Jazz Band Performance at the Salinas Valley Fair

Thursday, May 15, 2014 (6:00pm) at Grand Wine Tasting (Salinas Valley Fair)

Monterey County Pops! is pleased to announce that its 17-piece Jazz Band will perform during the Grand Wine Tasting at the Salinas Valley Fair on May 15, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Expo Building.  The Jazz Band, led by Pops Music Director, Dr. Carl Christensen, will be joined by popular local vocalist, Sandy Clickard. 

The Jazz Band features the Pops brass, reed, and percussion sections.  The fully professional ensemble of 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums, and guitar will perform classic Jazz, Swing, Latin, Fusion, and Blues favorites.  

Among the featured composers are Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Fats Waller.  The program will include hits by Blood Sweat and Tears, Weather Report, and the Count Basie Orchestra.  Featured titles include special big band arrangements of "Summertime", "Blue Suede Shoes", "In the Mood", "New York, New York", "Oye Como Va", "La Bamba", and "Birdland."