WEEKLY MAGAZINE

Loma Prieta

LOMA PRIETA ENSEMBLE

CLARINETIST Justine Hamlin, pianist Vlada Moran and flutist Kathleen Purcell perform Saturday afternoon in Aptos. See our CALENDAR

PACREP ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASON

WITH OPENINGS BETWEEN May 14 and December 31 in Carmel, the lineup includes Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Buddy, Elvis and the Gang! Tribute Concert; Oliver! the Musical; Moll Flanders; Cats and Solid Gold Tribute Concert.

ENSEMBLE MONTEREY’S RARE OFFERING

HANDEL ORATORIO Israel in Egypt was as popular in 19th century London as Messiah. Performances this weekend in Carmel and Santa Cruz. See our CALENDAR or click the ad, left.

JustinVuYMMC’S “DISCOVERY OF CENTRAL ASIA”

FEATURING the US Premiere of Halmamedov’s Symphonic Pictures Turkmenistan, and solo violinist Justin Khoi Vu, this Sunday at Sunset Center. See our CALENDAR

KYLE EASTWOOD’S “TIME PIECES”

Kyle EastwoodTHIS NEW Harmonia Mundi CD of the veteran jazz bassist is really tasty, if short of today’s avant-garde, and not least for the exceptional band he assembled: Brandon Allen, tenor sax; Quentin Collins, trumpet; Andrew McCormack, piano; Ernesto Simpson, drums. The one-hour program includes covers of Blowin’ the Blues Away by Horace Silver and Dolphin Dance by Herbie Hancock. Collins and McCormack wrote a tribute to the late Horace called Peace of Silver and McCormack penned Vista. For the other six tracks, Eastwood shares credit with his mates.

WELL KNOWN MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER r.r. jones

WILL BE SIGNING his new book “Kuumbwa!” this Friday, 6pm, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz.

Scott MacClelland, editor