September 14th, 2019 - 4PM

Saturday, September 14th brings back our popular Jazzfest and Taste of the Lake event. Starting at 4 pm, you will be able to taste dishes from local restaurants and hear a diverse line-up of jazz music from three talented bands.

While enjoying the food and music, stroll through our pop-up gallery and vote for your favorite Lake-inspired painting. The painting with the most votes will be awarded $500 and go on permanent display in the Lake offices.

Tony’s Sea Landing snack bar will also be open selling beer, wine and food during Jazzfest and Taste of the Lake. Don’t miss our last concert event of the season see you there!

8:00 PM

For three decades the GRAMMY nominated pianist/composer/arranger DAVID BENOIT has reigned supreme as one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. David, who was born in Bakersfield, California, and grew up in Los Angeles, was influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin, and Leonard Bernstein.

He was bitten by the jazz bug after watching a Charlie Brown special on television and listening to the music of Vince Guaraldi in 1965. “I was already a fan of the comic strip” he says, “but when I heard that jazz piano trio, that was the defining moment when I decided that I wanted to play like Vince Guaraldi.”

Benoit has received three GRAMMY nominations in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, Best Large Ensemble Performance, and Best Instrumental Composition. In 2010 Benoit received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Smooth Jazz Awards. David has served as conductor with a wide range of symphonies including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Asia America Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He also currently hosts a morning radio show on KKJZ 88.1 FM in Long Beach, CA.


6:30 PM

Guitarist, composer, and arranger CHIELI MINUCCI has been the leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX feat. Chieli Minucci, for over 35 years. Chieli recently released his 35th anniversary CD, Deep as the NightThe title track, “Deep as the Night”, enjoyed Billboard Magazine’s 2018 top honors, winning Best Song of the Year. Chieli has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lou Reed, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, and Mark Anthony, to name just a few. Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work.

American Idol star, vocalistELLIOTT YAMIN had no vocal training and was 90 percent deaf in his right ear, yet he vaulted to stardom after becoming a third-place finalist Elliot Yamin’s style is perfect for a smooth jazz festival - soulful with a jazz/R & B style. His debut album made it to #1 on the Billboard Charts.

NELSON RANGELLis an American jazzmusician and composer from Castle Rock, Colorado. Known for his work with the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone; his primary instrument is the piccolo, which he began playing at the age of 15. Rangellhas recorded with The Rippingtons, Chuck Loeb, Patti Austin, Tom Browne, the GRP All-Star Big Bandand is featured on The Hang, an album by Don Grusinthat was nominated for a Grammy Award and is featured on The Hang, an album by Don Grusinthat was nominated for a Grammy Award.


5:00 PM

When two-time Grammy winner Eric Marienthal announces that it’s time to make your first album, you don’t hesitate – you do exactly that. Released independently on August 19th, 2010, Can’t Put It Down contains 10 tracks. There are a number of interesting aspects to BRAD RAMBUR’S freshman effort.   It is the first record, including his own, that Marienthal has produced completely and as sole producer.  Can’t Put It Down is also the first time that Jazz Fusion giant Jeff Lorber and Marienthal wrote together for an artist other than themselves. Several tracks written by Lorber and Marienthal are accompanied by tracks co-written by Rambur, including a cover of Leon Russell’s “This Masquerade.”

Rambur completed his university education in finance in San Diego where his family is from. The experience of making his first record, especially after having had a whole other career, a family, while still pursuing music has been, in Brad’s words, “a dream come true!”

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