Gualala Arts Jazz Series presents: Latin and West Coast Sounds on January 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm.
Gualala Arts Jazz Series, in association with Fred Adler, KTDE (100.5 FM), presents: Latin and West Coast Sounds - Larry Vuckovich International Sextet - with Valeriana Quevedo on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
This is a two part concert on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Acclaimed pianist Larry Vuckovich's International Sextet will feature Noel Jewkes (tenor / baritone sax and flute); Pete Yellin (tenor and alto sax); Buca Necak (upright bass); Akira Tana (drums) and Hector Lugo (percussion).
The exotic south of the border vocalist/dancer, Valeriana Quevedo, will join the group after intermission for a passionate set of Salsa and American song and dance, presented in both Spanish and English.
Set one will feature memorable Vuckovich trio originals plus the famous and beloved early sounds of West Coast jazz. Gerry Mulligan's familiar "Line For Lyons," "Bernie's Tune" and a sublime version of "Nancy with the Laughing Face" coupled with "Young At Heart" (both Sinatra tunes) will showcase the two outstanding saxophonists on classic and irresistible West Coast interweaving and counterpoint.
Vuckovich will unveil his brand new composition "Adler's Allegro & Adagio," written in honor of South Coast jazz concert producer and radio personality, Fred Adler, who will emcee the concert. Adler says of this piece, "It is a deep honor and true delight to have an original composition written and performed for me by such an accomplished and talented pianist/composer as Larry Vuckovich, played along with this formidable sextet."
Vocalist/dancer, Valeriana Quevedo, has performed for twelve years in the legendary San Francisco revue, "Beach Blanket Babylon," portraying countless characters including Cher, Princess Diana and, of course, Carmen Miranda (adorned with fruit basket hat and all!). She has served as assistant choreographer for the city's long running and record setting production. Quevedo has brilliantly performed around the globe for decades.
The evening will conclude with the hard-driving and spirited Lionel Hampton Orchestra's trademark number "Flying Home." Tenor man Pete Yellin took the famous main solo with the later Hampton big bands, and will recreate that magic on this version at the Gualala Arts Center.
This special concert is part of the on-going Gualala Arts Jazz Series and is also an event of Mendocino Wine & Crab Days. The performance will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 advance, $5 more day of the concert, if available.
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|