Our third annual concert series continues with the Latin jazz of the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet on July 28th. We will taste our Santa Cruz Mountains pinot, and we invite you to bring a picnic. Wine will also be available for purchase by the bottle. Come enjoy the beauty of the foothills on a Sunday evening.
Programs run from 5:30 to 7 pm. We’re open from 4:30 to 8:00. Picnic tables are not available; feel free to bring a blanket to spread on the ground, or beach chairs. Please consider carpooling or bicycling, as parking is very limited.
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The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet is the crème de la crème of musical talent that has emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area. Each member of this quintet possesses infinite creativity and extensive experience in ensemble play. In one form or another, these artists have either performed, toured or recorded together for more than 15 years.
Wayne Wallace, who created the Patois label, is a self-described “closet ethnomusicologist.” His compositions, arrangements and interpretations convey a diversified tonal and rhythmic palette of which his colleagues joyously communicate with one another. This intimate interplay is evident on their most recent recording on the Patois Records label aptly titled “¡BIEN BIEN!” which has garnered an impressive 4½ stars (out of 5) from Downbeat Magazine in the Jan. 2010 issue.
The 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival program promoted the July performance by saying, “San Francisco native Wayne Wallace is practically a one-man ecosystem of jazz. He is a phenomenal trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, producer, and head of his own record label. Pursuing each of these endeavors with unparalleled passion, imagination, and artistry, Wayne has become a towering figure in the Bay Area jazz scene.”
Each member of the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet holds a well-deserved reputation for skill, knowledge, professionalism, and individual accomplishments in the Latin Jazz arena. Together they create a tight-knit quintet that holds an intelligent, creative musical dialogue while honoring the indigenous musical traditions. In their live performances, they respect the key role of the audience in the art of music making.
When & Where
Portola Vineyards LLC
We are a community-supported micro-winery focused on making hand-crafted Pinot Noirs. Since 2005, we have been producing award-winning wines from our estate vineyard in Portola Valley.