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May 6, 2020
5:30 - 8:30PM

40 restaurants. One street.
The best of Downtown, all at once.

Taste Walk Glendale is presented by Glendale Arts in partnership with Downtown Glendale Association.

treat yourself to a 30-course meal.

On May 6, 2020, come explore the culinary delights of Downtown Glendale, with samples from over 40 restaurants, live music, wine and beer stations. Discover Glendale's exciting new restaurants as well as its signature staples.

Proceeds benefit Glendale Arts and the Alex Theatre, with a part of the proceeds going to support youth arts programs.

Taste Walk Glendale is the ultimate package in food festivals. Not only are you tasting the best of Downtown Glendale’s food scene, but you’re doing so right at the restaurants themselves. Taste Walk Glendale takes a traditional food festival and turns it on its head in the best of ways…if you’re a foodie looking for an insider experience, best to get in the know before this annual event blows up in LA.

— -- Benjamin Brown, restaurant writer & hospitality consultant

 2019 EVENT MAP

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2019 sponsors and partners

 

MEDIA PARTNERS

Valpak Step Up Media
Best Version Media
Social Spotlight Agency

BEER, WINE & COCKTAIL SPONSORS

Brewyard Beer Company
Riboli Wines
Ascension Cellars
Inquisitors Brewing Co.
Fort Point Beer
Party Animal Vodka
Massih Orthodontics
Phonexa
Amicus MSP

BEER, WINE & COCKTAIL HOSTS

Pirch-Glendale (hosting VIP Area) Daniel & Co. Jewelers
The Oak & Vine
Massage Envy

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) will offer free access to the museum for all event attendees! Present your event wristband for free entry.

The Greens at The Americana at Brand will host CV High Jazz Band.

 

Every neighborhood should have a band

 
 
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CHANDLER JULIET

Award Winning Recording Artist Chandler Juliet grew up running around the halls of LA’s top recording studios.

Chandler was taken under the wing of Producer/Songwriter Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) Mikal Blue (Colbie Callait, Five for Fighting, OneRepublic) at Revolver Recordings in Thousand Oaks, CA, where she developed and honed her songwriting ability and sound, while finishing up college.

She also began writing and developing songs with founding member of OneRepublic, songwriter and producer Tim Myers, and Zync Music.

Chandler Juliet’s emotionally intelligent lyrics, soothing jazzy vocals, innate groove, and quick wit set her apart from the pack, penning her unique story of growing up and staying in the big city of Los Angeles, and letting go of adolescence.

Now a college graduate, the LA native is making waves. Juliet’s emotionally intelligent and honest lyrics, soothing jazzy vocals, and undeniable stage presence set her apart from the pack, as she pens her unique story of growing up in the big city of Los Angeles and choosing to stay for the pursuit of music, while letting go of adolescence. Chandler performs regularly in Hollywood venues such as The Hotel Cafe, Madame Siam, and Black Rabbit Rose (voted #1 bar in LA on Vice) which has become a second home for Chandler. Chandler Juliet's 2018 has been very successful so far with Tribe of One, her collaboration with Major Sound reaching the top of Spotify’s Norway Top 50 Chart, and her single burning sage debuting on New Music Friday in three countries: United States New Music Friday, New Music Friday Denmark, and New Music Friday Iceland. tidal wave, her cooling follow up to firey 'burning sage' charted #1 on the Hype Machine Twitter charts, and charted #69 on the singer songwriter iTunes Chart in Germany.

Her forthcoming EP 'elements' is due out in 2019.


El haru Kuroi

This concert is made possible with the support of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

El Haru Kuroi, is an East Los Angeles trio drawing their original musical style from their own experiences with life and music from which they are surrounded. Natives to Los Angeles’ Eastside, their music not only is a representation of their cultural upbringing but also captures their individual style with a reminiscence of Mexican, South American, African, and American Jazz elements. Meeting in music school, they have evolved together and persisted in the creation of an original musical sound, which combines distinct melodic, polyrhythmic and multilingual aspects, resulting as a key ingredient for their sound. El Haru Kuroi has performed throughout the LA area and toured the South West to New Orleans, the East Coast and recently toured to Japan. 

They have also performed in various cultural and musical festivals in Los Angeles such as First Fridays held at the Natural History Museum, Levitt Pavillion in MacArther Park,  Union Station for the Metro Art Los Angeles concert series, at Self Help Graphics  for the annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration and recently at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).  After being together for a little over a decade, they have recorded three full length albums, a two-song 7” vinyl, made music videos, and have had their music placed in documentaries and films. The latest release of their 192192192 album was recently pressed onto their first 12” vinyl. 

El Haru Kuroi will continue on their musical trajectory writing new music, releasing another album/ single, and making more videos.   

 “Combining the snarling urgency of post-punk with the sensuality of bossa-nova, they’ve come upon something very different and exciting to listen to” (M. Cotto, KCRW). 

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GLENDALE HIGH JAZZ BAND

Glendale High School’s award-winning Instrumental Music Program has been under the directorship of Amy Rangel for the past 18 years – and it shows. Recognized as one of the nation’s best music teachers, Ms. Rangel was a Grammy Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2019. Under her leadership, GHS has earned honors as a Grammy Signature School. Awards include a Mr. Holland’s Opus Grant, Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Mentorship Program, Glendale Education Foundation Grant, Arturo Sandoval Institute Grant, Los Angeles Music Center Bravo Award, and the Kennedy Center’s Creative Ticket School of Distinction Award.

The Instrumental Music Program offers a variety of classes divided into musical groups: Color Guard and Winter Guard, Concert Band, Ignite (percussion ensemble), Intro to Jazz Band, JV Jazz Band, Marching Band, String Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, and Varsity Jazz Band. All classes count as fine arts credit (“F” Requirement), and second-year music classes count as Career Prep (“G” Requirement). A key component is leadership, with students taking on roles from Section Leader to Assistant Conductor. As Ms. Rangel states: “I want my students to leave high school not only as great musicians, but also as confident young people. All of the classes have multiple student leadership positions for students to grow into.”

Graduates of the GHS Music Program have received numerous music and academic scholarships to top schools including USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Berklee College of Music, Pepperdine, Stanford, Loyola-Mary Mount, Julliard, Yale, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, West Point, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, and many others. A major reason the GHS program is so highly regarded is the opportunity for collaboration with professional musicians. GHS students have performed with Arturo Sandoval, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Reno Jazz Festival, among others.

For more information on the Glendale High School Instrumental Music Program, please contact Amy Rangel at arangel@gusd.net or 818-242-3161 ext. 88103.


The Caesura Youth Orchestra


The Caesura Youth Orchestra (CYO) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based on the El Sistema model to provide urban youth with a positive community where they can through music experience a break from the negative impact of drugs, gangs and economic disadvantages.

CYO is a stakeholder in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestras of Los Angeles project. There is no past or present activity; there are two planned activities:

Music Education:

We provide free musical instruments and music instruction to disadvantaged students in Glendale, CA. Free instruction is provided by professional musicians from various orchestras in the Los Angeles area.

The target audience to be served through this charitable program is students in the south part of Glendale in the Third to Fifth Grades, with expansion as soon as practical to include students from pre-school to high school. Students meet four times a week after school. Education also takes the form of attending performances of orchestras at no charge to students and their parents, through cooperative relationships with groups such as the Glendale Youth Orchestra.

Music Performance:

We provide regular performance opportunities for students in the program. Students perform regularly at Cerritos Elementary, local churches, hospitals and community events.

It is estimated that 80% of organizational time will be spent on music education, and 20% on performance. CYO is funded through grants, corporate donations, in-kind donations, ticket revenue from performances and gifts from individuals and service clubs.

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Trio Insolito features Michelle Do on piano, Isabella Reyes on violin, and Brian Cannady on percussion. Their sound is an eclectic take on soundtrack music, and features hints of classical, jazz, and pop. Each member is classically trained, and holds postgraduate degrees in their respective instruments. They have done covers from shows such as Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Rick and Morty, as well as soundtrack covers from video games such as Legend of Zelda, and movies such as Kiki's Delivery Service and other assorted Studio Ghibli works.

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About GLENDALE ARTS

Glendale Arts is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, and was formed by the City of Glendale to manage the operations of the Alex Theatre. Since its beginning, Glendale Arts’ mission has evolved into one that works to grow the cultural identity of Glendale through the arts. Glendale Arts currently employs 16 full-time and up to 50 part-time staff members who are employed as stage technicians, house managers, custodians, security guards, box office ticket agents and administrative staff.

The mission of Glendale Arts is to integrate the arts into the identity, growth and economic vitality of the City of Glendale by presenting programming and creating partnerships that benefit youth, patrons, artists, organizations and businesses in the community and at the Alex Theatre.

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GET INVOLVED - BECOME A SPONSOR

When you participate as a Taste Walk Glendale sponsor, you engage a highly diverse audience from Glendale and beyond. You educate guests about your brand, and align your values with the important mission of Glendale Arts. When you support Glendale Arts, you support great, surprising, amazing, and wonderful art, and you support youth arts education. By supporting Glendale Arts, you understand that the arts bind us together as a community.

GET INVOLVED - VOLUNTEER WITH US

Volunteering for the event is a great way to get involved, support your community, and support the arts at the same time! Volunteers assist with greeting, checking people in, setting up/tearing down, and generally being amazing event ambassadors. We offer fun perks like a free T-Shirt, a meal wristband, a letter of recommendation, and volunteer/school credits. 

GET INVOLVED - CALL FOR MUSICIANS

We are seeking musicians who can animate the event route, connecting participants and restaurants with lively musical entertainment. We are looking for a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, pop, folk, rock, alt, indie, salsa and classical. There are no application fees and an artist stipend will be provided to successful candidates.

GET INVOLVED - FEATURE YOUR FOOD

If you are a Glendale restaurant owner or chef eager to become a part of Taste Walk Glendale, let us know! Click below to join us at this year’s event.

GET INVOLVED - FEATURE YOUR BEVERAGE

Guests sample beers and wines, and assorted specialty cocktails in the exclusive VIP lounge, which means that we’re always looking for the finest merchants to help our guests sip and savor local creations.

 

GLENDALE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION - MUSIC MATteRS

The Glendale Educational Foundation is a community of individuals that have come together for a common goal: to provide outstanding schools for the children in the Glendale Unified School District. The “Music Matters” campaign helps Glendale students make music and realize their full potential by supporting music education at Glendale Unified School District middle schools and high schools.

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YWCA GLENDALE - SUMMER CAMP Rosie

Camp Rosie is a no-cost girls empowerment camp for 7th-9th grade girls. YWCA Glendale will partner with Glendale Arts’ dance and theater program to expand the services and instructors available for the Summer Camp participants. The program encourages the participants to explore the arts and expand their knowledge of skills such as singing, dancing and acting. The Camp ends with a final performance at the end of the eight week session.