The Jazzcat

Hydeus Kiatta Big Birthday Jazz Jam!

by on Aug.20, 2004, under News


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Having a birthday should always be a special occasion. The

elements to making a celebration successful are food, intimate ambiance,

friends, family, good cake and outstanding music! When you put ingredients

together you are bound to have a great time. However, when you also add love,

synchronicity, creativity and extraordinary talent, you not only have a

success, you have an unparalleled experience.

image Hydeus Video


Lunaria jazz and supper club was the epicenter of music and

celebration when Hydeus Kiatta packed in a crowd that traveled from as far

South as San Diego, East as West

Covina and as far North as San Francisco

and Monterey.

The “not suppose to say” year old singer sensation performed with such energy

and enthusiasm singing her version of jazz standards and originals steeped in

Folk and Bohemian roots. These magic musical moments are no strange phenomena

for this “Bohemian Girl” She has performed in venues throughout Europe, the Mid

West, the Pacific Northwest and all throughout San

Francisco, Big Sur and Monterey.

image Brian Swartz

This show here at Lunaria was special not only because of

the Leo moon rising in Saturn, but because of the cohesiveness of her band,

this time adding drums and percussion to enhance an already dynamic sound. Back

once again on Piano was the melodic and ever so masterful John Rangel. Trevor

Ware played Bass with such precision, creativity and beauty. Chris Steel, with

us by way of the jazz scene in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, displays his

fine rhythmic talent, a favorite among the crowd. And the so very multi-talented

Derf Reklaw on Percussion, Flute, Yodel and simulated bottle put in, as always,

another fine performance.

image Dr. Herb Crosby

This was not only a birthday celebration but, was also

billed as a jam session and some of LA’s outstanding talents dropped in. Tim Harmony

came by, pulled out his harmonica, slipped right in a really sparks up the

crowd with an impromptu creation on “Bohemian Girl”. Brian Swartz brought his

trumpet by and blended in the sounds of Miles and Morgan. Bass

player and chiropractor Dr. Herb Crosby added his electricity, in both senses of the word, with

a stunning solo on “All Blues”. And one of the worlds most amazing and

captivating voices on the planet, Dwight Trible, just back from the North Sea, blessed us with peace, love and the spirit of

Trane as well as delivering the most wonderful version of Abbey Lincoln’s

“Throw it Away”.

image Dwight Trible


Hydeus Kiatta’s career is reaching new plateaus every day.

Currently, she is working on producing a DVD of her performances that will

mostly be for press but, I am sure that she will give us a peek as well! A

beautiful night of music, love and celebration. If you could not be there, you

still have an opportunity to take Hydeus and her wonderful music with you!

Click Here to listen to tunes from her last CD “On the Ground I walk”.

 You can

even buy any tune for just $1 and add it to your collection. I suggest that you



LeRoy Downs




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