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Michael GuzmanProfessor BriggsMUSC 025 African American MusicDecember 10th, 2019Concert ReviewOn Tuesday December 11th, 2019, I attended a concert which was held at The Mixx; a Jazz & Blues club located in Pasadena, CA 443 E Colorado Blvd. At this venue, there was a large stage in the back, along with a bar, lights and about two dozen tables. Although the stage was placed in the back of the building, it was very much the center of attention. This is where the performers played, as seen in the photos. The clubwas a medium-sized building, yet very lively and full for a tuesday night. The crowd was very energetic; definitely an appropriate venue for jazz and blues. Food and drinks werealso served, and more than 75 percent of the tables were full. By observing the environment, it was clear to me that most of the audience members were performers, accompanied with their wives. It was also very clear that everyone in the room loved jazz music, just by the way that the entire audience was reacting so lively to the music throughout the night. In terms of demographics, the audience consisted of mostly white men with their wives, there were very few ethnic groups or other races. Besides the workers, the only other race I saw was one black man throughout the club. I had arrivedat the venue at 9:00pm, and stayed until around 11:30. During this time, I was able to witness three bands perform. I was not able to retrieve information such as band names, or names of players due to the fact that simple there was no documented
program for the concert, it was held at a jazz/blues club which was a restaurant venue with live band. However, I was able to retrieve a receipt ad photos of the event as proof.The style of music which was played throughout the concert embodied the true sound of jazz, with jazz elements such as: blues, syncopation, swing and creative freedom. All together, the bands that performed each encorporated - singing to

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