Monday, October 17, 2011

SUNDAY, October 16, 2011


The next concert of the Suezenne Fordham Chamber Jazz LA"5th Stream" Series will happen on Monday November 7th, 2011 at the Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 East Walnut[ the Historin Pasadena Main Library Chamber Music Concert Hall'
Fordham has a quartet, She plays a Steinway "D" concert Grand; Nate Light plays Contrabass;Rochelle Coatney plays Latin and World Percussion, and Miles Senzaki plays Percussion and Drums.
The group is hip, elegant, knowing,arty, and the Music is highly thought out, yet totally improvised. Fifth stream is a combination-fusion of Jazz-Classical and Avant Garde, and is very virtuosic!
Fordham Studied Jazz in NY with Lennie Tristano,Milt Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, and classical Piano with Robert Goldsand, Ania Dorfman, Josef Raieff, Dorothea La Follette, Beveridge Webster, Rosinna Lhevine, composition with Hall Overton, MX Mitacek[ Spud Murphy's Equal Interval System
The venues are Historic, comfortable... and informal. Admission is complimentary. The concert starts at 6:30 and ends at 9PM following the hours at the Hall when we can present our Art.
Information 818 371 7735
Our opening gala was on October 3rd and we had an enthusiastic audience and the energy level of the Musicians was[as usual] really soaring. We also have a plethora of Tibetan percussion instruments... and we have a ball.... and so do our audiences!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SUEZENNE FORDHAM CHAMBER JAZZ LA [Fifth Stream -Jazz-Fusion-Classical Group] announces 2011-2012 Season

Happy to recieve confirmation of booking the Venue for our 2011-2012- season as follows:
Donald Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Main Library, 285 East Walnut, Pasadena, Ca.
818-371 7735 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 818-371 7735 end_of_the_skype_highlightingAll concerts start at 6:30PM and end at 8:45PM.
Suezenne Fordham, Steinway "D"; Nate Light, Contraabass; Miles Senaki, Drums and Percussion; Rochelle Coatney, Global Percussion.
Monday October 3rd 2011
Monday November 7, 2011

Tuesday February 14th 2012
Monday March 5th 2012
Tuesday April 22012
Monday May 7th 2012
Monday June 11 2012
All concerts are free and donations and sponsorships are welcomed.Wwe are preparing our next Album and Documentary for release this season...

Our music is elegant, highly original and improvised with fiery virtuosic elan... We welcome you to see and hear our totally Fifth Stream Journeys!
Our venues are hip, historic,comfortable, accessable . We look forward to seeing you in our audiences. We will be presenting an original suite featuring Whalesong, with totally musically free improvisations Each Musician telling our own story of our feelings for these magnificent creations!
There will be other appearances for SFCJLA to be announced.My series is privately funded and not affiliated with the presentations of the Library.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Tuesday, June 07, 2011


The Suezenne Fordham Chamber Jazz:We just added the final concert for the 2010-2011 season for July 27th st 630PM at the Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 East Walnut inside the Pasadena Main Library, in itself is a gorgeous Historic Pasadena Building. The venue is Hip, Elegant and informal... Arts and Crafts Style. Admission is free , and the music emphazises virtuosity and lush improvisations.
We are in our 7th year of preaenting concerts to the Public and to carry on the tradition of the Suezenne Fordham Chamber Jazz Genre.[Fifth Stream] Look forward to seeing you!
Suezenne Fordham, Steinway "D" Concert Grand
Nate Light, Contrabass
Jake Jamieson, Drums and Percussion
ROCHELLE COATNEY, Latin and Global Percussion

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Remainder of the 08 season:
Thursday, October 30th,08
7 30 PM- 10 PM
818 371 7735
STEINWAY HALL At Fields Pianos
12121 West Pico at Bundy
West LA, Ca.

Sunday November 9th 08
7 30- 10 PM
818 371 7735
South Pasadena Main Library Concert Hall
1115 El Centro
South Pasadena, Ca.

Thursday, December 9th 08
7 30- 10 PM
818 371 7735
STEINWAY HALL at Fields Pianos
12121 West Pico Blvd at Bundy
West La, Ca.

Suezenne Fordham, Steinway
Cassidy Turbin. Drums, Winds
Charlie Domingo, Contrabass
Rochelle Coatbey, Latin Percussion
Bob Carr, Bassoon, Saxes

SFCJLA's music is a fusion of Classical, Avant Garde and Bop, with Tibetan soul featuring Conventional Jazz instrumentation, and Tibetan Percussion. The entire ensemble plays Tibetan instruments. Our muses are Bill Evans, Messian, Bartok, played with uncanny intensity. The Ambience is hip, Arty, historic, and the music is played with fire and virtuosity. Achingly personal intensity, at once romantic yet music of the spheres.

Myrna Daniels of LA JAZZ SCENE writes"Authentic Jazz Sensibility that's so understated- but oh so hip and knowing."

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