JAZZ CENTRAL: THIS IS GOING TO BE A GAS!
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HOSTED BY THE LA JAZZ INSTITUTE
Frank Sinatra's impact on American Popular Music knows no equal but his impact on jazz and jazz musicians is just as profound. His creativity and phrasing, along with his impeccable sense of time has been studied and admired by jazz musicians since he first came on the scene in the early 1940s.
Come Swing with Me celebrates the many facets of Sinatra's career with film showings, panel discussions, special presentations and a number of "concept" concerts showcasing the composers, arrangers, lyricists and sidemen who were intregal parts of the Sinatra legacy. Many Sinatra alumni are being featured in the various ensembles as well as leading their own groups.
In addition to the concerts that feature jazz interpretations of music associated with Sinatra, we're also presenting several concerts featuring a variety of outstanding vocalists singing the classic arrangements.
The vocalists we've chosen are not Sinatra imitators in any way shape or form. They are among the finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook on the scene today; all with their own unique style and approach.
We've also added several special events that take place throughout the festival including an after hours "Jilly's" venue and a bus tour of Frank Sinatra's Hollywood.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
The Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Patrick Williams Orchestra
Ray Anthony Big Band Mike Melvoin Trio
The Johnny Mandel Orchestra Michael Dees
The Pied Pipers Gary Williams
Frank Capp Juggernaut Dennis Rowland
Steve Lippia Kurt Reichenbach
Deana Martin Gene Cipriano
Sue Raney Chuck Berghofer
Rat Pack Celebration Ron Anthony
Michael Andrew Gregg Field
Frankie Randall Charles Granata
Ron Jones Jazz Influence Ed Walters
Plas Johnson AND MORE.
IN ADDITION, YOU ARE INVITED TO SIGN UP FOR A VERY SPECIAL VIP BONUS EVENT . . .
We've rented Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms for the day and will take the first 100 who sign up to Palm Springs for a very exclusive party and concert at Sinatra's home.
This house is not a museum and not open to the public which makes this a once in a lifetime event that we're proud to be able to make happen. This is the famous house he lived in between 1947 and 1954 where he played host to the Hollywood elite at his legendary parties. Frequent visitors included the likes of Jimmy Van Heusen, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, Phil Silvers, Lana Turner, Bogart and Bacall, Jack Benny, Sammy Cahn and many more. It's also the site of his well publicized romance, marriage and heartbreak with Ava Gardner.
CONCERT AND PARTY
The concert will feature A Frank Sinatra Alumni Band and will take place around the famous piano shaped pool. Our guests will have full access to the house and grounds.
TOUR OF SINATRA'S PALM SPRINGS
We will also take you on a bus tour of Sinatra's Palm Springs which will include several of his haunts and hangouts including The Riviera Hotel, Jilly's West, and the late night rat pack "summit meetings" at Riccio's and Melvyn's.
We will also see his Rancho Mirage estate known as "The Compound", and stop at his final resting place at Desert Memorial Park. We will also spend some time at the shopping/dining area on Palm Canyon Drive
which includes his star in the walk of fame.
This will be a very special event and I encourage you not to miss it. Unfortunately space is very limited and there are only a few tickets remaining.
CALL NOW FOR DETAILS: 562-200-5477
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