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Laguna Beach Live All Stars featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet August 30 presented by Laguna Beach Live! 

The Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars is an ensemble comprised of artists that have performed in many of the Laguna Beach Live! Jazz series over the years. The musicians in this stellar ensemble are all bandleaders in their own right and have performed and/or recorded with Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Johnathan Butler, Arturo Sandoval, Rosemary Clooney, and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.

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A Tribute to the Poll Winners: Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown August 16 presented by Laguna Beach Live!

A Tribute to the Poll Winners features Graham Dechter on guitar, who, by the age of 19 was invited by Jeff Hamilton to join the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, becoming the youngest member. Ryan Shaw on drums, selected as the drummer for the SCSBOA Honor Jazz Band in 2013, and accepted into the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music. Alex Frank on bass, may only be in his 20’s, but has already established himself as a first-call bassist for film, television, and records, becoming an in-demand accompanist for jazz singers and film icons.

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Leslie Lewis Sextet August 2 presented by Laguna Beach Live!

Leslie Lewis, born in New Jersey, grew up around music and the church. Singing since she was three, Lewis began working in college as a singer and dancer at Disneyland. Leslie has performed at Disney World, Nashville's Opryland, and toured with the Cleveland Jazz  Orchestra, always displaying a beautiful voice along with a solid sense of swing.

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