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Kristina Aglinz Band

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presale Tickets $20 GA/ $30 VIP available here

$25/$35 at the door (subject to availability)

Embark on a captivating musical journey with the Kristina Aglinz Band—an
ensemble that exemplifies diversity and dynamism! � Led by the exceptionally
talented Kristina Aglinz, the Aglinz band comprises an incredible fusion of musicians,
Kristina Aglinz is a swanky jazz, funk, and R&B singer/songwriter, and her band
is renowned for their innovative arrangements with original songs and the American jazz
songbook. They have graced various venues and events, including Vibrato Jazz &
Grill, The Baked Potato, Campus Jax, Catalina Jazz, Spaghettini, URBAN Press
Winery, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and Musicians Institute, receiving
positive reviews and feedback from both audiences and critics.
In the vibrant heart of Los Angeles, Aglinz draws inspiration from a city as eclectic as
her musical influences. Acclaimed composer Jorge Calandrelli (6 time Grammy
award winner) hails her as a multifaceted artist, praising not only her outstanding
vocals but also her superb skills as a concert pianist and musician. Trumpet virtuoso
Arturo Sandoval lauds her as an incredible artist with mastery in both singing and
classical piano.

Tony Austin Drummer, Engineer and Producer for the acclaimed Los Angeles based group,

the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians
born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought after
musicians in the world; together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly
through multiple genres of music. He Produced, Engineered and was the Drummer on
the critically acclaimed WCGD albums: The Epic by Kamasi Washington, a triple CD
named one of Rolling Stone’s and Pitchfork’s “best albums of 2015”, with The Epic Tour
selling out arenas worldwide for the past three years; and UPRISING, by vocalist/
upright bassist Miles Mosley, an album that debuted in Jan 2017 at #4 on the Billboard
Contemporary Jazz Chart, #2 on the ITunes Jazz Album charts and featured on Apple
Beats 1 Radio. He also engineered and performed on trombonist Ryan Porter’s ‘The
Optimist’, pianist Cameron Graves’ ‘Planetary Prince’, and Kamasi Washington’s
2017 EP “Harmony of Difference and 2018 release ‘Heaven and Earth’. He also
partnered with Kamasi Washington as recording engineer and performer on the Emmy
and Grammy Nominated music score for the Netflix documentary – “Becoming”, A
chronicle of former first lady Michelle Obama’s life via her book tour.

Todd Hunter piano. Hailing from San Diego, California, Todd has delighted
audiences throughout the world for over three decades. Having grown up in a musical
household, Todd has been immersed in the language of jazz piano since he was a child.
Midway through college at San Diego State University, he took off for New York and
wove himself into the fabric of the world’s best jazz scene. During his time in NY he had
the pleasure of playing with and learning from the best of the best including: Joe
Henderson, Tommy Flanagan and Mel Lewis among others. Eventually, Todd found his
way back to Southern California and has been exploring musical adventures throughout
the coast and around the world since.
Hunter also tours internationally with the legendary singer, Dionne Warwick. He’s had
the pleasure of accompanying her, Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston. Todd has also
been featured with the Brian Setzer Orchestra and has shared the stage with Stevie
Wonder, Jeffrey Osborne, Gladys Knight, Ivan Lins, Gloria Estefan and Smokey
Robinson. In the jazz world, Hunter has performed with some of the best legends of our
time including: Nancy Wilson, Billy Higgins, Kenny Burrell, Buddy Collette, Les McCann,
Diane Reeves, Ndugu Chancler, Phil Upchurch, Barbara Morrison and Ronny Laws.

Kevin O’Neal is a Grammy winning bassist, composer, producer and educator.
His credits include the films Ghostbusters, 48 Hrs, A Great & Mighty Walk, Troubled
Waters, along with recordings and performances with Tracy Chapman, Outkast, LaVern
Baker, Nnenna Freelon, Solomon Burke, Barry Harris, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
(5th Dimension) and as a solo artist.
As a music educator he has served young people in the Compton, Lynwood and Los
Angeles Unified School Districts, Kevin has served as an award winning Associate
Professor of Music at Santa Monica College for 16 years: Jazz & American Culture.
Painting musical portraits and representing them is one of Kevin’s assets.
Kevin loves his bass and applying himself to fine works representing humanity, life and
good times.

Kay-Ta Matsuno Osaka (Japan) born guitarist. Kay-Ta has supported/performed
with artists ranging from pop/R&B artists like Grammy Winner Lalah Hathaway, Jenifer
Hudson, Jody Watley, Amerie & Chante Moore; contemporary jazz artists like Jackiem
Joyner, Keiko Matsui, & Michael Lington; to Jazz Fusion artists like Japanese drum
prodigy, Senri Kawaguchi. Along with US artists, he worked/toured with top Japanese
artists like Chikuzen Satoh, Junko Yagami, Marlene. His classical crossover group
“Quattrosound” was nominated for a 2013 Latin Grammy Award in the Best New Artist
category. His solo debut album “ARRIVAL” won the 2016 15th annual Independent
Music Award in The Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, and it’s single “Synch With
Me” ranked up to No.22 on Billboard Top Jazz Songs Chart. 2018 his song “Spring in
Lviv” won USA Songwriting Competition in Instrumental Music category. His latest single
“Distance” is scheduled to be released in January, 2024. His current project “Kay-Ta
Crypto String Society” has performed many shows in US, Austria and Japan and getting
great reviews.

Together, the Aglinz Band blends an eclectic mix of styles that transcends
traditional boundaries. Immerse yourself in enchanting melodies and rhythmic
explorations as we seamlessly fuse entirely new styles of funky jazz, R&B, and smooth
jazz. What sets us apart is Kristina’s original compositions, adding a unique and brilliant
touch to every performance.
Experience the magic of Aglinz band—a true celebration of musical diversity,
promising an unforgettable journey through the rich tapestry of jazz. Follow our musical
fusion on social media for updates, and let the eclectic jazz notes resonate, making
each performance a truly extraordinary experience! �
As Kristina Aglinz continues to push the boundaries of musical expression, she
solidifies her status as a trailblazer—a musical maven navigating the ever – evolving
currents of jazz, funk, Pop and R&B. Follow her mesmerizing journey on social media:
@kristinaaglinz, and stay tuned for the crescendo of her compelling musical odyssey.


April 5
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Grape


The Grape
2733 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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