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Instrumental Women Presents "Lady Jazz in the Key of Grand" at the Ford Amphitheatre
Posted: 2008-08-01 Discuss


Hollywood, CA - The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and Instrumental Women, La Quetta M. Shamblee, Founder and Executive Director; Phyllis Battle, Artistic Director and Co-Music Director; and Carol Chaikin, Co-Musical Director, present The Ninth Annual Lady Jazz Concert, “LADY JAZZ IN THE KEY OF GRAND," on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre; 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East; Los Angeles, CA 90068.

This year's honoree, pianist Karen Hernandez, weaves Latin and Blues riffs throughout the evening's jazz repertoire. A Hammond B-3 Organ provides the genre's rich, Gospel undertones delivered by vocalist and keyboardist, La Carol Miles. Featured jazz harpist and pianist, Corky Hale, takes the stage for this all-female annual showcase of master jazz musicians, which will also include bassist, Nedra Wheeler, saxophonist Carol Chaikin, drummer Maria Martinez, percussionist Estaire Godinez, trumpeter Anne King, trombonist Alisha Marie Ard and Members of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra. Co-Hosts for the event are Jane Monreal of ABC7 and James Janisse, Los Angeles's Gentleman of Jazz. Event Sponsors include: ABC7, KPFK-FM, Mountain View-Observer, Carnivo Liqueur, Armory Center for the Arts, L.A. Watts Times, UCLA in LA and THE Magazine.


The Song List will include: “Sister Sadie," “Oh Happy Day," “Life's Too Short," “Cherokee," “Green Tomatoes," “Riverside Drive," “Over The Rainbow" and “I Didn't Know What Time It Was," among others. The event will be preceded by a limited Art Exhibit of select works created by Huichol Indian artists who live in the mountainous region of western, central Mexico. The exhibit, on the Ford Plaza, will open at 4:00 p.m.


For tickets call: 323-GO-1-FORD (323-461-3673). Buy online at fordtheatres.org. Tickets are $35 and $25. Children 12 and under are $12 each. Groups of 8 - 15 save 10% on the regular ticket price; Groups of 16 or more save 20%. For Group Sales please call 323-769-2147.


- LA JAZZ.COM


Discography

LP's Kiss The Sky Released 2000
1. Kiss the Sky, 2. Come to Me, 3. Since You've been Gone. 4. My Sister 5. Let's Go Out and Play 6. Will No Way 7. Smile On Mary 8. Free 9. Unnoticed

Tomorrow Brings Released 2002
1. Tomorrow Brings 2. Everything you Hear 3. Inside Yourself 4. 2nd Messiah 5. Pictures of You 6. Kundalini 7. Still Beautiful to Me 8. Dark Knight

Goddess Knows 2007
1. How I love You 2. Beautiful 3. Goddess Knows 4. People Do come First 5. Little Brother 6. Chasing Game 7. Dover's Gate 8. The One I Loved The Most

Songs are available on Itunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster

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Born with a passion to inspire and ignite the souls of those who hear her songs, singer/songwriter Jacqui Hylton continues to capture audiences with her lush vocals and raw harmonic resonance. Her sound has developed into an acoustic blend of Jazz and pop with sultry Indian and Arabic overtones—vibrant harmonies generously supporting songs carrying messages of hope, love and simple truths. Her deep wish is, “To use music as a tool to heal, comfort and inspire others to greatness” and notes that, "If I can give people the hope to believe in themselves, then my work has been accomplished.”

Well known in the Los Angeles music scene she has built a solid fan and her all female backing band includes critically acclaimed keyboardists Gail Jhonson and Cassondra O'Neal, bassist Nedra Wheeler, and saxophonist Cece Worrall Rubin all having have extensive credits with major artists and playing major venues. Champion Cellist Marston Smith and violinist Jim Sitterly also accompany Jacqui's recordings and performances.

Jacqui is an active member of jazz based Instrumental Women Project (IWP), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to showcasing women jazz musicians from around the world. She is also a member of Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to community outreach through music.

My influences include: Shirley Bassey, Sade, Seal, Annie Lennox, Prince, Kate Bush, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Rita Reyes. What sets my work apart from other artists is that I have spent years honing my craft by blending different generas of music togther: jazz, pop, folk, blues, world and soul. Together this gives my material a very unique sound. I began my career by sitting in with artists that had been playing jazz for 40 or more years, so my ear training started early, which I am grateful for. I have been writing my own songs for 10 years.