Montclair Women’s Big Band performs at Menlo Park Library on Dec. 10

by Contributed Content on December 7, 2015

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library invites the community for a swingin’ after-hours event featuring some of the best jazzwomen in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Montclair Women’s Big Band.  This 17-piece ensemble delivers a brassy, blues-drenched wallop! This performance is free and will begin at 7:00 pm.

The Montclair Women’s Big Band was founded in 1998 by veteran trumpeter and bandleader Ellen Seeling, with producer Barbara Price. The band combines an audacious sense of swing, tight ensemble work, and inspired solos. All About Jazz claims “the Montclair Women’s Big Band is one of the most formidable jazz ensembles on the West Coast….this is premium-grade big band jazz, rigorously blended for high mileage and maximum pleasure.”

The band’s high-profile performances have included gigs for the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the San Jose Jazz Festival, as well as performances for Hillary Clinton, and NPR’s “Piano Jazz.”

Photo courtesy Montclair Women’s Big Band

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