Thursday, October 24, 2019

Shandy & Eva's Concert on November 9 and Christmas Party with Marcin Gortat on December 7

We are delighted to invite members and friends of the Modjeska Club  to a wonderful concert of Shandy & Eva, promoting their new CD "Give it a Try" - we have been friends with these musicians for a while and greatly appreciate their talents.

  • What: Los Angeles Album Release Concert
  • When: Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 8pm 
  • Where: Kulak's Woodshed, 5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91607
  • How: RSVP to to November 7 (Thursday), tickets are $10 and Modjeska Club members attend for free. 

Shandy & Eva is an acoustic duet performing their original songs. Shandy (Shandrelica Casper) is a drummer and a percussionist from Curacao in the Caribbean, Eva (Ewa Zmijewska) is a guitarist from Warsaw, Poland. They both sing and compose, Shandy and Eva met at Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena where they graduated with Associate of Arts degree in Vocal Performance. In 2015, during their studies they formed the duet, started playing show and writing music together. Later on Shandy graduated from LA College of Music with a Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance and Eva graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a Performer-Composer Master’s Degree.

The Duet not only performs in the Los Angeles area, but is also known in Poland and in the Caribbean. Shandy & Eva’s music can be generally described as pop/singer-songwriter style, nevertheless the duet’ songs are inspired by many different musical genres like jazz, latin, or even country. They closely collaborate with a Polish music producer and engineer Kris Gorski and on August 11th 2019 they played a concert in Sopot, Poland and released their first studio album, "Give It a Try". After a succesful tour in Poland, Shandy & Eva are back in Los Angeles and are pleased to invite you to their LA Album Release Concert!

Christmas Carols with Marcin Gortat and Friends 

Our member-only exclusive Christmas Caroling Party will take place this year on December 7, 2019, at 6 pm at the elegant residence of Helena and Stanley Kolodziey in Beverly Hills, CA. The program includes a conversation with Marcin Gortat about his career, interests and plans, a concert by a mystery guest from New Orleans brought in by Mr. Gortat, and Christmas Carols sing-along. Of course, a Christmas catered dinner with amazing traditional treats, and lots of heartwarming music and fun. The invitation  will be sent out in November. 

New Year's Eve Ball at the Olympic Collection  with Zbigniew Galazka

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 8 pm. New Year's Eve Ball with Zbigniew Galazka

The Modjeska Club will welcome the New Year on December 31, 2019 with a New Year's Eve Ball, at the Imperial Ballroom, The Olympic Collection, 11301W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (just west of 405)! Evening attire, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, desserts, open bar, and dance music by Zbigniew Galazka - what's not to like? So save the date, and tell your friends. The reservations go to Elzbieta Przybyla, Treasurer, at 626 484 2537.

Tickets $145 members, $155 guests per person.  You can also mail your check to Modjeska Club POBOX 4288 Sunland CA 91041-4288 attn. Maja Trochimczyk, President (Elzbieta is in Poland to November 5, so we are accelerating the processing of funds this way).