Jazz Wednesdays Summer returns to the Rose Garden at Hotel Laguna, a delightful space that offers table service with a menu of tempting food and beverages. Jazz Wednesdays brings top talent to Laguna Beach beginning June 21. The series continues every two weeks until August 30.
On August 16 - "A Tribute To The Poll Winners: Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown”
feat. Graham Dechter on Guitar, Ryan Shaw on Drums, and Alex Frank on Bass.
An accomplished guitarist, composer and arranger, Graham Dechter plays with the kind of swinging authority and seasoned maturity that belies his young age. The 28-year-old Los Angeles native, a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since he was 19, shows a deep reverence for the jazz guitar tradition.
Drummer, Ryan Shaw has performed with Seth MacFarlane, Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Melissa Morgan, Graham Dechter, Dave Damiani and more. Performing throughout Southern California, Ryan has performed at most of the best Jazz clubs in the area including the Blue Whale, Catalina, Vitello’s, Vibrato, Spaghettini, and more.
Only be in his 20’s, Alex Frank
has already established himself as a first-call bassist for film (Jersey Boys
, Black Nativity
), television (You’re The Worst, Modern Family
, Friends With Better Lives
), and records (Bruce Forman, Dave Damiani). Alex recently co-founded the group Too Marvelous For Words,
a tribute to the original Nat King Cole trio, which has begun touring nationally.