Star LaMoan & the Kitchenettes with Tammi Brown
Hot and Sizzlin’ Pre-Solstice Dance Party
Don Quixote’s (the former)
Wednesday December 20 at 8:30 pm
$13 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 +
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Pre-sale tix at: More Music – Front Street, Santa Cruz
Her name, “Star La’Moan” was created at a songwriting contest years ago and became her “altered ego”. It is a sort of spoonerism of Marla Stone, who is a local educator, and the producer, band leader and performer of this outrageous band. Just as organic is the creation of The Kitchenettes, where she and other volunteers in the Kuumbwa Kitchen first played at their Holiday Party and have been creating those piquant sounds of New Orleans second line rhythms, Gypsy Jazz, Blues and Rock/Funk ever since. The band’s members go from 12 years old to 76 years years old, and feature bassoon, trombone, sax, trumpet with a full raucous rhythm section. To top the evening, special guest, Tammi Brown will grace the stage!
Star LaMoan and Tammi Brown
The Hornettes pictured above are: Terrel Eaton, Steve Wilson, Matt Volkar
The Kitchenettes in Jeff’s Kitchen
Star LaMoan & the Kitchenettes
Sunday, December, 18, 2017
radio: KPIG, 107.5 – “Please Stand By” – with Sleepy John – 11:00am
Star LaMoan and the Kitchenettes with the Extensions
NOLA and Gypsy Jazz, Swamp rock/funk/blues Torch songs, Dirges….
November 11, 2017
Poet & the Patriot- 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Steve Wilson, Trombone; Cesar Nunes, Trumpet/Clarinet; Matt Volkar, Bassoon; Lauren Alpert, Keyboard; Michael Curry, Bass; Starlamarla, Vocals, guitar, harmonica. Tony #11 guitar ,and Van 13 , Drums!”
Ground Control restaurant (formerly Full of Beans) 4 – 6pm in Seascape
Star La’Moan Vocals and Harmonica, Duncan Shipton Guitar and Patrice Wallace, Bass.
Sunday Sept 9
Le Petit Kitchenettes has it’s first gig at the Pono Reef on Cedar and Union in Santa Cruz July 12th, 5:30-9:30pm
It’s a going away party for Scott Stobbe who’s moving to NOLA!!! Yikes!
Speakeasy 3 will play after we do about 20 minutes worth. Le Petit Kitchenettes is Scott, Jamie Brudnik on Bass, maybe Brad Hecht on Sax and me.
CSMA concerts March 31 – Collins Elementary School Cupertino – 2nd and 3rd Grades.
Star La’Moan & The Kitchenettes
Poet & Patriot – Friday, February 24, 2017 – 9pm
320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Starring: Star La’Moan – vocals harmonica guitar, Scott Stobbe – guitar, Michael Curry – Bass, Jeff Arlt – drums, Darryl Singleton – congas, Steve Wilson and Kenny Karst – trombones, Matt Volkar – bassoon & Lauren Albert – keyboards!
The Kitchenettes were developed organically in the Kuumbwa Jazz Center’s kitchen where she has volunteered for several years. Predominately a New Orleans sound, the band also plays Mississippi Delta & Chicago Blues, Dirges, Standards, Gypsy Jazz, Swamp Rock, Torch Songs, Marches, R&B and more, hence the tag, ‘Everything AND the kitchen sink.’ And the crew keeps growing!