Monday, November 07, 2016

This Sunday: Cool Matinee Shows In Felton and Niles!

On this Sunday, November 13, not just one but two excellent classic movie matinees will hopefully make the weekend following a horrifying, disgusting, sickening, appalling, nauseating, fact-free, post-literate AND lacking in basic civility and good manners 2016 presidential election go just a bit better.

The first matinee program is at 2:00 p.m. at Don Quixote's International Music Hall deep in the wilds of Santa Cruz County at 6275 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018 (15 minutes from Santa Cruz). Montuno Productions presents Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Septet, along with a magic performance and film program curated by that fella who writes this very blog, film historian Paul F. Etcheverry.

Movies, cartoons, magic and cool music shall reign supreme! Here's a clip from a past show with Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Septet:

A few rave reviews of previous programs:

"Jeff Sanford's septet has won fans around the Bay Area with its high-spirited renditions of classics by Raymond Scott, Jelly Roll Morton, John Kirby and others set to silent films, cartoons, and live performances."
-- Randy McMullen / San Jose Mercury News

"The entire evening's program -- featuring the music of Raymond Scott and original compositions by Lenny Carlson -- was superb, and the audience was totally engaged, listening to music that was both familiar and unknown performed brilliantly. An exhilarating concert!"
-- Dr. Charles Junkerman, Dean and Associate Provost of Continuing Education Stanford University

"Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Band is electi-Scott-a-fyin'!! Great re-workings of Raymond Scott tunes, classic jazz turned inside out, stellar musicianship (those charts make my brain hurt) and 'wow' at nearly every turn -- smart, smart, swingin' stuff."
-- Alisa Clancy, "Morning Cup of Jazz" host on KCSM Jazz 91 FM

"The Cartoon Jazz Concert was terrific! Everyone in the audience was treated to a stellar performance!"
-- Stephanie Mischak Lyons, Coordinator for City College of San Francisco Concert and Lecture Series

Meanwhile, if you can't make the trek down Highway 9 to Felton this Sunday, there is another splendid program of movie fun commencing at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. The great comedy team of Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy reign supreme!

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum presents one of its monthly Sunday matinees, featuring Laurel & Hardy and other Hal Roach Studio films, in its Edison Theater.

Curator Paul Mular hosts and does an amazing job putting together these comedy programs on the second Sunday of every month.

This one bills Laurel and Hardy's second headlining feature film, Pack Up Your Troubles (1932), with their 1929 short Berth Marks and Our Gang in The Awful Tooth (1938).

If your Sunday plans take you to the silent film museum at Niles, it is located at 37417 Niles Boulevard in Fremont, CA.

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