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Picking Up the Tempo

Picking Up the Tempo

Visiting bands, duos and soloists fill stages across Laguna Beach, joining established local performers in what is becoming more of a year ‘round scene. The latest attraction is Jammin’, a smooth jazz series that is a collaboration between Laguna Playhouse and Mozambique restaurant, whose owner Ivan Spiers keeps the music turned up. Hiroshima, a jazz […]

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Latin Jazz Legend Returns to Festival

Latin Jazz Legend Returns to Festival

The rhythmic beats of living Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez will light up the Festival of Arts stage Saturday, July 14. For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, the conguero player has stirred up straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American […]

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Latin Sensation Kicks Off ‘Jazz On The Green’

Latin Sensation Kicks Off ‘Jazz On The Green’

The Festival of Arts’ shaded green promises to sizzle Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. when Jessy J brings her Latin-spiced jazz melodies to Laguna Beach, leading off the weekly “Jazz on the Green” series. A jazz prodigy with Mexican roots, Jessy J represents an untraditional classic jazz sound with a Latin flare. […]