L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE!
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE!

L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE! JAZZ-PLUS take’s you on their time machine and share some of the hits of these artists like “WERE A WINNER, IM SO PROUD,””PEOPLE GET READY”“SUPERSTITION” “SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED” “SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE” “WHAT’S GOIN ON” “MERCY MERCY ME” “LET’S GET IT ON” & MORE

Brooklyn Public Libraries are wheelchair accessible so bring your seniors out to enjoy a fun afternoon of sight and sound! 

Jazz-Plus member’s

Larry Ross Bass & Vocals

John F Adams Keys & Vocals

L A BlackSmith Sax & Vocals

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L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus @ SugarHill Supper Club in Bklyn Nostrand & Dekalb Ave's
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus @ SugarHill Supper Club in Bklyn Nostrand & Dekalb Ave's

I Love it when I get to play in my backyard & I look to give my audience’s a little special seasoning & home cooking at SugarHill’s.

We’ll be doing (2) shows that night so get there early and enjoy the delicious Southern Cuisine. Then you’ll get to Smile, Sing & Dance as we Entertain you, Groove you & Share our musical versatility with you.

Joining me that evening will be

Larry Ross= Bass & Vocals

Camille Gainer Jones=Drums

James Preston=Keys

L A Blacksmith= Sax, Flute, & Vocals

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L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE!
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE!

L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE! JAZZ-PLUS take’s you on their time machine and share some of the hits of these artists like “WERE A WINNER, IM SO PROUD,””PEOPLE GET READY”“SUPERSTITION” “SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED” “SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE” “WHAT’S GOIN ON” “MERCY MERCY ME” “LET’S GET IT ON” & MORE

Brooklyn Public Libraries are wheelchair accessible so bring your seniors out to enjoy a fun afternoon of sight and sound! 

Jazz-Plus member

Larry Ross Bass & Vocals

John F Adams Keys & Vocals Will be joining me for the fun.

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L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE!
Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE!

L A BLACKSMITH & JAZZ-PLUS PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER & MARVIN GAYE! JAZZ-PLUS take’s you on their time machine and share some of the hits of these artists like “WERE A WINNER, IM SO PROUD,””PEOPLE GET READY”“SUPERSTITION” “SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED” “SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE” “WHAT’S GOIN ON” “MERCY MERCY ME” “LET’S GET IT ON” & MORE

Brooklyn Public Libraries are wheelchair accessible so bring your seniors out to enjoy a fun afternoon of sight and sound! 

Jazz-Plus member

Larry Ross Bass & Vocals

John F Adams Keys & Vocals Will be joining me for the fun.

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L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus will be Jazzy @ Langston Hughes Library
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus will be Jazzy @ Langston Hughes Library

Yes I’ll be swinging and We B Jazzin it up at the Beautiful Langston Hughes Library Dec 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Joining me will be Patsy Grant on Vocals, Camille Gainer Jones=Drums, Dave Jones=Bass, James Preston=Keys. If you’re looking for something to do, well do it with us.Free!!!

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DEC.12TH The Proper is Back @ the American Legion Post 483
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

DEC.12TH The Proper is Back @ the American Legion Post 483

For over a decade the Manhattan Proper was a place where musicians & vocalists could/would come and sit in and hone their craft and folks comfortably networked in a grown folk environment.
Well the Creative Jazz Organization would like to make that happen again for Queens.
Dec. 12th from 8pm to 11pm
American Legion (Post 483) 240-08 135th Ave in Rosedale 11422

Performing Musicians Free & a Meal
General Public $15/w Free Meal
WHERE THE HELL YA GONNA BEAT THAT DEAL?
COME JOIN US Travis Milner=Keys Larry Ross=Bass Shinya Miyamoto=Drums & L A =Sax

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C.J.O. Presents a Special Tribute & Fundraiser for Wayne Holmes
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

C.J.O. Presents a Special Tribute & Fundraiser for Wayne Holmes

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WHEN:SEPTEMBER 19TH 2018


WHERE:AMERICAN LEGION HALL POST 483


ADDRESS: 240-08 135TH AVENUE ROSEDALE NY 11422


TIME8PM TILL 11PM

To all Musicians, Friends & love ones, this night we invite you to come out to Share Music, Stories, & Jam in the name of Wayne, lets give our brother the musical sendoff he would be proud of & bless his family. Be there to see the Proclamation awarded to his family. Wayne was there for us all when we needed his support, now his family could use ours.
Hosting that night will be Jeff Sheloff & L A Blacksmith 

Musicians: $10 includes a meal an water. Non Musicians $20 includes the  same

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L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus at the Queens Courthouse
Aug
23
12:45 PM12:45

L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus at the Queens Courthouse

On Thursday August 23rd I'll have my group Jazz-Plus featuring
John Adams, Larry Ross, Glenn Gibson, Camille Gainer Jones, L A Blacksmith
with me and we'll be bringing some fabulous sounds that Afternoon, and performing MoJustice Mo Peace. Come join us as we get musical on the political steps of the courthouse.


Time: 12:45pm to 2:15
Place: Suphin Blcd Supreme Court House
Address:  88-11 Suphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435

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I'LL BE WITH WAYNE HOLMES AS HE DOES THE GENIUS "RAY CHARLES"
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

I'LL BE WITH WAYNE HOLMES AS HE DOES THE GENIUS "RAY CHARLES"

Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business." Rolling Stone ranked him No. 10 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Beginning in the early '50s, Charles helped create the genre of soul music while racking up a string of hits including "Hit the Road Jack," "Bye Bye Love," "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind" and many more. Now, in Genius: The Music of Ray Charles, Wayne Holmes recreates the legend, right down to his dark glasses, trademark grin, body language and, of course, Charles' infectious music. A 90-minute concert of rock, blues and gospel music that sounds like Charles himself is up on stage. Holmes fills the big shoes of Ray Charles, complete with dark glasses, an ocean-wide grin and a mastery of Charles' signature body language.

IF THE WEATHER ISN'T PERMITTING AND OUTSIDE PERFORMANCE THE SHOW WILL GO ON AT THE GRACE NECK SENIOR CENTER UP THE BLOCK ON GRACE AVE.

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L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus

On Sunday June 3rd I'll have my group Jazz-Plus featuring
John Adams, Larry Ross, Glenn Gibson, Jaime Betty, Wayne Cobham, Stacia Hobdy, Andricka Hall
with me and we'll be bringing some fabulous sounds that Afternoon, including some cuts from my C.D. Come join us by clicking on the link below or copy and paste to acquire your free tickets. Tickets will only be available till Friday and they are limited so get yours today. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-concerts-central-la-blacksmith-jazz-plus-tickets-45947324685?aff=listing 

Time: 3pm to 4:15
Place: Queens Borough Public Library Central Library
Address:  89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone:  
(718) 990-0700

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L A BLACKSMITH'S EVENT'S IN THE MONTH OF MAY
Apr
30
to May 31

L A BLACKSMITH'S EVENT'S IN THE MONTH OF MAY

1) On May 3rd my group Jazz-Plus will be bringing the Sounds of Motown to the Home Crest Library.
Location  2525 Coney Island Ave. at Ave. V Brooklyn, NY 11223
Time 4pm to 5pm.

2) On May 6th, I'll be with Wayne Holmes doing The Music of Ray Charles at Club Bonafide
Location: 212 E 52nd St NY NY 10022
Time: 7:30pm  A very intimate setting where Wayne captures the Genius of Ray $20


3)  On May 9th   Wayne Holmes and L A Blacksmith will be bringing you the Sounds of Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, & Stevie Wonder at the Cypress Hills Library.
Location 1197 Sutter Ave. at Crystal St. Brooklyn, NY 11208
Time 6pm to 7pm

4) May 14th  Stacia Hobdy, Wayne Holmes and L A Blacksmith will be bringing you the Sounds of Motown at the Rosedale Public Library.
Location 144-20 243rd St, Rosedale, NY 11422,
Time 6:15 to 7:30  

5) On May 15th Wayne Holmes & L A Blacksmith will be bringing you the sounds of E.W.F Kool & the Gang & Grover Washington Jr. at the East Flatbush Bklyn Library 
Location  9612 Church Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11212 
Time 5pm to 6pm

6) On May 16th My Grp Jazz-Plus and I will be performing for the Bklyn Boro Presidents Ofc from 10:30 to 12pm @ Boro Hall.. That evening Wayne & L A Blacksmith will be bringing the Sounds of Grover Washington, Billy Preston & E.W.F @
Location   496 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Time 6pm to 7pm

7)  On May 17th Stacia Hobdy, Wayne Holmes and L A Blacksmith will be bringing you the Sounds of Motown at the Queens Village Library.
Location  94-11 217Th St
Time  6:15 to 7:30pm

                              ALL LIBRARY SHOWS ARE FREE!!

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The Nor'easter's of March will encourage (L A) Sprouting's & Sightings in April
Apr
1
to Apr 26

The Nor'easter's of March will encourage (L A) Sprouting's & Sightings in April

On April 1st, I'll be with Wayne Holmes doing The Music of Ray Charles at Club Bonafide
Location: 212 E 52nd St NY NY 10022
Time: 7:30pm  A very intimate setting where Wayne captures the Genius of Ray with a Quartet. $20

On April 3rd, I'll be mixing it up from Grover Washington, to Billy Preston, & E.W.F. at the Cortelyou Library Branch.
Location:1305 Cortelyou Rd. Bklyn NY 11226
Time: 6pm Wayne Holmes=Keys/Vocals LA Blacksmith=Sax/Flute/Vocals

April 5th, Jazz-Plus with be doing the Air Train Jazz Festival
Location: 93-40 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435, USA
Time: 5pm to 7pm   Joining me will be Wayne Holmes=Keys/Voc, Larry Ross=Bass/Voc, Harvey Morris=Drums/Voc, L A Blacksmith=Sax,Flute,Vocals

April 12th, I'll be mixing it up with a variety of Soulful Sounds at Red Hook Library
Location:7 Wolcott St. Bklyn 11231
3:30 to 4:15pm  Joining Me will be Joel Desroaches on Keyboards

April 26th, I'll be bringing the sounds of Marvin Stevie & Ray to Jamaica Bay Library.
Location: 9727 Seaview Ave Bklyn 11236  Wayne Holmes=Keys/Vocals L A Blacksmith Sax/Vocals

                                 ALL SHOW ARE FREE EXCEPT CLUB BONIFIDE!!!!
 

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L A BLACKSMITH & WAYNE HOLMES BRING YOU THE SOUNDS OF E.W.F, BILLY PRESTON & GROVER WASHINGTON JR.@ GERRITEN LIBRARY
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

L A BLACKSMITH & WAYNE HOLMES BRING YOU THE SOUNDS OF E.W.F, BILLY PRESTON & GROVER WASHINGTON JR.@ GERRITEN LIBRARY

Wayne Holmes (Keys & Vocals) and myself have a lot of fun bringing some of the greatest hits from these two artists like, September, Shining Star, Let Groove Tonight, Nothing from Nothing leaves Nothing, Going Round In Circles. Mr. Magic, Winelight, Let it Flow, Etc.  So come on out and enjoy this free concert sponsored by the Bklyn Public Library.

718 382-5792

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Wayne Holmes brings his Ray Charles Tribute Show to B.B.Kings
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

Wayne Holmes brings his Ray Charles Tribute Show to B.B.Kings

Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business." Rolling Stone ranked him No. 10 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Beginning in the early '50s, Charles helped create the genre of soul music while racking up a string of hits including "Hit the Road Jack," "Bye Bye Love," "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind" and many more. Now, in Genius: The Music of Ray Charles, Wayne Holmes recreates the legend, right down to his dark glasses, trademark grin, body language and, of course, Charles' infectious music. A 90-minute concert of rock, blues and gospel music that sounds like Charles himself is up on stage. Holmes fills the big shoes of Ray Charles, complete with dark glasses, an ocean-wide grin and a mastery of Charles' signature body language.

Check with the bandmembers below to get on the guest list.

Dave Jones =Bass

Shinya Myamoto=Drums

Charles Bartlett=Trumpet

Wayne Davis=Tenor Sax

L A Blacksmith=Alto Sax

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Wayne Holmes brings his Ray Charles Tribute Show to Club Bonafide (2) Shows
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

Wayne Holmes brings his Ray Charles Tribute Show to Club Bonafide (2) Shows

Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business." Rolling Stone ranked him No. 10 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Beginning in the early '50s, Charles helped create the genre of soul music while racking up a string of hits including "Hit the Road Jack," "Bye Bye Love," "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind" and many more. Now, in Genius: The Music of Ray Charles, Wayne Holmes recreates the legend, right down to his dark glasses, trademark grin, body language and, of course, Charles' infectious music. This concert covers rock, blues, gospel music, and Wayne sounds like Charles himself is on stage. Holmes fills the big shoes of Ray Charles, complete with dark glasses, an ocean-wide grin and a mastery of Charles' signature body language.

 

TWO SHOWS 1ST SHOW AT 8PM

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L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus trio @ Table 7  (((SHOW CANCELLED)))
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus trio @ Table 7 (((SHOW CANCELLED)))

(((SHOW CANCELLED)))On Nov 10th between 8pm & 11pm, I'll have my trio featuring
Billy Gaines=Keys/Voc Dave Jones= Bass
with me and we'll still be celebrating Scorpio's Rising & Bday's that night. We had such a great time last month and look forward to doing it again so come join us as we bring the Flava you like. 
 

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS @ 516-502-4224 Reservations are limited.

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L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus Trio @ Table 7
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

L A Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus Trio @ Table 7

I'll have my trio Billy Gaines=Keys/Voc Roy Bennett= Bass/Voc with me and we'll be celebrating some fabulous Scorpio's that night so come join us as we bring the Flava you like. Additionally you can take advantage of Table 7's Traveler's Deal which discounts your bill by 25% this month. This month also features their Oktoberfest special (3) courses for $29. 

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS @ 516-502-4224 or Contact me if you're going to partake in Bday Celebration's@ 917-453-1528 Reservations are limited.

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