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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE RALPH GIBSON QUARTET

Music in Downtown LA
Date(s): 12/22/2017
Day(s): Friday
Time(s): 7pm; 9pm
Address: 500 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 310-966-0505
Cost: $25

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Celebrate the holidays with an evening of jazz in a decorated Los Angeles historic-cultural landmark with The Ralph Gibson Quartet comprised of saxophonist Ralph Gibson, pianist Cengiz Yaltkaya, bassist Mike Alvidrez, and percussionist Jerrell Ballard, performing straight-ahead jazz from John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Charles Mingus, to the smooth sounds of the holidays.

Ralph Gibson, a renowned saxophonist, has a been a fixture in the Los Angeles jazz scene for over 30 years. A Leimert Park veteran known for honing his craft at the Billy Higgins World Stage. Gibson has performed at the Ford Amphitheatre, Fonda Theatre, Jazz Bakery, Catalina Jazz Club, 57th Street Gallery, Temecula Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, among the venues.

Cengiz Yaltkaya is an accomplished pianist/composer born in Istanbul, Turkey, and spent his high school years in Switzerland and moved to New York in 1967. He studied at Berklee College of Music and Julliard School of Music, was an arranger and producer on the staff of Atlantic Records during 1976-86, and became busy as a composer for films and musical theater. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1995 and has since been active on the local jazz scene in addition to appearing at jazz festivals and toured throughout Europe.

Mike Alvidrez was born and raised in East Los Angeles, and began studying the bass while in high school. He continued his education at Pasadena City College and later completed a Bachelor of Music degree at California State University, Northridge. During that time, he studied with Putter Smith, Bobby Bradford, Gary Pratt, and Darek Oles. Michael has performed/recorded with the Peter Myers Orchestra, Charles Owens Orchestra, Ernie Andrews, Isla Eckinger, Riner Scivally, Javier Vergara, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Chuck Manning, Bill Barrett, Ramon Banda, Barbara Morrison, Donald Dean, Vinny Golia, Wayne Kramer, Phil Ranelin, and Mike Garson. He has been the house bassist at the World Stage jam session for several years and has performed at many venues around town, notably the Ford Amphitheatre, Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Los Angeles County Fair, Valley Performing Arts Center, Vibrato, and Catalina Jazz Club.

Jerrell Ballard is one of Los Angeles’ finest drummers who has performed with such artists as The Temptations, The DeFranco Family, Linda Hopkins, Johnny Nash, The Floaters, and Enchantment, among others.

The Rendezvous Lounge was the site of the original lobby of the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel which was built in the gilded Jazz Age in 1923 and is designated as a historic-cultural landmark. A classic hotel that has starred in movies and hosted the Oscars. Feel the holiday spirit with an evening of exciting jazz and cheer at downtown Los Angeles’ historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

When: Friday, December 22, 2017; Two Sets @ 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Where: Rendezvous Lounge
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
500 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071

How/Information:
- Tickets: $25 per set
- https://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/ralph-gibson-quartet-tickets
- at the Rendezvous Lounge the night of the performance
- www.ladybirdgibsonjazz.com
- 310-966-0505
- robyn@ladybirdgibson.com

Parking:
Hotel valet or self-parking for $7 after 5pm in the Pershing Square Garage



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