Growing and Never Slowing

Another new spot in the Land of 1000 Dances!

By Peter Jaramillo
Published on LatinoLA: March 1, 2007

Growing and Never Slowing

Growing in popularity and not slowing down! That's what it's all about! Let me tell you a little bit about it:

First of all I would like to thank the many of you (and the growing numbers) for your support in coming out to the great dance shows held recently at the Radisson Hotel in Whittier, which has become an increasingly popular night spot for hip, good looking, adult Chicanos & Chicanas who love good music, love to dance, and enjoy a classy atmosphere among classy people, with no problems before, during, or after!

People like Frankie Firme, Steven Chavez, Rick "Thee Mr." Duran, "East L.A. Rey" Garza, and many other celebrities have been spotted in the crowds.

The crowds and excitement grow every weekend, and it makes me proud to see my people boogalooing to some of L.A.'s hottest stage acts in Chicano Music today.

Hello, my name is Peter Jaramillo.

As many of you are aware, I played drums for a band (now defunct) that was on it's way up when I suffered a massive heart attack last year. I underwent quadruple bypass surgery in late July, and had to take it slow, hence, the end of the band as we knew it . Saying goodbye was hard, but I had to focus on my recovery.

During my recovery, I was anxious to get back into the music scene, so I decided to take a chance and try my luck at promoting, fortunately signing up with the Radisson Hotel on Greenleaf Avenue in uptown Whittier, California. I started out promoting bands on Sundays in October of 2006, then took over both Fridays and Saturdays in November .

Man, before that, I thought the times were almost changing before my eyes! In and around L.A., places like the Puente Hills Hop and Rim~Ram closed down, the Lakewod Hop started having more younger hip~hop DJ's than bands, the Norwalk Ramada Inn changed into the Saddleback Lounge and underwent a management/booking change, and places like the Shiloh Inn, the La Barca Cantina, The Montebello Inn, the L.A. Stock Exchange,Camacho's, and Maggie's Pub stopped booking good solid bands on a regular basis.

Was I bummed! I thought I would have to go out to Orange County or the San Fernando Valley to hear L.A.'s best...until I made a commitment to keep it real and flowing in what my good friend, DJ and writer Frankie Firme calls the "City of Angels in the Land of 1000 Dances".

I'm glad to say that the Whittier Radisson Hotel has taken on a new dimension relative to their entertainment shows where good people can hang out on a Friday or Saturday night, and have a good time. Working with Radisson management, we came up with a strategy back in September of 2006 that would combine all that the Gente desires in a good time, considering what was missing in the void, and it has worked successfully!

Food, service, drinks, and first class entertainment,in an atmosphere that is roomy, safe, classy, and comfortable, where the carpet doesn't stink or come from another generation long ago, and no kids or hoodlums lurking in the corners and "ranking". It has become "Thee Place" to come to for its ambience, location, popular crowd, service, and only a $5.00 cover charge for the " best of the best" dance bands available in L.A. today.

How can one beat that? This is where the party is EVERY Friday and Saturday night!

We have a great line up of bands for your entertainment and dancing pleasure, such as Down with 3, Soto, Suave, Satisfaction, The Blues Straight Up Band, Balance, Sangria, and Smooth Touch. We are also bringing in other top West Coast groups ( only the best, too!) that will be joining our line up in the next few weeks and months.

As an added bonus, we are also working another great "Summer Salsa Season" with Susie Hansen from June through September. We will be advertising our entertainment line-up for June-September soon.

( This is probably a little to soon for your schedule, but we are also going to have one of the best New Year's packages in L.A., with dinner, champagne, party favors, luxury overnight accommodations, two great dance bands, and a celebrity Host/DJ for your entertainment pleasure to ring in another great year of music and dancing!).

Please feel free to contact us at pjaram0911@hotmail.com, or our website www.jegrp.com. You can reference the "Radisson Friday and Saturday's" page for our dance band entertainment schedule, or here on LatinoLA's Calendar page, where,
"if it ain't here, it ain't happening".

We also invite you to listen to the finest Chicano Internet Radio Station in Aztlan:

We are here to make it happen for you! Join us, and let's fight the aging process together!

With love, respect, and appreciation to you all,
Peter Jaramillo
J.E.G. Promotions, LTD.

About Peter Jaramillo:
Peter Jaramillo is a survivor who loves people, music, and a good time, and claims to have the finest Lady & prettiest grandkids in Aztlan!

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