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BIG BAND BASH AN AUDIENCE PLEASER

All photos by Andy NozakaThe Band
The Band

The Montclair Women’s Big Band strutted its stuff at PAJA’s winter concert on January 9 at the Menlo-Atherton High School’s beautiful Center For The Performing Arts. Led by trumpeter Ellen Seeling and saxophonist Jean Fineberg, the band was in fine form as it sizzled its way through such swing/jazz classics as In the Mood, Caravan, and a high-energy closing rendition of Sing Sing Sing. Other highlights were arrangements of Joe Henderson’s “Recordame” and Stanley Turrentine’s “Sugar.”

Jean Fineberg. Ellen Seeling and Jean Fineberg
Jean Fineberg ...........On On reeds, Jean Fineberg and Mad Duran

The magnificent Bay Area vocalist Kenny Washington joined the band for four tribute songs to Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, including “Good Morning Heartache” and “God Bless The Child”.

Kenny Washington.Harvey Mitler
........Vocalist Kenny Washington .............................PAJA Event Chair Harvey Mittler
..............................................................................introduces the band

Montclair Women's Band
The fine sax section

Proceeds from PAJA concerts go to support jazz education and appreciation on the Peninsula.

PAJA is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of jazz and jazz education.


GUNN HS CONCERT JANUARY 29

The Gunn HS jazz band will play on Friday evening, January 29 starting at 7:30pm, their 39th annual guest artist concert at Spangenberg Theatre on the Gunn campus. Special guest artist this year is saxophonist Kristen Strom. Tickets available at the door--$5 students, $10 adults. Keith Hunter is the Gunn HS jazz director.


PHOTOS FROM PAJA MEMBER PARTY
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

PAJA Member Party Sept 27 2015

Photo by Karl Robinson
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PHOTOS FROM CHARLES McPHERSON
JUNE 5, 2015 CONCERT

Charles McPherson
Photo by Dick Mayer
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The Jazz Periscope
Recommended gigs for January and February 2016

 

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