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Sunday, May 12, 2019

EVENT : New! Wine Wednesdays with Live Music at One Colorado

One Colorado is excited to introduce Wine Wednesdays, another event to pen into your calendar. Each month, a One Colorado restaurant will host wine-centric events, whether it’s a sommelier lesson, a special flight, a tasting, or an introduction to a winemaker or vineyard.

And who better to start the series than Il Fornaio as Italians sure know their wine! Each week, Il Fornaio will introduce guests to a unique vineyard or vintage, offering a mini wine education along with their evening’s wine flight, all served up with some cheese and cracker nibbles (details and pricing will be on our website event page).

Accompanying the evening will be live music in the courtyard. Wine and music - a perfect Wednesday night pairing. Here’s the May lineup:

5/8        Jay Jennings Trio (of Snarky Puppy)
5/15      GG’s Jazz Knights (of Dakah)
5/22      Samantha Sidley
5/29      Jay Jennings Trio (of Snarky Puppy)  

EVENT 6/6/19: Lady Sings, Trumpet Swings! (8-pc Jazz) in South Pasadena

After touring worldwide with the renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra, Los Angeles-based singer Maria Schafer and Dallas-native trumpeter Brad Black visit the Blue Guitar with their hard-swinging 8-piece band — Lady Sings, Trumpet Swings! The band features a blend of hard swinging straight ahead jazz, bouncing bossa novas, dirty blues, jumping trad jazz, and even some modern originals to place the spotlight squarely on “Downbeat darling” Maria Schafer’s impressive vocals and Brad Black’s engaging showmanship and memorable trumpet style. Both artists are featured on Maria’s debut 2018 album, To Know Love, currently playing on 88.1 KKJZ. The New York City Jazz Record called it a “knockout debut.” Riveting Riffs Magazine says it’s “A treat for anyone…evocative vocals enveloped in equally emotive instrumentals.”

The band:
Maria Schafer - Voice
Brad Black - Trumpet
Chad Willis - Trumpet
Phil Menchaca - Trombone
Will Vargas - Sax
Anthony Lucca - Piano
Max Kraus - Bass
Kevin van den Elzen - Drums

Purchase Tickets directly here ($13-18):

Presented by Marsch Music -

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Monday, May 6, 2019

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A Look Back at all 100 Issues of thawilsonblock magazine + Street Signs: NEW DENA FLAVORS + artist ‘Lowkey’ Continues to Provide a Soundtrack to the Struggle + NWMS chats with Legends of Rock chorus director Paul Caldwell + Jeremy Jones + Lara Vizuete + Odette Michell + Mr. Lif & Akrobatik + Suntonio Bandanaz + Chris Orrick + Roszunn + Jack Jones + so much more...