Big Band Jazz Night: Morchestra, featuring singer Jackie Ryan
October 22, 2016, 8:00pm - October 23, 2016, 12:30am
La Peña presents: Big Band Jazz Night!
Morchestra Jazz Ensemble, with special guest, Jackie Ryan
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm
The Morchestra is a Berkeley-based jazz orchestra that plays big band jazz filtered through the half-vast midden of the mind of arranger and composer Tony Corman, a mid-century East Coaster long resident in the Bay Area. The players in the band are Bay Area stalwarts, fine professionals all, and the material is a rich mix of standards, Brazilian music and Tony's atmospheric originals. The band is long on colors, lots of muted brass, clarinets and flutes in the mix, and the spirit is one of sophisticated fun, enjoyable for both the deeply initiated jazz listener and civilians who simply love music in all its positive manifestations.
Our special guest, the amazing vocalist Jackie Ryan, is a Bay Area treasure who has performed all over the world with an amazing cast of other jazz greats. Jazz Times says she is "One of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time...rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan, the instinctive smarts of Carmen McRae and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall."
We are honored and delighted to be able to present her in a big band setting singing four arrangements written for this occasion. She is an intelligent and deeply soulful singer who swings like mad, and writing for her has been a pure pleasure!
Tonight! Bring your Jarana, Shoes, and Voice to join our monthly Son Jarocho jam! Or just come enjoy the show and listen to the music while you sip on some yummy sangria from Los Cilantros! Son Jarocho is a music and dance that originated in Veracruz, Mexico - blending indigenous, African and Spanish rhythms. ... See MoreSee Less
Fandango en La Peña
October 21, 2016, 7:00pm - October 22, 2016, 1:00am
ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 @ 7 PM join us for our monthly FANDANGO at La Peña-- we will have old and new friends to welcome, birthdays and life to celebrate, and blues and melancolies to chase away! Help give a warm welcome to Maestro Patricio Hidalgo who will be here for a short visit.
Vengan a fandanguear el viernes, 21 de octubre a las 7pm! encontraremos a nuestros amigos, viejos y nuevos para darles la bienvenida; tendremos para celebrar los cumpleaños y la buena vida; y y detendremos la melancolia y la nostalgia por un ratito. Ayudenos a dar la bienvenida al Maestro Patricio Hidalgo quien estara en la Bahia por una visita.
Traigan instrumentos y las chanclas para tirar! Bring instruments and dance shoes or just come and enjoy the vibe!
Entrance is free, Donations much appreciated. Entrada gratis, se acepta donaciones, Los Cilantros restaurant con su carta exquisita estará a la orden! Los Cilantros, with its amazing menu, will be at your service! gracias!