Set to play Saturday at The Rose, Ambrosia launched in 1970 in LA’s South Bay of LA. While rooted in blues and R&B, four musicians — Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond — created a sound that also explored progressive, classical and world music elements.

The group soon attracted collaborators as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Alan Parsons. Original members Drummond, North and Puerta are now joined by Doug Jackson, Mary Harris and Ken Stacey.

Ambrosia has received five Grammy nominations and produced five hit singles. The band is known for such classics as “Holdin’ On To Yesterday,” “How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman.”


Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $24 to $38. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit