HERB’S KCSM CHRISTMAS SHOW STILL ON
Anticipating he might not survive until Christmas, Dr. Herb Wong taped his entire Christmas special radio show several months ago. This would have been Herb’s 50th Christmas show, a tradition thousands of Bay Area jazz fans have looked forward to every year. KCSM will air Herb’s final Yule program on Christmas morning, exact times to be announced.
As principal of Washington Elementary School in the 1960s, Herb Wong, center right, seen here with Duke Ellington, invited world-class big bands to perform for students. Photo: Suzanne McCullough
PAJA PROUDLY PRESENTS
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, January 25, 7pm
THE WOODY HERMAN ORCHESTRA
In tribute to Dr. Herb Wong
Menlo-Atherton High School's Center for the Performing Arts
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Woody, of course, is no longer with us, but a group of alumni all-stars, led by Frank Tiberi, continues to carry the torch and keep those great Herd charts alive. This is a rare Bay Area appearance for the WHO. Dr. Herb Wong had a special bond with Woody Herman, and Marilyn Wong conceived this concert as a final tribute to Herb. Please join us at this beautiful 492 seat concert hall, an easy drive from anywhere in the mid-Peninsula.
Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 PAJA members, $15 students. Mail order tix now available from PA Tickets, c/o Fox, 294 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto 94306. Enclose personal check and self-addressed stamped envelope. Or pick them up at
Peninsula Music & Repair, 4335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650/948-500
The Record Man, 1322 El Camino Real, Redwood City 650/368-9065
Vinyl Solution, 151 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo 650/571-0440
Groove Yard, 5555 Claremont Ave., Oakland 510/655-8400
Directions to M-A High School: From 101—Exit (going north or south) Willow Road West (Exit 404B). Less than 1 mile to Middlefield. Right on Middlefield. About ½ mile to Ringwood (the HS is at the corner of Middlefield and Ringwood). Right on Ringwood, left into the parking lot.
From El Camino Real: Turn East on Ravenswood in Menlo-Park. (Ravenswood is the big street just before Kepler’s in Menlo-Park). Ravenswood ends at Middlefield (about a mile). Right on Middlefield, immediate left on Ringwood, left into the parking lot.
VOCALISTS ON PARADE AT ANGELICA’S
Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City has a great Jazz on Tuesdays schedule lined up in November and December. Denny Bethiaume and his trio will play for these outstanding local vocalists:
11/4 Wendy Waller
11/11 Margie Baker
11/18 Denise Perrier
11/25 Thea Rose
12/2 Suzanna Smith
12/9 Jackie Ryan
12/16 Rebecca DuMaine
12/30 Wendy McCain
The Jazz Periscope
Recommended gigs for January and February 2015