Summertime Jazz Nights at the Westgate
Jazz 88.3 is putting a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night rooftop concert series! This year, we’re throwing TWO BIG BASHES and giving them a Latin-spin! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9 pm on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, Friday, July 1rd to usher in summer, and again, on Friday, September 2th to bid the season a proper farewell. Both events will be paired beautifully with live Latin jazz you can dance to, as well as Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! What better way to celebrate the season?! We’ll see you this summer!
From 6.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M.
$8 happy hour drinks as well as small tapas appetizers
$20 ticket to be purchased at the entrance (cash only)
$5 special rate parking
On september 2nd, we will be hosting The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi featuring Larry Vuckovich. It is a quintet including piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Jodh Workman will be playing guitar and John Santos will play percussion.
Pianist Larry Vuckovich was Vince Guraldi’s only student and played in Vince’s two-piano group “Powder Keg”
This program features the latin works of Vince Guaraldi performed by a stellar quintet including guitarist Josh Workman, who captures the excitement of Vince’s collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete.
John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin Music in the world today. He’s a seven-time grammy nominated percussionist, a US Artists Fontanals Fellow, and 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director
John was the director of the Orquesta Tipica Cienfuegos (1976-1980) and the award-winning Orquesta Batachanga (1981-1985). He was founder and director of the internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated Machete Ensemble (1985-2006), with whom he released nine CDs with special guests from Puerto Rico, Cuba, NY, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, mostly on John’s Machete Records label that was founded in 1984 and continues today.
For more information call 619 238 1818