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The Beatles on Pan Concert w/Kainga Music

Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 N Coast Highway, Oceanside

Kainga Music will perform Beatles songs arranged on Steel Drum to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of when the Beatles came to the United States. Two shows at the Sunshine Brooks Theater at 217 N Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA at 2pm and 5pm. Proceeds from Ticket sales will support education programs, instruction, and performances.

$16 General Admission / $12 Senior, Military, Student / $8 Children 10 and under Age limit: All ages

Mo'Rhythm @ 98 Bottles

98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

This is the world premier of Monette Marino’s one-of-a-kind interactive musical experience called “Mo’Rhythm”!!! Monette will be providing 20 African drums that audience members will learn to play and then perform along with her all-star band.

Featuring musicians Monette Marino on percussion, Allan Phillips on keyboards, Richard Sellers on drums, Tonga Ross-Ma’u on bass, Mark Shapiro on guitar, John Rekevics on sax/flute; dancers Kirti Srivastava, Cybele Pena, and Jasmine Amare.

$20 advance/$25 door Age limit: 21+

The Tonga Ross-Ma'u Quintet @ 98 Bottles

98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

Multi-instrumentalist Tonga Ross-Ma’u returns to 98 Bottles with his quintet for a set of original music and selected reincarnations of standard material. Featuring the collective talents of Curtis Taylor, Rana Tabrizi, Doug Walker, and Charlie Weller, the night is sure to be one you won’t want to miss!

$12 advance/$15 day of show, also $10 food/drink minimum

Aug2

Bomb Squad @ Seven Grand

Seven Grand, 3054 University Ave, San Diego CA 92104

San Diego's hard hitting, drool inducing, neck breaking organ trio comes to Seven Grand in North Park! Featuring Tonga Ross-Ma'u on bass keys/organ, Ricky Giordano on guitar, and Tim Newton on drums.

FREE ADMISSION Age limit: 21+

Jul30

Tonga Ross-Ma'u with Mimi Klein

Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Cool, Elegant, Soulful. Jazz vocalist Mimi Klein is making her debut at the famous Catalina Bar & Grill, and you're invited!

Listen to her sing songs from her newly released album and more accompanied by a Grammy winning team. From old classics to new upcoming songs, this will be a night you do not want to miss!

$15/Dinner or two drinks minimum required in addition to the tickets

Jul25

L101 After Hours Sessions

Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas CA 92024

The Tonga Ross-Ma'u Quartet is dedicated to serving jazz straight to the community by engaging their audience through education about its history and culture. By informing the listeners to what is happening on the band stand they hope to bring a better understanding and appreciation to what goes on in the collective improvisation during their performance. The night will be filled with contemporary revisions of standard jazz material and original compositions.

The Tonga Ross-Ma'u Quartet Tonga Ross-Ma'u, piano Curtis Taylor, trumpet Dean Hulett, bass Kevin Higuchi, drums

Opening act: Boaz Roberts (jazz guitar)

$10 advanced/$12 at the door/$11 for students and seniors Age limit: All ages

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