The musical and social legacies of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone remain as relevant as ever. Featuring three dynamic vocalists (Charenée Wade, Vanisha Gould, and Tahira Clayton) backed by an all-female band, Bessie, Billie and Nina celebrates the enduring legacy of these three iconic artists with performances of their classic songs, including Bessie Smith's "Downhearted Blues," Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," and more.
Brazil’s Gustavo Fofão fell in love with the guitar at age 9. He’s never had a lesson, yet he’s taught literally millions of people worldwide how to play. His secret? It’s all about increasing the amount of joy and beauty in the world.
Traditional and Contemporary Jazz & Swing Instrumentals & Vocals.
Incendio brings together nuevo flamenco, blues, jazz, classical and middle eastern influences to their explosive original music. Their instrumental approach has been captured across 11 albums since the year 2000. The group has hit the Billboard charts and has over 100 million streams.
High energy original music with improvised solos based on jazz harmony with funk rhythms.
Two strong, passionate and versatile Cuban women unite their voices and hearts as they sing a selective repertoire of International appeal. Accompanied with artistry by two sensitive highly skilled musicians. C&C “Together Again”
Alvas Showroom is very proud to host Sweet Seasons, the stellar tribute to legendary singer/ songwriter Carole King, Driven by an intense love and admiration for Carole’s music, seasoned tribute artist Carla Buffa felt compelled to assemble an excellent group of musicians to pay homage to King’s legend with a show that includes all of the chart topping hits that you’ve come to know and love over the years. When you attend a Sweet Season’s performance, you will be astounded by Carla’s immaculate renderings of such classic numbers as “It’s Too Late”, “So Far Away”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “Jazzman”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Locomotion”……. Carla possesses the look, vocal prowess and musicianship to faithfully pay tribute to this iconic artist with outstanding accuracy and attention to detail. ALONG WITH ALL OF HER TIMELESS CLASSICS, THIS PARTICULAR SHOW WILL FEATURE THE ICONIC TAPESTRY ALBUM PERFORMED IN ITS ENTIRETY!
Cutting edge jazz originals and a few jazz standards.
Alvas Showroom is very pleased to be able to introduce to you PureBread, Southern California’s first tribute to the Soft Rock supergroup of the 70’s, Bread! Bread rose to popularity in 1970 with their first number one hit single “Make it With You” which was followed up with no less than 12 top 40 singles making them one of the most prolific commercial bands of our time. Driven by his deep love and admiration for the music of Bread, and in particular David Gates, band leader Ray Koukal was lead to put together a band of stellar musicians to help him pay tribute to this group in early 2021 and they’ve been working very hard to present this music to you in a very heartfelt and respectful way. When you hear PureBread’s immaculate rendering’s of song’s like It Don’t Matter to Me, Diary, Everything I Own, Lost Without Your Love, Baby I’m -a Wan’t You, The Guitar Man, Sweet Surrender, If, Aubrey and Make it With You among others, you will be reminded of just how impactful Bread was in the emergence of soft rock as well as the mark that they made on pop music in general. So please make your plans to join us on Sunday, January 30th as we celebrate this great music and sing along to all of the timeless classics that have become staples of the current genre that has now become known as Yacht Rock!
BRIAN MONTREY- GUITAR, BASS PEDALS SEAN JONES- LEAD VOCALS, BASS, KEYBOARDS, BASS PEDALS PAUL PECHAK- DRUMS & PERCUSSION
BOX OF NOISE is a long term supergroup project under the auspices of MoonJune Music, featuring three distinguished maestros of their own instruments: the legendary fretless bass icon PERCY JONES; the innovative guitar visionary ALEX MACHACEK and multi-genre drummer extraordinaire KENNY GROHOWSKI. The band will be rehearsing new material in Los Angeles followed by a short warm-up tour on the West Coast USA, in January 2021. Percy Jones and Kenny Grohowski played together for several years in the last incarnation of the legendary fusion band Brand X, while Alex Machacek has performed 3 shows with Jones and Grohowski as part of the Brand X. Debut studio album will be recorded sometimes during the 2022, accompanied by multiple tours in North America and around the world, and it will be released worldwide on MoonJune Records. Legendary bassist and composer Percy Jones has launched a blazing new trio featuring guitarist Alex Machacek and drummer Kenny Grohowski. Jones is known as one of the driving forces behind the pioneering British fusion band Brand X during its existence between 1976-2020. He’s considered one of the most important electric bassists in history, with his iconic sweeping, mercurial, and harmonic-infused fretless approach. Percy Jones is ready for his next chapter, which involves deploying brand new works that uniquely combine jazz-rock with expansive new ideas drawn from myriad genres and influences, including classical, funk, ambient, and avant-garde elements. To that end, he’s reruited two of the most celebrated, multitalented and versatile musicians imaginable to accompany him. Alex Machacek has established himself as a first-call electric guitarist across the jazz and art-rock worlds. He’s recorded nine albums featuring his own electic, evocative music under his own name, as well as part of FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio), and duos with multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband and drummer Marco Miinnemann. In addition, he’s performed with the likes of U.K., the Virgil Donati Band, and CAB with Bunny Brunel and Scott Kinsey. Machacek also served as Brand X’s tour guitarist on several occasions. Kenny Grohowski is one of the most seeking and versatile drummers performing today. He’s worked with a who’s who of the modern jazz and avant worlds, including John Zorn, John Medeski, Imperial Triumphant, Trey Spruance and Secret Chiefs 3, Andy Milne and Dapp Theory, Felix Pastorius, and Lonnie Plaxico. From 2018-2020, Grohowski was also the other half of Brand X’s rhythm section, infusing the group’s classic material with fresh perspectives that helped recast it for a new century.
For more than 5 decades, the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has spoken to generations of listeners world wide. From the gentle love songs like “Our House” and “Guinnevere” to the politically charged anthems like “For What it’s Worth”, “Long Time Gone”, and “Ohio”, CSN&Y’s powerful messages have never failed to excite and move audiences. Deja vu is the most accurate and heartfelt re-creation of the CSN&Y experience. Brought to life by a group of highly dedicated and experienced L.A. area musicians Ray Koukal, Steven Elowe, Jim Wootten and Devitt Feeley not only perform the legendary music of CSNY – they take their audience on a magical, musical trip through classic rock history! You’ll hear songs like Teach Your Children, Southern Cross, Deja Vu, Wooden Ships, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Southern Man, and many, many more that you’ve come to know and love over the years. Rest assured that Deja vu will please the most ardent of CSN&Y fans.
“Jonathan Karrant is one hip jazz vocalist, born to sing and swing with style.” Jazz Corner Jonathan's album, “On and On” hit #4 on the Billboard Jazz charts. He has received honors throughout the states including; the New York City Jazz Cabaret Honors, “Best Singer” for the Bravo California Awards and was named one of the top 12 rising jazz vocalists in New York by the NYC Jazz Record. “A voice, romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced, Jonathan carries songs with an emotional weight that reaches your soul. At the same time he can swing with the kind of jazz suave that was patented by Mel Torme.” Cabaret Scenes From classic selections of the American Songbook to bringing his own jazzy twist to contemporary songs, you’ll be thrilled by this engaging young singer.