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Pomona Arts Colony presents live jazz, blues

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The Vault music club in Pomona features a different performer five nights a week. "Iron Man" Mike Curtis, who plays the guitar and harmonica in a solo act, brings rhythm and blues to the club every Friday. / photo by Jason Cooper

The Vault music club in Pomona features a different performer five nights a week. “Iron Man” Mike Curtis, who plays the guitar and harmonica in a solo act, brings rhythm and blues to the club every Friday. / photo by Jason Cooper

by Julia Carachure
Staff Writer

For those in search of local jazz concerts or entertainment, look no further than the Pomona Arts Colony where the clubs Yesteryears, the Vault and the Tiki Room feature music.

Yesteryears has four regularly scheduled bands playing free of charge throughout the week. Pro-Blues Jam take the stage Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays feature classic jazz with Electrophobia at 7 p.m., and Fridays host Bobby Bluehouse and guests at 9 p.m.

Yesteryears has a feeling of being inside a jazz club of the old days in the 1920s and 1930s, when jazz music began gaining popularity. The club is mostly dark except for several Christmas lights hanging from some of the walls. Several couches are spread out through the club to give people an opportunity and the feeling of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the music whether by themselves or with several friends. Candles are also placed at every table and some are lighted to give the place a classy atmosphere.

“It’s nice and spacey. It has an antique feeling to it,” said freshman Kirsten Johnson.

Other things include flowers throughout the club and portraits hanging all over Yesteryears club.

The Vault music club presents “Iron Man” Mike Curtis Friday at 6 p.m. Later at 10 p.m., Dale Peterson and The Rhythm Lords will be performing. Both shows are on the house.

Grammy Award nominees Howlin’ Wolf, guitarist Hubert Sumlin and the legendary pianist for Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, will be at Yesteryears tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for this show are $18 at the door.

This concert also encompasses Just Dave, the New Family and Jessie and the Raindogs.

On March 3, Larry Jackson and the Holics will also be playing at Yesteryears at 7 p.m. Kid and Nic, LA Jones and Nighttrain will be playing at 7p .m.

The Tiki Room will also be featuring James Intveld, Stan West, Kid and Nic and Eric Sardinas.

For more information, call (909) 629-5264. The Vault is located at 301 W. Second St., and the Tiki Room and Yesteryears are located at 235 W. Second St.

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