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GRAND ANNEX / UPCOMING EVENTS

TASTE OF TAIKO
Taiko Drumming Classes at the Annex
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Monday, January 7, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
Monday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Monday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Learn to play the Japanese Taiko Drums! It's Exhilarating!
 
Three 4-class sessions will be offered this fall on Mondays at the Grand Annex. 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Classes will be led by master drummers from the LA Taiko Institute Instructors.

Single class: $24 / 4 Class Session: $88 / 8 Classes: $160
(Ticketing fees apply for online sales.)
 
SESSION 1: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
SESSION 2: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
SESSION 3: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

For more information, call Grand Vision 310-833-4813 (M-F, 10:00am - 5:00pm)


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The Friends of the San Pedro presents:
VAL ZAVALA
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Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 PM

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Val Zavala, winner of the Emmy and the George Peabody Awards for Excellence in Journalism, has been an integral part of the Los Angeles news scene for many years, serving as Vice-President of News and Public Affairs for KCET.

She is best known as anchor and producer of SoCal Connected and also served as reporter, anchor, and producer of the long running news program, Life and Times.
 
Reservations $20
Available at San Pedro Library or at www.friendsspl.org


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THE FIRE
with Christa Burch
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Saturday, February 2, 2019
8:00 PM

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The Fire is a high energy Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki.  

Guest vocalist Christa Burch commands the listener's attention, but in a gentle, direct way that is warm, expressive and intimate. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries musicianship and storytelling through song. “You feel as if she's singing straight to you,” says Folkworks Magazine.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM





 
Are you a musician? A singer/songwriter? A poet?
 
South Bay's Open Mic at the Grand Annex is dedicated to showcasing, connecting and providing a creative outlet for musicians and spoken word artists. 

Every first Thursday of the month, in conjunction with the San Pedro Arts District's First Thursday ArtWalk, the Grand Annex in San Pedro opens its stage to musicians, singer/songwriters and poets of the South Bay and beyond. With its supportive, community vibe and excellent sound, it's the perfect stage to work out that new song and connect with new fans. The Grand Annex has hosted Grammy winners and nominees and regionally acclaimed musicians across all genres. 
 
Sign-up begin at 6:30pm
$5 Entrance includes voucher for one beer, wine or soft drink and snack
All Ages Event / 21+ for the bar 


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Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00 PM

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Premium Concert


SouthBay folk-rock favorites, Andy & Renee and the Hard Rain band return for their winter “Album” concert. This year, the band will play their 2011 release, Many Miles to Go, as the first set plus a full 2nd set of music.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:00 PM

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“One of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene.” – CMT Edge

First runners up at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival's New Band Competition and recognized in 2014 with the IBMA Band of the Year Momentum Award winner, this Nashville based band draws from bluegrass and acoustic rock, bringing their Americana to everything from folk ballads to rowdy “barn-burners.” 

“I would travel a thousand miles to hear them again and I urge music lovers of all stripes to join me.” – Chuck Plotkin, producer (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan)

“With groups like The Barefoot Movement on the scene, the future of bluegrass is in safe hands.” – The Daily Country 

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:00 PM

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Latin Grammy and Spanish Goya winner, guitarist Diego Garcia is, one of Spain's most active recording artists, mixes Spanish and American roots music for a driving Latin rock-a-billy twang, bringing to mind greats, Chet Atkins and Les Paul.

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ROSE'S PAWN SHOP arrow
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:00 PM

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This Grammy-nominated band has a veritable musical arsenal: guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums.

The group delivers a rich lyric-driven rootsy rock that reflects its musical lineage, from Woody Guthrie to The Band to Old Crow Medicine Show.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:00 PM

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Premium Concert

Drawing its name from the hit song "Elevation", L.A.vation has faithfully crafted an amazingly accurate U2 experience, with classic songs like “With Or Without You”, “Beautiful Day”, “One” and “Vertigo”. Based in LA, the band tours internationally and has played events for Rolling Stone, BMW, Facebook, and many more. 

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00 PM

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Premium Concert


The son of Stephen Stills and French singer/songwriter Veronique Sanson, there's no denying that Stills comes from musical roots. Strongly influenced by the music of late ‘60s, Stills is a bonafide troubadour in his own right, delivering clear, translucent folk and gritty rock and blues.

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CALE FLAMENCO arrow
Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00 PM

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Electrifying vocal and rhythmic arrangements with roots in rumba, flamenco and music from North Africa and Romany regions. Featuring Spanish guitar players and vocalists Jose Prieto and Victor Torres and percussionist, Paul Blazek

Jose Prieto and Victor Torres were born and raised in Spain and have now set down musical roots in the US, establishing themselves on the So-Cal flamenco circuit. With the flair of the Gipsy Kings, Calé infuse their Latin-based music with traditional and contemporary riffs.

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THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE arrow
Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:00 PM

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"One of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.”
KPFK's FolkScene 

Award-winning vocalist Susie Glaze and her ensemble play a blend of traditional mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals. 

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TASTE OF TAIKO
Taiko Drumming Classes at the Annex
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Monday, March 18, 2019 - Monday, April 8, 2019
Monday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Learn to play the Japanese Taiko Drums! It's Exhilarating!
 
Three 4-class sessions will be offered this fall on Mondays at the Grand Annex. 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Classes will be led by master drummers from the LA Taiko Institute Instructors.

Single class: $24 / 4 Class Session: $88 / 8 Classes: $160
(Ticketing fees apply for online sales.)
 
SESSION 1: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
SESSION 2: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
SESSION 3: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

For more information, call Grand Vision 310-833-4813 (M-F, 10:00am - 5:00pm)


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Friday, April 5, 2019
8:00 PM

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Jazz-blues instrumental artists, Levy and Hinman have careers that shine with elite gigs. Levy’s guitar drives Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” and flows through Norah Jones’ “Come Away with Me.” Hinman’s pedal steel sings behind Sara Bareilles, Rosanne Cash, K.D. Lang and many others.

Individually, the members of this instrumental quartet have also played with Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, Jackson Browne, Sam Phillips, Over the Rhine, Elvis Costello, the Milk Carton Kids, and dozens of other venerable artists. 

As a collective unit, the quartet has only been playing together for a relatively short time but you’d never guess that from their deep grooves and telepathic interplay. They play soul music without words, country music without hats, blues music without regrets. 

Rich Hinman: pedal steel guitar
Adam Levy: guitar
Jennifer Condos: bass
Jay Bellerose: drums

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I SEE HAWKS IN LA
Opener: Pretty Polly
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Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 PM

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American Roots and Euro-American chart toppers, The Hawks bring their seasoned lyric-driven honkytonk rock and electrified two-step back to the Annex.

Openers Pretty Polly are stars on the rise, gaining traction with their intricate harmonies on their original songs and classic covers.

Enjoy the night in downtown San Pedro


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TASTE OF TAIKO
Taiko Drumming Classes at the Annex
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Monday, May 6, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
Monday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

pay




Learn to play the Japanese Taiko Drums! It's Exhilarating!
 
Three 4-class sessions will be offered this fall on Mondays at the Grand Annex. 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Classes will be led by master drummers from the LA Taiko Institute Instructors.

Single class: $24 / 4 Class Session: $88 / 8 Classes: $160
(Ticketing fees apply for online sales.)
 
SESSION 1: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
SESSION 2: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
SESSION 3: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

For more information, call Grand Vision 310-833-4813 (M-F, 10:00am - 5:00pm)


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HOT OCTOBER
Opener: She Sings, She Swings!
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Friday, May 10, 2019
8:00 PM

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Original and traditional bluegrass. From lightning fast pickin' to soulful mountain ballads, this SoCal-based acoustic quintet is making waves as one of the few true crossover bluegrass bands.

Hot October is:
Paul Fuller, vocals and banjo
Jesse Olema, vocals and fiddle
Craig Ferguson, mandolin and dobro
Sasha Birrittella, guitar 
David Tranchina, upright bass

Opener She Sings, She Swings is back with their dazzling combination of Django Reinhardt guitar with Andrews Sisters-style close harmonies.

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KIMBERLY FORD
The Music of Joni Mitchell
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Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:00 PM

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Premium Concert

A true homage to Mitchell's quintessential classics. Instead of a note-for-note tribute, Ford has gathered a group of stellar musicians with backgrounds in jazz, classical, and rock to cover all facets of Mitchell’s career.

"Kimberly Ford captures the vocals and inflections of the Joni Mitchell Songbook better than anyone in recent memory" -Mark McDonald Santa Barbara Jazz Society

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