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Poncho Sanchez NYE

Wed, Dec 31, 2014




$179.50 Service fee Included Minimum Donation All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $4.00 service fee is nonrefundable.



NEW YEAR'S EVE PACKAGE OPTIONS:

1)All Evening Package (1 and 3) - Cost = $179.50 per person includes tax & tip. - Admission to the first and second shows, a four-course dinner, coffee or tea and party favors. Doors open at 6:30PM and the music starts at 8:45PM & continues all evening.

2)The 1st Show Dinner Package – Cost = $119.50 per person includes tax & tip. - Admission to the first show, a four-course dinner. Doors open at 6:30PM and the music starts 8:45PM & continues until 10:00PM.

3)The Ring in The New Year Package - Cost = $104.50 per person includes tax & tip. - Admission to the second show, choice of dessert, coffee or tea, party favors. Doors at 10:30PM and music starts at 11PM.

4)First Show Non-Dinner Package - Cost = $50.00 per person includes tax & tip. - Admission to the first show. Doors open at 6:00PM and the music starts 8:45PM & continues until 10:00PM.


NYE DINNER MENU (PACKAGES #1 AND #2 ABOVE)

Soup - Butternut Squash

Salad - House salad, tossed in a basil vinaigrette

Entrees - Choice Prime rib roast seasoned and slow roasted, served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a creamy horseradish sauce

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Salmon Florentine with a shrimp and spinach stuffing served with rice pilaf and lemon chive butter sauce

House Made Fresh Desserts

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Given all the ups and downs the music industry has experienced in the past three decades, it’s remarkable to find anyone who still retains a sense of allegiance or loyalty. Master Conguero, Band Leader and Latin Jazz Legend Poncho Sanchez is the exception. Thirty years ago, his close friend, multi-instrumentalist jazz icon Cal Tjader recommended he sign with Carl Jefferson’s Concord Records. Tjader told him that Jefferson was looking for new talent and he highly recommended Sanchez. Jefferson gave Poncho a one record deal with his Concord Picante imprint, and the rest is Latin Jazz history. Thirty years and 25 albums later, Sanchez, whose Live in Hollywood recording released on October 30, 2012 on Concord Picante, is still with the label.

Sanchez turned 60 last year and received A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy. Being able to make a living playing music is a dream come true. As a teen, Sanchez first learned to play guitar from “the guy across the street” because he couldn’t afford to buy an instrument and his friend would let him borrow his guitar. He then gravitated to percussion after his siblings introduced him to the music that was then called cha-cha music.

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are numerous, but among the more prominent figures that inform his music are two of the primary architects of Latin jazz – conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

Whether it’s salsa, straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, or even elements of soul and blues, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Poncho Sanchez's youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day.

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