This Friday, June 15 is opening night for the 2018 Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Join the Latin Jazz Dance party featuring the critically acclaimed Susie Hansen Latin Band.
Susie Hansen, an electric violinist and vocalist fronts this sizzling Salsa band playing fiery Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz. A long-time favorite in Los Angeles for more than 25 years, Susie and her band have toured nationally, playing around 150 live performances each year, including such events as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fiesta Broadway, San Jose Jazz Festival and Newport Beach Jazz Festival, first appearing at the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series in 2016.
In addition to great music, dance sponsors D’Wilfri Dance & Entertainment will bring their Latin Dance troupe to perform, followed by informal dancing instruction with our audience.
“We want to throw a huge Latin dance party to open our 2018 concert series! Welcoming back Susie Hansen’s exciting Latin jazz and the D’Wilfri Dance troupe is the perfect combination,” said Barbara Myler, owner/producer of the VJB Series.
This annual summer concert series (since 1999) features regional, national and international entertainers in a family-friendly, quaint, street party setting offering activities for adults and children.
The VJB Series will run every Friday night through August 3. Hours for the concerts are 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The events take place on Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, in the street outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Some of the series sponsors who make it possible to bring the much-anticipated concert series back to Valencia include: Princess Cruises, Chiquita Canyon, Hyatt Regency Valencia, The City of Santa Clarita, Mercedes Benz of Valencia, among others. Food and Beverage Sponsors include: Salt Creek Grille, BJ’s Restaurant, Wolf Creek Brewery and Mystic Hills Winery.
In addition to the sounds offered from some of the top Jazz and Blues recording artists in the world, the scheduled series brings a variety of activities for the entire family as well as a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for the adults. No outside food or beverages, pets or photography/video recording are allowed. Admission is free.
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series is produced by Summit West Public Relations & Marketing. For more information regarding the series or sponsorship opportunities go to www.ValenciaJazzandBlues.com or call Barbara Myler at 661-290-2911.