Music brings people together. The Foundation could think of no better way to create a strong sense of community and an awareness for the Foundation than to host a music festival bringing together some of the best SoCal musical talent in the genre of jazz and blues.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
3:45 pm -10 pm
Big League Dreams Sports Park
16333 Fairfield Ranch Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Presented by the Chino Hills Community Foundation
Sponsorships Available [CLICK HERE]
One of the hottest vocalists in Southern California. Derek Bordeaux generates energy and excitement everywhere he performs. For more than 25 years, Derek has performed in Southern California and Las Vegas, becoming one of the most sought after artists for his sultry renditions of Motown classics, Jazz, R&B and Blues standards.
From his first recordings as a leader in 1967 fronting The Dirty Blues Band, through his multiple W.C. Handy Award winning with his current band The Mighty Flyers, to his countless appearances both live and on record with legendary blues figures, Rod Piazza has set a standard for harmonica virtuosity that has established him as one of the most influential living blues harp players.
Piazza and The Mighty Flyers have won or been nominated for just about every award that can be bestowed upon a blues band, played literally thousands of gigs around the world, recorded over a dozen highly acclaimed releases, and along the way virtually created a new style of blues – a combination of low-down Chicago grit, suave West Coast swing and jazz, and the rhythmic drive of the best early R&B and rock & roll. Quite simply, Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers are one of the best, most experienced, and most distinctive bands in blues today.
Louie Beltran is a popular attraction at venues from intimate Jazz clubs to the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Blending Afro Cuban rhythms with Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop and R&B influences, Louie Cruz Beltran is an entertainer at heart – an entertainer who is also a superbly skilled conguero, timbalero and vocalist.
In venues large and small, Louie always connects with the audience with humor, solid musicianship and dazzling percussion work.
Ernie Andrews has managed to be both popular and underrated throughout his lengthy career. Billy Eckstine and Al Hibbler were early influences and, after reaching maturity, Andrews was somewhat in the shadow of Joe Williams (who has a similar style). Andrews recorded for Aladdin, Columbia, and London in the late ’40s, spent six years singing with the Harry James Orchestra, and cut a couple of big band dates for GNP/Crescendo during 1958-1959.
Despite his unchanging style, Andrews was mostly in obscurity during the 1960s and ’70s, just making a couple of albums for Dot during 1965-1966. A 1980 Discovery date found him in excellent form, and in the ’80s, he was rediscovered. Andrews recorded with the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, Gene Harris’ Superband, Jay McShann, and with the Harper Brothers, in addition to making a few sets in the 1990s for Muse, and later High Note. He is also prominent in the documentary Blues for Central Avenue.
Barbara Morrison has been pleasing audiences and garnering rave reviews for more than three decades. In addition to a long list of her own recordings, she has worked with an A-List of “Who’s Who” in the jazz world and is also recognized by NPR as one of the “50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists”.
Barbara has a steadily-growing list of accomplishments as a recording artists, with more than 20 of her own albums/CD’s that feature a catalog of original compositions, popular standards – some live and some in studio.
A staple on the Southern California jazz scene, performing frequently with her duo and trio, she also tours extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.
General Admission Tickets
$50 Advance Purchase
$60 At Event
$85 per person*
*Includes: Preferred Seating with additional conveniences and 2 Drink Tickets.
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Artist and times are subject to change without notice; the festival is rain or shine.
Food trucks, beer, and wine available for purchase.
Lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed.
We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
No Refunds. All Sales are FINAL.
Adding to the quality and ambiance of the festival will be a few of our local gourmet food trucks and beverage providers.