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The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present the 2016 Fall Jazz Series, featuringKenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans, the Gilbert Castellanos Quartet, and Kevin Brandon (Brandino) and Friends.

The popular concert series opens with Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans on Friday, September 23. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. in The Edye at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center,located on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. Tickets cost $10.


The Fall 2016 lineup is:


• Friday, September 23: Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans. The four-piece band Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans performs music ranging from New Orleans Jazz to New Orleans R&B and funk.


• Friday, October 21: Gilbert Castellanos Quartet. Trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos is one of today’s most passionate and exciting performers. Don’t miss this rare Santa Monica performance by the outstanding San Diego-based group.


• Friday, December 2: Kevin Brandon (Brandino) and Friends. Veteran bassist and composer Kevin Brandon and his ensemble will perform jazz, funk, and some of Brandino’s challenging original tunes. You better believe they’ll come out “Swinging!”


For tickets and information, please see www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or call (310) 434-3005 or (310) 434-4323.

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