Jazz in July
Saturdays at 7 pm
July 8, 15 & 22
Free music on the front lawn
Food trucks start at 6 pm
Bring your own lawn chair
Wartime Radio Review Swing Orchestra with Pete Jacobs
Food Trucks: Uncle Al’s BBQ and Nashville Hot Chicken
Wayne Bergeron and David Tull
Food Trucks: Burnt to a Crisp BBQ
César Mateus Latin Jazz Group
Food Truck: Zamorales Grill BBQ & Tacos
Located at 10400 Zelzah Ave, Northridge CA 91326.
Free parking is available on our lot.
We will be having a chance drawing, everyone gets one free ticket, extra tickets are available for purchase, so bring cash.
Wartime Radio Review Swing Orchestra with Pete Jacobs:
Formed in November of 1997, Wartime Radio Review quickly established themselves with appearances at such swingin’ landmarks as The Hollywood Bowl, New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Catalina’s Casino Ballroom, and have been a regular monthly featured band for many years at Disneyland.
Dancing is what it’s all about! Few bandleaders understand – and can deliver – what dancers want better than Jacobs. “I actually started this band because of my own interest in swing-dancing. When I started learning the Lindy-Hop (the original swing-dance from the 1930’s), I wanted to re-create the music the way it was played back then when the big-bands would play for packed houses and dance halls. It doesn’t matter how great the musicianship of the band is if you can’t dance to it.” And the people who flock to every swing music venue they can find overwhelmingly agree!
Wayne Bergeron and David Tull
Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. Studio sessions, film dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest appearances, and clinics keep him busy not only in his hometown of Los Angeles but worldwide.
Bergeron first caught the ear of many when he landed the lead trumpet chair with Maynard Ferguson’s band in 1986. Bergeron demonstrates daily why Maynard remarked, “Wayne is the most musical lead trumpet player I’ve had on my band.”
As a sideman, Bergeron’s list of recording credits reads like a “who’s who” in contemporary jazz and pop, running the stylistic gamut from Ray Charles to Green Day. Other names include Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Indina Menzel, Leslie Oden Jr, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Seal, Diana Krall, Christina Aguilera, Dianne Reeves, The Mars Volta, Rosemary Cloony, Diane Schuur, Barry Manilow, Kenny G., and David Benoit.
Bergeron has worked on over 500 TV & motion picture soundtracks. A partial list of film credits includes Red Notice, Turning Red, Soul, Bob’s Burgers, Ford vs. Ferrari, Toy Story 4, Frozen 1 & 2, The Lion King (2019), The Secret Life of Pets, Crazy Rich Asians, Sing 1&2, Moana, Frozen 1 & 2, Toy Story 3, High School Musical 3, Superman Returns, The Simpson’s Movie, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Spiderman 1 & 2, Team America and South Park.
Bergeron’s featured trumpet solos can be heard on the motion pictures West Side Story (2021 Steven Spielberg),La La Land, Sing, The Incredibles 1 & 2, Rocky Balboa, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Minions, Minions 2:The Rise of Gru, Spies in Disguise, Jersey Boys, Despicable Me, Aladdin King of Thieves, and many others.
Dave Tull’s latest release, “Texting and Driving” was the #2 most requested new album of 2018 on SiriusXM Real Jazz, and was featured by NPR’s Susan Stamberg on Weekend Edition. Singing from the drums, Dave brings to the stage a rare combination of joyous songwriting, world-class jazz singing and drumming. Think “Frishberg meets Gershwin”. Dave’s songs have been called both “laugh out loud funny” and inspiring of “soul searching and introspection”, propelling “Texting and Driving” to #5 on the Billboard Jazz Chart, and #3 on the Billboard Comedy Chart in the same week, and 23 weeks on the JazzWeek chart!
Dave’s celebrated first CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid”, continues to get regular airplay many years after its release.
When not leading his own trio, Dave is one of the busiest drummers on the scene. In 2016 Dave became the drummer for Barbra Streisand and has played five tours with Streisand including Madison Square Garden in July 2019, and on Barbra’s GRAMMY NOMINATED live Netflix concert video, “Barbra – “The Music..The Mem’ries..The Magic!”. Dave toured from 2000-2010 as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione.
César Mateus Latin Jazz Group:
The César Mateus Latin Jazz Group was founded in winter 2005 by guitarists César Andrés Mateus, and Brad Rabuchin. The group's core membership first included Brent Fischer, Enzo Todesco, Evren Edler, Dick Weller, Frank Petrilli, Sandro Feliciano, and Robert Fernandez. Recent guests have included: Walter Rodriguez, Richie Gajate Garcia, Samuel Mazur, MB Gordy, Baba Elefante, Daniel Richardson, Rivkah Ross, Randal Fisher, Kyle O'Donnell, Keith Fiddmont, Doug Shreeve, and Robby Elfman. The group has performed as a quintet, sextet, and septet at Vitello's Upstairs Lounge, The Baked Potato, La Vè Lee, Henri's Backroom Jazz, Caffé Roma, Bocca Fusion Lounge, Corky's Lounge, World Fest 2011, San Fernando Chile Festival 2015, and Ventura College's Music Exposed and Faculty Artists Series. The group also held a weekly residency at Lucy's 51 in Toluca Lake, CA. Most recently we have been performing at Vitello's in Studio City, CA.The Group also performs at international music festivals and concert venues
The concert will feature the legendary bassist Alphonso Johnson, Joey DeLeon on percussion, Dick Weller on drums, Brandon Wilkins on saxophones and winds, Frank Petrilli on accordion, Abby Loces a guest vocalist, and Cesar Andres Mateus on Guitars. The band's first CD "Of Red and White" was released in 2008 and an upcoming album will be recorded this fall inspired by a mix of authentic Flamenco, Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Afro-Caribbean traditions.