Friday, September 16, 2016
One Week From Tonight: Live In Redwood City - Movies + Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet
One week from today in beautiful downtown Redwood City (as opposed to beautiful downtown Burbank), on Friday September 23, vintage silent movies produced 100 years ago will be accompanied live by the music of Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet.
From the official press release:
Angelica's and Montuno Productions present Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Septet in a live performance of delightful and whimsical music of the classic cartoons, which will be accompanied by silent films, comedy, and magic.
The Septet is a smaller version of the Cartoon Jazz Orchestra, which Jeff Sanford organized in 2003 to play the eccentric, highly entertaining and challenging music of American composer Raymond Scott.
This music is known to millions around the world — it was the soundtrack to 120 classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons.
The first public appearance of the Cartoon Jazz Orchestra was at the 2003 Stanford Jazz Festival, and the group has been performing regularly ever since.
They appeal to young children who love the great variety of instruments and sounds, older adults who remember the original cartoons, and music lovers of all ages who appreciate the sophisticated, out-of-the-box compositions and performances. Audiences everywhere are blown away by their virtuosity. And the musicians have as good a time as the audience does.
The vision of the Septet extends far beyond Raymond Scott’s music these days. Among other icons, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington are represented, as is Charlie Shavers, the brilliant trumpeter, composer and arranger who “jazzed the classics” for the John Kirby Sextet in the 1930s.
Since 2009, Lenny Carlson has been composer-in-residence for both the Septet and the Orchestra, composing more than 30 original pieces in a variety of styles.
Lenny has taken the spirit of Raymond Scott and updated it, combining classical and jazz elements with klezmer and folk styles from around the world. He has also composed a number of Latin-flavored pieces that are part of the Cartoon Jazz Septet repertoire.
The show will also feature a comedy and magic performance. Old school 16mm films will be presented by the fellow responsible for Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog, writer and film historian Paul F. Etcheverry, co-founder of the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival.
The Date: Friday September 23, 2016
Showtime: 8:30 p.m.
The Place: Angelica's, 863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
Bell Stage Main Dining Room
Buy Advance Tickets here
Tickets at the Door $35.00
Premier Seating while available on line $35.00
Regular seating while available on line $27.00
Phone: (650) 679-8184
For more info, see:
Cartoon Jazz Orchestra official website
Cartoon Jazz Orchestra Facebook page