Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Women on a Roll Present "Sweet Baby J'ai's Women in Jazz All-Stars" - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Women on a Roll Present "Sweet Baby J'ai's Women in Jazz All-Stars"

January 29, 2018
Contact: Gil Diaz

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center announces a special, one-night-only concert event: The multiple award-winning vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai with the Women in Jazz All-Stars will present an exciting tribute to women in music. The event will take place at the Center’s Renberg Theatre on Saturday, February 10, at 8 p.m.

Sweet Baby J’ai and the Women in Jazz All-Stars blend jazz with blues, pop, funk, Latin, and soul honoring the contributions women have made to American music. Celebrating jazz in all its forms, from straight-ahead to contemporary, this world-class ensemble of extraordinary musicians comes together to set the night on fire!

“Her voice is part cream, part honey, and all soul...wonderfully original” - New York Times

“Sweet Baby J’ai’s tribute is a show you don’t want to miss!” - Boston Globe

“a riveting stage presence” - LA.com

“5 out of 5 stars!” - Arts and Entertainment

Tickets are $25 for general admission. The $50 VIP ticket will include preferred seating, one of Sweet Baby J’ai’s acclaimed CDs, and a VIP post-event reception with Ms. J’ai.

Sweet Baby J'ai (pronounced Jay) is an award-winning, critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, actress, and the Artistic Director for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival. She has headlined concerts and festivals across the globe from New York to London, Moscow and Casablanca to Paris, Tokyo, Jakarta and many cities and countries beyond with her genre-defying work, which both embraces and expands jazz tradition.

At only five years old, J’ai was already writing songs, and by the age of eight, she was sneaking in the backdoors of clubs on Kansas City’s 18th & Vine to watch her father play with top jazz and blues musicians. J’ai has won three Bravo “Entertainer of the Year” awards, two Blues and Soul Magazine “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” awards, three Jazz Now Awards nominations for “Best Vocal Jazz”, and was recently honored as a Living Jazz Legend by the Los Angeles City Council. She has released six solo CDs, including her latest—Straight to That Place—and has appeared on many anthology collections as well.

As Artistic Director of the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, Sweet Baby J’ai brings a wealth of experience and focus to the festival. She has worked in various capacities, including talent buyer for the L.A. Summer Festival, Juneteenth Festival, Concerts in the Park, and other major music events throughout the country. Her Women in Jazz All-Stars fosters appreciation and understanding of the contribution that women have played in American music.

For more information, please visit www.sweetbabyjai.com.

Sweet Baby J'ai's Women in Jazz All-Stars

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
(one block east of Highland Ave., just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)

Saturday, February 10 at 8 p.m.

General admission $25
VIP $50 (preferred seating, CD, reception with Ms. J’ai)
Tickets available at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300

PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, parking is no longer available onsite. Limited free parking is available at our Highland facility, one block north of The Village. Please allow extra time to find street parking, or choose public transportation or a ride sharing service.

Net proceeds all ticket sales benefit the full range of the Center’s free and low-cost programs and services.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

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