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A Red Carpet Evening of Jazz – Singer/Flautist Kaylene Peoples Is a Force to Be Reckoned With!
Jazz singer/flautist Kaylene Peoples puts on an unforgettable show on Easter Evening at Los Angeles's legendary Catalina Jazz Club on April 8, 2012, along with opening act Jaman Laws, and actor/singer and Mistress of Ceremony Chase Masterson.
April 8, 2012, at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, headliner Kaylene Peoples had a full house on probably one of the most difficult nights of the year—Easter and first day of Passover. The guests arrived, got seated and were entertained for a jam-packed two hours. Opening the show was Star Trek actor and Mistress of Ceremony Chase Masterson, who talked about the USTA Men’s Tennis Team and their victory in 2011. Their win and all the teams involved was the reason for the celebratory concert.
“This was the first time in USTA history that an inner city team won the Nationals,” said Chase Masterson.
Following the sports achievements, tenor saxophonist and opening act Jaman Laws performed smooth jazz infused with funk. His song selection consisted of hard driving grooves and superb soloing by the band. His last song was a tune made popular by his father Ronnie Laws. At the end of his set, Laws talked about his new CD entitled, IMAGERY.
Following Jaman Laws, singer/flautist Kaylene Peoples made her entrance after a glowing introduction by Chase Masterson. Peoples walked onto the empty stage and opened with a story about it being prom season, and how she had to fight off crazed teenagers and their moms at the mall for her gown the day before the concert—“If I hadn’t had my south central outfit on at the time, I might not be wearing this dress tonight!” Quoted Kaylene Peoples. “There’s something to be said for off-the-rack!
“I literally could not take my eyes off of her. She is a dynamic performer. I am truly blown away,” said a guest about Kaylene Peoples.
The song selection included the bossa nova tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim's “How Insensitive,”
“After watching her perform, it’s safe to say that Kaylene Peoples is a force to be reckoned with,” quotes Chase Masterson.
Special guests in attendance that evening were actors Marla Gibbs and Pooja Batra. Sponsors for the evening were AGENDA MAGAZINE (www.agendamag.com)