OC Legends of Jazz

Oct 12th • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm • Orange County Musicians’ Association

OC Legends of Jazz featuring vocalist Jennifer Hart!

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Orange County Musicians Union Hall
2050 S Main St,
Santa Ana CA 92707

8:00pm Jennifer will be joined by Bradley Young, Ben May and Jimmy Ford
7:30pm Kicking off the evening will be “Nat’s Kats”

Tickets on sale now at
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
$10 Student Rush at the door
FREE Limited parking – Wine, Beer and soft drinks available for purchase.

Proceeds go to the Musicians’ Club of Orange County, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, providing for the Musicians’ Relief Fund and Music Scholarships for Music Students.

Multi-talented Jennifer Hart has been capturing hearts in Southern California since she settled here in 1990 after a decade of performing in jazz clubs, festivals and concerts throughout the United States, Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Singapore. She truly is an International talent, and has received the highest critical acclaim both here and abroad.

She has appeared as guest vocalist for the Cypress Pops Orchestra and the Capistrano Valley Symphony and became the featured vocalist with the Frank Amoss Orchestra, Arlene and the Guys Big Band, Slide FX Band, Windmill Big Band, the Jerry Mandel Jazz band and the Jazz Lite Octet. Currently she is the vocalist with the South Coast Swing Band.

Jennifer has a huge repertoire ranging from jazz and vintage standards to country and contemporary pop tunes, spanning from Duke Ellington to Elton John. Wherever and whatever songs she sings, Jennifer Hart’s music is straight from the HEART!!!

Bradley Young , a sought after accompanist to some of the finest
vocalists in Los Angeles, he has become one of the most respected and beloved masters of hard swinging jazz piano on the music scene today.

Jimmy Ford landed his first professional gig at age 16 playing various local pop and R&B bands through out the New York area. Then it was that fateful night where a friend asked him if he would like to audition for “Lionel Hampton’s Big Band”, and without hesitation said YES! Upon making the cut and touring for 5 years
with the Hampton band, Jimmy has never looked back.

Benjamin May, raised in the Midwest from a musical family with strong roots in classical music, made his move to Los Angeles in 1987, becoming a fixture in the jazz scene ever since. Some notable artists he has performed with include: Joe Pass, Anita O’Day, Annie Ross, Rosemary Clooney, Ernie Andrews, Barbara Morrison, The Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, Johnny Crawford, Ben Vereen, Red Holloway, Ray Brown, and Rob Mullins.

In addition to performing on numerous recordings and live concerts throughout the greater LA area, Benjamin has toured United States, Europe, Japan and Thailand.

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