2019 Entertainment Line-up

Friday, October 18

Rhymes With Orange

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Rhymes with Orange – 

 Acappella vocal group – This acappella singing group is based in Redlands. The group covers a wide range of styles, including jazz, classics and spirituals… or whatever else floats their boat! The members include Dan Abushanab, Heather Abushanab, Jennifer Brainerd, Loring Fiske-Phillips, Peter Tupou, SueScheirer.

8:15 – 10:00 p.m. Ana Gonzalez Jorgenson

Ana Gonzalez Jorgenson of Redlands, specializes in vocal and guitar music of her native Mexico.  She features many styles of Mexican folk music from various sections of Mexico. Her dynamic and colorful program is sure to captivate you!

Saturday, October 19

10:00 a.m. – Noon Plum Ne’lly

Real folksy, bluesy gypsy jazzy with a pinch of soul and an Americana twist. Plum Ne’lly is a creative duo featuring original songs as well as jazz and blues favorites.
Wendy Hunt is a singer-songwriter whose original songs are full of heart and humor. Growing up along the east coast from Nashville to Pennsylvania, her music reflects the bluegrass, folk, and country of her childhood as well as jazz and blues. She studied vocal techniques with Josephine Lombardo, whose singing career spans the decades from 1940 through the late 90s when she retired as creative director and general manager of the West Coast Opera Company.
Mike Proud is a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist who has his musical roots in classical, folk and blues. He traveled extensively throughout the United States including Hawaii.  His performances include groups, solo instrumental guitar as well as a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band.   Sneak preview –  Just want You  and This Little Light of Mine

Special Feature Saturday afternoon

Jazz in the Garden!

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Lolly Allen Quintet

Lolly Allen Quintet

Vibraphonist and bandleader Lolly Allen has performed with well-known jazz artists around the world. She has also performed on radio and at venues such as the Boston Globe Jazz Festival. She studied jazz at the New England Conservatory and has studied under such greats as Danilo Perez, George Garzone, and Cecil McBee. Lolly is joined in the front line by Kirsten Edkins, a multi-instrumental saxophonist who has performed with Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, The Tonight Show and others. Lolly and Kirsten are backed by bassist Santino Tafarella, pianist Tom Owens and drummer Paul Kreibich, who has toured with artists such as Carmen Mc Rae and Ray Charles. Have a listen.

Wendy Ryan

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wendy Ryan Quintet – (Sponsored by Maupin and Associates)

The Wendy Ryan Quintet features a stellar group that includes Rickey Woodard on sax, Carl Saunders Trumpet, Richard Simon on bass, drummer Paul Kreibich, and Wendy Ryan, on piano. Each member of this talented quintet, has played and recorded with jazz greats from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Lou Rawls, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, BB King to Henry Mancini, Sarah Vaughan, and many more. Here is a sound bite!

5-7 p.m. Gretje Angell  Jazz Vocalist   

Gretje Angell was born in Akron, Ohio into a musical family.  Music is her heart and soul. Jazz greats such as Anita O’Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae inspired Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing.  She sings with a pure even tone that inspired Sunny Wilkinson to state, “Gretje Angell’s voice is like honey on velvet”

Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has performed Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida.

Gretje Angell

Whether she’s performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje takes the audience on an incredible journey with each performance she gives. Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally.

Gretje will be joined by Paul Kriebich on drums, Kevin Axt on bass,  and Carey Frank on keyboard

Take a listen to the debut of her first album  In any key

Sunday, October 15

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Special Morning Worship Service

Redlands United Church of Christ celebrates art with a special morning worship service featuring three outstanding musicians.

 Flutist Sara Andon is an international soloist and recording artist. Sara has performed all over the world in major music festivals and concert venues including NYC Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, on TV /radio broadcasts, as well as in the Hollywood studios for countless documentaries, video games, and movie soundtracks.

Bryan Pezzone is a consummate pianist who has performed with composers and musicians as diverse as Pierre Boulez, John Williams, and John Adams and recorded on countless film and television soundtracks.

Marilyn Schram is the principal oboist of the San Bernardino Symphony, English Hornist with the Redlands Symphony.  She has appeared with the LA Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and many others.

Noon – 5 p.m.

Ellie Joy Schwartz

Noon – 2 p.m.  Ellie Schwartz

Guitar and Vocal – Ellie Joy Schwartz is a retired Special Education Teacher who has enjoyed music all of her life. Starting at age 6, she learned to play the piano to accompany her love of singing. She now plays guitar to accompany her singing and enjoys all types of music ranging from folk to blues to jazzier tunes. Art shows, restaurants, and private affairs are all venues at which she enjoys performing. She generally performs in and around the Riverside, California area, but has been known to hit the road for the “right gig”.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Connie Roener Band  

The Connie Roener Band is a Redlands based band, performing at events, wineries, breweries and night clubs throughout the inland empire. Connie Roener, lead vocalist and guitar player, has been performing live events for over 30 years.Connie has a sound and style all her own that makes familiar songs exciting and always interesting. Connie has worked with and opened for many musical acts including Lee Greenwood, Travis Tritt, Freddy Fender, Johnny Rodriguez, and Mel McDaniel. The Connie Roener Band plays favorite classic cover tunes  from the 60’s, 70’s , 80’s through to the present.

Rhymes With Orange

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.   Rhymes With Orange

The show closes with an encore from the Rhymes with Orange, acapella vocal group – with their wide range of styles, including jazz, classics, and spirituals… including jazz, classics, and spirituals… or whatever else floats their boat! The members include Dan, Heather, Jennifer, Loring, Peter, and Sue.