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October 18, 1992 | ZAN STEWART
When they start to make a name for themselves, most young jazz musicians think about settling in New York City, the center of the acoustic jazz world. But not Mark Shelby and his band, Black/Note. The bassist and founder of the group said he is glad to have made Los Angeles home for the band, which specializes in '60s style, post-be-bop renditions that often have a bluesy swagger. "You can make something happen wherever you are.
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October 18, 1992 | ZAN STEWART
When they start to make a name for themselves, most young jazz musicians think about settling in New York City, the center of the acoustic jazz world. But not Mark Shelby and his band, Black/Note. The bassist and founder of the group said he is glad to have made Los Angeles home for the band, which specializes in '60s style, post-be-bop renditions that often have a bluesy swagger. "You can make something happen wherever you are.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1997
Composer-bassist Mark Shelby and choreographer Pat Taylor will perform their jazz ballet "Midtown Sunset" at Los Angeles Theatre Centre, 514 S. Spring St., April 19 at 8 p.m. and April 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12, and $8 for seniors and students. Information: (213) 485-1681.
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June 25, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
The Jazzantiqua Dance Ensemble/Mark Shelby Jazz Quartet is conducting a series of summer dance and music courses for musicians, composers, professional dancers, choreographers and advanced dance students. Led by dancer/choreographer Pat Taylor and bassist Mark Shelby, the workshops will explore the roots and development of jazz music and dance. The free series begins Saturday and Sunday at the Dance Collective Studio and Resource Center, 4327 Degnan Blvd.
NEWS
July 3, 1994
The Jazzantiqua Dance Ensemble is holding auditions for apprentice dancers at the Dance Collective studio, 4327 Degnan Blvd., at 1 p.m. Saturday. Dancers must be between 16 and 21, and those with a minimum of two years' intensive training are encouraged to apply. The audition is in the form of a jazz dance class. The apprenticeship program is designed to prepare dancers to become full members of Jazzantiqua, a dance company that focuses on developing and performing concert jazz dance.
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July 7, 1994
The Jazzantiqua Dance Ensemble is holding auditions for apprentice dancers at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dance Collective studio, 4327 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park Dancers must be between 16 and 21, and those with a minimum of two years of training are encouraged to apply. The audition will be in the form of a jazz dance class. The apprenticeship program is designed to prepare dancers to become full members of Jazzantiqua, a dance company that focuses on concert jazz dance.
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October 31, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Two local artists have received a $4,500 grant to complete their multimedia interpretation of the late artist Romare Beardon's collage art. Choreographer Pat Taylor and composer Mark Shelby of Leimert Park worked for about a year on "The Art of Jazz--'Romare,' " a music-dance collaboration of Beardon's multilayered artwork. Beardon died in 1988.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1997 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF
When music and movement are energetically fused, great things can happen. Such was the case Saturday night at Los Angeles Theatre Center, where the locally based company Jazzantiqua presented "Midtown Sunset," a jazz ballet suite celebrating the Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the art of Romare Bearden and poetry of Langston Hughes, the previously seen work exudes a heartfelt and compelling honesty.
SPORTS
February 14, 1988
Chapman College outscored Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 25-6, in the first 10 minutes and coasted to a 76-61 California Collegiate Athletic Assn. men's basketball victory Saturday at home. Chapman (5-5, 14-9) shot 77% in the first half, compared to 27% for the Mustangs. Cal Poly made only two of its first 16 shots from the field and ended up shooting only 38% for the game. Chapman who 65%.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE
BLACK/NOTE "Jungle Music" Columbia * * * Post-bop combo Black/Note has done more for the L.A. jazz scene than any group in recent memory. The band's jump to a major label is the envy of the handful of L.A. ensembles that plow the same ground on the revitalized Crenshaw jazz scene. In its favor, Black/Note functions as a unit--no single member is being touted as the next big thing. But Black/Note does fit the record business's infatuation with revivalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Atlas Bar & Grill, near the Wiltern Theatre on Wilshire Boulevard, has been home base every Tuesday since May for the band Black/Note. Organized in 1990, this Los Angeles-based group is true to the principles of post-bop acoustic jazz. Much of the repertoire consists of original works by Mark Shelby, the bassist and leader, or by the 23-year-old alto saxophonist James Mahone.
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