August 17, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Jazz and Blues with the Rev. Shawn Amos at the Broad Stage

By Staff Writer

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents The Reverend Shawn Amos on Friday, September 7 at 8:00pm, inaugurating the blackbox @ the edye at The Broad Stage, a series that transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists.

In addition to opening the series, this entire season is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos. He, along with his house band, will perform at other shows during the season as well.

Amos’ distinctive blend of black roots music, R&B and stripped down rock n’ roll brings a bracing, soul-deep musical experience to audiences starved for authenticity.

“I derive a lot of satisfaction bringing people joy,” he says.

In the early 60s, Amos’ mother, Shirl-ee May, sang blues and jazz at Club Harlem — the storied Atlantic City nightspot home to a generation of legendary African American performers. Throughout the mid 20th century, jazz and blues clubs like Club Harlem became the center of urban American nightlife.

“No doubt, people, souls were being saved. It’s in the American rhythm and the rhyme. Jazz and blues is our music. It belongs to us. This music is ours. Jazz and blues is the tragedy and triumph of our shared history. It’s the continual battle of our current circumstance,” Shawn Amos wrote. “Jazz and blues cuts the shortest path from our heart to our head and up to a higher power. These deep grooves hold our fears, hopes and darkest demons. In this trying 21st century, jazz and blues reminds us of our interdependence.”

Amos’ performance will be followed by Sandra Booker singing Sarah Vaughan (October 5), Billy Valentine (November 2), Amy Keys (December 7), a tribute to the Harlem Renaissance (February 1), Mudbug Brass Band (March 1), Jennifer Keith Quintet (April 5)  and Gabrielito (May 3).

Information, subscription packages and tickets priced $20 are available at thebroadstage.org or by calling (310) 434-3200, or visiting at the box office at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica CA 90401 beginning three hours prior to performance.
 
blackbox @ the edye at The Broad Stage made possible in part by a generous gift from Ann Petersen.

Related Posts

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Santa Monica With Stolen Property in Possession

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

SMPD detectives believe suspect is responsible for other thefts in the area By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police over the...

Americana in the Park Concert Series Returns to Santa Monica’s Gandara Park this September

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

McCabe’s Guitar Shop partners with the City for a celebration of Americana music McCabe’s Guitar Shop, in partnership with the...

Anne Heche Dies Following Mar Vista Crash

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Actress dies at 53 due to injuries sustained in August 5 crash By Sam Catanzaro Anne Heche has died at...

Police Seek Publics Help In Identifying Victims Of Sexual Assault By Registered Sex Offender: Santa Monica Beat – August 15th, 2022

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Police Seek Publics Help In Identifying Victims Of Sexual Assault By Registered...

Man Arrested for Santa Monica’s Second Homicide of the Year

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Lamont E. Horton arrested in connection to August 11 murder By Sam Catanzaro A man was arrested by Santa Monica...

Sunset Park Custom Home Lists For First Time Ever By Original Builders $5.9M: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – August 15th, 2022

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* City Council Votes to Unanimously Backs Proposal to Cut Rent Increases* Sunset Park...

Construction Begins on Michigan Avenue Affordable Housing Development

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

The new development will replace the Santa Monica Nikkei Hall By Dolores Quintana ​​A new affordable housing project has begun...

Column: Time to Crack Down on Vacant Homes’ Owners

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist ​​There is no doubt California has a housing shortage. That’s fact even in the wake of...

Metro To Hold Community Meetings About Potential Green Line Extension

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Los Angeles Metro is holding a series of public meetings to discuss extending the Metro C or...

Another Mountain Lion Dies After Being Hit by a Car

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

P-89 found dead along the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills last month By Sam Catanzaro Another mountain...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Sexual Assualt Suspect

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Anthony Barrett arrested in connection to June 28 assault By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police are seeking the public’s help...

LA City Council Approves Expanded Anti-Camping Ordinance

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Bonin one of three not votes in expansion of LAMC section 41.18 Los Angeles City Council has banned homeless encampments...

Review: A Santa Monica Restaurant’s New Happy Hour is Top-Notch

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Birdie G’s in Santa Monica has a new Happy Hour and it is something special. For one...