Jazz artists will warm up OC venues – Orange County Register
Orange County performance venues regularly transform into jazz venues. Here is a selection of key events for the 2019-2020 season.
Joey Alexander Trio: A phenomenal 16-year-old pianist from Bali and his titular ensemble will perform selections from the musician’s three albums, including Grammy-nominated “My Favorite Things”. September 20, Irvine Barclay Theater.
Chick’s Corea Triology: Legendary keyboardist Corea has teamed up with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade to produce the 2014 3-CD “Triology” set, which won two Grammy Awards. The trio will perform soéngs from this collection as well as other elements. October 4, Irvine Barclay Theater.
Vijay Iyer Trio: The jazz pianist will perform with double bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Jeremy Dutton. October 5. Samueli Theater.
The legendary Count Basie Orchestra: The same orchestra Basie founded in Kansas City in 1985 continues with members chosen by the iconic jazz composer who have been part of the ensemble for over 30 years. October 17, Musco Center for the Performing Arts.
Lisa Fischer & SFJAZZ Collective: The SFJAZZ collective will perform a set commemorating the 50th anniversary of two flagship albums, “In a Silent Way” by Miles Davis and “Stand” by Sly and The Family Stone, with Fishcher opening with his band, Grand Baton. October 25. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Tom Harrell Quartet with Hubert Laws: Harrell, named Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2018, will conduct his ensemble on this instrument and bugle. October 26, Soka Performing Arts Center.
Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars: This acclaimed outfit, comprising guitar, violin, accordion and bass, will pay homage to legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. November 2, Irvine Barclay Theater.
Harlem Spanish Orchestra – Fiesta Navidad: The two-time Grammy-winning Latin jazz and salsa group will put on a special show to celebrate the holidays. December 21. Samueli Theater.
Diane Schuur: “I remember you”: The contemporary jazz singer will perform music by Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz and excerpts from the Great American Songbook. January 10, Irvine Barclay Theater.
Harry Allen Trio: The saxophonist plays jazz standards in a direct style. February 1, Soka Performing Arts Center.
Sources of Kandace: The young singer and pianist, who cites influences such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, will make her debut at the Segerstrom Center. February 22, Samueli Theater.
Renee Rosnes Trio: The jazz pianist, who has worked with Wayne Shorter, James Moody and others, performs with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash. February 23, Soka Performing Arts Center.
Tom Scott and the LA Express: The famous saxophonist, composer and arranger is known for his solos on recordings by Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Blues Brothers and Steely Dan. February 27, Irvine Barclay Theater.
Arturo Sandoval: The 10-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, will play tunes throughout his career. March 19, Irvine Barclay Theater.
Cécile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl Trio: Acclaimed jazz singer Salvant, winner of multiple Grammy Awards and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, performs with the Diehl Trio, known for their renditions of the Great American Songbook. March 28, Samueli Theater.
Clayton Brothers Quintet: The ensemble led by alto saxophonist Jeff Clayton and bassist John Clayton presents two shows. April 18, Samueli Theater.
Joey DeFrancesco: A musician hailed as the “reigning king of the jazz organ”, has collaborated with artists such as Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Miles Davis and George Benson. May 20, Irvine Barclay Theater.
2019 Arts Snapshot