We are fortunate this month to host the local favorites Barry and Kendra Cogert. Barry is the founder of The Jazz Angels in Long Beach. The Jazz Angels creates an environment for playing and preserving jazz, and empowers young musicians to develop self-confidence, leadership, and group interaction skills. www.jazzangel.org
Kendra is the owner of Music Together at the Beach which is the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through 5 and the adults who love them. www.musictogetheratthebeach.com
Come enjoy their beautiful music with us!
The Andy Rau Band performs Americana music, an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass. The band was formed in 1986 with the intent of showcasing new material, illustrating the versatility of the 5-string banjo and breaking with the conventions of folk and bluegrass. The group borrows from a wide variety of musical styles which enables each song to shape its own identity without borrowing from old tried-and-true formulas.
MICHAEL UBALDINI- 'THE ROCK N ROLL POET' Is A acclaimed & Prolific Singer Songwriter & Rock N Roll Renegade & published poet –He performs &tours solo troubadour style w/his acoustic guitar & harmonica &w/ his band Michael Ubaldini & The Starshakers.
Hestarted playing guitar and writing at Age 7. influenced by a heavy dose of Rock N Roll,Honky Tonk , Pre War Blues ,Garage , Punk Rock, Folk music &pre war gospel aswell as rebel poets and American writers .
Michael Blended all those styles to create what later was to be marketed Americana & Alt Country .-His Influentialbands The Earwigs & Mystery Train (EMI)as well as a string of acclaimed solo albums put him on the map-He has been called 'The Jack Kerouac of Americana by the music press. His Fans call him 'The Rock n Roll Poet' He's has released seven albumsin the last Ten Years. All Award winners in the USA and EUROPE.
He has been featured at THE BLUEBIRD CAFÉ in Nashville several times & in 2017 did shows w/ legends Judy Collins & Don Mclean-as well as shows w/ Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams & Brian Setzer.He also hosts his own ‘Outlaws of folk music series’
His Alternative Americana style goes against the grain of today’s watered down ,Americanaandpop formulaand sings his songs with A passion & Integrity rarely heard these days.
He’s faced And survived and overcome serious adversity-such as when told he would never play or walk again and overcame it completely-His latest releases 'Starshaker' (with full band)'Songster'-(the Acoustic reels)& 2017 limited edition vinyl 'The Ballad of Brian Jones'- have received critical acclaim in UK & USA for songwriting & performance-Shindig called his song Jeanie Lees Phone
“A smash hit waiting to happen”
He lives & has lived his songs.whether with his band or solo acoustic w/guitar and harmonica only -
-A True American Music songster rebel
Frank has been playing piano and woodwinds since he was a kid. Over the years he has enjoyed playing a variety of styles of music, but Jazz in particular. He has been able to collaborate with a number of different talented musicians in Orange and LA county. Come by...listen and relax. You will probably hear tunes by Norah Jones, Michael Bublé, Nat King Cole and Sinatra
Ellie Williams is a singer/songwriter living in Seal Beach. Ellie started her music career at age ten, performing with local bands in her hometown of Lawrence, KS. She has also performed at several venues in Los Angeles including Disneyland, the Catalina Jazz Club and the Avalon Hollywood. In December of 2016, Ellie released her first original CD, titled ‘Act My Age’ (available on iTunes). She is currently attending the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) as a junior in the Commercial Music Program. Ellie aspires to create music for herself and others to enjoy. She hopes to continue to perform at great venues wherever she is, and eventually take her show on tour. You can follow her adventures on twitter and instagram ellie1williams. .
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With a sound that combines acoustic folk-rock songwriting of the early 70's with indie and alternative sounds and textures, "singer-songwriter" would only address Allen Morris on the surface. With influences are as diverse as Neil Young to The Cure, Allen Morris runs a gamut of songwriting styles throughout his energetic and engaging performances that are captured well in his two releases thus far: "Alpha Particles" (2016), and this year's "Fly By Wire" (2017). Allen is currently touring in support of his latest release.
Jeff has performed as a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and mandolin player. He currently teaches music lessons and performs locally with many different groups including his band, Brown Stone Love. His songwriting influence comes from a variety of musicians including Bob Dylan, John Lennon (The Beatles), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), and many others. Follow Jeff's social media pages below for upcoming events and contact information.
Instagram.com/Jefflivingstonemusic | @Jefflivingstonemusic
Instagram.com/brownstonelove (band page) | @Brownstonelove
Twitter.com/Livingsteez | @Livingsteez
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Megan Brown is not your average musician. Her musical career has been an unexpected one, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She began studying classical music at a young age and quickly became an accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist, and is currently a much sought after studio recording artist. She has performed all over the US and Europe.
Hugo Nogueira studied jazz and classical guitar at the three most prestigious Conservatories in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While working on his Master’s degree with Michael Kozubek at APU, he participated in guitar festivals such as La Guitarra in San Luis Obispo, Sierra Nevada Guitar festival, and New Mexico Guitar Festival.
About a year ago I did the signs for a church that had had a fire. Speaking with the Pastor, the conversation drifted to music, and I explained that I had a record company, Pig Heaven Records and recorded some of the top urban blues players in the Bay area. I played my record and the pastor loved it. He asked me to play for the rededication of the church.
That's where I met Brother Phil Soul. Phil has been playing organ in church since he was 7 years old, he is a unique talent possible one of the best Gospel players around. To be quite honest it was a gift that brought us together, being a Jewish guy from New York playing contemporary gospel was really a challenge and helped put the musical pieces of the puzzle together.
After all, lots of the great players I idolized got their chops playing in church. So I offer to you the soulful & sanctified, that deep heart rhythm blues. LA Parks & Wreaks.
We will be hosting a coffee chat with Steve Remery, the new Publisher of the Sun Newspaper. We will be talking about the role of the local press in a small community and how you too can get published. Of course we will also discuss any and all topics that are of concern to those in attendance. We look forward to seeing you!
Keji Sojobi loves experiencing music. She is most herself while she is making music. She performs regularly at open mic nights along the border between LA and Orange Counties, including the one at Bogart's every Tuesday! She is grateful to be sharing her music at Bogart's, and hopes you enjoy her performance.
The Sweetwater Creek Band is an Orange County, CA who play fiddle, Irish bouzouki and mandolin, accordion guitar, banjo, and baroque recorders. Each member also sings, alternating between lead and harmony vocals. From diverse backgrounds and training, this unique group enjoys interweaving various nationalities of folk music such as Irish, Scottish, Cajun, and Swedish, with traditional Bluegrass and gospel tunes. We have played at coffee houses, farmers markets, street fairs, contra-dances, libraries, and art festivals throughout Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties, and have had audiences of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing to this timeless, family-friendly music! To learn more about our group and to book us for your next event, please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scbmusic, on Instagram @sweetwatercreekband or call us at 714-538-5209, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to the opportunity to perform for you!
Alan Levin plays a whole bunch of fun songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. He rocks out with authentic recreations of the great tunes from the 60's British Invasion including, Beatles, Stones, Herman's Hemits, Kinks, Yardbirds, Dave Clark Five plus other 60's tunes by the Byrds, Monkees, and other bands and artists from that period. And don't forget the Beach Boys, and some Motown. The Doobies, Eagles, America, and other 70s-80s repertoire find their way into his setlist too! Expect a few of his studio quality music buddies to join him too. He calls his musical troupe "Stuck In The 60's" because he is in fact still stuck in the 60s for sure!!
Greg Lewis plays guitar and mandolin and he sings every song from the 60s and 70s too. He has been playing ever since he saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. He is a big fan of all the great 60s and 70s tunes and loves Dylan, Neil Young, the Moody Blues, the Beatles, and the Monkees. Alan and Greg met in the late 70s in L.A. and have played these oldies together so much that they finally decided to gig with these songs. Greg and Alan make music magic together since the both come from the same music quilt. Their guitar strings intertwine with each other and every in the audience feels their good vibrations!!!
Kris Shelton has been singing professionally for over 30 years. From jazz to pop, folk and a little bit of country, she has played many venues in Orange and L.A. counties and done studio work as well. She lives in Orange County with her husband and two very cute dogs.
Eric Hirschhorn is a modern jazz saxophonist from Long Beach, CA. With the goal of uniting the world through music, he currently tours with bands such as Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, The Green, Delta Nove as well as playing all over the LA area with a myriad of acts.
Eric has recently released his first album, "Living in the Question" and will be performing works from it, along with some of his other original works as well as those of his bandmates. He will be accompanied by an incredible band consisting of Harry Ostrander on trumpet, Shane Savala on guitar, Nick Ornelas on bass and Tyler Kreutel on drums. This will be a show you cannot miss!
Jack Blake is a singer/songwriter from Huntington Beach. His influences range from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt to Kate Wolf
A senior at Long Beach Poly, Jackson Wagner has been playing guitar for most of his life. Influences include Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello and Jack Johnson. He will be featuring several new songs he has written, along with some familiar tunes. He will be joined by Jack Blake and other friends as well.
Chelsey Sanchez is a Long Beach local singer, songwriter, guitarist. Most recently she has opened for Aaron Carter at the Federal Bar, and has played at locations such as The Queen Mary, Angel's Stadium, The House of Blues, and smaller venues around Southern California
Sal and Isela con Los Salerosos is an Inland Empire-based band fronted by husband-and-wife duo, Erasmo (Sal) and Isela Salgado. Their self-described “Mexicanized-American music” is a blend of rock-n-roll, folk, and Americana mixed with musical
rhythms and traditional song structures from south of the border.
Lorenzo Leonard is an award winning actor and producer, known for Into Tartarus (2017), Self Help (2015) and Scammers (2014). Lorenzo's success is an inspirational story, a "Filmmaker's Journey" He will be speaking on his latest work which is featured in the Seal Beach Film Festival this weekend.
COMBOA is back for the summer and is performing once again at Bogart's Coffee House. This group of young musicians will be playing arrangements and originals of songs spanning from jazz to hip hop and r&b. Some artists that you might recognize during their show will be the music by MFDOOM, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar, which were artists that brought Tyler Chiu (sax), Henry Glenn (bass), Matt Guadagno (guitar), and Jackie Rush (drums) together during their time spent in the jazz program at Los Alamitos High School. So come out and enjoy a killing performance by COMBOA !
Taylor Crawford is a fresh Long Beach local singer-songwriter who transplanted to So-Cal from Texas. Currently recording her sweet, delicate, and enticing vocals for her premier EP, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, catch her live in store at Bogart’s as she launches her recording endeavors. Stay in the know with Taylor through her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Stop by for a tasty beverage with our City Councilwoman, Ellery Deaton along with the City finance Director, Vikki Beatley to talk about the City Budget prior to adopting it on June 26th. Mayor Massa-Lavitt may also join. Come by with your questions and concerns or just to talk!