An Historic Finale: “From Swing to Bop, A Jazz History” – CANCELED

2016 Sonoma-Mendocino Coast Whale and Jazz Festival

Larry Vuckovich, piano; Josh Workman, guitar; Jeff Chambers, upright bass; Fred Adler, host.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Coleman Hall

$28 advance, $5 more day of, youth 7-17 free

An Historic Finale

Performance, historic film clips and commentary: “From Swing to Bop, a Jazz History”—“For the Love of Jazz.”

A trio of well-known and brilliant veterans of the jazz scene, Larry Vuckovich; piano, Josh Workman; guitar, and Jeff Chambers; upright bass, will bring to life highlights of the evolving styles of influential legends of their instruments. Festival coordinator, Fred Adler, will act as host and narrator.

Larry Vuckovich
Larry Vuckovich

The evening will begin with a moving film clip of “The Divine One,” Sarah Vaughan, singing “Misty” in live performance. Then the concert will move to this revered song’s composer, pianist Erroll Garner, playing “Misty,” live in Brussels.

Next, Larry Vuckovich will take center spotlight of the Coleman Hall stage, performing Garner’s masterpiece in the composer’s original gorgeous and rhapsodic style.

Jeff Chambers
Jeff Chambers

The unique concert will continue in this vein, including live music demonstrations, coupled with archival clips of varied sounds and styles throughout the decades. A special tribute to the Nat King Cole trio will also be featured, among other surprises.

The concert will even include Vuckovich performing as a much younger man along with some of the vocal greats of jazz history, from a vintage Chicago PBS television special.

This will be a Whale & Jazz evening not to be missed!


Tickets are $28 in advance, $5 more day of performance; youth 7 – 17 admitted free.

For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

Josh Workman
Josh Workman