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"Penny Marie, her husband Steve Merrick, and local jazz vocalist Kama Ruby, it's a very loosely organized show displaying the vocal and musicianship talents of all three."

“ "Stunning!" "Moved me to tears!" "I was blown away!" ”

“Entertainment News Opera jazz kama ruby Stages Advertisement What do you get when you put a couple of local jazz vocalists, two Southern California opera singers, and an actress who appeared in the film musicals Grease and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band together? Well, you get an original musical cabaret that reveals how they got to where they are, their emotional journeys, and the challenges they faced on the way. You also get talented performers spilling their guts on stage before a live audience. What you get is Stages, an original musical "cabaret" that opens in December in Stevenson Ranch and Bakersfield, CA. View slideshow: Local jazz musicians seeking funds for new cabaret, Stages, opening in December Background information on the production and the developing relationships between all involved was gathered during an exclusive interview with some of the cast yesterday. Subtitled on its website as "In Pursuit of Truth: A Unique and Unusual Cabaret”

“kama ruby Advertisement Bakersfield jazz vocalist Kama Ruby announced yesterday that she and Roger Martin, The Lounge Guy, will be providing live musical entertainment for tonight's Beyond the Red Carpet social and business mixer at The Bell Tower Club. Beyond the Red Carpet events provide a means for social and business networking to members who represent some of central California's most successful business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs. Usually hosted on a quarterly basis at many of the area's more sophisticated venues, the organizers literally roll out the red carpet for its guests, providing an evening unlike any other. Previous events have been held at The Padre Hotel, Metro Galleries, the Fox Theater, Cafe Med, and the Seven Oaks Country Club. Average attendance is around 300 people per event. (See the slide show above and the video below for a look at past events.) View slideshow: Kama Ruby and Roger the Lounge Guy Martin at Beyond the Red Carpet tonight Roger”

“Bakersfield's First Friday activities will be highlighted this week with a very special art exhibit at Metro Galleries. Former KNBC-TV and CBS News correspondent Bill Lagattuta, who also won an Emmy award for his reporting on the television news show "48 Hours," will present his new exhibition entitled, "American Dreamer: Roadsigns to a Re-Invented Life." Consisting of a collection of paintings and works in metal, Lagattuta says his efforts are "...about a restless need to make real images which evoke the frailties and triumphs of the human experience." The event is free and open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by local actress and jazz vocalist Kama Ruby. She'll be backed by only a percussionist, local Latin jazz and salsa musician, Nunzio Urbina. This will be the first time they've played together as a duet and the results should be interesting. Free hors d'ouerves and a no-host bar will be provided by Mama Roomba's restaurant. Suggested by”

“http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-in-bakersfield/jazz-harmonicas-and-the-kevin-bacon-game ”

“ AWAKENINGS- Featuring Art Sherwyn, Doris Sherwyn and Dean Johnson. A beautiful exhibit showing works by 2 generations of one family and also retired architect Dean Johnson. Opening Reception honoring the artists: First Friday February 3, 2012 5-9pm Live Music with Kama Ruby, Steve Merrick and Rick Tiara. Hors d' ouerves and No Host Bar by Mama Roomba. www.themetrogalleries.com http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/entertainment/community/x1997183226/Color-us-thrilled-for-art”

"If you still haven't had enough, head over to Imbibe Wine and Spirits Merchant off of Truxtun Avenue Extension for vocalist Kama Ruby and trumpeter Mike Raney. They performed for the first time together a few weeks ago and brought the house down. Back for an encore performance, expect some sultry jazz standards as well as jazzy improvisations and interpretations of classic and alternative rock tunes from 7 - 9:30 PM. And don't forget to try out Imbibe's fantastic automated wine bar! Continue reading on Examiner.com Jazz events in Bakersfield area today, Aug.6, 2011 - Bakersfield Jazz music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-in-bakersfield/jazz-events-bakersfield-area-today?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1UI9qFfpi"

"If you were one of the lucky ones at last month's show, you heard a never-rehearsed cover of The Eagles' "Hotel California" like none done before. Mix in some Lou Reed ("Walk on the Wild Side"), Tom Petty ("Breakdown"), as well as some acid jazz and jazz ballads, and the band gives you an experience that is unlike that of any other in the area. No one sounds like them."

“Come enjoy a laid back evening of beautiful jazz standards, jazzy and bluesy takes on classic rock tunes. Go to http://www.kamaruby.com to hear Kama Ruby”

“Come enjoy a laid back evening of beautiful jazz standards, jazzy and bluesy takes on classic rock tunes. Go to http://www.kamaruby.com to hear Kama Ruby”

“KERSFIELD, Calif. — First Fridays in downtown Bakersfield returns this Friday evening. Be sure to check out "From the Desert to the Sea" at Metro Galleries, 1604 19th St. This new exhibit features Mary-Austin Klein and works by Mita Barter, Tina Bluefield, David Gordon, Perry Hoffman, Bonnie Hineline-Kempner, Lily Stockman and Karine Swenson. It is a stunning collection of paintings and mixed media art inspired by artists from the desert to the sea in Southern California. Check out more news from central Bakersfield >> Sponsored by Kern Community Foundation and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, 10 percent of opening night proceeds benefit the Children's Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Live Music will be provided by Kama Ruby and Company. There will be a no-host bar and food by Mama Roomba.”

“Local actress/vocalist Kama Ruby will be making her first appearance at Imbibe Wine and Spirits Merchant this Friday, Jan., 28, at 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Although not appearing with her band (Kama Ruby and Company), she'll be singing jazz standards, songs from artists as diverse as Sade and Steely Dan, and her own jazzy twists to classic rock tunes. If you haven't heard her before, you're in for a very pleasant and different experience as she demonstrates that jazz isn't just for the "straight-ahead" crowd.”


"Judging by the enthusiastic response from the crowd the last time this group performed here, it should be a lively and fun evening." Maccioli

“I think Joni Mitchell has been one of the bigger influences in my musical life. Her compositions are so rich with surprisingly complex lyrics and meter changes. I found her songs much harder to learn than I anticipated when I first thought up this project." http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-in-bakersfield ”





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"Local actress and vocalist Kama Ruby will be appearing at Farmacy at The Padre Hotel tonight, Thursday, July 15th. She will be providing vocal entertainment in support of an art show / reception featuring the works of artist Larry Jason. Entitled "Icons" and sponsored by Don Martin's Metro Galleries, the show features artwork depicting well known Bakersfield "signs." More info can be found at http://themetrogalleries.com/. The event is scheduled for 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Hors d'ouevres and a no host bar will be provided. The Padre is located at 1702 18th St., Bakersfield, CA."

"Bored? Tired of the same old stuff? Don't know what to do nor where to go? Well, gee, THERE'S LOTS OF JAZZ IN TOWN!!!! Here is this week's listing of jazz events to help you fill that need for jazz. And don't forget to play our weekly trivia contest below: UPCOMING JAZZ EVENTS/GIGS Bakersfield Jazz Workshop - every Weds., at Le Corusse Rouge, featured artists this month are: Kelulu, Mar. 31 Dave Tull, Apr. 7 (Free jazz clinic & performance by this world class drummer / vocalist) Jazz Connection - Every Sat, Imbibe The Groove Factor - Every Thurs., Le Corusse Rouge Kama Ruby and Steve Eisen - Fri., Apr. 2, Metro Galleries Richie Perez - Every Thurs., Cafe Med"

“Kama Ruby is the featured act this week at the Jazz Workshop. She'll be doing some jazz standards and some jazzy interpretations of some rock classics, including the Stones' Wild Horses and The Doors' Light My Fire. She's also doing Maroon 5's Secret. Who says jazz is for the straight ahead folks only? "Check out the attached flyer and her website below for more info, including her jazzy, sexy take on The Door's Light My Fire:" ”