Music | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:46:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Music | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 TRAX – 10.11.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/106891/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/106891/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106891 JOSE JAMES, Lean On Me  (Blue Note): *** The R&B/jazz chameleon again contextualizes his music with respectful homage to an artistic mentor — here, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Withers. James doesn’t rearrange songs (as he did for 2015’s sterling Billie Holiday tribute “Yesterday I Had the Blues”) so much as refine them for […]

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Teresa Tudury and James Lee Stanley share the stage at Coffee Gallery Backstage https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/teresa-tudury-and-james-lee-stanley-share-the-stage-at-coffee-gallery-backstage/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/teresa-tudury-and-james-lee-stanley-share-the-stage-at-coffee-gallery-backstage/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106848 Headlining artists Teresa Tudury and James Lee Stanley share the stage in a show Sunday at Coffee Gallery Backstage. Tudury’s deep, sultry voice has been known to electrify audiences wherever she plays. She’s a consummate performer, whose shows are laced with wit. Her voice has received critical acclaim as a cross between Bonnie Raitt and […]

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Moonie Moonie, Who Can Sleep, JazzZone, Wreck N Sow and others will perform at ArtNight exhibits and installations across town Friday night https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/moonie-moonie-who-can-sleep-jazzzone-wreck-n-sow-and-others-will-perform-at-artnight-exhibits-and-installations-across-town-friday-night/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/moonie-moonie-who-can-sleep-jazzzone-wreck-n-sow-and-others-will-perform-at-artnight-exhibits-and-installations-across-town-friday-night/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106845 Come Friday, musicians will once again be performing half-hour to 45-minute sets at formal as well as impromptu venues across town as part of ArtNight, Pasadena’s twice-yearly, multigenerational celebration of creative expression. Coordinated by the city’s Cultural Affairs Division, the free, family-friendly event is a convivial affirmation that art, in all its myriad forms, is […]

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Mandy Kemp showcases dynamic style at Edwin Mills https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/mandy-kemp-showcases-dynamic-style-at-edwin-mills/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/mandy-kemp-showcases-dynamic-style-at-edwin-mills/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:04 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106850 For those wishing to put a little weekend in their week, check out a Wednesday show at Edwin Mills by Equator with jazz singer Mandy Kemp. Kemp is known for her vibrant voice and versatile singing style. Based in LA, she works as a live performer and voice actress. She parlayed her classical vocal training […]

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‘Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues’ and ‘Covered Wagon’ composer Danny O’Keefe returns to Coffee Gallery Backstage https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/good-time-charlies-got-the-blues-and-covered-wagon-composer-danny-okeefe-returns-to-coffee-gallery-backstage/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/good-time-charlies-got-the-blues-and-covered-wagon-composer-danny-okeefe-returns-to-coffee-gallery-backstage/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:00:48 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106680 M any songs that achieve enduring popularity are considered “standards,” but popularity alone is not the only quality that elevates them to that status. They also tend to emulate or build on the melodicism of mid-20th-century pop. Danny O’Keefe’s “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues” didn’t become a Top 10 hit until 1972, and its […]

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Jeni Hankins broadens her horizons in new CD https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/jeni-hankins-broadens-her-horizons-in-new-cd/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/jeni-hankins-broadens-her-horizons-in-new-cd/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:00:45 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106684 Jeni Hankins stops in at a Pasadena Folk Music Society show at Caltech Saturday night with her special brand of Americana music. Hankins has played here before as one half of the folk act Jeni and Billy, with Billy Kemp. Now flying solo, she has recently released her first CD, “The Oxygen Girl.” Her endearing […]

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Hiroshima still going strong after 40 Years https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/hiroshima-still-going-strong-after-40-years/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/hiroshima-still-going-strong-after-40-years/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106688 After four decades, the band Hiroshima, which will be playing Saturday at The Rose in Pasadena, is still going strong. Hiroshima has maintained its longevity through an East-meets-West style, seamlessly incorporating an Asian sound with a silky-smooth blend of jazz, R&B, pop, rock, funk, salsa and world music. The group employs traditional Japanese instruments into […]

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Jimmy McConnell, Barbara Morrison join forces at The Mixx https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/jimmy-mcconnell-barbara-morrison-join-forces-at-the-mixx/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/jimmy-mcconnell-barbara-morrison-join-forces-at-the-mixx/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106572 If swing is your thing you might want to visit The Mixx Saturday night when the Jimmy McConnell Big Band plays, joined by jazz and blues star Barbara Morrison. McConnell relocated here to the LA area a few years back from his home state of Louisiana, the home of jazz. The band leader has worked […]

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Trax – 09.27.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/trax-09-27-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/trax-09-27-18/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106576 CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT, The Window  (Mack Avenue): **** The jazz chanteuse’s stunningly pristine tones are complemented more than melodically supported by Sullivan Fortner’s piano throughout this elegant duo album. Opening with a lovely transformation of Stevie Wonder’s “Visions,” Salvant charms in French with her own “À Clef,” but principally demonstrates her incisive interpretive skills with […]

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Larkin Poe brings its ‘roots rock ‘n’ roll’ to Tastes & Sounds on South Lake Saturday afternoon https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/larkin-poe-brings-its-roots-rock-n-roll-to-tastes-sounds-on-south-lake-saturday-afternoon/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/larkin-poe-brings-its-roots-rock-n-roll-to-tastes-sounds-on-south-lake-saturday-afternoon/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:04 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106563 Typically attired in T-shirts, leather jackets and ripped jeans, sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell — better known as Larkin Poe — look every inch the rock stars they seem set on becoming. Happily, their appeal is more than photogenic. The two multi-instrumentalists grew up in Atlanta making music — classical at first, then bluegrass, which […]

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