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Winter Jazz Night

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The fourth annual Winter Jazz Night will be held on February 11 from 7 – 11 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 401 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Purchase tickets  online for $50 before January 31 or for $65 after that date on the Sportability link below. Tickets are also available at the door for $65.

 The Gist

The evening will include first class jazz and rock-your-bottom off funk music from Mingus Amungus, an all-star Jazz band founded by Beach Dad Miles Perkins. This event perfectly melds acclaimed dinner jazz with a get up and dance party. In addition, delicious food, donated by Butterfly Restaurant owned by Beach Dad Rob Lam, and beer, wine, and cocktails will be served.  Drinks will be $5 each, available at the event.

Childcare for the event may be available.  Stay tuned for confirmation and location. 

All proceeds from the Winter Jazz Night will go directly to support math, computer, and art programs, science enrichment, and classroom aids in Piedmont Schools.

Purchase Tickets on Sportability HERE

About Mingus Amungus

Mingus Amungus was founded by Beach Dad Miles Perkins in 1993. Using the inspiration of Charles Mingus’ music as a foundation, but also operating outside the confine of traditional jazz, the group quickly became a Bay Area favorite at local clubs, jazz festivals, and concert halls. Mingus Amungus includes Miles Perkins on acoustic bass, Gavin Distasi, trumpet, Joshi Marshall, saxophones, Marty Wehner, trombone, Steve Rossi, drums, and Martin G. Reynolds provides vocals.  Caitlin Reynolds will all sing with the band at the Winter Jazz Night.  The all-star band weaves its way through Mingus’ charts, as well as their own original compositions, with hard-hitting be-bop, funk, and classical influences. The band then sprinkles San Francisco’s native acid jazz flavor into the mix with a variety of lyricists and singers, thereby bringing Mingus’ work into a contemporary age. The group has toured the globe, playing clubs and festivals and was recognized with a BAMMIE for Most Outstanding Jazz Club Band.