The Jazzcat

The Wizard Finger

by on Jul.31, 2004, under News


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I know, I know, what on earth is Wizard Finger? Well it is

an event that happens on the last Thursday of every month at a very small place

in Hollywood at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Kenmore.

If you were to drive there, I’m sure that you might say “Where the heck am I

and what am I doing here”. But, if you drop all of your preconceived notions of

the neighborhood, walk into a loft full people that you don’t know and pay just

$5, you will be delighted with music, comedy and something that will blow your

mind, Fire Dancing!


The Wizard Finger is put on by Jill and Kara who are

comedians and are extremely funny. They do monologs on events from their daily

lives and it is unbelievable how much you can’t stop laughing. They invite guest

comics, musicians, belly dancers and anyone who has any talent to come down and

brave the stage at the Finger!


The crowd is usually made up of all of their friends, mostly

eclectic types and virgins who get the experience of the Finger for the first

time. Don’t worry, you don’t literally get the Finger, or the experience that

you might be thinking of but, you do have a great deal of fun, smiling,

laughing and seeing talent that you may not see at some ordinary venue.


Every week, these cats come down and lay the most powerful

percussion as the musical foundation and transition for all of the acts. This

week, a girl walked in and said, “I’m a belly dancer” and Jill and Kara said,

“Well, get on up there!” The impromptu performance swayed, rolled and spilled

imaginative snake charming sex all over the stage. Hydeus Kiatta was there

performing some of her brand new compositions to track. No band with her this

time but, she still delivered in fine Kiattian style.She also sang freestyle

with the percussionist as they laid the bed of Eastern rhythms for the

absolutely, most exciting and amazing performance of the Fire Dancers!


Click picture below to listen and buy songs from Hydeus Kiatta for just $1


Kumala and her sister Hanna are close each performance with

their highly tranined Fire Dancers. They are yoga instructors who teach yoga in Runyan Canyon

Park for free everyday.

They also teach and perform Fire Dancing and it is an experience that is so

beautiful and exotic, you will be left speechless with you mouth wide open. You can check them out at


This is a low key event but, you can be invited if you like!

Just email Jill at, come on down and get the Finger! Their

next performance will be on August 26th, the last Thursday of every

month. Believe me, you will love it!


LeRoy Downs

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