Brand New “Club Nokia” In Los Angeles Presents 3 great Upcoming Performances: Sergio Mendez, Etta James, and B.B. King


Club Nokia is the latest addition to L.A.’s thriving music scene. Located in downtown L.A., the club is pleased to announce three great shows, featuring Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes, famed singer and musician Etta James, and king of the blues B.B King. Concert promoter Goldenvoice will be putting on the concerts and aims to open this new venue with a bang.










Sergio Mendes:

Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes, regarded as one of the first practitioners of the new genre of samba-based bossa nova, bring us a flavor of his newest recording Encanto (Enchantment). In collaboration with songwriter Carlinhos Brown, Mendes offers a blend of infectious rhythms and irresistible melodies from the great Brazilian Songbook, with his always thoroughly modern arrangements and masterful production approach.

Contributing on the album are Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar), Alphonso Johnson (bass), Mike Shapiro (drums), Meia Noite (percussion), Gibi (percussion), will Garrett (vocals), and Siedah Garrett (vocals). Like always, Mendes geatures a cross between American mainstream and Brazilian sensibility, representative of his multi-cultural approach to the music.


Show Details:
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008
7:00 pm
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Etta James:

Celebrating five decades as a recording artist, music legend Etta James has amazed and astounded audiences with her great voice and stage presence. Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, James has shown her talent and class over the years, performing with some of the best, including Marvin Gaye, Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Watson, and Frank Sinatra (to name just a few).

Etta will showcase her enduring artistry on an amazing diversity of the eleven songs featured on her new BMG album All The Way. It includes a range of material that would prove challenging for even the most competent vocalists, but but we would not expect anything less of the great vocalist.




Show Details:
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008
7:00 pm
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B.B. King:

Hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. A contemporary blues guitar solo without at least a couple of recognizable King-inspired bent notes is all but unimaginable, and he remains a supremely confident singer capable of wringing every nuance from any lyric.

King has earned himself an astounding 74 entires on Billboard’s R&B charts, and he remains one of the few blues artists to have a major pop hit produced – The Thrill Is Gone (1970). When combining his legendary guitar skills with his unforgettable vocals, King sets himself apart from the pack as the blues’ undisputed king.




Show Details:
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008
7:00 pm
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[Source: www.jazzandblues.org]






Performance Location:
Club Nokia
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite A335 (downtown)
Los Angeles, CA 90015


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