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Senzala Restaurant
250 East Java Dr, Sunnyvale
, CA
Sunday, April 25     2-5pm

The Modesto Briseno Septet, with vocalist Kenny Washington
And featured guest, vibraphonist Christian Tamburr

PAJA presents another of those swinging jazz parties (like the ones at the Elks Club) produced by Bruce Powell.  We’re showcasing the exciting Modesto Briseno Septet (four horns), with outstanding jazz vocalist Kenny Washington and introducing vibes master Christian Tamburr (in quartet format).

The Briseno Septet is composed of some of the Bay Area’s best, most experienced musicians who have played together for some time and are a wonderfully cohesive group.  Trumpeter Briseno arranges jazz classics and ballad standards of the 50s and 60s into a modern, melodic, driving style with plenty of soloist opportunities. You will dig this band.

APril 25

Kenny Washington is a superb jazz vocalist with a national reputation. He has appeared twice for PAJA in the past and has left the fans screaming for more.  Critic Andrew Gilbert weighs in: “Long revered by his musical peers for a surfeit of soul and ebullient sense of swing. . . Scats with the daring and rhythmic command of a bebop saxophonist. . .interprets standards with intelligence and emotional commitment.” And “After a week at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s club in NYC, he walked away with the audience in his pocket.”

Christian Tamburr has performed with his quartet at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival.  Previous gigs include the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and clubs in NYC and Hollywood. He was guest artist with Dave Brubeck, soloed with Michael Feinstein, and opened for Harry Connick, Jr.  If you like the vibes, you’ll LOVE Christian.

WHERE?   Senzala Restaurant, 250 E. Java Drive, Sunnyvale.  Bar food and beverages available.

WHEN?     Sunday, April 25 from 2pm to 5pm.  Doors open at 1:15 PM.

HOW MUCH?   Just $12 at the door.

DIRECTIONS:  Take 101 to the Mathilda exit North.  Follow Mathilda past the Lockheed plant to the signal light at Java.  Turn right on Java to the shopping center area at Geneva for the Senzala Restaurant.


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