Laguna Live! announces LB Music Festival Festival Prelude featuring Anne Akiko Meyers in February

Tuesdays through May, 11:30 a.m.

Live! Music Matters, free children’s program returns

Laguna Beach Live! is delighted to announce another series of their free, children’s program “Live! Music Matters.” An interactive music class for ages up to 6 years old, with caregiver involvement. Local musician Zach Churchill leads the sessions while attendees sing, dance, and play child friendly percussion instruments.

​The Tuesday morning sessions are held at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.

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Zach Churchill at Laguna Beach Library – every Tuesday

Jazz Wednesdays returns:

Jazz Wednesdays feature world-class musicians in the cabaret setting of [seven-degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Held every two weeks, the six-part series kicks off on February 28 and closes on May 8.

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Jeremy Siskind and Chelsea Williams February 6

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

Beth’s Tuesdays with Jazz Pianist, Jeremy Siskind & Singer/Songwriter, Chelsea Williams

Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, 235 Forest Ave.

Beth and Steve are thrilled and honored to have pianist Jeremy Siskind performing at Beth’s Tuesdays. They have known him since he was a young boy and they knew even then that he was destined for greatness. Siskind’s mastery of the piano allows him to create music that is beautiful, exciting and new. He has been a top finisher in national and international jazz piano competitions, a two-time laureate of the American Pianists Association and the winner of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition.

Siskind is “A shining example of chamber jazz” (Downbeat). He also received Chamber Music America’s $30,000 New Jazz Works grant. Siskind’s arrangements for frequent collaborators soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Lara Downes have been praised by NPR and the New York Times, who named his re-writing of “One by One” for Bullock as one of the “Best Classical Music Tracks of 2022.” Don’t miss this.

Cost: $20, $25 at door. For tickets, click here.

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Laguna Beach Music Festival Prelude – February 14

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m.

LBMF Prelude, Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers

Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

For tickets, click here.

Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

LBMF Opening Night: Metamorphoses

Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

For tickets, click here.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

LBMF: Doubles

Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Joined by string orchestra, Anne Akiko Meyers shares a program titled “Doubles,” which features the fiery interplay of two violins in works such as “Bach’s Double Violin Concerto,” Philip Glass’ “Echorus for Two Violins and Strings,” Steve Reich’s “Duet for Two Solo Violins and Strings” and more.

For tickets, click here.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m.

LBMF: CARNAVAL!

Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Anne Akiko Meyers brings the 2024 Laguna Beach Music Festival to a delightful close with “Carnaval!” pairing new arrangements of two beloved works: Camille Saint-Saens’ whimsical “Carnival of the Animals” and Arturo Marque’s evocative and dance inspired “Danzon No. 2.”

For tickets, click here.

A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

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Soul of Jazz, Bijon Watson

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience, or to gift the experience, of some truly outstanding music.

Ticket prices for individual concerts remain at only $37.50 in advance; $40 at the door; $225 for the full season. Concerts are 6-8 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. for bar and social hour. Drinks and food are available for pre purchase.

Click here for tickets, or call 949.715.3713.

The Line-Up

February 28: Powerhouse Jazz and Blues Vocalist, Maiya Sykes with her sensational Tribute to Musical Legends.

March 13: Matt Johnson and The New Jet Set: “Swingin’ the Disney Songbook” featuring Adryon de Leon.

March 27: Brazilian Guitarist and Vocalist, Téka, Quintet featuring Saxophonist, Robert Kyle.

April 10: Black Market Reverie with their “speak easy” jazz, a mix of jazz, classic French pop and Americana.

April 24: Renowned Soul, Jazz and R&B vocalist, Raffia Thomas brings stunning vocals and soulful vibes along with her quintet.

May 8: Grammy award winner Bijon Watson’s Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring sizzling Cuban vocalist, Adonis Puentes.

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