Dear Jazz Fans,
This season, jazz on the plazz delights in paying homage to Jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Blessed by the angels and tormented by demons, there is perhaps, no artist whom has had such a profound effect on American popular music. Sinatra worshiped her, Lester Young named her and we have all been made richer by her remarkable catalog of recordings.
To help us pay tribute to her considerable talents, we have assembled nothing short of an extraordinary line up. From encore performances by the incomparable Paula West and Nicolas Bearde to newcomers, Tiffany Austin and Tia Brazda, 2017 promises to be very special indeed. We will explore The Blues with Natalie Douglas, give a nod to Motown with Tony Lindsey and pay a visit to The Great White Way with the multi talented, Tom Wopat. We will take our annual peek at the future with the young people from Monterey Jazz and have a listen to the next generation of vocalists as Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia joins our old friend Nestor Torres to open our series on June 21st.
Join us for us for warm nights and good friends, as we once again present some of the finest musicians on the planet…join us for Jazz on the Plazz 2017. The summer of Lady Day.
jazz tonight…jazz tomorrow
Michael Jacobi, Executive Producer
Jazz on the Plazz, Los Gatos
A Production of Los Gatos Music & Arts