Jazz at the Fair

Monday, September 1, 2014 (4:30pm) at Payton Garden Stage at the Monterey County Fair

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 MCP! 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 Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Chick Correa.  The program will include hits by Weather Report, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.  Featured titles include special big band arrangements of "Phantom of the Opera", "A Night in Tunisia", "In the Mood", "Proud Mary", "Oye Como Va", and "Birdland."