Grooves at the Westin
7:00 PM19:00

Grooves at the Westin

Apaulo Music productions and the Westin Mission Hills Resort The Ron King Big Band with Legendary Jazz Vocalist Barbara Morrison. Join us for our annual Balloon Glow celebration benefitting the American Heart Association . Listen to the classic sounds of the internationanly renown Ron King Big Band with the spectacular backdrop of Hot Air Balloons lit up against the evening sky. The Ron King Big Band is an award wining band and has performed at every venue in L.A. Including the Hollywood Bowl. For the last 15 years they have been the featured big band at the world's largest jazz festival in Jakarta,Indonesia. Ron King is one of the finest trumpet / composer / arranger artists, in the world today. A Grammy nominated soloist, he is also one of L.A.’s top studio lead / jazz / improvisational trumpet players. He has received many awards, from the IAJE, NAJE, ASCAP, and the RMA. He has attained Gold Records, for working with such artists as George Benson, Ricki Lee Jones, and Marvin Gaye. He has also performed and recorded with: “The Tonight Show” with, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, “The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra “, “Frank Sinatra”, “Keely Smith”, “The Jimmy Kimmel Live” television show, ABC TV’s, “The Next Best Thing”, “Tony Bennett”, “Johnny Mathis”, and featured on the “Grammy Awards”!! Joining him will be Jazz and Blues Legend Barbara Morrison . Morrison is known for a melodic voice and a three-and-a-half-octave range. She interprets a familiar jazz and blues classics repertoire in a unique style, and also sings original contemporary tunes. She has preformed with all the greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Gerald Wilson, Ray Charles, James Moody, Jimmy Smith, Etta James , Joe Sample, Keb Mo, The Count Basie Orchestra, Clayton Hamilton Big Band, the Legendary Doc Severinsen and more . She aslo heads the Barbara Morrison Performance Arts Center, located in Los Angeles supporting the Harmony Project, which helps children encounter music in an after-school program. "I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara the last few years and she is a joy onstage and a great entertainer" Michael Paulo

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8:00 PM20:00

Ron King Big Band

The Ron King 17 piece Big Band returns to Vitello's playing cutting edge big band jazz.We will be celebrating Ron's birthday 
and a guest appearance with producer/guitarist Paul Brown!
The Ron King Big Band is an award wining band that has played every venue in L.A. including the Hollywood Bowl!They have also performed at the world's largest jazz festival in Jakarta,Indonesia for the last 15 years!

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