With Larry Vuckovich, piano
Noel Jewkes, reeds
Akira Tana, drums
Josh Workman, guitar
John Santos, percussion
Seward McCain, bass
Larry describes this presentation: “My Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet features a broad repertoire of his music, reflecting his legendary swinging jazz trios and his recordings with Cal Tjader and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. I was Vince’s only student and had a lifelong association with him, subbing for him on numerous occasions, opening shows for him, and later was honored when Vince asked me to become his piano partner in his two-keyboard quintet, Powder Keg.” Our bassist, PAJA member Seward McCain, was the last bassist to perform with Vince during his final years. Although Vince was most popularly known as the Charlie Brown/Peanuts pianist/composer, this concert will highlight Vince’s major jazz contributions—certainly one of the great jazz pianists of the day. Two Charlie Brown selections will be played: “Christmastime Is Here” and “Surfin’ Snoopy”, a swinging 4/4 number.
As a treat for the PAJA audience, Larry will play some snatches of rare home recordings of Vince’s playing where he stretched out bebop in a manner not heard before on records. He will also premier a beautiful jazz waltz, one of Guaraldi’s original compositions not previously heard. The audience is certain to be deeply moved by the music and will be inspired by Vince’s legacy and the imprint he made on the music scene.
Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 PAJA members, $15 students.
Order by mail (until April 17)—send SASE and check made out to PAJA to:
PAJA Tickets, c/o E. Fox, 294 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto CA 94306
Or buy at these locations (after March 20), cash or check only:
Peninsula Music & Repair, 4333 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650/948-5000
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
There are only about 200 seats at Tateuchi Hall and this very special concert is sure to sell out, so get your tickets now to make sure you won’t be turned away.
Kay Kostopoulos, Stanford teacher and actress, vocalist and the backbone of Black Olive Jazz, and PAJA member, has three Peninsula gigs in the works. Mark your calendar.
Sat., February 15 7-10pm Post-Valentine’s Show (“More Love Songs”), with Rick Ferguson on piano, at Café Bon Vivant, 535 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650/485-3228. Reservations recommended.
Sat., March 15 5:30-8:30pm. All-gal band, with Sue Crosman, Carla Kaufman and Beth Goodfellow.
At Sam’s Chowderhouse, Rte. 1, Half Moon Bay. Best seating is at the bar.
Fri., April 4 8:00pm Black Olive Jazz: Broadway and Beyond—The Evolution of Form. At
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University. Free! With Larry Vuckovich, piano; Noel Jewkes, reeds; Ruth Davies, bass; Akira Tana, drums. Tracing an evolution from the Broadway stage to jazz standards, with homage to Ellington, Gillespie, et al.
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Recommended gigs for March and April, 2014
REBECCA DUMAINE/DAVID MILLER TRIO CD RELEASE PARTY
PAJA favorites, the David Miller Trio and vocalist Rebecca Dumaine, will be performing at Angelica’s Bistro, February 8, 8:30pm, celebrating the release of their new CD, “Better Than Anything,” from Summit Records. Angelica’s is at 863 Main St. in Redwood City.