One Colorado Dance Series Begins 2nd Season

One Colorado presents its second season of its outdoor music and dance series held in the One Colorado Courtyard every Friday and Saturday night.

All concerts start at 9 p.m., run approximately two hours, and are free and open to the public. A large dance floor is provided.

The series presents several acclaimed bands that are new to the Pasadena area, like J.B. and the Rebellion, Byron Motley & His Band, and Groove Ensemble.

Favorites from last season, like Robert Incelli & His Latin Jazz Band, Orquesta Charangoa and Wendy Rea & Her Famous Players, return for encore performances this summer.

The Summer Dance Series offers a wide variety of musical styles that are united by the common theme of great musicianship and acclaimed performances. Bands range from swing and funk to salsa and R&B;, offering a variation and innovative sound blend.

Aug. 5

Francisco Aguabella & His Latin Jazz Ensemble

Aguabella is widely recognized as a master conguero, whose passion and fire are absolutely contagious. He has enjoyed an extensive performance and recording career and is legendary on the contemporary Afro-Cuban scene.

Aug. 6

J.B. and the Rebellion

J.B. and the Rebellion's exhilarating sax and Hammond B-3 organ sound pays homage to the soul-jazz, boogaloo and funk from the '60s and '70s. Led by Los Angele-based saxophonist Joel Bowers, this hard hitting sextet is praised as one of the groove community's strongest live acts.

Aug. 12


Upstart keeps your feet moving with a truly unique blend of sounds from fast tempo rock, Caribbean grooves, soulful slow songs, old school Stevie Wonder and even hip-hop. They call their style of music "jazzrockfunkhiphopsouljammusic."

Aug. 13

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums


Miss Carmen Getit

Lucky and Miss Getit bring an intense energy and personal magnetism to the stage with their blend of highly danceable vintage jazz, rhythm & blues and swing. This Bay Area-based sextet has earned a reputation with both critics and audiences as delightful entertainers with superior musicianship.

Aug. 19

Louie Cruz Beltran & His Orchestra

Beltran and his band performs an extensive repertoire of Brazilian and Afro-Cuban and combines rhythm & blues, salsa, reggae and jazz into a potent aggregation of percussion, horn, bass and piano.

Aug. 20

Robbyn Kirmsse

Soul singer Robbyn Kirmsse is a highly accomplished performer who has worked with many of the legends of today's rock and blues worlds. Her voice is gritty, edgy, hip, sultry, sensual, warm and passionate. You'll be amazed by her repertoire of standards and dance favorites performed along with some of L.A.'s finest R&B; musicians.

Aug. 26

Son Mayor

Dubbed by Sabor Magazine as the "premier and most happening" salsa and Latin jazz band in L.A., Son Mayor is led by the charismatic Ortiz brothers. The 12-piece band is a horn, percussion and bass powerhouse.

Aug. 27

Orquesta Charangoa

The "charanga" sound blends infectious rhythms with flute, vocals and strings to create an upbeat and inspirational sound beloved of salsa dancers. This 6-piece band is recognized as Los Angeles' most elegant and exciting Cuban dance orchestra.

Sept. 2

The Groove Ensemble

This eclectic nine-piece ensemble brings new meaning to world music. Blending mixtures of funk, afro-beat, electro-trance, soul-jazz and psychedelic blues-rock, they set themselves aside to create the ultimate groove music.

Sept. 9

Byron Motley & His Band

Singer Byron Motley mixes a unique blend of musical styles that range from R&B; and soul classics to jazz standards and swing. Backed by his high energy band, this music is eclectic, harmonious and expands over several decades of music.

Sept. 9

Johnny Blas & His New Funky

Latin Jazz Band

Blas breaks the rules of Latin jazz by recruiting Southern California's top young musicians from the jazz, pop, funk and Latin scenes to create an ensemble of great character, bringing new dimensions to the art form.

Sept. 10

Wendy Rea & Her Famous Players

This six-piece ensemble reads like a who's who of the swing and classic jazz scene. Wendy Rea is heavily influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday, Lee Wiley, Ivie Anderson and the Boswell Sisters.

Sept. 16

Johnny Blas & His New Funky

Latin Jazz Band

Sept. 17

Francisco Aguabela & His Latin Jazz Ensemble

Sept. 23

Iodine 69

Iodine 69 offers a strong arsenal of original material and improved grooves in the acid jazz, soul, funk and pushy Latin vein.

Sept. 24

J.B. and the Rebellion

Sept. 30

Robert Incelli & His Latin Jazz Band

Venezuelan bandleader Incelli assimilates mambo, gaita, meringue and samba with straight-ahead jazz, down-home blues and big band ingredients.

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