Thursday, December 31, 2009

Big Band Wednesdays and jazz jam every other Tuesday at Senzala Restaurant

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release December 30, 2009
Contact: Matt Beasley, Lumina Music Group(650) 400-4920
hi-res photos available up request
Senzala Restaurant and Stage
250 East Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA. 94089(408) 734-1656

www.senzalarestaurant.comSenzala Restaurant and Stage expands music program by adding a bi-monthly jazz jam and an impressive Big Band line up every Wednesday
In addition to its already impressive Thursday through Saturday music line-up, Senzala Restaurant and Stage is adding an all ages jazz jam every 2nd and 4th Tuesday coupled with outstanding Big Bands every Wednesday night. These additional performances will round out the weekly music line up with 4 to five 5 performances presented each week.Jan. 6th - Silicon Valley Repertory Jazz Orchestra is the newest all "pro" big band in San Jose's "Silicon Valley". Co-led by trumpeter John Worley, trombonist Wayne Wallace, baritione saxophonist Dr Aaron Lington and guitarist Scott Sorkin, SVRJO is made up of local professional musicians who's performing and recording credits include Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Louie Bellson, Bill Watrous and countless more. SVRJO features the works of local writer's and arrangers who are members of the jazz orchestra as well as material from other well known big bands.

Jan. 13th - FASMANIA is an 18-piece contemporary big band led by husband and wife duo, Louis and Kelly Fasman.. Fasmania has been together for the past 10+ years and features many prominent musicians from all over the bay area.This Bay Area All-Star band performs compositions and arrangements written exclusively by band members and local composers. Fasmania features Louis and Kelly as well as Tod Dickow, Steve Campos, John Worley, and Alex Murzyn, among other top Bay Area professionals.

Jan. 20th - Valley Christian High School Jazz Ensemble is one of San Jose's finest youth big bands. Led by prominent jazz educator Dave Gregoric, Valley Christian High School Big Band has won top honors at many student jazz festivals all over the west coast including the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival. Students from the Jazz department have received numerous awards and scholarships including outstanding musicianship and scholarship awards from the Monterey Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, USC jazz festival, Downbeat magazine and the Grammy Foundation.

Jan. 27th - The ´Daddios¡ Evening Jazz Ensembles are comprised of college and high school students, part-time players and professional musicians from around the Bay Area. The name ´Daddios¡ is a nod to the legacy of the late Dr. Herb Patnoe, who founded the evening rehearsal bands in the 1960s as a haven for some of the Bay Area?s best jazz musicians, giving them the chance to get together regularly with their peers to prepare and perform challenging jazz music. After a hiatus of over a decade, the ´Daddios¡ were reassembled in early 2001 and now rehearse on Wednesday evenings under the direction of De Anza alumnus Steve Tyler. A graduate of Cal State, Northridge and USC, and a former member of Patnoe's great bands at De Anza in the early 1970s, Tyler has toured as the lead trombonist with the big bands of Harry James, Bill Watrous and Mel Tormé, and worked professionally for over 20 years in the Los Angeles area music industry. Since returning to the Bay Area in 1999 he has been very active as a performer, educator, adjudicator and clinician. He shares with his mentor the same enthusiasm for the big band genre, and the new incarnation of the ´Daddios¡ now includes some of the finest professional and amateur players in the Bay Area, keeping the spirit of ´Doc¡ Patnoe's musical vision alive at De Anza College.

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Acclaimed trumpeter John Worley and up and coming saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan are starting a new all ages jam session every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Senzala Restaurant in Sunnyvale. Sessions in January will be on January 12th and 26th.
John Worley and Oscar Pangilinan Quintet
John Worley - trumpet and flugelhorn
Oscar Pangilinan - sax
Kevin Higuchi - Drums
Mark Arroyo - Guitar
Fred Paclibon - Bass
All big band performances and the jazz jams will take place from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Door charge - $5 w/ dinner - $10 without dinner
*San Jose Jazz members, seniors and under 21 years old $3 w/dinner - $8 no dinner
** $5 charge for individuals who bring instrument to perform at jazz jam session

Sunday, October 18, 2009

John Worley & Bari Bari, Murray Low Trio, Aaron Lington Quintet!!

When Worlds Collide..The Sequel - October 18,2009
John Worley & Bari Bari, Murray Low Trio, Aaron Lington Quintet!!
Hello Friends, Happy Fall!
On October 18,2009 Sunday Jazz at the Little Fox will present "When Worlds Collide - The Sequel". Back by popular demand John Worley and Bari Bari and the Aaron Lington Quintet! This show garnered so much enthusiasm last year that we had to make it so again! This year we are pleased to also bring the phenomenal Murray Low Trio to the mix. Here is the line-up. John Worley & Bari Bari, The Murray Low Trio, and The Aaron Lington Quintet. Do yourself a favor and come to this show! See you there! John Worley & Bari Bari, Murray Low Trio, Aaron Lington QuintetPresented by The Redwood City Cultural Commission and BeasWa ProductionsSun. October 18, 2009 - 4pmLittle Fox Theater2209 BroadwayRedwood City$18 adv. / $20 369-4119 Back by popular demand Bari Bari and the Aaron Lington Quintet! This show garnered so much enthusiasm last year that we had to make it so again! This year we are pleased to also bring the phenomenal Murray Low Trio to the mix.John Worley and Bari Bari consists of John Worley - flugelhorn/trumpet, baritone saxophonists Aaron Lington, Fil Lorenz and Geoff Roach and is backed by John's great rhythm section including Murray Low on keys, Tom Bockhold on bass and Paul Van Wageningen on drums. This group pays homage to the hard bop east coast player Pepper Adams and the West Coast Cool School player Gerry Mulligan. These two gentlemen are probably the most influential saxophonists on the current generation of the Bari Sax players. The musicians in Bari Bari are highly sought after players and jazz educators in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This is a culmination of phenomenal talent that is sure to inspire and delight the listener. www.johnworley.comThe Aaron Lington Quintet - Aaron Lington Baritone is a Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and a Jazz Educator. Aaron is actually, Dr. Lington and is currently assistant professor of Jazz Education at San Jose State University. He was recently recognized in the 55th Annual Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll as a "Rising Star" in the Baritone Saxophone Category. He has performed with several well-known artists including Maria Schneider, Bo Diddley, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, and the Temptations. Lington was also a member of the world-renowned and Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band. This is only a partial listing of his accolades and achievement. www.aaronlington.comMurray Low Trio- Murray Low is the Grammy nominated jazz pianist that Pete Escovedo and seemingly every other fine a musician in the Bay Area call when they need the best, most creative, brilliant pianist arranger around. This man is the consummate creative musician. Absolutely wonderfully, musically brilliant! His influences range from Rachmaninoff to Omar Sosa and then some. He is eclectic, electric and extremely compelling to listen to.Bottom Line: Don't Miss This Show!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

upcoming WorlView, Bari Bari and AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival gigs

Hi Friends,

On Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st, WorlView 4.0 will be at the South Bay's newest and most delightful wine bar, D'Vine Jazz and Wine in Morgan Hill. There is no cover charge and it is right off Highway 101! Ricardo and Linda, the owners, have created an awesome way to partake in three of life's greatest experiences: Jazz, wine and the company of someone you truly care about.

By the way......

Bari Bari will doing it's hard-bop thang
this coming Monday, August 3rd from 6-8 pm.
The venue is called "Jazz On Main" and it's on the corner of Main and Broadway in Redwood City. It's a new concert series run by my friend and artist rep, Matt Beasley and Redwood City. SF Bay Area artists Wally Schnalle and Will Blades have been featured and the crowds have been great. It's the place to be on a Monday evening so stop by and hang with us a bit.

If you can't make this hit then.....

Come see us on Sunday August 9th at 2pm at the AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival. We're playing on the Smith Dobson Tribute Stage located in the IMAX Theater. Bari Bari member Geoff Roach and the folks at San Jose Jazz have put together a line-up of talent that people will be talking about for years. Geoff unfortunately will not be on our gig...I guess it has something to do with the fact he's running the show but we have Kristen Strom taking his place and at some point, we'll have a 4th Bari player joining us. You'll have to fall by of you want to know who it'll be....
And while you're there, look for me on Saturday, 4pm with the Pete Escovedo Orchestra on the Main Stage and at 6pm with legendary saxophonist Dave pell, leader of Super Sax Med Flory.On Sunday I'll also be playing with bari Bari member Fil Lorenz in his band Fil Lorenz Orchestra on the Rep Stage at noon and at 6pm with the Latin Jazz AllStars on the Latin Jazz Stage......
We hope that your summer is cookin' right along and includes plans to stop by and partake of our music.

We always love to see you in our audience!

Best Wishes,
John Worley, WorlView 4.0and Bari Bari

more info below:

July 31 & August 1st - D'Vine Wine and Jazz
775 Cochrane Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

August 3rd - Jazz On Main St. 6pm

August 9th - San Jose Jazz Festival
Smith Dobson Tribute Stage 2pm

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

new interview with Jean Bartlett...

My friend Jean Bartlett interviewed me back in Feb and it's now up on her web site:
We talked about my life growing up in the SF Bay Area and what it was like back in the day. It's also a glimpse into my early years in the music business.
I seem to looking back in time and reflecting on my life and the friends I've made along the way.
My Facebook page has pics from my childhood as well as some of the folks I've had the pleasure of playing with and the friendships that developed from it.
Sit back, pour a nice taste of whatever comforts you and read a spell. And when you're done send me a email and let me know what you
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

John Worley and WorlView 4.0 Live at Senzala Restaurant sat, April 18th

You are invited to come to enjoy WorlView 4.0 - playing at Senzala Restaurant in Sunnyvale on Saturday, April 18th starting at 8pm. Joining us that evening will be drummer and leader of the band Soul Sauce, Curt Moore.
Lydia and Wagner, the owners of this fine establishment will be serving their fantastic Brazilian cuisine starting at 7 PM. They are truly the nicest people you could ever meet. The sound is great, stage is perfect and there are plenty of seats and parking for everyone. Children are welcome and one other thing....We love playing there!
We'll be playing material from "WorlView","Live at Filoli"(release date Fall of 2010), music from our Freddie Hubbard tribute at Yoshi's and my other group, Bari Bari. By the way, Bari Bari will be making their debut in the San Jose Jazz Festival on August 9th at 2pm. Keep an eye out for us....
We hope you can come out and join us.......
Best Wishes,
John Worley and WorlView 4.0
Murray Low, Tom Bockhold, Curt Moore and yours truly, John Worley.
and for those of you on for John L. Worley Jr

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WorlView live at the Jazz Showcase..City Lights Theater 2/15/2009

Bonjour Mes Amis,

Looking for something kind of romantic and lyrical to help you celebrate on this upcoming Valentine's Day weekend? Searching for ideas for an interesting and fun date night?

Maybe you have already noticed on the website that WorlView 5.0 will bring their unique sound to City Lights Theater in San Jose this Sunday, February 15th at 7pm.

We will be playing mellow tunes you and your Valentine will enjoy from the Great American Song Book, as well as selections from our CD WorlView, songs from our upcoming CD "WorlView Live at Filoli" and material from our "Tribute To Freddie Hubbard" concert at Yoshi's last January.

This special Jazz Showcase concert is produced by San Jose Jazz and City Lights Theater. Also, special mention goes to Matt Beasley for all of his hard work in creating performance venues like this for local jazz artists in the Bay Area. Thanks Matt!!!

Our good friend and melodious guitarist, Sebastien Lanson from Paris will join WorlView for this concert. So please, lose that cabin fever. Come out and help us celebrate this weekend of tributes to Cupid & the folks we adore.
Best Wishes,
John Worley and WorlView 5.0
Murray Low-piano
Tom Bockhold-bass
Paul VanWageningen-drums
Sebastien Lanson-guitar
and yours truly,

John Worley-trumpet, post horn and flugal de amor....

Jazz Showcase at City Lights Theater529 S. 2nd St., San Jose, California Cost: $15 general admission ($13 for SJ Jazz & City Lights members)
buy online at
or at the City Lights Theater Box Office

to see upcoming WorlView /Bari Bari performances, go to

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Day in America

Today, I witnessed the rebirth of the American spirit. From the cries of "Yes We Can" to the rhythmic chanting "Obama, Obama...." I saw a country united, a spirit forged in the steely prose of our new leader, Barack Obama. When I watch him interact with others, I see someone whom I can relate to. When I listen to his speeches, he moves me like no other leader has. He is charismatic, strong in spirit and determination and is most definitely what America needs at the moment. A people's leader. He is one of us and understands the responsibilities of his office.
Will he solve all of America's woes....I can't say. I can only hope that with our help, our determination we lend thru our hands and hearts, we the American people will join together to restore our faith in our country thru his leadership.
We must not forget all that the Bush regime tore away from us. Rights, individual freedoms ripped from our breast by ignoring the will and desires of the people. Bush and Cheney taking our country into grave peril and economic ruin in the name of greed and patriotism?!? least that's what the Bush regime called it. And if you disagreeded with their ego driven madness, you were label "unpatriotic". When was the right to your own opinion unpatriotic? The American people suffered these fools for eight long years. Years in which we alienated just about the whole world except those who profited from all the back door deals.
It's a new day, a new dawn and the American people elected someone who has got it going on...Barack Hussein (yes I said it...Hussein) Obama.
It's time to put aside our differences people. I feel it's time to step forth and do what we can to encourage change and growth. And restore the luster of our country's honor after 8 long years of winter.
Just my humble opinion folks....I don't want to argue with anyone. I have the right to speak my mind again. And it feels good......................