Diversity through music

Welcome to Clazzical Notes 2017

2017 Program Performances


Gumbo y Sopa

There and Back Again/Ida y Vuelta

        Date:  March 12, 2017                     Time:  4:00 p.m.

        Featuring: Munyungo Jackson – Afro-Cuban Percussion

Luis Villegas – Flamenco Guitar

Special guest vocalist

   Venue:  Metropolitan Baptist Church

2283 N Fair Oaks Avenue

Altadena, CA  91001



“Celebrating Women in Music”

Gender, Genres, and Generations

A celebration of three generations of female vocalists from four different genres.

Date:  September 29, 2017                     Time:  7:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Venue:  Pasadena City College, Westerbeck Hall, 570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  91106

                                                                                                                      Guest Host:

Gail Deadrick, Music Director 

Gail Deadrick, a native of Los Angeles, CA, became the Music Director for Natalie Cole in June 2000.  Gail won a Grammy for Ms. Cole’s Still Unforgettable as Co-Producer.


Rita Edmond, Jazz Vocalist

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Rita Edmond remembers growing up around music influenced by sounds of such legendary singers a Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson.  With a beautiful voice and a four-octave range, Rita is a natural singer, one who can express the deepest emotions through music. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally.

Stephanie Amaro:  Latin Pop & Latin Jazz  Vocalist

Grammy-nominated recording artist Stephanie Amaro displays a rare musical versatility through the instruments she plays and vocal styles she so brilliantly performs. Ranging from the sounds of Lady Gaga to Natalia LaFourcade,  Stephanie brings a graceful stage presence reminiscent of .  Mexican Cine de Oro.  She has received honors from the Pasadena Arts Society, the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, and the Angel Award. Stephanie performed for President Barack Obama and music producer David Foster.

 Madeleine and Melina Adragna, Classical Vocalists

Madeleine and Melina Adragna have shared a passion for music and singing all their young lives.  The twin sisters are equally talented, classically trained with exquisite voices. They started pursuing their passion while studying voice with Don Brinegar and Suzan Hanson at Pasadena City College. These phenomenally talented twins will surely make their mark in Opera and the concert stage in just a few years.                         




     “Celebrating the Beauty of Latin American Music” 

                 Date:  October 10, 2017                 Venue:  Eliot Middle School

Featuring: Francisco Ruiz and Pablo Flores

Performance for Eliot Middle School Students Only




Let Music Do The Talking

Date:  December 3, 2017                     Time:  3:00 p.m.


Jie Ma, Pipa

Jose Garcia, Spanish Guitar

Pablo Medina, Keyboard

Venue:  Asian Youth Center, 100  W. Clary Avenue, San Gabriel, CA  91776

This program is being made possible by the generous support of Michael and Eva Jen.