Jon Barnes and Theresa King headline a big smooth evening of jazz at the famous Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood. Tickets are on sale now for the October 1, 2013 performance (for Tickets: http://goo.gl/bAVA0o)
Jon Barnes, who recently played with Kool and the Gang’s former lead Singer Skip Martin and Grammy Award-Winning Arturo Sandoval (Aug. 2-3), at the famous Catalina Jazz Club ( 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90028), is coming back. Barnes returns Oct. 1, 2013 with Jazz Singer Theresa King.
Barnes is at the Monterey Jazz festival on the Central Coast this weekend, which features George Benson and Dave Holland to name a few.
Barnes has also been commissioned to write music for Grammy Award-winning Arturo Sandoval’s Big Band. All three (Sandoval, Martin and Barnes) recently returned from the daCarbo Jazz Festival in Europe and hit the ground running the following weekend with a sold out show at Catalina.
Jon Barnes has been commissioned to write and produce music for Arturo Sandoval and his big band. Sandoval, protégé of the jazz master, Dizzy Gillespie, was a founding member of the Grammy-winning group Irakere, that had an explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music. It caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world.
Barnes just wrapped up a European tour in Barnbach, Austria at the DaCarbo Jazz Festival with Arturo Sandoval, lead vocalist, Skip Martin of Kool and the Gang.
The “Tribute to Louis Armstrong Jon Barnes von Earth Wind & Fire LIVE erleben in Bärnbach”. The European event also included music workshops with daCarbo (carbon fiber made) trumpets.
Most recently Barnes has been note for his work on the new Album of Earth, Wind and Fire entitled, Now, Then & Forever.
Barnes also played in the movie Dirty Dancing. He’s a writer, composer, producer, businessman and educator. Although his principal instruments are trumpet and piano, Barnes plays all and teaches music. Growing up in Baltimore, he started studying trumpet in church and elementary school.
His first of many mentors was the late Robert Smith who was his music teacher, as well as a violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a jazz pianist. Another mentor, the late David Hairston from Garrison Jr. High School taught Barnes music theory and composition. He was hired to play gigs in order to develop his craft.
Jon Barnes, Arturo Sandoval & Skip Martin performed a smashing double header during a hot (inside and outside) August weekend at the world famous Catalina Jazz Club.
Tickets to get into the show are $25 and can be purchased
For more information about Jon Barnes and updates on his performances visit his blog at http://jonbarnesofficial.com/ The official website is: Barnesandnotes.com. Twitter: @thatsjonbarnes, Facebook.com/JonBarnesMusic.
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