Tonight, celebrate Kanzaa with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s production of “Kwanzaa! 2011.” TheKwanzaa performance starts at 7:00 pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center located at 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90016.

Featuring Lula Washington’s Family Friendly Harambee Suite, there will also be guest artists including jazz sax Kamasi Washington, jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison, Marcus L. Miller with Freedom Jazz Movement and the Oprah Winfrey discovered vocalist Abraham McDonald.

Call for tickets at 323.292.5852 or purchase online. $40 general, $25 children, students, seniors. http://www.lulawashington.org/products-page/tickets/

JazzZone

Another chance to check out the Winter Jazz & blues Festival with a tribute to the music of Art Hillery at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center.

JBerniePearlazz Zone performs as well as The Bernie Pearl band on the main stage. Show starts at 7:30 pm and runs till 10:30 pm. Admission $25;

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center is located at 4305 Degnan Boulevard, Suite 101 Los Angeles, CA  90008.  

Call or check the website for more details, Be aware that there are different stages, with different schedules. (323) 296-2272;  http://barbaramorrison.com/; http://www.berniepearl.com/