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Chucho Valdes & The Afro Cuban Messengers
at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Ravi Coltrane Quartet and
Christian McBride Trio at Royce Hall
Combining authentic African drumming, powerful and majestic
choreography and thrilling original music, the splendor of Zimbabwe and energy of the African land will burst onto stage in
this Caldecott award-winning Cinderella tale! This is an incredible production from one of our nation’s most famous theatre
companies. The play is presented by Performances to Grow On.
Recommended for ages 7 and up. Tickets are $24 for the general public and $19 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are
available for sale at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office in person; at any Ticketmaster retail location; or Ticketmaster
Charge by Phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices include a $4.00
facility charge. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS or
Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the
Ventura High School Auditorium
Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m.
at 340 Royce Drive, in Los Angeles
Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane
(pictured left) hits UCLA Live with his quartet and acclaimed bassist/composer Christian McBride (pictured right). Ravi Coltrane’s
exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on
the modern jazz scene and he’s a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for UCLA students. For
more information, call (310) 825-4401 or visit www.uclalive.org.
Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m.
at 111 South Grand Ave., in Los Angeles
Multi-Grammy-winner and “dean of Latin Jazz” (The New York
Times), Chucho Valdes is a titan of the keyboard whose style is
breathtaking on ballads and hip-swinging Latin montunos alike.
Also performing is Cubano Be Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His
Latin Jazz Band with Terence Blanchard. Sanchez and Blanchard
explore Afro-Cuban jazz in a tribute to Cuban conga maestro Chano Pozo and the late, great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. For more
information, call (323) 850-2000.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
at the Scherr Forum Theatre
Sista Monica Parker at
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.
at 2 North Catalina St., in Ventura
The Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the
most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of the present
day. Yet for all of its appeal and success with contemporary audiences, SHO’s success is actually rooted in the past. The 13-piece
collective owes its front-line status to an unwavering respect for
the music’s rich history and a tenacious adherence to the music’s
enduring traditions. The concert is part of the Ventura Music Festival. Tickets are $50, $40, and $30 for the general public and $15 for
students. For more information, call (805) 648-3146 or visit www.
Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
in Thousand Oaks
Saturday, February 11 at 9 p.m.
at 1221 State St., in Santa Barbara
Sista Monica Parker has been dubbed, “the lioness of the blues,”
for good reason. With a Monterey Bay Blues Festival award for
“Artist of the Year”, two nominations for “Best Contemporary and
Blues/Soul Female Artist” from the Blues Foundation, and most
recently a placement on the Fox Television network’s hit show, “So
You Think You Can Dance,” Sista Monica has proved that she’s a
force to be reckoned with. For more information, call (805) 9627776.
Rhapsody in Blue at the Granada Theatre
Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12
at 1214 State Street, in Santa Barbara
Rhapsody in Blue is the embodiment of the Jazz Age’s upbeat lyricism and dance-driven energy written in 1924. Terrence Wilson
(pictured) will perform. Ive’s second symphony marks an exciting
highlight in American symphonic literature. Also enjoy Ansel Adams: America, a symphonic tribute to this cherished photographer,
that is a masterpiece that fully integrates sweeping melodies with
102 striking images of or by Ansel Adams. Show time is 8 p.m. on
Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $39-$125. All tickets
include a $3 facility fee. For more information, call (805) 8992222 or visit http://granadasb.org/.
Groundation at the
Majestic Ventura Theater
Sunday, February 12 at 8 p.m.
at 26 S. Chestnut St., in Ventura
There are few today who are not familiar with the ubiquitous music
of Robert Nesta Marley. So who better to help celebrate and share
his revolutionary work with new generations of fans than the biggest, most respected American Reggae band touring the world today? In just the last few years, Groundation’s following and influence has begun to spread significantly, now reaching to all corners
of the globe. Groundation’s singular blend of Improvisation-based
Jazz/Fusion, live transcendental Dub and thunderous one-drop
Reggae has become the soundtrack of a generation of people across
the world who are committed to living their lives in a better way.
Tickets are $18-$20. For more information, call (805) 653-0721 or
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