Hot Summer Jazz with Samantha Sidley and Dan Reckard
Jazz Wednesdays series presented by Laguna Beach Live! on July 5 Samantha Sidley and Dan Reckard in the Rose Garden of Hotel Laguna. Samantha Sidley and Dan Reckard, together with their band members Vikram Devasthali – trombone, Garret Lang – bass, and Max Wrightson – drums, perform unique arrangements of forgotten standards, as well as insightful treatments of show tunes and Disney, classic and camp, with an enthusiasm for live performance harkening back to the 1920’s and 30’s.
After winning a full scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, esteemed American Idol contestant, and multi award winning vocalist Samantha Sidley, wrote, arranged, and performed “All My Tomorrows,” the critically-acclaimed show she presented with violinist Aaron Weinstein.
Pianist, saxophonist, composer and Laguna Beach native, Dan Reckard has played with jazz saxophone great James Moody, Brazilian pop icon Gerônimo Santana, and South African legend Lorraine Klaasen, as well as recorded and toured with Crystal Bowersox, Crash, Raquel Rodriguez, the Makers, and Michael Cartwright.
Tickets can be purchased online for $25 for Premium seating and $20 for regular at www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 800-595-4849. Tickets at the door are $25-30. Reservations are accepted until noon on day of concert or until sold out. Information line is 949-715-9713. The Rose Garden is outdoors and offers personal table service with a menu of tempting food and beverages. Concerts are 6 to 8 pm and the doors and kitchen open at 5 pm for a great pairing of outstanding music and delicious food.
Upcoming concerts this series: July 19 is the Eric Dries Group; August 2 showcases internationally-acclaimed vocalist Leslie Lewis; August 16 is "A Tribute to the Poll Winners: Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown” featuring. Graham Dechter on guitar, Ryan Shaw on drums, and Alex Frank on bass; and the series concludes August 30 with the Laguna Beach Live! All Stars.
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