Open Day Last Sunday in February
"To listen to Goh Kurosawa is to force oneself to abandon
any notion of category or genre... he flows effortlessly between flamenco, jazz, rock, samba and even classical."
Jazz Times Magazine
Concert with GOH
February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Free with admission to Open Day
$7.50 online / $10 at the gate
Join us for an exceptional acoustic guitar performance by international performer Goh Kurosawa (aka GOH).
Kurosawa resides in Los Angeles and Japan and travels the world performing and recording his unique music. A "tap/slap" guitarist armed with original songs of acoustic rock jazz, he creates electrifying soundscapes and stunning arrangements of familiar global melodies, as well as his own original compositions.
"Goh Kurosawa's music is beyond any simple classification. The guitarist improvises melodically, is open to the influences of pop, rock, flamenco, classical, Latin and Japanese music, and has his own musical identity." Scott Yanow (LA Jazz Scene)
"Classical and flamenco, with snippets of folk and rock, all wound together with a thoroughly Asian flavor..." Kirk Albrecht (minor
Open Day Last Sunday is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Docent tour at 11:00.
Admission is $10:00 at the gate or you may make a reservation for $7.50 on our website. Members receive complimentary admission.
Children 12 and under are free.The garden is wheelchair accessible. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Remember: The City of Pasadena prohibits our visitors from parking on the surrounding residential streets. Please follow the signs to park on-site. On Open Day Last Sunday, parking is also available in the lot we share with the Westridge School on Madeline Drive. It is accessible from Pasadena Avenue.
Second Sunday Jazz Series
Pianist Peter Smith
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 1:30pm)
Our Second Sunday Jazz Series in March features
Peter Smith, pianist, singer, arranger, and songwriter.
Originally a New Yorker, Peter has lived in Los Angeles since 2005 and has been working steadily in television and film, his compositions appearing on numerous TV shows as well as in the films Hotel Noir, Myth of Fingerprints and Bleached.
Peter released his debut jazz album Here it Comes in 2009, featuring a mix of original material and standard repertoire. The musicians on the album are Allen Mezquida, Charles Owens, Trevor Ware, Clayton Cameron, and both Patrice Quinn and Molly Ringwald are featured vocalists.
Reservations required and can be made on our
For New Series of Classes
Pasadena Festival of Tea
Join us at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden as we launch the first ever
Pasadena Festival of Tea - an event that will delight tea lovers and garden lovers alike. The Festival of Tea will be part of our March Open Day
Take a walk in the garden and enjoy the camellia and various fragrant and sometimes drinkable plants, as spring works its magic on our beautiful hill-and-pond stroll garden. Take part in tea sampling with six major local tea vendors and attend informative talks by experts about different types of tea,
caffeinated and herbal blends from Asia and beyond. A limited number of visitors will be able to enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at 12:00 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. with Mikko Nakatomi in the Niko-an teahouse.
The garden will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Festival will begin at noon. Reservations and admission prices available on the website March 1st.
Take a docent tour--free with admission at 2:00 p.m. on Open Thursday and 11:00 a.m. on Open Day Last Sunday. Reservations for the tours are not necessary but if there are more than six people in your group, please
the garden to let us know.
Volunteer in the garden--it's a beautiful place to work. If you enjoy our programs, you can assist with events and attend for free. If you simply like spending time in the garden, you can help with our Open Days. To apply, email your interest to:
and someone will be in touch with you.
Experience the peace of the garden on Open Thursday and on the last Sunday of every month. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may make a
for admission on our website for $7.50 or pay $10 upon arrival (children 12 and under are free.) The garden is wheelchair accessible. Sorry, no pets allowed.
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