Live music at LA Puglia
Michelle Coltrane Band
Michelle has toured the US and France as a soloist, and has performed with such artists as Kenny Kirkland, Jeff Watts, Ronnie Laws, Billy Childs, Jack DeJohnette, Marvin Smitty Smith, Reggie Workman, The Gap Band and with the McCoy Tyner Trio at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Michelle was a featured performer at the 2013 Panama Jazz Festival, and recent appearances include shows at The John Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles, The Miami Jazz Festival, Vibratos in Bel Air Ca., H. O. M. E. (House of Music & Entertainment) Beverly Hills, Bar 1912 in Beverly Hills, and Yoshis Jazz Club, Oakland.
Eva Mikhailovna Quartet
Strada Swing is a jazz band with a little French twist. Their music will take you on a musical journey to the romantic city of Paris, with cheerful vocal melodies infused with the captivating rhythm of French gypsy jazz.
Inspired by the vibrant and energetic style of gypsy jazz, popularized by French guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France in the 1930s, Strada Swing combines vocal jazz with acoustic instruments accordion, guitar to create an elegant, cheerful, and lively sound. Their performances take listeners on a musical journey through jazz standards from the 1930s-60s, as well as popular and lesser-known songs in French by composers like Cole Porter, Charles Trenet, and Michel Legrand.
Special Event & 4 course dinner $150p.p.
David Marcus - guitar
Paul Kreibich - percussions
Bobby Pierce - piano
Andrea Miller - vocals
In the spirit of Jimmy Smith and Booker T., Keyboard Master Bobby Pierce, Guitarist David Marcus and Drummer Paul Kreibich have joined forces to form the Aristocats. With international credits spanning decades, an evening with the Aristocats is sure to be soulful, subtle, sublime and grooving! Joining them will be international performing artist vocalist Andrea Miller.
The A Call 2Peace Ensemble featuring Liela Ávila
LIELA AVILA is one of LA's premier jazz vocalists whose sultry tone and phrasing evokes her many influences. A native of Los Angeles, Liela grew up in a very musical family and began singing at the tender age of 6. Since then, her music career has taken her all over the world. One of her recent performances include singing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Liela has also performed as a background vocalist for many prominent artists, including Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder and Natalie Cole. RON WAGNER’S musical career spans over decades of recording, performing, and/or touring internationally with the theatrical productions of Cirque du Soleil in Japan and Hollywood, well- known musicians like The L. Subramanium and Larry Coryell band, Strunz and Farah, Chick Corea, Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, “Auracle” jazz/rock fusion band on Chrysalis Records and Brazilian Maestro Moacir Santos. Ron has played on the film and tv soundtracks for: Salaam Bombay, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, Murder She Wrote, Fantasy Island, The Equalizer. EDUARDO DEL SIGNORE A Grammy nomination and two Independent Music Awards, enhance collaborations with Dionne Warwick, Jon Anderson, Milton Nascimento, Jon Hassell and Uruguayan group Ritual. Concerts at the World Economic Forum in New York and San Francisco at the New York Times event “Art & Tech in a Warming World” bring focus to his function as president of the A Call 2Peace Foundation. FEDERICO RAMOS (guitar) is a Uruguayan guitarist, arranger, producer and composer. He is credited with incorporating jazz, blues and rock influences to urban Uruguayan music and is a specialty studio musician. He has collaborated with, Andy Williams, Yusef Lateef, Jon Anderson, Milton Nascimento, Ray Brown, Jr., Freddie Hubbard, Cheb Mami, Joan Sebastian, Alejandro Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Jon Hassell, Mark Isham, Elton John, James Moody, Terry Plumeri, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson, and Dionne Warwick. Freddy was recently featured at the Oscars ceremony, performing songs from the award winning films “Coco” and “Encanto” which accumulated three Oscars and one Grammy.
George Kahn and Courtney Lemmon Trio
George Kahn: "Here in Los Angeles, there's a jazz pianist and composer who's been making waves with his unique blend of contemporary style and classic jazz influences. George Kahn, drawing on the inspiration of legendary greats like Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, Vince Guaraldi, and Wynton Kelly, has been wowing audiences with his music that captures the West Coast jazz scene of the 50s and 60s. Kahn's catalog of work is nothing short of impressive, featuring everything from vocal jazz explorations on "GEORGE KAHN JAZZ & BLUES REVUE" to the chart-topping "DreamCatcher" released by the George Kahn Quartet in 2020. Even beyond the world of jazz, his music has found its way onto the soundtracks of some of television's biggest hits, such as "Men Of A Certain Age," "ER," "The Young and the Restless," and "How William Shatner Changed the World." What's truly remarkable about George Kahn, however, is his commitment to helping others. His efforts to end homelessness in Los Angeles have not gone unnoticed, with the City of Los Angeles recognizing his contributions with a Certificate of Recognition in 2012. Over the past decade, Kahn and his group have raised over $350,000 to support the development of affordable supportive housing for the formerly homeless. Truly, George Kahn is not only a talented musician, but a community leader who sets an example for us all." Courtney Lemmon: NOMINATED FOR HER JAZZ CD “STAY WITH ME” IN THE 2011 HMMA’S A native of Santa Monica, California, Courtney Lemmon has been active musically since choir and band starting at Franklin elementary school. A graduate of Manhattan’s prestigious New School University, Courtney has performed with some of Hollywood's great stars such as Natalie Cole, pop star Colette Carr, Stevie Wonder, actor / singer John Stamos, Will.I.am from the Black eyed peas and many more. She currently performs regularly with her bands The Jazz and Blues Revue and Yacht Rock's number one live cover band Yachty By Nature. Courtney teaches Songwriting, Artist Development, beginner Piano and Guitar, and a healthy approach to Vocal Technique for most genres.
Alfredo Caceres Flamenco Trio
Alfredo Cáceres - guitar
Josè Prieto - voice and guitar
Hector Torres - percussions
Born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Cáceres, a complete guitarist and composer, has been involved in a wide variety of projects and bands in styles ranging from World music, Flamenco, Jazz, Brazilian, Salsa, Pop and Latin. He has collaborated on several recordings in local and international productions, as well as in different festivals in the United States and in Europe. Alfredo has been living in the United States full-time since 2009, and has played alongside many different artists in the World Music arena, such as Persian singer Hamed Nikpay, guitarist Russ Hewitt, the Gypsy All Stars (of the Gipsy Kings family), Mario Reyes, and Marcus Nand (Ziroq), just to name a few. In 2012, Cáceres released his first solo album in the U.S., one that involves a variety of his original compositions within the last ten years, recorded in his hometown of Guatemala and in Los Angeles, California.
Evan Stone Quartet
LIA BOOTH - vocals
EVAN STONE - drums
LYMAN MEDEIROS - bass
THEO SAUNDERS -piano
Stone boasts a rich history of musical collaborations with renowned artists like Greg Adams (Tower Of Power), Maynard Ferguson, Toni Childs, Kei Akagi (Miles Davis), Gerald Albright (Anita Baker, Phil Collins, Rick James), Aly and AJ, among others. His contributions span various genres, from jazz to rock. Recognized in 'Modern Drummer' magazine, Stone has also gained acclaim as a solo artist. His Straight-Ahead Jazz and Avant-Garde albums, including 'Sticks & Stone Vol. 1' and 'Music from The Future' with his Translucent Ham Sandwich Band, have garnered widespread radio play, showcasing his diverse musical talent.