Kiki Ebsen's An Evening in Old Hollywood

Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave , Studio City, CA 91604

Doors: 6:30pm /Show: 8pm General Admission Tickets $25 Premium seats $40**

You’re invited to spend an evening enjoying vintage jazz in our version of Old Hollywood. Stunning, sultry song stylist Kiki Ebsen and her quartet take you back to the glamor and excitement of nights when men wore tuxedos and women, designer gowns. Back in those days, you might start the evening with a Daiquiri or an Old Fashioned, then head off to see Eartha Kitt at The Mocambo or Nat King Cole holding the crowds spellbound at the Cocoanut Grove. Later, head downtown to Central Blvd. to catch some serious jazz. Clubs like the Dunbar Hotel, The Bird in the Basket and the Downbeat hosted a myriad of jazz legends, including Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker and Art Tatum jamming into the wee hours. A late dinner at Musso and Frank’smight find you looking across the room to see Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, or Frank Sinatra. If you were there a few decades later, you’d spot a young Kiki Ebsen dining with her dad, the first and his favorite restaurant dating back to 1935 and his arrival in Hollywood.

World-renowned singer, Kiki Ebsen has shared the stage with great artists like Al Jarreau, Kenny Rankin, Michael McDonald and Patti Austin. She has written songs for Boney James, EricMarienthal and Jessy J. Her powerful quartet includes pianist Jeff Colella, saxophonist Kim Richmond, drummer Kendall Kay, and bassist Granville "Danny" Young. The audience is in fora delightful evening of music and memories, so dress to the nine’s, get there early, order your highballs, and then dine on a fabulous meal from Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Don’t miss this special evening!

“Kiki Ebsen is a consummate performer… — Larry Blank ~ Resident Pops Conductor, Pasadena Symphony

“I could listen to her sound forever... ” — Edward Asner

**About this event: Premium seats are reserved in the first two rows. All other seating general admission. The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $6. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.

Kiki Ebsen, a night of original songs

Festival of Arts/Pagent of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Road , Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Kiki Ebsen delivers her original compositions with an amazing band. From her critically acclaimed 1994 release "Red" all they way to her latest project (soon to be titled), Kiki will win your heart with her gorgeous melodies and emotionally driven lyrics.

“a world-class songwriter-performer ... with a polished vocal style and songs of substance ”

— Steve Wagner, American Songwriter (Feb 17, 2014)

Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project

Festival of Arts/Pagent of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Road , Laguna Beach, CA 92651

“If you’re a Joni Mitchell fan, you will become a Kiki Ebsen fan as she faithfully performs a variety of Joni’s songs in a wonderful show... ” — Stephen Bishop ~ Grammy nominated artist

The Joni Mitchell Project celebrates the genius of the Joni Mitchell songbook. Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kiki Ebsen delivers beautiful piano on "Both Sides Now" and "Case of You," and shifts to guitar on "Coyote" and "Chelsea Morning," among others. You'll enjoy her band arrangements of "Woodstock," "Big Yellow Taxi," and "Free Man in Paris," as well as the deeper tracks like "Blonde in the Bleachers," and "Michael From Mountains". Kiki follows Joni through her early years of "Blue" and "Song to a Seagull" then explores her jazzy side with cuts from her "Mingus" record and "Wild Things Run Fast". Kiki and her band pay tribute to Joni Mitchell, her music, style, originality and pure artistry like no other. This event should not be missed!

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