The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation is proud to present world renowned Grammy Award winner Latin band leader and master percussionist Poncho Sanchez back by popular demand in Blue Jay. The concert will be held August 2, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Rite-Aid Center venue located at 27177 State Highway 189, Blue Jay California 92317. Tickets are $20.00. Tables and tickets available at www.bluejayjazz.com Children under 12 free with adult.
Making his fourth appearance at the annual ‘Jazz in Blue Jay Summer Concerts’ series, Poncho is not only legendary but a local favorite. More than anything else Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller. And as a leader of the most popular Latin jazz group in the world it’s his congas that spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of Afro-Cuban jazz merged with bebop. “Its music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes,” said Chris Levister, President of the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation. The wildly entertaining King Brothers are on tap August 9 for an evening of “gut-bucket blues”. The King Brothers’, unique passion and visceral interpretation of the blues attract fans from all walks of life. Rather than relying solely on tried and true blues styling - which the Kings inherited naturally from second-cousins and blues legends Freddy and Albert King - Sam and Lee King are cutting a new standard.
"It's danceable, it's rock-flavored, funk-flavored, gospel-flavored," explains Lee of the King Brothers' music. "I don't know a damn thing about picking cotton; I don't drink whiskey; I don't dip snuff; I don't fit any of those blues-man stereotypes. We just ‘dig’ it for the art form, and we're taking it where it needs to go."
The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting cutting edge performance and developing new audiences.
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