Sunday Jazz Salon Holiday Concert December 19: Barbara Morrison, Tamir Hendelman, Marlonius Jazz Orchestra, Strayhorn-Ellington and “The Nutcracker”. Scroll Down For Tickets & Information

On December 19, 2:00-5:00 PM!

The Sunday Jazz Salon will present a very special holiday concert. The beloved Barbara Morrison will perform with an exciting big band, the Marlonius Jazz Orchestra (MJO), with virtuoso pianist, Tamir Hendelman. The songbook of Duke Ellington will be featured, and the MJO will play the Strayhorn/Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” in a tribute to the holidays!

The concert will be presented in the 3rd floor Main Ballroom of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, limited to 30% capacity. All attendees must be fully vaccinated, and masked. Light refreshments, and a cocktail bar will be available.

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Barbara Morrison

Barbara has recorded more than 20 albums and has garnered four Grammy nominations, currently nominated for a 2020 Grammy for “Body And Soul”. In 2019, she was awarded Jazz Artist of the Year by the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.  In 2010 she was voted by NPR listeners as one of the “50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists.”

In addition to touring the world with Ray Charles, Barbara has sung with the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Count Basie, Doc Severinsen’s Big Band, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Dr. John, Chaka Khan, Keb’ Mo, Lou Rawls, Dionne Warwick, Joe Williams, Gerald Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder!

In 2008, she opened the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and is also credited with founding the California Jazz and Blues Museum

Tamir Hendelman

Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Barbra Streisand, Teddy Edwards, Mary Stallings, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. He also leads his own trio.

At age 14, Tamir burst on the scene, after winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition. Concerts in Japan and the Kennedy Center followed.

Tamir receiving awards from ASCAP and The National Foundation For Advancement in the Arts. In 1999 Tamir was a guest soloist with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Tamir premiered John Clayton’s new orchestration of Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite in the Hollywood Bowl in 2001. In 2002 he also toured Europe with Tierney Sutton and the Bill Holman Big Band.

With the CHJO, Tamir has recorded for John Pizzarelli, Gladys Knight and Diana Krall, and was handpicked by Barbara Streisand to accompany her on her album, “One Night Only – Barbara Streisand At the Village Vanguard”.

Marlon Martinez & The Marlonius Jazz Orchestra

Marlon Martinez has demonstrated his virtuosity while performing with a wide range of artists, from Stewart Copeland, to Gustavo Dudamel. Marlon is the protégé of Stanley Clarke, and studied with legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter. He is the music director and composer of his new big band, Marlonious Jazz Orchestra. Marlon is a winner of Colburn School’s 2020 New Venture Competition and was selected as an Amplify Series artist-in-residence at Colburn School for 2021-22.


Here are the protocols we follow to address the risk of infection for those attending the concert:

~ Only those who have received a completed vaccination series will be allowed to attend in person.

~ Live streaming of the concert will be available to those electing not to attend in person.

~ The concert will take place in a large, well ventilated room, with a 25′ ceiling, and limited to 30% capacity, allowing those attending to practice distancing.

~ A COVID Compliance Officer will oversee the concert to ensure compliance with all CDC, state and county requirements, which currently require masks for attendees.

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