Big Band, Jam Sessions and More Featured in The Barbara Morrison PAC's July Lineup

Big Band, Jam Sessions and More Featured in The Barbara Morrison PAC's July Lineup

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Announces its upcoming events for July 2012:

Sundays:  The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All-Star Big Band

Sundays, July 1, 15 and 22, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All-Stars Big Band directed by Saxophonist John Stephens featuring some of the most talented players on the West Coast, along with the legendary Jazz and Blues singer, Barbara Morrison. The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center is the only venue in Los Angeles serving up a big dose of Big Band Jazz and Blues every Sunday this summer.

The Cover Charge is $10 per person. For reservations, please call 323-296-BARB (323-296-2272). For more information, and to buy online, please visit the website, www.barbaramorrionspac.com.

Monday Night Jam Sessions

Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Two Jazz Giants: Famed Guitarist, Jacqes Lesure and Legendary Bassist, James Leary, from The Count Basie Band

There is no Cover Charge, but Donations are welcome. No reservations are needed. For more information, please call 323-296-BARB (323-296-2272) or visit the website, www.barbaramorrionspac.com.

Thursdays – Comedy Night – Do You Think You’re Funny?

Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Cornelius Grant, former bandleader for the original Temptations, features some of the top comics in the country in this living room feel venue. Stop by on your way to some place else, but beware you may never get to where you’re going. Be prepared to laugh.

The Cover Charge is $10 per person. For reservations, please call 323-296-BARB (323-296-2272). For more information, and to buy online, please visit the website, www.barbaramorrionspac.com.

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Summer Jazz Concert Series

Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The series will then continue into August and September 2012.

Trumpeter Steve Huffstetter

The Cover Charge is $20 per person and includes Brunch. For reservations, please call 323-296-BARB (323-296-2272). For more information, and to buy online, please visit the website, www.barbaramorrionspac.com.

Barbara Morrison was raised in Romulus, MI and logged her first performance on radio in Detroit at the age of 10. Since then, she has toured the world, dazzling fans with her two-and-a-half-octave range, in a wide array of genres from traditional Jazz and Blues to Gospel and Pop. Morrison has been featured on over 20 recordings. Over the years she has performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the Jazz and Blues worlds: Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips and many others. Morrison has also guest starred with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra and Doc Severinsen’s Big Band. She has performed at Blues and Jazz Festivals around the world, including Montreaux, Nice, Pori, Carnegie Hall, North Sea and Monterey. She is the creator and director of the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles.

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center was founded on in 2011 and specializes in presentation and performance of Jazz and Blues music. From May 18 – 20, 2012 the Center presented the 1st Annual Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Blues Festival featuring Barbara Morrison (Producer of the Festival); the Sons of Rhythm: Johnny “Lucky” Otis (Grandson of Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Johnny Otis), Richard Berry III (Grandson of Composer and Pianist, Richard “Louie, Louie” Berry) and Donto James (Son of the legendary Etta James); Billy Foster & The Original Medallions; the Bernie Pearl Blues Band; Ray Bailey; Big Terry DeRouen; Kirk “Eli” Fletcher; Shelley “King” Fisher; Sonny Green; Sweetie Chicks; Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys; Jamie “Blues Boy” Powell; Sista Sherry Pruitt and Brother Yusef.

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