Volume 15, Issue 22  | March 17, 2023Subscribe

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Bijon Watson takes the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Join Laguna Live! in congratulating their artistic director for jazz, Bijon Watson, on Sunday night’s Grammy® win for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra – Steven Feifke, Bijon Watson, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra.

Bijon Watson awards

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Courtesy of Laguna Live!

(L-R) Steven Feifke and Bijon Watson (with Grammy presenter)

Watson performs in person as he opens the Laguna Live Jazz Wednesdays Winter series this coming Wednesday, Feb. 8 with “The Soul of Jazz: A Jazz Tribute to the legends of Soul and Groove.”

Also, on stage will be the Laguna Live! All Stars featuring Maiya Sykes on vocals; Tom Luer, saxophone (on the winning album); Will Brahm, guitar (on the winning album); Bryan Velasco, keys; Dan Lutz, bass and Gene Coye, drums.

The concert is at [seven degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach from 6-8 p.m.

The doors open at 5 p.m. for bar and social hour.

Concert tickets are $37.50; $150 for full Jazz Wednesday’s season and are

available at, or by calling 949.715.9713.


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In Memoriam - Stu Saffer and Barbara Diamond.

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