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Casa Arjona

Casa Arjona




4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,

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June 2019

Bossa Nova, Jazz & Art under the Stars!

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

Celebrate Summer Solstice 2019 with "Along for the Ride" & very special guest: Robert Kyle! Jobim, Marcos Valle, Sergio Mendes, & Djavan are some of the composers of the beautiful tunes we are playing in an evening under the stars! Come and enjoy the greatest Bossa Nova & Jazz tunes with "Along for the Ride" and special guest, Robert Kyle. We'll also have a fine art exhibit by amazing artist, Barbara Rivera. As always, we'll have fresh salsa & chips;…

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July 2019

Diana Purim & Eyedentity plus Art Exhibit!

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

Continuing the family legacy of mixing Brazilian music with jazz and pop music styles, Eyedentity was founded by vocalist Diana Purim, daughter of percussion legend Airto Moreira and iconic vocalist Flora Purim, and percussionist/rapper Krishna Booker, son of longtime Cannonball Adderley bassist Walter Booker and nephew of Wayne Shorter. Named for Moreira’s classic 1975 album, Identity, the band blends neo-soul, funk, hip-hop and electronic music with deep samba grooves and jazz-steeped improvisation. In this special ocassion , Eyedentity will play…

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Grupo Falso Baiano in Long Beach!

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

A unique opportunity to listen to Grupo Falso Baiano, a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil! Choro is one of Brazil’s earliest popular music, dating back to the late 1800s, and, similar to jazz, it reflects the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure closely resembling Baroque classical music. The group’s exploration of choro spans nearly 100 years, including everything from the traditional to more contemporary versions and jazz-…

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Watercolors of Brazil with Téka & Photo Show!

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

The warmth and beauty of the tropics are vividly embodied by Téka, renowned Brazilian vocalist/guitarist. Featuring beautifully seductive melodies and infectious rhythms, Téka sings with a sensual lyricism, rich velvety tone, and perfectly swung grooves from her extensive repertoire. From smooth Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz to contemporary pop and lively sambas, Téka and her band perform with authenticity, energy and charm. Whether accompanying herself with a guitar,performing with her acoustic trio,ten piece band or as a full symphony orchestra,…

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August 2019

Novos Caminhos: San-São Debut CD & Art exhibit!

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

Casa Arjona proudly presents two major figures of Brazilian instrumental music: flutist Léa Freire and pianist Amilton Godoy (Zimbo Trio), joined by San Francisco sax/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel. Together they form The San-São Trio -SAN Francisco - SÃO Paulo! This amazing trio will debut their new CD of original compostions, "Novos Caminhos." A mix of Brazilian music and jazz, these three instrumentalists have produced a body of work that blends the swinging exuberance, virtuosity, and charm of Brazil’s varied rhythms along…

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Novos Caminhos: San-São Debut CD & Art exhibit!

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

Casa Arjona proudly presents two major figures of Brazilian instrumental music: flutist Léa Freire and pianist Amilton Godoy (Zimbo Trio), joined by San Francisco sax/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel. Together they form The San-São Trio -SAN Francisco - SÃO Paulo! This amazing trio will debut their new CD of original compostions, "Novos Caminhos." A mix of Brazilian music and jazz, these three instrumentalists have produced a body of work that blends the swinging exuberance, virtuosity, and charm of Brazil’s varied rhythms along…

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Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

The New Nine is a tribute to 'The Birth of the Cool' led by Miles Davis, Gil Evans, and Gerry Mulligan in 1949-1950. The New Nine will perform all the original arrangements for the jazz nonet, as well as new compositions and arrangements for the unusual instrumentation. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the original recordings.

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October 2019

Moonlight Jazz with Charged Particles!

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends diverse traditions to create engaging new sounds.  Charged Particles features three of the country's virtuosos doing just that in the acoustic and electric jazz arena.  Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin-jazz technique and imaginative improvisational skills.  Aaron Germain is an inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist.  Along with fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these players are making some of the most electrifying jazz…

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Frank Potenza Jazz Trio!

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

We are thrilled to have once again the amazing guitar player and protégé of the legendary jazz guitarist Joe Pass, Frank Potenza. Frank holds a Bachelors degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and a Masters degree from California State University at Los Angeles. He is an active educator, composer, arranger, and performer with nine solo albums to his credit. In addition to his extensive solo and freelance recording careers, he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass,…

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November 2019

PreThanksgiving Jazz & Art with Douyé

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

Born in Nigeria, Douyé started singing in a church choir in Africa at a very early age. She also had a direct influence of her father, who was a jazz lover. Besides her professional career in Law, Douyé joined the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, where she became a vocal major. Douyé has a global approach to jazz, and she has produced three albums. In this special evening, she will be interpreting a selected Brazilian and Jazz repertoire from her…

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December 2019

Toy Drive & Holiday Concert plus Christmas Cookie Fest!

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

The true Christmas spirit is giving and "Along for the Ride" is hosting a Toy Drive & Pastry Fest Christmas concert on Saturday, December 7th, 7:30 PM. We'll have a variety of desserts and tunes that include bossa nova, Latin, and the Christmas songs from around the world! Desserts and non-alcoholic drinks are on us, you are welcome to bring our own wine and an unwrapped toy to benefit Long Beach non-profit organization CALIFORNIA FAMILIES IN FOCUS. Founded by Angel…

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