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Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

It was a night of jazz-filled goodness as Naked Lounge hosted the first anniversary of its 3rd Monday Jazz Jam. Locals enjoyed original music and popular covers as a variety of artists got to perform. The event was put on by the non-profit arts organization Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, which aims...

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson

April 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over burgers about how their band met, the group dynamic and revealed a proposition that they have for ...

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

Matthew Manfredi

March 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Let there be funk.If you have any plans this Saturday — cancel them. Extravagant dinner party with friends? Reschedule. Bae’s birthday bash? There’s always next year … probably. Netflix and chill? I hope you’re joking. This weekend don’t miss the chance to avoid th...

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Matthew Manfredi

February 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

There is very little dialogue featured in the 2003 French film “The Triplets Of Belleville.” The animated characters communicate through eye contact, charming mannerisms and powerfully crafted pantomime. Meanwhile, the emotion of these characters — the sheer romanticism of the entire film — i...

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining the underlying alternative rock sound that they have always been known for.Even though their debut a...

Bogg gives jazz tribute to Black Sabbath

Bogg gives jazz tribute to Black Sabbath

Chelsea Gallegos

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Bogg, a modern jazz ensemble with clear hip-hop, classic rock and other random influences, has weekly shows at Cafe Coda. Black Sabbath was the theme of this particular Friday morning show, which audience members loved. A lack of lyrics didn't deter young fans; in fact, the cafe was full to capacity with audience members standing outside to see th...

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the most talented jazz ensemble players and soloists of our day. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra serves as the resi...

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents The Manhattan Transfer, a distinguished vocal quartet known for their impressive array of styles, including: jazz, pop, doo-wop, soul and "vocalese," a style incorporating instrumental jazz pieces that have been refreshed and given vocals.The album "Vocalese" gained a remarkable 12 Gram...

Local trio brings jazz to happy hour

Local trio brings jazz to happy hour

Emma Wood-Wright

February 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A man waits for his tea at the counter inside Cafe Flo on a Monday night, his fingers dancing along with the beat.It's jazz happy hour with The Carey Robinson Trio. Although the audience may be small, the appreciation they have for jazz is huge. "Fifty percent of the audience are jazz DJs," said Steve Scarborough, a jazz disc jocke...

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