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