Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DOWNBEAT EXPRESS June 28th 7:00 PM Farnsworth Park


The Down Beat Express Big Band was founded in Pasadena twenty-five years ago by saxophonist Safford Chamberlain. Pat Emmett took the baton a year later. Since then, the band has played dozens of gigs from park concerts to wedding receptions to stage shows and jazz festivals.

In '07 for instance, in addition to the Farnsworth Park Concert, and private functions, the band performed at "Two-Strike Park" in LaCrescenta, The Sun City Theater in Palm Desert where it headlined "The Veterans' Day Salute Stage Show", and at the "Orange County Live Music Festival" in Anaheim.

Tonight's performance features the band's popular vocal star Jennifer Gates. John Noreyko will be our male vocalist for the 'Salute to Sinatra' set. John is a staff performer at Disneyland, tours parts of the U.S. annually, and does his 'Sinatra Sings' show in various L.A. area Clubs. Daveena limonick will also perform on the ‘Sinatra Set’. She has performed with the Downbeat Express over they last two years at Farnsworth Park.

The Down Beat Express' CD "The Silver Project" featuring Jennifer on vocals, is available for purchase at all performances.For more information contact Pat Emmett at: 928-566-4078 or pme@npgcable.com

For series information visit: www.altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com or call; 626-296-2103

Friday, June 13, 2008

ELLIOTT CAINE 6/14/08 Farnsworth Park - 7:00 PM

The Elliott Caine Sextet

Inspired by '60 "Blue Note" style jazz, as well as by the music of Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria, the Elliott Caine Sextet plays original compositions, as well as the works of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, et al. The group's critically acclaimed first release, Orientation, has received generous radio airplay across the USA, being the "#1 most added" for jazz, nationally, for the week of 11/5 to 11/11/99, eventually reaching #29 on national radio's Gavin List in January 2000. Two of Elliott's original compositions from the CD are featured in the film, "Relax...It's Just Sex,” starring Jennifer Tilly, Paul Winfield, and other notables. The film has headlined at many film festivals and has been distributed internationally. Le Supercool, the 2nd CD release by the Elliott Caine Sextet, further explores musical ideas initiated with Orientation. Released in early 2001, Le Supercool received impressive notice nationally and internationally, attaining the rank of #14 for radioplay in the USA in early February 2001 (Gavin Jazz List). Additionally, music from Le Supercool has been used as interlude music for radio station WBAI in New York City. Selections from Le Supercool have been played on radio stations in Russia, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada and other nations in addition to the USA. Additionally, music from both CDs has been used for television and other "independent" films.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Altadena Sheriff's Station announces 'Community Forum'

Altadena Sheriff’s Station


Altadena Sheriff’s Community Advisory Committee



Community Forum

Join Altadena Station Captain Roosevelt Blow and Commercial Crimes Bureau Sergeant McCants for an informative presentation on Identity Theft and Elder Abuse. Learn how not to become a victim and what to do if you do. A question and answer session along with public commentary will immediately follow the presentation.

June 12, 2008
3:30 pm- 5:30pm or 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(both presentations will be the same)
held at the
Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Dr.
Altadena, Ca 91001

For additional information, contact the Altadena Sheriff’s Station Community Relations office at (626)296-2103 or (626)296-2104.