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Jazz&BluesView – May 16

by Eric Benson

“If you luv music you’re gonna luv this”

Ah thanks for the springing has sprung with tender shoots, seedlings, some blessed rain and mosquitoes! Know I’m preaching to the choir but unless you own stock in mosquito repellant drain all standing water, wear repellant when out, and try not to let them get cha. While only a small percent of mosquitoes carry the west Nile virus, try to increase your percentages but not getting bit! Plenty to do in the downtown with music and the arts in store so get out and check out the scene!, and bring your bug repellant.

Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this May 9th with special guest to be announced with 7-piece house Band Ultra Lounge hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor keys, & horn section Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone. The band plays Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing. Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341. If you play come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s going to be smoking

The Gallo Center for the Arts for the month of May brings in: the mighty lady’s man, Michael Bolton May 5th, the musical Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat May 7th, and 8th, country songstress Jewel May 15th.

Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art, and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment and new jams on Sunday at the Tilted Turtle on 9th.

Remember please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.

All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209, 918-7033.



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