun Luthra has been one of the premiere saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene for well over a decade. He is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who have continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern and classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style. In addition to his career as a performer, composer, and arranger, Luthra is also a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York alongside such jazz and world music greats as Reggie Workman, Chico Hamilton, and Junior Mance, and Bobby Sanabria.
Internationally acclaimed flutist and singer Rebecca Kleinmann has steeped her natural musicality in the waters of Brazilian Music, Jazz and Flamenco, and honors these traditions while emerging with her own voice. On this California tour she combines forces with the unparalleled virtuosic talent of flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire along
with the grooving subtleties of drummer and percussionist Marlon Aldana and bassist Paul Martin Sounder. Jason McGuire "El Rubio" has become synonymous with flamenco despite his Irish/American heritage. With over 30 years playing experience and concerts from coast to coast he has been for many years the guitarist other professional players come to help learn and hone their craft. As Musical Director of the award winning flamenco dance company Caminos Flamencos as well as Musical Director for "The New World Flamenco Festival," Jason has shared the stage with some of the top flamenco artists in the world today as well as other legendary performers like Carlos Santana, Savion Glover and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. The Jason McGuire Trio joined by versatile Kleinmann will feature original music by McGuire and Kleinmann along with music of composers such as Hermeto Pascoal. The agility, depth, playfulness and precision of the group are a captivating joy to witness.
SUMMARY OF DETAILS:
REBECCA KLEINMANN with THE JASON McGUIRE TRIO and THE DANNY GREEN TRIO with ARUN LUTHRA
TUESDAY AUGUST 11th 2015, 9:00pm
THE BLUE WHALE, 123 ASTRONAUT E S ONIZUKA ST. Suite 301 LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 (213) 538-8038