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LAMA Musicians Perform During Pasadena’s Shop Indie Day



LAMA student and alumni bands will be providing entertainment during Shop Indie Day this Saturday, November 30 in Pasadena. More than 25 Playhouse District businesses are involved; this is a great day to hang in the community, listen to music and receive special discounts at all the stores. Those who visit six businesses are entered to win an iPad Air.

LAMA performances include Mary Ashley at 11am, Fernanda Alba at 1pm and BLOOM at Vroman’s  at 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Musicians Play Open Market at One Colorado


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.

Lorenzo Grassi

Lorenzo Grassi (pictured) performed with his trio.

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.

-LAMA Staff

Join LAMA at Make Music Pasadena, June 1st!


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:
83 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm Killola

Vroman’s Jazz Stage presented by LAMA
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
1pm-8pm (Current students and alumni bands)

1:00pm Maracas

2:00pm Kira Hooks

3:00pm Felicia Andolong

4:00pm Afrotango

5:00pm The Grey Beret

6:00pm The Lorenzo Grassi Trio

7:00pm Gabriela Teran


-LAMA staff

New LAMA Concert Announced

The John Daversa Small Band

John Daversa Small Band featuring LAMA’s Bass Department Chair Jerry Watts

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.

-LAMA Staff

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