Free Concert in the Plaza
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
The town of Healdsburg is well known for its yearly series of free concerts, Tuesdays in the Plaza. It’s been a tradition for over a decade that the official kick-off of this series features jazz from the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. 2010 is no exception, as we present the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco in what promises to be a lively summer sunset show.
Under the direction of the great flutist/arranger John Calloway, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE) has become a prime proving ground for gifted young musicians ages 10-18. Dedicated to preserving the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music, the LYJE attracts many aspiring professional musicians.
Since debuting at Masonic Auditorium with a tribute to Cal Tjader in 2001 as the opening act for Poncho Sanchez, the group has shared stages with legendary Cuban bassist Israel “Cachao” López, Cuban piano virtuoso Chuchito Valdés, and the Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Welcome them to town with some Healdsburg hospitality on Tuesday, June 8.