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The Dick Whittington Trio on June 25th is sold out. Tickets are still available for our next Jazz at The Cherry, the New York-based Essiet Essiet Quartet, performing Sunday, July 9th, at 2:oo pm. Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.com or by calling 831-624-7491.

Jazz At The Cherry is pleased to welcome back to our stage nationally-known pianist, Dick Whittington, for an encore performance. Joining Dick will be virtuoso bassist, Dan Robbins, and drummer, Mike Shannon.

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, June 25th, at 2:00pm. Doors open at 1:30pm 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 Hayden, 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.

Mike Shannon has been involved in the Monterey Peninsula jazz scene since his high-school days including as a member of the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band, and as a clinician with the Monterey Jazz Festival educational program. Mike has been featured and reviewed in the world’s leading jazz publications and websites including: JazzTimes, Downbeat, JAZZIZ, All About Jazz, E- Jazz News, Critical Jazz, and JazzWeekly.

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