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Jazz At The Cherry is pleased to welcome back to our stage nationally-known pianist, Dick Whittington, for another tastefully curated afternoon of classic jazz. Dick will be joined by virtuoso bassist, Dan Robbins, and distinguished jazz drummer, Billy Jones.

The trio will treat us to an afternoon of jazz interpretations of evergreens by Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others.

Sunday, May 26th, at 2:00pm. Doors open at 1:15pm for a reception featuring wine and light fare (included in the ticket price). Tickets are $35, purchased on eventbrite.com or by calling 831-624-7491.

About the Trio:

Dick Whittington grew up in Los Angeles, and while earning a degree in elementary education at Cal State Northridge, he was working gigs with: Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Criss, Barney Kessel, Charles Lloyd, Charlie Haden, Scott Lafaro, Gary Peacock, and Billy Higgins.  Dick later went on to accompany vocalists Anita O’Day, Ernestine Anderson, Dinah Washington, and Mel Torme.  Over the last five decades, he has performed with many jazz greats, including: Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Art Pepper, Eddie Harris, and Chet Baker.

Dan Robbins, who is among the West Coast’s most in-demand bassists, is known for his driving, creative, harmonically and melodically rich background and lead parts on bass. He has performed with numerous jazz stars such as: Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Benny Green, Regina Carter, Lewis Nash, John Clayton, Bruce Forman, and many other West Coast jazz luminaries.  Dan teaches at San Jose State University and Santa Clara University, and is also involved as an educator with the Monterey Jazz Festival, Cabrillo Jazz Festival and the San Jose Jazz Society.

Billy Jones is based out of Philadelphia, PA and Monterey, CA and has shaped some of the most important jazz records and performances of our time.  Billy has been fortunate enough to play with many of the greats, and has played in numerous Broadway musicals.  His past performances include jazz festivals in the Philadelphia/New York/New Jersey area, including The Cape May Jazz Festival.

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