(3/3/01) Los Angeles, CA:
Lesa Carlson Off Blue
Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd
Every Saturday starting March 3, 2001
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Free.
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As part of their monthly
residency, the critically-acclaimed Lesa Carlson Off Blue (LCOB)
jazz ensemble will be performing at the
Knitting Factory Hollywood
on Thursday, March 13, 2003 in the AlterKnit
Lounge. They will be interpreting Billie Holliday's "Strange
Fruit." Show time is 11:00pm
and tickets are $7.00.
The Knitting Factory is located at
7021 Hollywood Blvd. (one light East of La Brea at Sycamore).
All ages are welcome. Please call 323-463-0204 for
tickets. Underground parking is available for $5 just
off of Sycamore.
Neo-Jazz pioneer Lesa Carlson is the founder and creative
director of Lesa Carlson Off Blue (LCOB). LCOB, a critically
acclaimed jazz ensemble, is a daring foray into the fusion of
old- school jazz, turntablism, and multi-media.
Carlson herself is a stunning ingénue. Combine her sultry
looks, undeniable sensuality, and that sassy smoky blues which
compliments her original sound and unique phrasing, and the
former Miss Idaho embodies a gifted spirit which people have
coined "haunting, mesmerizing and able to get completely lost
in." She’s a choreographer and award-winning vocalist whose
history includes three years of opera training. Over the years
awards have been bestowed in New York and Los Angeles and Lesa
has also performed with members of the Turkish National
Symphony in Turkey.
Weaving turntablism with sizzling jazz vocals and grooves may
seem a strange way to foster the spirit of jazz but, Carlson
has found a common thread running through seemingly disparate
forms. "Jazz, true jazz, is the sound of surprise and raw
desire; so long as these qualities are not compromised new
elements can revitalize the form and bring jazz to a whole new
audience," said Carlson regarding Lesa Carlson Off Blue’s
mission. Carlson has a relentless, uncompromising obsession
with quality. She adds, "For the audience to loose themselves
in the moment there must be something real for them to
Lesa Carlson Off Blue currently holds a residency at the
esteemed Knitting Factory Hollywood, where they have been in
residence for over a year.
Immediate Release: April 11, 2003
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For more information, or to interview Lesa Carlson at her
new restaurant “e” please contact Lynn Hasty at Green Galactic
at 323-466-5141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact
Lynn Hasty at Green Galactic, 323-466-5141 or