On Fridays from 6pm-8pm, catch LAMA musicians providing acoustic music for locals and shop guests. Last week we saw Lorenzo Grassi play and upcoming performances include:
May 31st – Mary Whisenhunt
June 7th – Mariela Arredondo
And more to come….
Bodega is Pasadena’s one-stop-shop for local and organic dairy, fresh flowers, produce, citrus and a host of housemade soups, fresh baked breads, imported pastas, local preserves and much more. We look forward to hanging with you at the next performance. See you at Bodega!
This past Sunday, two LAMA bands played the Art + Design Open Market, a one-day event showcasing the art and talent from Pasadena’s leading cultural institutions including LAMA, Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design.
LAMA musicians The Lorenzo Grassi Trio and Maracas provided music as people checked out one-of-a-kind photos, paintings, illustrations, ceramics and handmade apparel and jewelry lining the cobblestone alleys of One Colorado‘s historic property.
Since its launch in 2003, Art + Design Open Market has provided visibility for more than 1000 artists and has served as a go-to destination for countless art collectors and enthusiasts.
What are you up to Saturday, June 1st? If your answer was “don’t know yet” then you better make plans to be on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. The event is Make Music Pasadena 2013. The reason we are so passionate about it? LAMA will be heavily represented there with current students and alumni bands performing. There are two stages where these performances will be taking place the “Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage” and “Vroman’s Jazz Stage”. We have posted the schedule and stage info below. Hope to see you there! Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page here.
Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/dkU9H)
83 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Vroman’s Jazz Stage presented by LAMA
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
1pm-8pm (Current students and alumni bands)
2:00pm Kira Hooks
3:00pm Felicia Andolong
5:00pm The Grey Beret
6:00pm The Lorenzo Grassi Trio
7:00pm Gabriela Teran
We are very excited to introduce LAMA’s new Director of Admissions, Ashley Roberts! She joined our staff earlier this month so be sure to say hello and help give her a warm LAMA welcome! From Ashley:
I am so pleased to have joined the LAMA Staff! LAMA is at a great time of growth and I am happy to be working with such a successful team in a dynamic college. I look forward to contributing to the team’s efforts and helping students along with their musical careers.
LAMA Guitar Instructor Bill Fowler has released his newest quick tip video, focusing on different triad inversions. Thanks for the great advice Bill!
To our readers — please leave a comment to let us know which video topics you’d like to see Bill and other LAMA instructors tackle in the future.
Open up your calendar and add this date! LAMA has just announced the John Daversa Small Band will play a concert at LAMA May 22, 8-10pm in the performance hall. If you’ve never experienced this group before, it is a real treat. Daversa leads the powerhouse ensemble which transitions with ease from sections of incredible sensitivity to vignettes of intensity rivaling that of John’s own Big Band. The cast of characters:
EVI/Trumpet: John Daversa
Tenor Saxophonist: Robby Marshall
Keyboardists: Brandon Coleman & Tommy King
Guitarist: Zane Carney
Bassist: Jerry Watts
Drummer: Gene Coye
Check out this performance of “The Bridge” — amazing.