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Catalina Jazz Club Will Host California Jazz And Blues Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert


Catalina Jazz Club Will Host California Jazz And Blues Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert 1st Annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony Fundraiser and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert, a fundraiser for the Museum to develop their digital arts program, to introduce basic coding, Android development, organizational structures, basic computer competencies and create an interactive section in the Museum which will give visitors an open source digital portal to the vast historical collection of Jazz & Blues available at the Museum and throughout Los Angeles. The museum's goal is to raise $25,000.00. The purpose of the Inductee Ceremony is to recognize local, national and international Jazz & Blues legends for their contributions to the music industry.


  • Barbara Morrison, Grammy Award-nominated Jazz & Blues Singer celebrating her birthday; Founder and President of the California Jazz & Blues Museum opened in Leimert Park, CA in 2017.
  • H.B. Barnum, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Aretha Franklin's Music Director for 25 years. During the course of Barnum's career he has collaborated with Frank Sinatra, P-Diddy (Puff Daddy), Lou Rawls, Don Ho, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ojays, The Supremes, Nancy Wilson, O.C. Smith, The Jacksons, The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Phil Collins, Freda Payne, Chuck Higgins and Big Jay Neeley, Richard Lewis, Little Walter, Marvin & Johnny, Little Esther Phillips and Etta James. He was Co-Founder of the Doo-tones and has his first major hit as a producer was Dodie Stevens' "Tan Shoes and Pink Shoelaces," which #1 on the charts in the U.S. Accompanied by his wife, Barbara Barnum.
  • Jay Jackson, Event Co-Host, "Parks & Recreation," Former Emmy Award-winning reporter for CBS2/KCAL9)
  • Albert Edmund Lord III, Event Co-Host, Deputy, Office of City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr.
  • Helen Borgers, Posthumous Event Honoree, Jazz DJ for KJAZZ/Classical Pianist, award to be accepted by Cannon Coccellato accompanied by Jeannette Williams
  • Mike and Carol Gliona, Event Honorees, Blues Promoters
  • Corky Hale, Event Honoree, Jazz Harpist, Singer and Pianist
  • Billy Higgins, Posthumous Event Honoree, Jazz Drummer, award to be accepted by his nephew Billi Redd
  • Linda Hopkins, Posthumous Event Honoree, Tony Award-winning Actress, Blues Singer, award to be accepted by Maxine Weldon who appeared on Broadway with Linda Hopkins in "Black and Blue"
  • KJAZZ Radio, Event Honoree
  • William "Bill" Liston, Event Honoree, Arranger, Composer, Band Leader, Saxophone, Film Scorer, accompanied by his wife, Diana Liston
  • John McClure, Event Honoree, Promoter, Producer, West Coast Jazz Party, accompanied by his wife, Laurie McClure
  • Joe Rothman, Event Honoree, Jazz Promoter, Producer, West Coast Jazz Party, accompanied by his wife, Laurie Drake
  • Billy Mitchell, Event Honoree, Jazz Pianist, accompanied by his wife, Yuko Mabuchi
  • Ronald and Mara New, Event Honorees, Jazz Promoters, Producers and Management
  • Michael and Lucy Peak, Event Honorees, Bassist and Jazz Promoters
  • Bernie Pearl, Event Honoree, Blues Guitarist and Singer
  • Bobby Rodriguez, Event Honoree, Trumpet and Educator
  • Bill Selditz, Event Honoree, Jazz Drummer and Producer
  • Richard Simon, Event Honoree, Bassist and Educator
  • Jimmy Smith, Event Honoree, Jazz Drummer
  • Sweet Baby J'ai, Event Honoree, Jazz & Blues Singer, Composer and Producer
  • Kevin Toney, Event Honoree, Pianist, Arranger and Producer
  • Dwight Trible, Event Honoree, Jazz Singer
  • Al Williams. Event Honoree, Jazz Drummer and Jazz Concert Promoter
  • Dr. Lance Williams, Event Honoree, Blues Historian
  • The Karen Hernandez Trio, Event Performers
  • Angie Mack, Singer, Event Performer
  • Monica Doby, Singer, Event Performer
  • John Stephens Big Bluzzz Band, Event Performers

Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 on Monday, September 10, 2018. Red Carpet Arrivals from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Inductee Ceremony from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.; Barbara Morrison Birthday Concert from 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraising event are $50.00 per person, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Reservations for the show and dinner can be made by calling Catalina Bar & Grill at 323-466-2210 or online at Valet Parking is available. For further information about the levels of giving for this Museum fundraiser, please visit:

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