Laguna Live! presents Matt Johnson and the New Jet Set tomorrow night

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

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Courtesy of Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson and the New Jet Set will perform “Swingin’ The Disney Songbook” on March 13

Wednesday, March 13, 6-8 p.m.

Jazz Wednesdays Winter

 Matt Johnson and The New Jet Set: “Swingin’ The Disney Songbook!” featuring Adryon de León

Performing at [seven degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road

Matt Johnson and The New Jet Set present “Swingin’ The Disney Songbook!” at Laguna Live! Jazz Wednesdays Winter. This multi-media musical experience is hosted by Matt Johnson – drummer, author and music educator – who offers behind-the-scenes insights into both the unforgettable songs and the classic Disney movies that made them popular, including, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Dumbo, Jungle Book, Toy Story, Coco, The Little Mermaid and so many more. The New Jet Set combines virtuosic musicianship and charismatic personalities to create truly magical, retro-cool interpretations of your favorite Disney anthems. It’s like Walt Disney and Hugh Hefner threw a jazz party!

The Band: Matt Johnson – Drums/Host; Chris Barron – Piano/Music Director; Miles Jensen – Guitar; David Miller – Bass and Adryon de León – Featured Vocalist.

Drummer, author and music educator Johnson is lauded as “a hurricane on sticks,” (the Los Angeles Times) is equally versed in all forms of jazz, pop and world drumming styles and has performed with a range of entertainers, from singers Julie Andrews and Andy Williams and surf-rock pioneers Jan and Dean to big band legends Billy May and Les Brown. He is a founding member of the Tony Guerrero Quintet which, since 2014, has toured with Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress/comedienne Jane Lynch (Glee, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Hollywood Game Night, The Weakest Link).

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.

The Line-Up

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

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Brazilian Guitarist and Vocalist, Téka on March 27

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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