Monthly Archives: May 2014

La Orquesta El Vucko Performs Latin Jazz at the Sequoia Room on Saturday, May 31

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You might not find el Vucko in a Spanish dictionary, but you will find El Vucko and his Orquesta at North Coast Brewing’s Sequoia Room on Saturday, May 31 at 6 pm. The ensemble offers a combination of East Coast and West Coast All-Stars, featuring versatile pianist Larry Vuckovich, master Latin percussionists Luis Romero and Hector Lugo, and veteran bassist John Wiitala.

Larry Vuckovich learned Latin Jazz firsthand from the legendary Bay Area master pianistLuis-Romero(w) Vince Guaraldi, with whom he studied for many years. Brooklyn born Luis Romero performed with the famed Willie Colón Salsa Band from 1967 to 1977 and eventually expanded into folkloric music and Jazz, playing with greats like Paquito D’Rivera.

Hector-Lugo(w)Born in Puerto Rico, Hector Lugo is a multi-percussionist, singer, composer, teacher and band leader who is at home in both Latin music and Jazz and is adept at fusing folkloric Puerto Rican genres with contemporary Latin styles. John Wiitala has worked with some of the greatest Jazz musicians in the business, including James Moody, Bud Shank, Arturo Sandoval, Shorty Rogers and Scott Hamilton.

At the Sequoia Room performance the band will John-Wiitala(w)play Afro-Cuban classics, Jazz standards, and highlight the music of Thelonious Monk in Latin style, including Panonica, Ask Me Now, Straight No Chaser and ‘Round Midnight. Seating for the dinner concert will begin at 6 pm with music starting at 7:00. The second set begins at 9 pm with a $10 minimum per person. Reservations are not necessary, but the Sequoia Room will fill rapidly for this exciting evening of Jazz. For more information call 707 964-1286 (days) or email.

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Seattle Celebrates Beer Week May 8 – 18, 2014

The City of Seattle is all about beer during the official Seattle Beer Week and North Coast Brewing is part of the celebration. Check out the events if you live near this sudsy city in the Pacific Northwest.

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Ensemble VIII Presents Love Songs from Italy May 16 & 17 in Georgetown & Austin Texas

Ensemble-VIII-(w)May-2011Ensemble VIII, a vocal group under the direction of founder and conductor Dr. James Morrow and dedicated to presenting Renaissance and Baroque music, will present the last concert of its 2013-2014 season, Love Songs from Italy, on May 16 and 17 in Austin and Georgetown, Texas.

North Coast Brewing is pleased to be a major sponsor of this group of highly trained early music vocalists. The ensemble performs at the highest artistic level with a keen attention to scholarship and historically informed performances practices. Ensemble VIII is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

Performances for Love Songs from Italy are as follows:

Friday, May 16 at 7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
410 E University Avenue, Georgetown

Saturday, May 17 at 3:00 pm
St. Louis Catholic Church Chapel
7601 Burnet Road, Austin

To purchase tickets and to learn more about Ensemble VIII, please visit the website.

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All Star Sextet with the Terry Henry Trio Performs on Saturday, May 17 from 6 to 9 pm in a Dinner Jazz Concert at the Sequoia Room

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