Fireside at the Miles: Scott Detweiler New Orleans Jazz Funksemble

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Scott Detweiler made his debut at the Miles last season as guest guitarist with Chamber Players of Los Angeles. He returns to debut his five-member jazz ensemble and perform his latest release, "Mercy Of The Groove" (Detweiler Records), in an evening entitled "Blue Roasted Jazz". The group will also perform other vocal and instrumental pieces from Detweiler’s vast catalog of original compositions, as well as new arrangements from the classic American book of soul, blues and jazz, all infused with parade rhythms and foot-stompin' grooves of Detweiler’s own hometown of New Orleans.

Artists: Scott Detweiler New Orleans Jazz Funksemble is Ed Cogan, piano/organ; Scott Detweiler, guitar/vocals; Jim Goodall, drums; Dale Jennings, bass; and Bill Johnston, saxophones.  

It's all part of Fireside at the Miles, the annual celebration of up-close performances by the warmth of the fireside, featuring local jazz, opera, dance, poetry and more every weekend beginning at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15pm so come by to warm up and get a snack! December 14th, 2012 through January 26, 2013 in Santa Monica’s landmark Miles Memorial Playhouse in Reed Park.

Tickets are just $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and kids 17 or under. Free parking at the Miles parking structure across from the park (mention "Miles" for validation). For reservations and information please call 310-458-8634 or email milesplayhouse@smgov.net.


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