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  • For Immediate Release:

    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents

    2014/2015 Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers

    The Canadian Gypsy Jazz Evening Kicks Off

    The 14th Season of the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES, CA – August 22, 2014 – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents the 2014/2015 Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers on Friday, September 19, 2014. The evening, made complete with an opening reception, kicks off the 14th season of TRK’s public performing arts series at the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. The Quebec-based and award-winning headliner, The Lost Fingers, is known for transforming pop/rock classics into Django Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz, with a hint of blue grass, taking listeners on a musical journey through reinterpretations from AC/DC to Earth, Wind and Fire; from Deee-Lite to Dolly Parton and Daft Punk. This will be The Lost Fingers’ Los Angeles debut as a quartet, featuring vocalist Valérie Amyot (a finalist on La Voix, Quebec’s version of the popular American TV show, The Voice). The band previously performed at TRK in 2010 as a trio, before Amyot joined the group. TRK’s2014/2015  Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers is made possible with the support of the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles.

    The Lost Fingers

    The Lost Fingers

    The show will start at 7:30pm and will take place at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 (310.286.0553). Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students and include an opening reception that starts at 7:00pm. For more information on this event, please visit TRK’s event page here and the Facebook Event Page here. Tickets are available online here. To learn more about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.

    The Lost Fingers, Jazz/Swing/Django/Pop/Rock/Symphony – 
    The Lost Fingers, a Canadian gypsy jazz music group formed in Quebec City, are composed of Alex Morissette (backing vocals, upright bass), François Rioux (guitar), Valérie Amyot (lead vocals), and Byron “Maiden” Mikaloff (backing vocals, guitar). The band’s name was inspired by gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who lost the use of two fingers following a fire.

    The band takes listeners on a entertaining musical journey, offering unique arrangements of Daft Punk, Anna Kendrick, Earth, Wind and Fire, Guns and Roses, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Technotronic. Their high-energy show attracts a wide range of music lovers, pop-culture aficionados, and even conservative jazz experts. They have sold over 400,000 albums across the world, including their Canadian double-platinum selling debut, Lost in the 80s (2008), and gold selling Rendez-vous Rose (2009). Also in 2009, the group was nominated for two Juno Awards (in the categories Fan Choice and Album of the Year), based on the success of their debut release. The band’s sixth album, Wonders of the World (2014), was released earlier this year.

    The Lost Fingers have toured Canada, from coast to coast, and have performed in over 22 different countries including the US, Russia, France, Spain, Lithuania, Turkey, United Emirates, New Caledonia, and Colombia. They’ve shared the stage with a long list of top-selling artists, most notably Celine Dion on TV’s Star Academie. They have also collaborated and performed with respected jazz/studio musicians, including the belated George Harrison’s favorite guitarist, Robin Nolan; Elton John’s band leader/guitarist, John Jorgenson; and the guitar virtuoso, Andreas Oberg.

    “The Lost Fingers blew the roof off the tent. What a performance!!! They were absolutely outstanding.”

    – Jan Riley, PEI Jazz & Blues Artistic Director

    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz –
    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

    “The goal of our programming is to produce a range of live performances with an eclectic array of creative artists from around the world,” says Pierre Leloup, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director, “Our events bring diverse cultural traditions from across the globe to our stage, enriching the lives of our students and attendees from the greater Los Angeles area.”

    Links –
    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com 
    • TRK on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Raymond- Kabbaz/43864706321
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/766837743357861
    • The Lost Fingers Official Site – http://www.thelostfingers.com/en 
    • The Lost Fingers on Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Fingers

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    For more information, photos or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

    The Lost Fingers  (Photo courtesy of the artist)The Lost Fingers
    (Photo courtesy of the artist)
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