Monthly Archives: July 2023

FIRST FRIDAYS W/JASON LUCKETT & FRIENDS – Birthday Edition! 8/4/23, Pasadena

This will be new! A rare occurrence… kind of like my crooning in this photo by Cary Baker from this month’s 8th Annual Nilsson tribute. 

On August 4, for First Fridays Jazz Night, with Jason Luckett & Friends, we’ll have various alumni from the first six shows returning… and mostly they’ll be covering me! 

“What?!?,” you say!?!

Each time I’ve done these shows, I’ve wanted everyone back for the next one because that night had felt so good! So, for August, I wanted to have people come back to celebrate a successful first 6 months, and my birthday! I couldn’t conceptualize it fully though, so one of the artists suggested that they cover my songs. 

I could be nonchalant about it, but, whoa! The idea touched me deeply.

The songs and artists are still being finalized, but I’m really excited to share this night with them and you all! 

Of course, I’ll play a set of my own stuff, too, with a standard or two as a respectful nod to the tradition. 

So please plan to come for the night, celebrate our intertwined communities of artists, family and friends. 

Friday, August 4, 
7:30 doors, 
8:00 showtime, show goes until 10:30
$20 suggested donation (at the door or in advance

Lyd & Mo Photography Studio and Gallery (Events – Lyd & Mo Studio & Gallery)
27 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena

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FFJN 7/7 Babilonia, Ann Pattillo, Phil Vieux

From last month, with David Sutton.

On Friday, July 7, I have Celia Chavez, Ann Pattillo, and Phil Vieux joining me for “Jazz Night.”

Celia’s spent time globetrotting as a backup singer with artists including P!nk, Melody Gardot and Enrique Iglesias, to name a few. I met her through the community of musicians at Genghis Cohen years ago. She’s taken a brand new moniker, Babilonia, to launch her new EP, “If I Ever Think To Double Back.” It “braids together strands of music she’s lived and loved: from her parents’ jazz and soul records back in her hometown of Seattle, to the vibrant scene of New York City’s Lower East Side, to the songcraft capital of Laurel Canyon. Written during a painful two year break from her life partner, it’s a record of liberation against a backdrop of deep cultural change.”

I met Phil Vieux at The World Stage in Leimert Park in the 90s. He floored me. Like a time machine to the future. Check out his solo to “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise.”

He’s played with artists from Horace Silver and Tootie Heath to Ray Charles and Eddie Palmieri. And on the 7th, he’ll play a few tunes with me!

My newest friend on the bill is Ann Pattillo. My sister and I met her and her sister at a Kurt Elling show a couple years ago. She’s “a public school music teacher who loves singing jazz and all things Brazilian!” And she swings in a sort of Betty Carter way. I’m excited to accompany her for her set!

If you can join us, the vibe is kind of a house concert in a gorgeous photography gallery and studio. Bring whatever you like for refreshments and snacks, for yourself or to share. The suggested base donation is $20, all of which goes to the musicians. Mo offers his place to us for free.

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