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New Year's Eve with The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 31, 2017




$181.00 ($6 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



SOLD OUT! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

FOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE PACKAGE OPTIONS:

1) The 1st Show Dinner Package - $121.00 per person & includes a four-course dinner, admission to the first show, and tax & tip. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the music starts 8:45 PM & continues until 10:00 PM

2) The “Ring in The New Year” Package - $106.00 per person & includes admission to the second show, New Years Eve countdown, followed by more music! Choice of dessert, coffee or tea, party favors and includes tax & tip. Doors at 10:30 PM and music starts at 11PM.

3) All Evening Package (1 and 2) - $181.00 per person

4) First Show Non-Dinner Package - $51.00 per person

*All packages include a $6.00 service fee

NYE DINNER MENU (PACKAGES #1 AND #3 ABOVE)

Soup - Roasted winter squash with coconut milk and ginger

Salad - Arcadian field greens tossed, red wine vinaigrette, Reggiano Parmesan and toasted almonds with Artisan bread and butter

Entrees -
Certified Angus Prime Rib au jus, seasoned and slow roasted, herbed horseradish crème fraîche, whipped potatoes, french green beans, and sweet grape tomatoes
-or-
Seared Wild Alaskan King Salmon with preserved lemon burre blanc, Yukon potato gratin, French green beans, and sweet grape tomatoes

House Made Fresh Desserts -
Molten Chocolate Cake with cremé Chantilly and caramel sauce
-or-
Key Lime Pie in graham cracker crust with sweetened whipped cream

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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band for New Years Eve! Band members: Poncho Sanchez (Congas/Vocals), Joey De Leon (Timbales), Rene Camacho (Bass), Ron Blake (Trumpet), Robert Hardt (Alto and Tenor Saxophone), Francisco Torres (Trombone), Giancarlo Anderson (percussion) and Andy Langham (Piano). Doors open at 6:30PM and the music starts 8:45 PM & continues until 10:00 PM. For late show attendees, doors at 10:30 PM and music starts at 11PM.

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-one years and 26 albums later, Sanchez, whose Live in Hollywood recording released in 2012 on Concord Picante, is still with the label.

Sanchez turned 61 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.

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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