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Mon David to heat up The Merc

31 tickets remain available for the cozy performance of Filipino jazz recording artist, Mon David, with guitarist songwriter, john Chiodini, for Thursday, July 18 performance live at the Merc.

Tickets are $15, for the 7:30 p.m. show.

David was the winner of the 2006 London International Jazz Vocal Competition.

”His technique is impeccable, yet he has emotional conviction, a brilliant combination that not many singers have today”
– Dianne Schuur

”A tremendous talent with a style so refreshing and affecting, his jazz feel so right -on, with a vocal technique that is ingenious, swinging, daring in places, cool in others.”
– Brick Wahl, LA Weekly

“In recent years, there have been many singers who can stand before a band and sing in a style resembling jazz. These singers are often jazz influenced and can swing…David can swing you into bad health and then, turn around and break your heart with a ballad.”
-Roger Crane, International Review of Music

”The Filipino singer Mon David is that rarity; a male jazz vocal artist with a distinctly original style of his own..a remarkable voice able to leap octaves in a single bound with a world class scat singing style..”
– Don Heckman, International Review of Music

Guitarist and composer John Chiodini began his performing career in clubs, recording studios and theaters throughout New England in the 1960’s and 1970’s. As a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler, John made numerous appearances in concerts and on recordings, including the long-running PBS television series “Evening At Pops”.

In the early 1980’s, he relocated to Los Angeles, touring, writing, and recording with Peggy Lee. His MCA recording entitled “Weightless” was critically acclaimed. He toured and recorded with Natalie Cole (“Unforgettable” tour). Other artists with whom John has toured and/or recorded include: Buddy DeFranco, Maynard Ferguson, Carl Andersen, Louis Bellson, Tony Bennett, Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell, Celine Dion, Dr. John, Arthur Hamilton, Shirley Horn, Lainie Kazan, Hubert Laws, Barry Manilow, Rebecca Parris, Terry Harrington, Diane Schuur, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson, Michael Buble…As a session player in Los Angeles, John has numerous Motion Picture and TV credits.

Tickets: $15
More information, visit: Old Town Theater
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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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