Cover: $20 per person // Show: 8pm
The Circle of Friends began in 2011, when a group of Southern California’s top musicians came together to make music. The purpose was not only to play great tunes, but also to bring joy to all those who came to listen. That is the mission of the Circle of Friends.
The repertoire includes the Great American Song Book, swing, be-bop, salsa and blues. The CIRCLE has performed at various venues including: Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) music series, Levitt Pavilion Pasadena concert series, Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Newport Beach Jazz Party, Catalina Jazz Club, Blue Jay Jazz Festival, and corporate and private events.
This year the Circle was joined by Andrew Carney-trumpet, Dave Cowan-drums and Kimo Cornwell-keyboards, Jock Ellis-bone, Robert Kyle-sax, Kurt Hammernik-percussion, Yu Ooka-guitar, Del Atkins-bass, and Billy Mitchell-keyboards.
These collaborations have produced four CDs for Vista Records and several video programs available on YouTube.