Maggie Gould, Bruce Forman, Nanny Assis, and Isalas Elpes

Maggie Gould, Bruce Forman, Nanny Assis, and Isalas Elpes

Mon · October 1, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets starting from $20

The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $6. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.

Maggie Gould
Maggie Gould
In her early years, Maggie started out performing musical theatre in London and won parts in shows including Cats and Folies Berger. Maggie's repertoire covers standards by Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat King Cole, Ivan Lins, Chet Baker, Bernstein to dance numbers by Stevie Wonder and lately, Brazilian - Jazz fusion.

Maggie was offered residency to sing jazz with a trio in London at Reubans Hotel. Based in New York, she works with Nanny Assis, John di Martino, Tommy Campbell, Jay Rodriguez, Leo Traversa, Kevin Filed, Ron Samson, Alex Griffith.

She is collaborating with Nanny Assis musical director of ToDO Amor, they perform with band festivals Monterey, London, Rome, and frequently New York and New Zealand.

A career highlight was working with Russ Garcia: Composer and Arranger for Porgie & Bess. "You sing the melody straight and don't mess with the melody, don't change a thing," he said. This was a piece of advice Maggie has held onto throughout her career as a vocalist.
Bruce Forman
Bruce Forman
"Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” Barney Kessel, Jazz Times

A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader, including his newest release, Junkyard Duo; countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, acclaimed educator, in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Dept., when does Bruce Forman rest?

Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his popular podcast with Scott Henderson, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; his newest project: Junkyard Duo…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey, and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who’s very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.

The Red Guitar is serious one-man theater, incorporating great musical virtuosity and storytelling skills to explore the obsessive demands that music places on its truest followers. Junkyard Duo, scavenging music from the edge of sound, uses an unusual sonic landscape to create a rich and exciting musical palette…hobo chic at it’s most utmost. And 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. Having won the Route 66 Challenge three times with Cow Bop, he created a linear music festival in 2013, establishing a new paradigm for touring and the use of social media, which included a collaborative mentoring model for young musicians.

Bruce Forman’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.
Nanny Assis
Nanny Assis
Nanny Assis is a Brazilian, New York based vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter. Nanny has just won best male vocalist for the Brazilian Press Music Awards 2017 and nominated for best show in New York also instrumentalist. He is quite simply a gifted artist, who has recently been awarded the lifetime achievement in Brazilian Jazz.

He will perform songs from his Double Rainbow album, with standards also. Nanny is an outstanding vocalist drummer/percussionist and a talented songwriter who has touched hearts and souls through his music. Anybody that sees Nanny perform immediately feels his rhythms and notes often snatching audiences away, other times energising them enough to stand up and dance "and sweat until you cant sweat no more" to use Bob Marley's lyrics.
Venue Information:
Upstairs At Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA, 91604
http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/