Jazz concert in Long Beach

LONG BEACH - Live blues music on Labor Day weekend returns to Cal State Long Beach when KKJZ-FM 88.1 presents its second annual "KJazz Blues Bash" on Sept. 3 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.This year's concert lineup is headlined by legendary blues harpist, singer and songwriter James Cotton with special guest Robby Krieger of The Doors. Joining them will be Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, blues singer and guitarist Ana Popovic and Texas bluesman Shawn Pittman. Rising Los Angeles newcomer Sugaray will give a bonus pre-concert performance on the Carpenter Center plaza. Reserved seats are $55 and include a one-year membership to KKJZ. Cal State Long Beach students are offered a special price of $20. VIP reserved seat ticket packages start at $175 and include premium seating, access to a VIP reception featuring unlimited beer and wine, barbecue dinner from Naples Rib Co., and a tax deductible donation to KKJZ. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the VIP reception available from 5:30 to 9 p.m. VIP packages can be ordered at jazzandblues.org and reserved tickets can be purchased from the Carpenter Center box office online at carpenterarts.org or by calling (562) 985-7000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event. More information is available online at jazzandblues.org.

********** Published: September 01, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 20