Laguna Live! presents Jazz Wednesdays with Bijon Watsons Latin Jazz Syndicate on May 8

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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Photos courtesy of Laguna Live!

Zach Churchill at Laguna Beach Library – every Tuesday

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(L-R) Grace Freeman, Doug Miller and Kevin Kelso – May 7

Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m.

Beth’s Tuesdays featuring Grace Freeman with Doug Miller and Kevin Kelso.

Concerts are in person and held at the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, 235 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The Line-Up – Jazz Winter 2024

Bijon Watson – May 8

Jazz Winter 2024 is a six-part series of world-class jazz musicians in the cabaret setting of [seven degrees]. Concerts take place every two weeks through May 8, 6-8 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, May 8, 6-8 p.m.

Jazz Wednesdays Winter – Bijon Watson’s Latin Jazz Syndicate with Acclaimed Vocalist

Led by versatile trumpeter Bijon Watson, the Latin Jazz Syndicate was formed in 2005 as a musical project meant to explore the fusion of Latin and World rhythms with the vast collection of jazz, pop and rock favorites.

Courtesy of Laguna Live!

“Bach Meets Bluegrass” – May 15

Wednesday, May 15, 10-11 a.m.

Live! Music Insights: “Bach Meets Bluegrass”

Susi Q Senior Center, 380 3rd St, Laguna Beach.

Cost: Free. For reservations, click here.

Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of OC team up again with 2020 Grammy nominee Tessa Lark and the Susi Q to present “Bach Meets Bluegrass” with award-winning songwriter/bassist/producer Michael Thurber.

Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. Following a summer that saw her perform with New York’s Carnegie Hall Citywide, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest and the Ravinia Festival, highlights of Lark’s 2023-24 season include the world premiere of Carlos Izcaray’s Violin Concerto – written for her – under the composer’s baton with the Alabama Symphony.

Songwriter/Bassist/Producer Thurber is a singular artist whose career defies category. Whether composing scores for The Royal Shakespeare Company, playing bass on The Late Show with the Stephen Colbert house band, scoring shorts for Vanity Fair and BBC, or co-founding the hit YouTube channel CDZA (30 million views), Thurber has been guided by Duke Ellington’s principle: There are only two types of music – good and bad. Make the good kind.



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