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redwhite+bluezz PASADENA JAZZ FEST 8/28 & 8/29 - Artisits available for select media interviews
Featuring 200+ artists during two day jazz-packed festival at the la arboretum artists includes stanley clarke, rachelle ferrell, everlast, booker t., rita coolidge, kevin eubanks, take 6, sypro gyra, doc powel, byron miller and many more
By: Pasadena Entertainment
The weekend event, complete with an international food court, four watering holes, a vendors village and kids quarters, boasts two stages and such prolific talent as multi-award winner Stanley Clarke, multiple GRAMMY® winners Rita Coolidge and Take 6 and GRAMMY® nominated artists Doc Powell and Hubert Laws.
“This is fantastic,” said Doc Powell, whose signature guitar sound has contributed to over 140 recordings of some of the premier recording stars in Pop, R & B, Jazz and Gospel music, a critically acclaimed gospel project and 10 top-charting contemporary jazz solo projects. “I have called Pasadena home for more than 15 years and we needed something like the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest to bring back to the heart of this great city.”
The diverse line-up that offers something for everyone also features talent ranging from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T., Rachelle Ferrell, Everlast and American staple Kevin Eubanks to the legendary Spyra Gyro. Acclaimed newer artists James Tormé and Lindsey Harper will also be performing as will José Espinosa and the Umbalaye Band. Local favorites include the Delgado Brothers and Valarie King among many others.
“I am truly looking forward to the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest,” stated Kevin Eubanks who has won over audiences with a laid back style and an affability that seems to belie the concentration and focus that have made him both a household name for TV viewers on The Tonight Show and a consummate guitarist. “It is awesome that there is another choice for people to be exposed to great Jazz music.”
The redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest also holds sentimental value to many of the artists including the self-proclaimed Home Boys of the San Gabriel Valley and one of LA’s best kept secrets, the Delgado Brothers who have been performing fiery Latin Blues for more than 30 years. “We are honored to be part of such an esteemed event,” said the brothers. “To perform with such talented artists at the Arboretum is also special to us as it was one of our mother’s favorite places. While raising 11 children in Los Angeles, it was one of the few places she found peace.”
“It’s an honor and long overdue,” echoed Valarie King, one of the most sought after flutists in the United States who has performed live with such prestigious artists as Hubert Laws, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Tony Bennett, John Denver, Michael Crawford, Robert Goulet and Ray Charles. “I have lived in Pasadena since the 1960’s and have waited a long time for an event of this magnitude to take place here.”
Co-Producers of the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest are Andre C. Vener and Robert and Denise Zeilstra of Pasadena Entertainment and Byron and Christine Miller. Byron Miller, also an accomplished jazz musician, will perform during the festival with the redwhite+bluezz All Stars with a tribute to Michael Jackson.
“We are thrilled to bring the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest to the Arboretum and the thousands of music fans in the greater Pasadena area,” said Vener, who also owns the acclaimed Pasadena Restaurant, Wine Bar and Jazz Club redwhite+bluezz as well as the city’s newest hot spots point 08 and Dog Haus. “I have been producing events at this outdoor venue for 15 years and know that the combination of the spectacular setting with performances by some of the world’s greatest artists will undoubtedly create a memorable experience unlike any other.”
“It’s all music,” continued Miller, also a local resident, when asked about the differences between performing and producing such a large scale event. “The redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest is the best of both worlds. It’s in my blood.”
The list of artists performing at theredwhite+
For further information on the redwhite+bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest, the individual artists, photos or to schedule interviews with artists and/or producers please contact Lauren Lewis at Pasadena Entertainment.