On Saturday, February 15, the Aquarium will present a concert in partnership with the Long Beach Blues Society featuring four Long Beach-based jazz and blues bands in its state-of-the-art Honda
On Saturday, February 15, the Aquarium will present a concert in partnership with the Long Beach Blues Society featuring four Long Beach-based jazz and blues bands in its state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater. The acts will include Bernie Pearl, The Al Williams Jazz Society, saxophonist Alvin Hayes Jr., and The New Blues Revolution.
Tickets include Aquarium admission, and the Aquarium will be open until 8:00 p.m.
This performance will take place in the Aquarium’s new Honda Pacific Visions Theater, which features state-of-the-art audio, visual, and multisensory technology and a 133-foot long and 32-foot high screen with a floor projection disk.
The Bernie Pearl Blues Band
Bernie Pearl is a blues guitarist who performs throughout Southern California and beyond with the Bernie Pearl Blues Band, which has backed B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Dixon, and Big Joe Turner. He is also a founder of the Long Beach Blues Festival, president of Big Time Blues Productions, and teaches blues history and blues guitar at California State University, Long Beach.
The Al Williams Jazz Society
Led by drummer Al Williams, The Al Williams Jazz Society is a sextet playing a diverse mix of genres, including bebop, fusion, Latin, funk, jazz, and blues. The group performs at Spaghettini’s in Seal Beach and The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Williams produced the first annual Long Beach Jazz Festival and owned local jazz clubs in the 1970s and 80s, including The Jazz Safari and Birdland West.
Alvin Hayes Jr.
Alvin Hayes Jr. is a jazz musician from Long Beach. Primarily a saxophonist, Hayes’ first instrument was the violin, followed by drums, classical saxophone and flute, and other woodwinds. He studied with organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Buddy Collette, and studio musician Bill Green. His latest album is called The L.B.C.
New Blues Revolution
Members of New Blues Revolution include guitarist and composer Chapman Cooper, drummer Fred Beato, and singer, songwriter, and pianist Bill Grisolia, also a founder of the Long Beach Blues Society. The group has played festivals and clubs across the United States and opened for bands including Los Lobos, Leon Russell, and Macy Gray.
Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg
Dr. Jerry and Margaret Schubel
SATURDAY, FEB 15, 2020
7:00 PM–11:00 PM
$48 center section;
$40 side sections (open seating within sections).
Price includes Aquarium admission.
Visit https://tickets.aquariumofpacific.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?Merchant=JAZZ&CategoryGroupExternalID=JAZZ&CategoryExternalID=JAZZ to purchase your tickets.
(562) 590-3100, ext. 0
Honda Pacific Visions Theater, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way