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April 22, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, Bill Kohlhaase is a free-lance writer who regularly covers jazz for the The Times Orange County Edition.
Pianist, composer and now singer Sandy Owen returns to Saddleback College in Mission Viejo on Saturday night for his latest annual concert in a series that dates to 1985. As usual, he and his backup trio--saxophonist Paul Carman, drummer Tom Ravel and electric/acoustic bassist Craig Snazelle--will focus on Owen's stylish "soft jazz," as he calls it. However, Owen says he'll do things a little differently this year: He'll play the first half of the concert solo.
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April 22, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, Bill Kohlhaase is a free-lance writer who regularly covers jazz for the The Times Orange County Edition.
Pianist, composer and now singer Sandy Owen returns to Saddleback College in Mission Viejo on Saturday night for his latest annual concert in a series that dates to 1985. As usual, he and his backup trio--saxophonist Paul Carman, drummer Tom Ravel and electric/acoustic bassist Craig Snazelle--will focus on Owen's stylish "soft jazz," as he calls it. However, Owen says he'll do things a little differently this year: He'll play the first half of the concert solo.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sandy Owen loves to do concerts. "I really have an affinity for them," the 40-year-old pianist-composer said earlier this week in an interview that interrupted his work as a free-lance computer programmer in Costa Mesa. "The music isn't complete until it's performed in front of people." To that end, Owen will make one of his periodic appearances at Saddleback College tonight, a tradition that stretches back to 1985, as part of a quartet of exclusively Orange County musicians.
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January 11, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sandy Owen loves to do concerts. "I really have an affinity for them," the 40-year-old pianist-composer said earlier this week in an interview that interrupted his work as a free-lance computer programmer in Costa Mesa. "The music isn't complete until it's performed in front of people." To that end, Owen will make one of his periodic appearances at Saddleback College tonight, a tradition that stretches back to 1985, as part of a quartet of exclusively Orange County musicians.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
Sandy Owen would probably blush beet red if he ever heard anyone describe him as a Renaissance man. Yet the pianist from Balboa Island is busy and versatile enough to warrant the description. Typically, the days preceding his concert at Saddleback College tonight have been devoted not only to musical preparation, but to the care and sustenance of Ivory Records, his burgeoning record company. Owen is one of a growing number of performers who have assumed the mantle of artist/businessperson.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Six acts will play at Randell's Jazz Club in Santa Ana on Sunday from 2 p.m. to midnight to raise money for Amnesty International USA's medical relief fund for Bosnia. The "AmJam" lineup: Urban Fire, a reggae band; the Cram Bros., a rock group; Sound Minds, a jazz-funk group; jazz pianist Sandy Owen; singer Dee Harvey, and the band Itzafunkthang!. Partial bar and restaurant proceeds also will go to AIUSA.
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May 2, 1987 | HERMAN WONG
Radio station KSBR-FM (88.5) will launch an on-the-air fund-raising pledge drive beginning today, officials of the Saddleback College-based operation said Friday. No fund target has been set for the drive beginning at 6 a.m. and continuing through May 10. But the 8-year-old station's last pledge campaign in 1984 earned $15,000, station spokesman Terry Wedel said. Wedel said the new funds are needed to replace aging station equipment.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1989 | JIM MEROD
Several months ago in San Diego, a high-profile panel discussion over the scope and meaning of the word jazz nearly came to hockey-style confrontations over use of the term to include a variety of formats that stand at odds to the blues, ballad and bop traditions at the heart of mainstream jazz. Saturday night at Saddleback College's McKinney Theater, that debate was still alive.
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January 30, 1999
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Back-to-back-performances from a Dixieland quintet and an electrified fusion band at the Saturday afternoon session of the jazz festival at the Old Dana Point Cafe did as much to point out the similarities between the disparate styles as it did their differences.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
Sandy Owen would probably blush beet red if he ever heard anyone describe him as a Renaissance man. Yet the pianist from Balboa Island is busy and versatile enough to warrant the description. Typically, the days preceding his concert at Saddleback College tonight have been devoted not only to musical preparation, but to the care and sustenance of Ivory Records, his burgeoning record company. Owen is one of a growing number of performers who have assumed the mantle of artist/businessperson.
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August 12, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are a lot of similarities between this year's edition of jazz radio station KSBR-FM's birthday bash, which takes place Sunday, and the previous seven. Many of the same names--including saxophonist Eric Marienthal, bassist Max Bennett and keyboard player Freddie Ravel--will be appearing. As in all the previous years, trumpeter Tony Guerrero will emcee. And it's again being held in the poolside gardens of the Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort (formerly the Dana Point Resort).
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April 2, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, Bill Kohlhaase is a free-lance writer who regularly covers jazz for the The Times Orange County Edition.
It may not be as well known as the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland each summer, nor as well-attended as the Playboy Festival that sells out the Hollywood Bowl twice each year. But the Dana Point Jazz Festival, to be held this weekend in the courtyard at the Old Dana Point Cafe, has its own attractions. This year's festival promises a variety of jazz styles--ranging from Dixieland to fusion--over three days, and in much more intimate circumstances than those better-known gatherings.
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