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November 19, 1999
More than 300 musicians will perform on five stages in Bash '99, the 29th annual festival sponsored by the Orange County Musicians Union Local 7 of the American Federation of Musicians. The event will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel Orange County Airport, 3050 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Proceeds will go to the B. Douglas Sawtelle Music Scholarship Fund and the Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund. Tickets: $27, in advance; $30, at the door. (714) 546-8166.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sometimes a label like "jazz guitarist" doesn't tell the whole story. When Portland-based guitarist John Stowell played Restaurant Kikuya in Huntington Beach on Wednesday with bassist Luther Hughes and drummer Paul Kreibich, he transcended that job description with classical execution, involved harmonics and an alternative read on lyricism. The tunes, standards familiar to the crowd, came from a somewhat different place than the jazz lineage that produced Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Where can you bounce between rooms filled with the sounds of big band and country, swingin' jazz and chamber music, a steel drum ensemble and a Dixieland band? At Bash '98, the Orange County Musicians' Assn. festival, that's where. This 27th annual fund-raiser, benefiting the organization's emergency relief fund and scholarship programs, will be held Sunday at the Doubletree Hotel Orange County Airport. There, 389 musicians will play on six different bandstands.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Don Rader can blame it all on be-bop. The colorful, complex yet very lyrical style of jazz that originated in the '40s with saxman Charlie Parker, pianist Bud Powell and trumpeters Fats Navarro and Dizzy Gillespie has been responsible for inspiring countless musicians. Rader is among those who'll tell you that "be-bop was, and is, my roots."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1995
In chronological order: * James Williams, Spaghettini, Seal Beach, Jan. 17. The respected pianist overcame an unruly crowd with an intelligent set that moved through a variety of moods and tempos. * Gary Foster with Doug MacDonald Trio, Kikuya, Huntington Beach, Feb. 4. The saxophonist played bop and its offspring styles with an impressive, natural flow that highlighted his free-floating, Lennie Tristano-inspired improvisational style.
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