Photos from last Gigmasterz Concert at Route 66 Classic Grill

I know these photos are a little late… SORRY! If you have some photos or videos from this show, please share them with us.


Jazz Guitar Workshop with Bruce Forman

Bruce Forman - Jazz Guitarist

Bruce Forman – Jazz Guitarist

The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights Artist Development Workshop featuring Bruce Forman.

What: Jazz Guitar Workshop
Who: Bruce Forman
When: January 8th, 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE

A busy touring schedule; seventeen recordings as a leader; countless sideman recording dates–including a featured role on one of jazz great Ray Brown’s last albums; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films–the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby, Oscar-nominated Flags of Our Fathers and Hereafter ; producer, arranger, and acclaimed educator; over twenty appearances at the landmark Monterey Jazz Festival; in residence at USC ’s Studio / Jazz Guitar Dept.—when does Bruce Forman rest?

Forman is a seasoned jazz player with top-level skills as a leader, entertainer and sideman. He creates soulful, lyrical melodies, inventive harmonies, and solid accompaniment. Though he can shred bebop at blistering tempos with the best of ‘em, he is no urban snob. Cow Bop, Forman’s unique “western bebop” band, hit four separate charts with its CDs, Swingin’ Out West, Route 66, Too Hick for the Room and Cowlifornia Swing.

A new composition, The Red Guitar, has received wide acclaim. It may be the only jazz libretto where the narrator and the featured instrumentalist are the same performer. The Red Guitar requires great virtuosity, but it is much deeper than a simple showcase for Forman’s abilities. It is serious one-man theater, exploring the obsessive demands that music places on its truest followers.

Forman is also a distinguished music educator and in-kind philanthropist. His national music-mentoring program, JazzMasters Workshop, provided over 2,500 sessions for young students. Always free of charge, JazzMasters’ sessions occurred during after-school hours, and the program enriched lives and helped develop numerous musicians who have gone on to promising careers.

Bruce’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today. Deep immersion in American culture inspires him to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Cow Bop’s “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; original works like The Red Guitar; JazzMasters Workshop—these are only the latest answers to the endless questions that underlie Bruce Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey, and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who is very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.

ENTER TO WIN – Uproar Fest Tickets, Jerry Cantrell Cry Baby & Dunlop Strings

Dunlop-Cry-Baby-GiveawayPRIZE: Four (4) separate winners will receive 1 pair of (that’s 2 individual) basic show tickets to the Uproar Tour stop of their choice.* (Presumably that’ll be the venue nearest you, future winners.)

Each winner of the tickets will also receive one (1) box of Dunlop Strings (12 packs guitar / 6 packs bass), winners’ choice of type and gauge.

GRAND PRIZE: One (1) of the four winners will be randomly selected to receive a brand new limited edition Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry Baby MKII wah-wah pedal!

TO ENTER: Fill out the fields below to enter. It’s that simple.

Entry period will end at 12am Friday August 2nd, 2013. We will select and contact winners on Friday August 2nd — winners have until 12pm on Monday August 5th to respond or we will select another winner — and will be announced on our Facebook page as soon as they have contacted us to accept the prize.


Gig Report

Here’s a little post of a couple of shows coming up:

Tonight –

Gravity Hill – Whisky A Go-Go –
Souliance – TRiP – FB Event Page

3/17 – GigMasterz Rock Skool Concert at Keyboard Galleria Music Center – 1 PM
The Masonry – Universal Bar & Grill –

Archer Black w/ Minnow – Three of Clubs – FB Event Page

Live Performance – 12/29 – Danny B. Harvey & Special Guests

Come on down for some live music by Danny B. Harvey. This is a little bit o’ rockabilly and storytellers all in one, and a night that you aren’t going to forget. We’ve lined up this special evening to be a perfect holiday gift for our friends and customers.

Check out Danny below performing with Rev. Horton Heat.

Danny has been in numerous famous landmark groups, here are just a few: Levi Dexter & The Ripchords, The Rockats, The Twenty Flight Rockers, The Honeydippers, 13 Cats, Big Rig Jacknife, The Swing Cats, Nancy Sinatra, Wanda Jackson, The Headcat (w/ Lemmy & Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats), Lonesome Spurs, Bow Wow Wow, Johnny Hallyday, Jarvis Crocker, Hal Blaine, Little Stevie Van Sant, Richard Hawley, and Brian Setzer.

Doors open at 6:30 and show will start promptly at 7:00.
Admission is $7 or $5 w/ a can of food, which will be donated to the local food pantry.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at this link

There is limited seating.
We’ll be selling coffee and snacks.

For more information, contact us at 661.259.5397 or email

Check out our upcoming sales and events on our calendar.

The Gig Report – 11/30

We’re going to try to post gigs of local musicians on a somewhat regular basis. If you have a gig that you’d like us to post, send an email to and make sure to include all of the details.

11/30 – Paladino’s (Tarzana) $10

8:00 – The Bloozamps (blues, classic rock)
9:20 – Dark Star Angel (rock like GNR, The Cult)
10:20 – Lobate Scarp (progressive rock a la Genesis/Yes/Queen)
11:00 – Half-Japanese Girls (Weezer cover band)
12:00 – Los Lizzy (Thin Lizzy cover band)

12/7 – Universal Bar & Grill $7
8:00 – Dynamite Beat Puppy
9:00 – The Masonry
0:00 – Nice Guy Eddie
11:00 – Audiokill

12/15 – Howie’s Pub (Castaic) $5
10:00 – Mind Grenade (metal)

12/21 – The VU Ultra Bar (Newhall) $5
Doors at 8
8:30 Souliance
9:15 Half Japanese Girls
10:00 New Resin
11:30 MATTER

12/21 – Charged & Catch Your Breath Reunion/Barry Warrick Memorial Show
Catch Your Breath
Larry Susan

Reminder: Student Concert Today @ Route 66 Classic Grill – 1 PM

The Gigmasterz Student Bands concert is back! Stop by today at Route 66 to check them out.

David Lemasters, band instructor, said “They’re having a blast and performing really well.”

“I can’t wait!” said Dennis, the owner of Keyboard Galleria Music Center.

What: Gigmasterz Student Bands (ages 10-40+)
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill (8730 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita)
When: 1:00 PM on Sunday 11/4/12
Cost: FREE


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