Jazz Singer Andy James Makes L.A. Concert Debut with The Legendary Bill Cunliffe and Johnny Coppola
Pata Productions will present Andy James, at Rockwell Table & Stage for one special performance on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8 p.m.Andy James is a jazz singer reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan with a twist of Billie Holiday. Partial to those great recordings that her mother played when she was growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Andy now recreates them with a flawless and loving fidelity, all the while injecting an up-to-the-minute vibe. Andy will be presenting tracks from her first two albums, "Caravan" and "All the Lovely Things You Are." Recorded at Capitol Records in November 2016, "All the Lovely Things You Are" is an extravagantly sumptuous big band collection of Golden Age songs arranged by the legendary Grammy Award-winning Bill Cunliffe and filled out by some of the best musicians in Los Angeles. Andy will perform renditions of classic numbers that are rejuvenated in her signature style, including "The Shadow of Your Smile," "You Go to My Head," and "Black Coffee," to name a few. Introducing Andy in her Los Angeles concert debut is longtime Capitol Records executive Johnny Coppola. Johnny ignited a singing career of his own, beginning in 1999, when he was asked to perform "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on the Capitol Records Employee Christmas album. Performing originals written in the vain of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Johnny has gone on to release two solo albums. He has also had his music placed in television and film, all alongside a robust live performance schedule in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Bill Cunliffe will head the band of eight musicians while also conducting and playing keyboard on the fantastic charts he has arranged. In addition to these heavy hitters, Josh Connolly (Grammy Award-nominated recording engineer), Zeffin Quinn Hollis (vocal director), and Piero Pata (producer) round out Andy's spectacular team.
Australian jazz singer Andy James began her artistic life as a flamenco dancer studying in Madrid, later basing her European dancing career there. As a flamenco dancer, she has worked with the absolute best in the business, including Paco de Lucia, Lucky Losada, Tito Losada, Antonio Canales and Rafael Amargo. A musician as well as a dancer from the very beginning, Andy also played the electric bass, and she was most famously a part of the band for the two-year Australian National Tour of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with a young Russell Crowe performing a role and covering Frank-N-Furter! This naturally progressed to a singing career specializing in the music she knows and loves the most. Andy has always been at home in the studio, embodying the style of greats while also adding her own je ne sais quoi. She has recorded two albums and two EPs in just under a year.
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andyjames.com Bill Cunliffe - Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band, and he worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name. Bill was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "West Side Story Medley," on the album "Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" (Resonance Records, 2009). In addition to receiving five Grammy nominations, he is a two-time Emmy nominee.
billcunliffe.com Johnny Coppola - In the late 1980s, Columbia Records hired Johnny as manager of dance music promotion. There he worked with Mariah Carey, George Michael, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, 3rd Bass, Cypress Hill, The Rolling Stones, Domino, Da Brat, Jamiroquai, Tony Bennett, Fiona Apple and many more. By 1999, Johnny had ascended to vice president of promotion. It was Christmas of 1999 when he first ventured into the legendary Capitol Studio A to cut a Christmas song for the annual Capitol Employee Holiday CD. It was love at first mic. After years of working with some of the best artists and record people in the business, Johnny felt it was time to roll the dice and write, produce and perform his very own music. He has gone on to release two solo albums and also to have his music placed in television and film.
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johnnycoppola.com Zeffin Quinn Hollis - Zeffin Quinn Hollis is a 21st century hybrid artist: teacher, singer,producer, director, and personal branding expert. He has appeared as a principal operatic baritone at many of the world's most significant opera houses, and he is also an accomplished vocal and acting coach and branding expert as the founder of SoulMint.Studio and Higher Strategies. His two companies share the same vision of helping clients to find their vocal personality, honing it, caring for it, and championing it as they take it out into the world.
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zeffin.com Josh Connolly - Grammy Award-nominated recording engineer Josh Connolly (aka Papa Bear) was raised in South Florida, where he started pursuing music at 9 years of age. Within three years Josh had recorded and released his first album. By the age of 21 he was recording albums for Universal Music Latin Entertainment and performing with artists Pretty Ricky, Dirtbag and Lauryn Hill. In the past few years, Josh has been spending most of his time in the studio engineering, mixing and producing. A favorite with the best on the West Coast, Josh has worked with Santana, The Isley Brothers, Justin Bieber, Marie Osmond, Pharrell Williams, CeeLo Green and Kendrick Lamar, among many others. Piero Pata -
Piero Pata started out as a principal dancer in the Australian Ballet before joining the Royal Ballet and finally the American Ballet Theatre Touring Company. He began producing flamenco shows throughout Spain and Europe, producing Antonio Canales and Rafael Amargo, among others. Piero has now moved on to record producing and producing the live events that are entwined with the work of a recording artist. Andy and Piero have had a performing partnership for nearly 20 years, spanning five continents and three performing arts genres. Rockwell Table & Stage, Venue -
The Monday, March 5th performance of Andy James starts at 8 p.m. There is NO COVER but reservations are required in advance and can be made by calling (323) 669-1550 or online at www.rockwell-la.com. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (map here). The indoor remodeled dining room opens each night at 5:30 p.m. with shows beginning at 8 p.m. The Rockwell features health-conscious dinner specials and innovative beverages.
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Valet, self-parking lots and metered parking are all available near the venue. For additional information or further questions, please call or email Pata Productions at (702) 335-2991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.