Posts Tagged ‘music’
For Our Los Angeles Tour Guests Who Enjoy Jazz
Elite Adventure Tours fan and friend, Randi Pareira, will be presenting an evening of jazz singing at Santa Monica’s unUrban Cafe this coming Monday, November 18th. The multi-talented songstress will focus on songs written before 1940, before the big band era arrived and when swing jazz was the rage. The unUrban Cafe provides a bohemian setting appropriate for the music of those days except that there will be no cigarette smoke or illegal booze. There will be tasty and healthy food and drink choices for all jazz aficionados. Here is a chance to see a talented woman perform songs you seldom hear. If she is good enough to dance with the Muppets, why not let her sing for you.
Extend Your Catalina Island Tour for the Jazz Festival
Starting this weekend and for two weekends after that, 12 days in all, the 27th Annual Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival will feature 30 wonderful jazz musicians who will perform Thursdays at the Descanso Beach Club and Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Avalon Casino Ballroom. Music to groove by 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles in what has been voted before the Best Jazz Festival in America. We know about music lovers from our years providing private luxury tours of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all around Los Angeles. We design custom tours of Los Angeles featuring historic music destinations and sights relevant to current music industry activities. We expect guests to be in Los Angeles specifically for the JazzTrax Festival. The ferry boats will be running late and on strict schedules but our helicopters and yachts will leave the island when our guests are ready to go. We will make all the arrangements for our guests so that only have to sit back and enjoy the shows.
Doors Fan? We’ll Open our Tour Van Doors Here for You
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is the perfect destination to suggest to your private Los Angeles tour guide after you have been downtown to see the original Morrison Hotel (or what’s left of it, quite a contrast to the celebrity homes we see in Beverly Hills). Devoted fans of the 60′s rock group icon will remember the album cover photographed at the now defunct hotel, a photo you can see at the gallery. Jim Morrison wanted to shoot his next album cover in the hotel (I’m sure you can see why) but the staff declined to permit it. So, Jim and the guys snuck in and “stole” the picture. The back of album photo was taken nearby at what was then the Hard Rock Café, a name purloined later to start a rocking hamburger joint in London, now a widely recognized restaurant worldwide. The Morrison Hotel Gallery was opened in this century in SoHo and opened later here in Los Angeles in the lobby of the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood (on the Sunset Strip). The gallery specializes in rock ‘n roll photography, then and now. As photographers you can understand why we cherish the gallery. We bring our music lovers here often after a visit to the Grammy Museum, also in downtown Los Angeles.
Private Hollywood Tour Buys Music at Amoeba
You cannot miss the Amoeba Music building in Hollywood. At the corner of Cahuena and Sunset Boulevards, next to the Cinerama Dome and across the street from CNN, this is a media locus for every way you might prefer your entertainment. But if you love music then Amoeba is a MUST stop as we so often do on our private luxury tour through Los Angeles. And what recommends Amoeba Music in an era of digital downloads and playlist streaming radio and music videos? Several important things. All kinds of music in one place, music you can touch, hold and peruse. From classical to Broadway, big band to garage punk, local to imported, the music is here — guaranteed. CDs, DVDs and vinyl, need we say more? Live music every day. And, most important, real devoted music salespeople. You have a question, they have the answer. You can’t get that online. Amoeba Music was the Berkeley, California response to corporate music chains in the 90s and, while those companies have all disappeared, Amoeba has not only survived but opened its Hollywood and San Francisco stores. Join your fellow music lovers in a temple to recorded music and visit Amoeba Music.
Hollywood Bowl Lights Up The Night
The beauty of the spectacular Hollywood Bowl 4th of July Fireworks Show is that it lasts 3 nights. This year you can buy tickets to hear Josh Groban on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, July 2nd – July 4th. This is such a Los Angeles/Hollywood thing to do that the 18,000 seat amphitheater is guaranteed to fill up each of the nights. And take our word for it, any concert at the Hollywood Bowl is spectacular, this is just more so. If you have never attended an event at the world famous Hollywood Bowl this is a good time to plan one. There are a number of fireworks shows during the season but for the Independence Day celebration nothing is spared. Also, Josh Groban is a local boy, a Los Angeleno, with an international following and a bizillion likes on his Facebook page. So pack up your picnic stuff, bring your favorite wine, cheese and desserts and plan to join a whole lot of patriotic music lovers for an unforgettable evening. Also, like our private Los Angeles tour guests, you can swing by the park early to visit the Hollywood Bowl Museum and walk the grounds.
We Sing On Our Private Los Angeles Tours
Yes, we do! The Beverly Hillbillies theme song, Gilligan’s Island, Baywatch (OK, that’s humming) and other songs from movies and television shows that a private Los Angeles tour through Hollywood and Beverly Hills might prompt. But that’s different than the fun singing along with hundreds of others to a live band at the Los Angeles Music Center Singalongs on five Friday evenings through the summer. The first is coming up tomorrow, Friday, June 21st, beginning at 6:30pm. The musical theme is Pop Divas and Divos. It is fun, it is FREE, it lifts your soul to sing songs you love with others who feel the same.
Mark your calendars for the other singalongs coming along:
- July 5 – Soul Train Classics
- July 19 – 80s Greatest Hits
- August 2 – Country
- August 16 – Movie Musicals
See you there!
A Private Hollywood Tour Treat
Beginning tonight the Hollywood Highland Center again hosts its summer wine and jazz festival each Tuesday evening at 7pm. Through August you have a chance to drop in for some excellent and diverse jazz music starting tonight with the Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra. With $2 parking, free jazz music and inexpensive wine (all proceeds go to Project Angel Food) why wouldn’t you make Tuesday night jazz a regular part of your summer schedule? Los Angeles offers so many wonderful activities days and nights throughout the summer but this particular event in the heart of Hollywood pleases the music loving crowd on many levels. Music, wine, a beautiful location and a wonderful charity to support — that’s why we will guide our private Los Angeles tour guests here as the evening begins to experience this musical event before we head over to the Sunset Strip and on to Beverly Hills.
After a Los Angeles Tour – Outdoor Movie
Street Food Cinema is an ongoing summer event that is a combination picnic, foodie festival catered by a fleet of selected Los Angeles food trucks, a rock concert and a film screening. Every Saturday night through September, generally at Exposition Park near the Los Angeles Coliseum, thousands of Los Angeles food, film and music lovers will enjoy a dramatic downtown celebration of good eats, good tunes and a fun movie every weekend. Check the schedule to learn which movie is to be screened and which band the Viper Room will be presenting as well as which food trucks will be serving. We have seen this lively crowd with our private Los Angeles tour guests when we are exploring downtown near the museums and the University of Southern California. The revelers enjoy their meals and the rock ‘n roll music while waiting for the movie to start.
This week the film will be RISKY BUSINESS starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay and the band will be BRYCE SODERBURG & THE 2ND WHEEL. Picnicking starts at 5:30, the band plays at 6:30, a Risky Business dance contest is to be held at 8:00 and the movie screens at 8:30ish (sunset).
Fly Right to the Concert
It’s tax day and surely you have sent in the paperwork to the various tax agencies and collected your refunds, right? Now you are wondering what to do with the loads of extra cash burning a hole in your pocket. Here’s an idea. Tickets for the Rolling Stones 50 Years and Counting launch concert in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on May 2nd go on sale at 10:00 a.m. today. We hope we are not too late letting you know about this. An even more impressive idea. Let us fly you by private luxury helicopter to a landing pad atop a building adjacent to the Staples Center. This private Los Angeles helicopter tour allows you to skip all the traffic and get a birdseye view of the city as it prepares to greet the Stones on this historic concert tour.
The Stones will return to the Los Angeles area on May 15th for a concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Contact us about a helicopter tour to the concert.
Vicente Fernandez Plays the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Right across the street from the Grammy Museum, where musicians are honored, one of the most honored of Spanish-singing artists will pack the Staples Center tomorrow night, March 24th (7:00 p.m.). For more than 50 years this King of Ranchera Music has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. Arising from humble beginnings in Mexico, good fortune and his amazing talent allowed Vicente to perform in front of audiences on stage, on television and in the movies. He is still a devoted stage performer even after 35 years on the trail, more than 50 albums and 30 movies later. He might possibly represent the last of the great ranchera singers so take this opportunity to purchase tickets and attend this show. We often conduct private Los Angeles tours in Spanish (with a translator) for guests from the many Spanish-speaking countries all over the world. We will certainly suggest to any Mexican music aficionados sightseeing with us that they not miss this opportunity to listen live to Vicente Fernandez – Chente!
Vicente Fernandez’ greatest hit is Volver, Volver and we have linked an old video for you to watch right here: