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Published on July 6th, 2012 | by RLn Staff

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Harbor Currents–Live Music– July6,2012

July 7

Joe LaBarbera Quintet
This quintet has performed all over the world with some of the finest names in jazz since his arrival on the scene. Suggested donation is $20. Starts at 8p.m.
Details: (800) 403-3447
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

July 7
Freemasons, DJ Wayne G
Continue celebrating America’s independence, starting at 9 p.m. July 7, at the
Queen Mary’s Dome in Long Beach. The gigantic venue, formerly housing Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, will be transformed for one night only into the biggest club in Southern California. The 115-foot high dome will host two of the hottest internationally
acclaimed DJs and producers: The Freemasons and DJ Wayne G. There will be
a special performance by gay pop star Matt Zarley. Tickets are $40; free to active duty military.
Venue: Queen Mary
Location: 1126 Queens Way, Long Beach

July 8
Polarity Taskmasters Quartet
This quartet seamlessly weaves improvisations with virtuoso technique into strange soundscapes, stream of consciousness stories, shocking operatic displays and intense grooves, which melt into images of film noir and sci-fi creatures. Starts at 4p.m.
Details: (800) 403-3447
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

July 13
David Witham, Jeff Gauthier & Norton Wisdom
Keyboardist David Witham and violinist Jeff Jeff Gauthier join forces with painter Norton Wisdom in a night of acoustic and electronic creative music, July 13 at Alvas Showroom. Watch images and scenes magically come into being in response to the improvised music, suddenly shifting and changing according to the whims of the artist, and the creativity of the musicians. Starts at 8p.m. Ticket Price $20
Details: (800) 403-3447
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

July 14
Rufus PHILPOT TRIO
Ten years ago, bassist Rufus Philpot moved from his native land of London, England to the United States to pursue his musical vision. His first port of call was New York City. Whilst there, he rapidly became a much sought after bassist, with a reputation for his complete versatility, musicality and total command of the instrument, whether on fretted, fretless, four, five or six string.
Rufus was also invited to join the faculty of the world renowned Drummers / Bass Collective. In addition to teaching advanced classes with Tania Maria drummer Kim Plainfield, he performed regular seminar concerts with his own trio, JVR-featuring Spyro Gyra & Michel Camilo drummer Joel Rosenblatt. 8 p.m. Price is $20.
Details: 1-800-403-3447
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro

July 14
NITIN SAWHNEY
In his first live North American performance, cultural pioneer Nitin Sawhney shows why he is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices emerging from a new generation of Indian-British artists, at 8 p.m. at the Grand Performances. A world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestral composer, the evening presents material that reflects Sawhney’s myriad of influences including Indian classical, electronic, jazz, and flamenco – all backed by an incredible array of vocal talent, fierce tabla playing, and dholak grooves.
Venue: Grand Performances
Location: 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Loretta McNair
Take in the sounds of the talented Loretta McNair, starting at 2 p.m. July 14 in the at Shoreline Village outdoor mall in Long Beach.
Venue: Shoreline Village mall
Location: Long Beach

Bain Wolfkind
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See Bain Wolfkind starting at 8 p.m. July 14 at Que Sera in Long Beach.
Details: (562) 599-6170
Venue: Que Sera
Location: 1923 E. 7th St., Long Beach

July 15
Fred Schreuders Group
Fred Schreuders is performing, at 5:30 p.m. July 15, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Ticket price is $20.
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

July 19
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy free live outdoor concerts, from 6 to 9 p.m. this and every Thursday through Aug. 30, at the Los Angeles Waterfront. Each week will feature a different band and genre of music. Bring your chairs and enjoy the show.
Venue: Near Fanfare Fountain
Location: Harbor Boulevard at Vincent Thomas Bridge, San Pedro

July 20
Ed Gerhard
Grammy award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard performs, starting at 8 p.m. July 20, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world. Performing on 6-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide (Weissenborn), Gerhard’s virtuosity, generosity and humor shine through. His distinctive touch is unmistakable. Whether performing a lush, sensual ballad or a haunting, bitter lap steel melody Gerhard will mesmerize. His connection with his audience is palpable. Ticket price is $20.
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

July 20
Haim
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Haim combines folk, and rhythm and blues, in a style that is deeply rooted in classic rock and 90s R&B and pop on which the three sisters were raised, starting at 12 p.m. July 20 at the Grand Performances in Los Angeles.
Venue: Grand Performances
Location: 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

July 20,
Peace Go With You, Gil
This celebration of the late great Gil Scott-Heron’s legacy explores the soul, vitality, power, humor, social activism, humanity, and dynamic messages of the artists’ music and poetry through an enthralling musical, visual and interactive arts journey, starting at 8 p.m. at Grand Performances in Los Angeles.
Performers include Gil’s long time collaborator and friend Brian Jackson; Rich Medina; Mark de Clive Lowe; Miguel Atwood Ferguson; Leon Mobley; Dwight Trible; Kamasi Washington and musical director Dexter Story; with very special guests and surprises. Produced by Jonathan Rudnick, co-founder of Giant Step, and one of the creative minds behind exciting projects like SCORED music in film; theLIFT and NOISE POP Culture Club – stay tuned for updates as the Revolution is Revolutionized.
Venue: Grand Performances
Location: 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

July 21
Jim “kimo” West …slack key guitarist
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West is recognized as one of the world’s top “slack key” guitarists and he brings his own unique musical perspective to this great acoustic guitar tradition. The enchanting sound of “ki ho’alu” as it is known in Hawaii is heard throughout the recent Oscar-winning film, “The Descendants.” Ticket price is $20. Starts at 8 p.m.
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro

July 21
¡VAMOS AL MAMBO!
Grand Performances honors the legendary Cuban musician Israel “Cachao” López, at 8 p.m. July 21. Come dressed in tropical finery, and sway to music from the man credited for inventing the mambo by introducing African rhythms to Cuban’s Danzon in the late 1930s. The all-star band features an unmatched ensemble of Latin musicians, most of whom recorded and played with Cachao throughout his career: Danilo Lozano, Rene Camacho, Alberto Salas, Richie Marquez, Papo Rodriguez, Oréstes Vilató, Justo Almario, Luis Eric González, Nelson González, Federico Britos and Lázaro Galarrága. Bring a mojito, and we swear you’ll feel the tropical breeze!
Venue: Grand Performances
Location: 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

July 22
Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet
Tribute to Joni Mitchell music by vocalist Robin Adler and her talent-rich ensemble, Mutts Of The Planet. Starts at 4p.m.
Venue: Alvas Showroom
Location: 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro

July 22
Jazz Through The Generations at Terranea Resort
Freedom4U is presenting this 4th annual outdoor jazz festival, on Sunday, July 22 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the oceanfront Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The festival features a full day of fun and music on the meadow with performances by the Paul Smith Trio, Sara Gazarek Band, Molly Miller Band, Barbara Morrison, Asia America Youth Orchestra and the Freedom4U Youth Combo.

Proceeds benefit Freedom 4U, a South Bay nonprofit organization that provides youth programs focused on the creative arts, life skills, leadership and service. Pre-event tickets are $10 for open seating and $20 for premium reserved chair seating, which also includes an opportunity drawing ticket for a Terranea Resort package. Attendees may bring blankets, but no food or beverages is allowed. Picnic cuisine will be available for purchase.
Details: www.freedomcommunity.com or call (310) 897-5043 to RSVP
Venue: Terranea Resort
Location: 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes

July 25
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
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Experience Spare Parts for Broken Hearts, starting at 9 p.m. July 25 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach.
Details: (562) 434-8292
Venue: Alex’s Bar
Location: 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

July 26
Arden Park Roots
See Arden Park Roots, starting at 7 p.m. July 26, at DiPiazza’s in Long Beach.
Venue: DiPiazza Restaurant and Lounge
Location: 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

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