Six Thursdays: May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, & June 27.
All programs begin at 7:30 PM.
Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert, or $100 for the entire series. No member discounts available.
We would love to welcome you to our Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Family. Entering its 8th season, The Concert Series has emerged from nativity to be a recognized force on the Southern California Jazz Scene.
This year's series will help launch the Festival onto the International Stage when we debut the first Muckenthaler Jazz CD featuring the Glenn Cashman Nonet. Festival Co-Founder and Jazz educator Dr. Cashman, who in addition to being a world-class tenor saxophonist, is also a well known Jazz Composer/Arranger. His first CD in the large band format has been hailed as a masterpiece and his skills have been compared to the great Duke Ellington. This new CD features compositions by both Glenn Cashman, and Festival Co-Founder and Producer, Eric Fütterer, all arranged for this CD by Glenn Cashman. The new CD will debuted at our "Early Subscribers Only Party" in February 2013 and will be performed live at the final concert of our series in June, 2013.
Please join us for this wonderful event by purchasing your season tickets now. We will certainly be a "Sell Out" again this season and want you to be there!
MAY 16 AGUABELLA (Latin-Jazz): Aguabella is composed of 7 stellar musicians, 5 of whom were veterans of The Francisco Aguabella Latin Jazz Band. Benn Clatworthy, Tenor, Soprano Saxes & Flute; Joey Sellers, Trombone; Bryan Velasco, Piano; Brian J Wright, Acoustic Bass and Jorge Carbonell, Drums were regulars in Francisco's band. They are joined by Ron Stout, Trumpet and Christian Moraga, Congas.
MAY 23 COWBOP (Western Swing-Bebop): Saddle up and check out Bruce Forman, guitar; Pinto Pammy, vocals; David Wise, horns; Jake Reed, drums; Alex Frank, bass.“"It's hot, jazzy and has a drawl!" - San Francisco Chronicle. Their CD "Too Hick for the Room is too good to pass up!" Mike Joyce in JazzTimes.
MAY 30 JANIS MANN & FRIENDS (Jazz Vocalist): Janis has worked with piano great Kenny Werner at the Kitano in NYC, sung with legendary drummer Roy Haynes who stated: "Great singer. Great feel. I haven't heard anyone like Janis Mann in years." Don Heckman offers "Singer Mann’s rich-toned voice and intimate way with a song affirm her status as one of the Southland’s finest jazz vocal artists." "Janis is a wonderful vocalist and a star in her own right."-- Diane Schuur. She will be joined by Joe Bagg, piano; Hamilton Price, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums; Glenn Cashman, saxophone.
JUNE 6 RON ESCHETE QUARTET (Straight-ahead mainstream jazz): Ron Eschete, 7-string guitar; Joe Bagg, organ; Kendall Kay, drums; Glenn Cashman, saxophone. One of the top jazz guitarists and guitar instructors around, Ron has toured and/or recorded with Gene Harris, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and many others. Don't miss this Southland favorite with his swinging group!
JUNE 13 TATENG KATINDIG TRIO (Piano trio): Hailing from the Philippines but now a fixture on the LA jazz scene, Tateng has performed with the likes of Lou Rawls, Alphonse Mouzon, Mon David, Eric Marienthal, Kevyn Lettau, David Pomeranz, Teddy Edwards, Sam Most, Hubert Laws and many others! Tateng returns to the Muck for a 2nd concert performance after having first appeared at the festival in 2011.
JUNE 27 GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND NONET (9-piece mainstream jazz): Join us for a celebration of their new CD "Music Without Borders" featuring SoCal jazz luminaries. Glenn is bi- coastal serving as Artistic Director of the Muck Jazz Festival and Associate Professor of Music at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. The CD is dedicated to the Honorary Chairperson of our festival and jazz impresario Howard Rumsey.