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2014 Vibe Summit – Sunday, June 22 from 2pm – 6pm
@ REMO Recreational Music Center
7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, CA 91605

$20 (LAJS members $15)

(Join LAJS onsite ($35/year) and get free admission)For info, call 818-994-JAZZ or go to
Proceeds benefit the LA Jazz Society Programs!

Performers participating at this year’s Vibe Summit will include Lolly Allen, Nick Mancini, Joe Locatelli, Kahilil Sabbaugh, Harry Smallenburg, Abel Lagrimas, James Sabo, Slam Noble, Dana Sudbourgh, Richard Schwagerl, David Olds, and more…..

This year’s honoree – Garth Rodriguez

In his early career, although performing with various ensembles at CSN, research and study of the Development of Music of the Caribbean and Amazonian Region of South America consumed most of his time. After Graduating he went to work for the Motion Picture Industry as a Sound technician in post – production and worked occasionally as a Music Copyist – at which point he bought his first Vibraphone set.

From that point on he listened to, and learned to play, all music he found on radio stations from the east coast.  As every vibraphonist knows, playing Vibraphones takes one to places that one would never see or experience without them.

Photo Credit:  Bill Jackson

A few of Garth’s Performances:

  • The annual Vibe Summit;
  • Conga Room – Boogaloo Assassins
  • John Anson Ford Theater with Tjade
  • SGI Amphitheater with Marabina Jaimes –
    Honoring Gerald Wilson – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Burbank Studios – honoring John Landis 
  • CBS / Radford Studios – A Night with the Stars
  • Sacramento Jazz Festival – George Probert, Steve Hope, Wayne Allwine
  • LAX Marriot Jazz Festival
  • Mama Juana’s Emmy party – Marabina Jaimes
  • El Floridita 
  • Havana on Sunset

In 1998 he was playing with Tjade at Papa Shan in Beverly Hills and somebody named Mal Sands came out to see the group… At that time, Garth didn’t know what the LA Jazz Society’s Vibe Summit was – The rest is History – Thank You so much Mal.