SPMA Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA
Yes, shake hands with Santy as Peter’s 12-piece Terpsichoreans! orchestra accompany his 3 5/8 vocal range on some of the hippest, hoppest & happeningest holiday hollers you ever gonna hear! Plus a host of fabulous guest stars will drop in to fill your stockings, and your hearts with a whole lot o’ grown-up Christmas cheer in this fundraiser for the Sacramento Prep Music Academy.
St. Nick’s left a little something for everyone under the tree; you’ll get the warm vocal stylings of Dana Moret (of Mr. December), Sasha Prawalsky (of The Alkali Flats), and Casey Lipka (of the Cave Women). You’ll soar to the searing soulful intensity of Hans Eberbach (of Joy & Madness)! You’ll rock out to Tim Foster & Stan Tindal (of The Troublemakers & the Losin’ Streaks), you’ll laugh your lungs laryngital to the comedy of Kiry Shabazz. Plus Ricki Berger and the mesmerizing 2017 Sammie Award Winner, Spacewalker.
We will have seating AND a dance floor for all you swing dancers too!
Your sugarplums are sure to break a sweat to Shauni Fatale DeVeaux and her fellow stalwarts of the Striptease. And there’ll be plenty more surprises to keep you stayin’ up for Santa all night long! It’s a little irreverent, just a little sexy, but it has all the heart, and hope in the old Yuletide adage, “Peace on Earth, and Goodwill to Men.”
Beer and wine will be on sale with proceeds going to Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy. God bless us, every one!
About SPMA Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA: The SPMA Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series is an essential forum for identifying jazz's new voices, honoring its present and past masters, and making the jazz aesthetic available and comprehensible in Sacramento area concert halls and classrooms. The Series provides an opportunity for local Sacramento jazz musicians, both seasoned and aspiring professionals, to showcase their work and their distinctive music skills in the ever-growing Sacramento music community. Furthering the mission of the SPMA to support and advance access to lifelong learning in music and arts education ,The SPMA Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series will become a model for community engagement, artistic showcasing, and enhancement of music education in the Sacramento region. The series and festival will be a platform for students to become involved year round in jazz as a performing art.