Stellar Legacy

Jazz Legacy brings an all-star show to Jax

By John Sollenberger 05/31/2012

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Friday night offers a killer jazz performance at Jax Bar & Grill as Jazz Legacy stops in for a set. 
This talented quintet is headed up by trombonist Steve Johnson, who has soared to the heights of the music world in a variety of styles — be bop, soft pop, classical and salsa. Along the way, Johnson’s performed with artists including Ray Charles, Buddy Collette, Don Ellis, Little Anthony, The Temptations, The Captain and Tennille, Johnny Polanco and Benny Carter. Johnson’s work has also appeared in various television productions, including an ABC Movie of the Week.
At Jax, Johnson will be joined by a stellar group of pro musicians with impressive track records of their own. On tenor sax is Carl Randall, who’s worked with Freddie Hubbard, Bill Withers, Buddy Collette and others. Pianist Serge Kasimov has performed with Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and Francisco Aguabella. Bassist Chris Haller has lent his talents to Billy Eckstein, The Coasters and Sonny Bono, while drummer Mel Lee has worked with the Fifth Dimension, Lou Rawls and Dionne Warwick, among many others. Visit to learn more.

Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Jax Bar & Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 
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