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The 2018-2019 Season

Doug Cameron

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Doug Cameron is a high-voltage violinist and a master of many musical styles.  He has appeared worldwide with major symphonies, as a soloist and with his own dynamic band.  Growing up in New York, Cameron started on the violin when he was five. He developed quickly and was still in grammar school when he played in the Westchester Conservatory Orchestra and the New York State Youth Orchestra. He mostly studied classical music up to high school (including leading a group called the Baroque Bums), then became interested in improvising and was particularly fond of the recordings of the Allman Brothers. Attending the University of Buffalo, Cameron often played in local clubs. One day Gregg Allman sat in and he was so impressed by Cameron that the violinist joined him for a tour and a recording. Graduating from college in 1978, Cameron settled in Los Angeles. Since then he has worked in the studios and with such musicians as David Benoit, George BensonEarth, Wind & FireDoc Severinson's fusion band Xebron, Jose Feliciano and many others. As a leader, Doug Cameron has emphasized instrumental pop in his music, recording sets for Spindletop (starting in 1986), Narada Equinox and Higher Octave.

For our show Doug is featuring his son Alex, a violinist extraordinaire at the ripe-old age of 15!  Doug also works with local Suzuki students and will feature some of these talented kids during the show, making this a really special night.

Watch a video of DOUG and Alex's performance of "The National ANTHEM"

Watch a video of DOUG's performance of "SMALL HOTEL"


Ivory & Gold
and their "Precious Elements"  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The "Precious Elements" band features Corey Gemme on cornet;
Dan Barrett on trombone; Nate Ketner on reeds;
Katie CAvera on Banjo and Flash Guitar; Sam Rocha on Base and Tuba;
and Josh Collazzo on drums.

Praised by The L.A. Jazz Scene as a musical duo that can "draw out the beauty in the rich melodies and play the music with taste, sensitivity, and a real affection for the idiom," Ivory&Gold® celebrates the greatest examples of American jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and hits from the Great American Songbook. The internationally renowned American musical performer and historian Max Morath hails Ivory&Gold® as "musically flawless."

The duo, consisting of Anne Barnhart (flute and vocals) and Jeff Barnhart (piano and vocals), was formed in 2001 to perform at the prestigious annual Jazz Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho. Subsequently, Ivory&Gold® has been invited to appear in hundreds of venues from coast-to-coast.

Ivory&Gold® has played to packed houses on six of the seven continents in every imaginable scenario. Engagements outside the United States have included concerts and workshops in Kigali, Rwanda (at the request of the Swiss Ambassador), a feature in Caesarea, Israel, as well as the 400-year-old concert venue Zunfthaus Zur Waag in Zurich. Ivory&Gold® is well known in the United Kingdom, where annual tours include appearances in Selby Abbey in York, The CatStrand Theatre in New Galloway, Buccleuch Theatre in Langholm, Darlington Arts Centre in Darlington and both Neal's Yard and the Pheasantry in London.

Anne is a magna cum laude graduate of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and holds both bachelor and masters degrees in music. Following extensive master-class experience performing for world renowned artists Jeffrey Khaner and Goran Marcusson.

Jeff Barnhart is a highly regarded pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, composer, pedagogue and entertainer. He began his professional career at age 14 performing throughout New England, both as a soloist and with ensembles. He continued to maintain a busy performing schedule while earning a double bachelor's degree in Music and English (summa cum laude) from Connecticut College and his Master's in Education.

For our show, we'll be going into their "living room" to see how they arrange a song, make musical magic and build a band that will include international stars.

Watch a video of Their performance of "Alexander's ragtime band"

Watch a video of JEFF's performance of "St James Infirmary Blues"

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The Modern Gentlemen

November 9, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Individually, Landon Beard, Todd Fournier, and brothers Brian and Brandon Brigham were all in-demand singers prior to being brought together as a quartet by the legendary Frankie Valli.  For well over a decade now, they've been wowing audiences worldwide providing all the background vocals and choreography alongside the Rock & Roll Icon!  So, if you've seen Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in concert anywhere in the world over that time, you've seen these four gentlemen beside him!  Since then, they've developed their own signature sound blending their modern voices together with four part, tight harmonies performing the classic hits of Pop, Rock and Doo-Wop!  

They've toured with Frankie Valli all over the world on the biggest stages from Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms in the park for over 40,000 people in London, Asia, Israel, Canada, down under in Australia and New Zealand and even two stints on Broadway. 

They've appeared onstage with The Beach Boys, The Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson and so many other greats, as well as performed for presidents of The United States and even for Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at the esteemed Arts Club in London!  

This dynamic quartet feels fortunate to have worked alongside many of the artists they celebrate and when THE MODERN GENTLEMEN take the stage for our show, they will bring their showmanship, charm, and spot-on vocals with harmonic perfection!

Watch Their Promo video

Watch a video of a live performance

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The 2017-2018 Season


Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM


For being simply instrumental, Pavlo's Mediterranean music speaks for itself. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter, has released 10 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015's Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira of The Tenors, and 2009's Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.

Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls "Mediterranean music" – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavors, wrapped in contemporary pop. His music has taken him all around the world. Along the way he's performed for royalty in the likes of Prince Charles and worked and toured with artists such as José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.

It has never been more convincing, Pavlo is a TRUE WORLD artist, and has become famous for bringing every audience to their feet.

Pavlo is currently on tour promoting his second PBS special "Live in Kastoria" Greece and is still driven by his father's famous words: "Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well."

Watch a video of his performance of "Besame Mucho"

Watch a video of his performance of "Mediterranean Jig & Midnight Dance"

CLICK HERE TO Visit HIS website


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

3 Redneck Tenors

The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the "tenor genre" – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall - down home laughs with big city music!  It has been said that if Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors.  Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were top finalists on "America's Got Talent" and have been thrilling audiences since 2006.

These boys have seen it all, sing it all, and make us laugh 'till we double over, reminding us that in life, it is not just the destination, it's the journey. Get ready for one side splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had… delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical.

Watch a video of their performance of "Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot" by Puccini

Watch a video compilation of their live show

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM


In 1983 a group of talented musicians attending Arizona State University formed a musical ensemble whose artistic focus centered around the musical traditions of early New Orleans jazz. Now, over 25 years later, the same core members are still together and have expanded their musical palette to include over a half-century of jazz styles from early New Orleans Dixieland and blues to big band swing and popular standards. The Strutters have presented formal concerts, symphony pops performances and student outreach programs in fifty states, seven European countries, Canada and Mexico. Their superb musicianship and award-winning orchestrations have earned them national and international acclaim: NEA awarded fellowships and grants; California Arts Council and Northwest On Tour Roster Artists; First Place Honors, Breda International Jazz Competition, Holland; National radio and television appearances; International Association of Jazz Educators Outstanding Musicianship Award; appearances at dozens of European and U.S. jazz festivals, and a guest presidential performance — all this, in addition to their regular performances at California's Disneyland. In concert, The Side Street Strutters weave a delicate tapestry of lush ballads, whimsical novelty selections, and powerful, challenging arrangements, which showcase the individual artistry of each performer. Together, this energetic and entertaining septet brilliantly captures the essential charm and vibrant energy of Jazz — America's musical heritage.

Watch a video of their performance of "AT LAST"

Watch a video compilation of their live shows

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Two On Tap

TWO ON TAP marks the creative collaboration of celebrated musical theatre performers Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano. Since debuting in February 2010, TWO ON TAP has entertained tens of thousands at theatrical concerts across the USA, gala events, and headline performances onboard luxury cruise liners. 

Heralded by presenters and critics, TWO ON TAP aims to breathe new life into classic song-and-dance with clever arrangements, a meaningful connection to the audience, and exciting high-energy routines. Recent accomplishments include multiple appearances at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, headline spots on Queen Mary 2's historic transatlantic route, and multiple community concert tours including over 100 cities throughout the Midwestern and Mountain states.

Educational outreach and helping to create "tomorrow's audience" are an important part of TWO ON TAP's mission, and Ron and Melissa enjoy leading school and community programs in conjunction with their performances. Their innovative "Tea for Two Outreach," in which local dance students interact with the artists before a concert and join together onstage for a signature song-and-dance group number, has been praised by presenters as an exciting and wonderful way to connect with new audience members and increase ticket sales. Audition workshops for aspiring high-school theatre performers as well as mini-concerts for young people incorporating a structured curriculum on the history and evolution of tap dancing have sparked renewed interest in what some had considered a "lost" art form.

Watch a video of their performance of "Sing, sing, sing"

Watch their promotional Video

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Firebird Balalaika Ensemble

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble

Founded in 1995, Firebird is building a reputation as a unique, dynamic, and accomplished group of musicians performing on Russian traditional instruments.  These include the domra, a string instrument with a thin, fretted neck and round body first appearing in written records at the end of the 15th century; the balalaika, a triangular-bodied Russian instrument well known to Western audiences from the film Doctor Zhivago; and the bayan, a member of the accordion family popular in Russia and Ukraine.  Firebird's repertoire ranges from traditional Russian and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and works of contemporary composers.

Touring extensively in the US and abroad, the ensemble also performs for TV, radio, and films.  Firebird has appeared with great success at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco, Fechin Institute in Taos, NM, Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, OH, Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Sound of LA concert series at the Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, and the Russian International Festival in San Francisco.

Watch a video of their performance of "Russian white nights in California"

Watch a video of their performance of "A Musical Hello from Odessa"

CLICK HERE TO Visit their Website


Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Cornet Chop Suey

The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity since its arrival on the jazz scene in 2001. The band's unique front line with Brian Casserly on trumpet, Tom Tucker on cornet, Jerry Epperson on reeds and Brett Stamps on trombone is driven by a powerful rhythm section consisting of Paul Reid on piano, Jay Hungerford on bass and John Gillick on drums. Best known for a wide variety of styles, Cornet Chop Suey applies its own exciting style to traditional jazz, swing, blues and "big production" numbers. Every performance by Cornet Chop Suey is a high-energy presentation and is always a memorable experience for the audience.

Named after a somewhat obscure Louis Armstrong composition, Cornet Chop Suey now has nine CD's available. The "St. Louis Armstrong" CD includes many of the tunes performed in the special Louis Armstrong show. The band is in great demand at jazz festivals, jazz cruises, conventions and concerts around the country. 

Watch a video of their performance of "Caravan"

Watch a video of their performance of "The Creole Love Song"

CLICK HERE TO Visit their Website

The 2016-2017 Season


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin are fast earning a reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. They have twice been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy, Pat Flynn, and Tommy Emmanuel. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Touring together since 2008, Bettman & Halpin have been recognized in various Regional and National competitions, including:

Grand Prize Winners in the So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition.

Winners in Southern California’s Topanga Banjo / Fiddle Contest.

Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques.

Their 2 CDs have recieved critical acclaim,
both reaching the top 10 on the National Folk DJ chart.

Watch Their promotional video

Watch a video of their performance of "Feels Like Coming Home"

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.

Doug, as member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide.  It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives.  Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins.  They are drawn to it.  They are passionate about it.

It is this drive to create music that has led Doug and Jennifer’s children to achieve so much, even at their young ages.  Still all in elementary school, the children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music that people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step dancing are all included in their stage performances.  And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamour audiences who don’t want the show to end. Having shared stages across North America with “Leahy”, their performances leave audiences in awe.  

This rare talent in children so young is an inspiration to other children and families alike, showing just what young people are capable of. The joy of music is meant for all and Doug and his family are set on sharing that joy with each and every audience.

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Watch a video of their performance of "Line Dance"

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Ms. Yaya Zhang is an award-winning artist with 20 years of stage performance, choreography and dance instruction experience.  She graduated from the Dept. of Folk Dance at the Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy in 1999 and received a B.A in choreography from Beijing Dance Academy in 2003.  During her decade-long study at the Beijing Dance Academy, she mastered many different Chinese ethnic folk dance traditions as well as sword, fan, ribbon and sleeve techniques.  At the same time, she has extensive experience in the choreography of the above styles and techniques.  In 2004 and 2005, she carried the role of “Rumpleteazer” in the musical production of “Cats” by Shiki theatre Company in Japan.  Before moving to America in 2007, she worked in many productions in China including musicals.  Since moving to Los Angeles area, she has been teaching at several well-known dance companies and is now the artistic director of YAYA Dance Academy. 

The dance academy provided a spectacular show at the Placentia Performing Arts Center in 2015 entitled “Dancing Beauties”.  Those attending commented that it was a night to remember! Yaya Dance Academy gave a dazzling performance to a capacity crowd on the evening of January 17th, 2015.  Months of preparation and hard work came together in emotionally charged dance routines in what was truly a display of skills and wills, directed by Yaya. 

Click here to watch a video made during their performance at SBCCA!

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Praised for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound, Alina Kiryayeva captivates the audiences with her profound philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence.

A native of the Ukraine, Ms. Kiryayeva performed her first solo recital at age 8 and her solo debut with an orchestra at the age of 11. The First Prize winner of the Senigallia International Competition, Italy, Ms. Kiryayeva has also claimed top prizes in several international piano competitions in the USA, including the Grace Welsh International Competition, and the California Young Artist International Competition. She was honored by the Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, with the State Award for Achievements in Arts. One of very few classical pianists that completed both Bachelor and Master degrees at The Juilliard School of Music on full scholarship, she has also been awarded the Fannie Gottlieb-Harkavi Scholarship and Susan Rose Piano Scholarship.

Ms. Kiryayeva has toured her native Ukraine as well as Russia, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Japan and United States. In recent seasons she has performed with the Kharkov State Philharmonic and State Opera Theatre Orchestras, The Imperial Valley Symphony orchestra and New York Symphonic Ensemble Orchestra. In 2013 Ms. Kiryayeva released a solo piano album "Sonatas", which was featured on the 150th broadcast of "Women in Music" on CKWR Radio in Ontario, Canada.

An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with an array of esteemed artists, including renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich, and internationally acclaimed counter-tenor Terry Barber. 

Ms. Kiryayeva's upcoming chamber music performances include appearances in the Steinway Series at the Smithsonian Museum and in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. 

Watch her promotional video

Watch a video of her performance of Chopin's "Etude no.5 Op.10"

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SATURDAY, April 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Note that this date is A change
from the date originally announced

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and spontaneous creativity. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.

Loren and Mark first met in 2005 when they spent a few days working with the great Tommy Emmanuel at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Ohio. Mark was just completing his degree in classical guitar on exchange at the University of North Carolina; Loren was already a seasoned performer, but it was his first serious look at acoustic guitar.

In 2009 they met again in Nashville at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) convention, an international gathering of hundreds of guitarists. That was the first time they started playing together, and it set the stage for the 2010 CAAS convention where they were on the schedule of performers. Though they were not originally listed to play on the big Saturday night finale, they were added to the show due to popular demand from those who heard them throughout the week.

Loren and Mark have performed in many small theaters across the country, and have also appeared on notable radio programs such as NPR’s Says You, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and the Nashville based TV show Inside Music Row.

Their repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets, giving them a wide appeal. Their music is influenced by Americana, Jazz, Popular and Classical; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals with some beautiful harmonies from Mark.

All three of their duo albums have won SAMMY awards (Syracuse Area Music Awards) for Best Album, and the title track of their second studio album ‘Onward’ won best instrumental at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2013.

Watch Their promotional video

Watch a video of Their performance of "Jerry's Breakdown"

Watch a video of Their performance of Mozart and 12 street rag

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