Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
General Public $40, PAJA members $35, Students $15
Center for the Performing Arts
Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton

The Montclair Women's Big Band has performed for the Grammys, at the Kennedy Center and the gala opening of the SFJAZZ Center, and appeared on NPR’s Marian McPartland and Piano Jazz. In 2016 MWBB will perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival and release a CD of compositions by women, Women’s Work, available with all of its recordings on CD Baby. Highly talented vocalist Kenny Washington, singing with over a 4-octave range, uses his rich tenor to scat with the harmonic daring and rhythmic command of a bebop saxophonist, croon with simmering soul, and interpret standards with a unique level of intelligence and emotional commitment. He grew up in New Orleans performing gospel, and after college and singing with US Navy Band for 9 years, he settled in SF and has played and recorded locally with saxophonist Michael O’Neill and in NYC with vibes player Joe Locke.

Tickets now available from E. Fox, PAJA TICKETS, 294 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto CA 94306. Enclose SASE.

Or from these outlets, cash or check only:

  • Peninsula Music and 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

Celebrating the Centennials of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra
A unique pairing of two Bay Area treasures:
Kenny with MWBB—a concert to remember!

About the Montclair Women's Big Band

The Montclair Women's Big Band was founded in 1998 by veteran trumpeter and bandleader Ellen Seeling, with producer Barbara Price. All About Jazz claims "the Montclair Women's Big Band is one of the most formidable jazz ensembles on the West Coast....this is premium-grade big band jazz, rigorously blended for high mileage and maximum pleasure."

The band’s high-profile performances have included gigs for the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the San Jose Jazz Festival, as well as performances for Hillary Clinton, and on NPR’s "Piano Jazz."

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Location Montclair Women's Big Band
2740 de la Briandais Court

Pinole, CA 94564
USA
Contact Us
Director: Ellen Seeling
ellenseeling@comcast.net 510-685-6695
Assistant Director: Jean Fineberg
jeanfineberg@comcast.net 510-758-2200