Event Alert: Big City Jazz Strikes a Chord on Friday Nights !
Long Beach, CA – Long hot days beckon cool jazz filled nights with 3 The Hardway Entertainment’s Big City Jazz Show in the city of Long Beach offered every Friday night at The Cellar. Segueing from a successful run with “LA Nights … in Beverly Hills” Big City Jazz recalls the spirit of such legendary jazz spots as Birdland, Minton’s Playhouse, The Cotton Club and Baker’s Keyboard Lounge. Redefining and recapturing the ultimate jazz experience, with some of the hottest jazz musicians of our era, the evening seamlessly blends live jazz and simmering vocals with drinks, dining and celebrity dj’ing for dancing after the show! Big City Happy Hour begins at 6:00 p.m., live jazz follows at 7:00 p.m. and dancing starts at 10:30 p.m. The Cellar is located at 201 E. Broadway in Long Beach, CA.
Lennell Jones and Kevin Rouse
Kevin Rouse and Lennell Jones, who comprise 3 the Hardway Entertainment, alongside jazz guitarist and in-house jazz man, Jacques Lesure, are carving yet another niche in night life offerings for the upscale and professional crowd. Big City Jazz opened July 2 to the vocals stylings of Rita Edmonds, with Leata Galloway smoking the room the following week. Chanteuse Lori Jenaire headlines July 23 and Michele Coltrane, daughter of the late jazz great John Coltrane sets it off on July 30. Upcoming appearances include Dwight Trible, Patrice Quinn, Nayanna Holley, Billy Red and Toni Pete. Guest celebrity DJ’s include DJ James Janisse, Lady DJ Jamar and DJ Curtis Moore.
“Jazz has always been a mainstay of entertainment among mature adults,” expresses Kevin Rouse. “I’ve been booking jazz acts at various venues in California now for over two decades. This location at The Cellar in Long Beach is a culmination of my experience over the years. We have captured the nuance and the ambiance of an era long gone. When you walk into the room, the setting is chill mode, and from there, it just gets better and better.”
Adds Lennell Jones, “Big City Jazz is about to become synonymous with a great time on a Friday night. We have it all under one roof. You start the evening off grooving and end up getting your party on. And the talent we are booking is simply phenomenal. Yet the evening remains affordable.”
“As a veteran jazz man,” cites Lesure, “it’s a blessing to have a weekly room where I can invite my peers for the ultimate jam session, with an audience who fuels our inspiration. Big City Jazz is alive and kicking!”
Groove with Jacques Lesure at http://jacqueslesure.com/live/. And for additional information and the booking schedule for Big City Jazz, tune in at http://sites.google.com/site/bigcityjazzla/.