Jazz At The Cherry is proud to present an exciting afternoon of music with The Kenny Stahl Trio on Saturday, July 20th, at 3:00 p.m.
One of the hottest jazz flute performers today, Kenny Stahl has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Cal Tjader, Richie Cole, Herb Jeffries, Paul Horn, and many others. He has received the “Best Jazz Soloist” award from the International Flute Association and has opened for Diana Krall. Jazz Now magazine describes Kenny as “a masterful soloist producing a whole range of timbers, tones, colors and moods.” Joining Kenny will be bassist, Zach Westfall and drummer, Leon Joyce, Jr.
Bass guitarist, Zach Westfall, was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas and has combined his southern roots with the rich artistic tradition of the Monterey Peninsula jazz scene. Upon graduation from high school, Zach went to Berklee School of Music where he majored in jazz bass.
Drummer, Leon Joyce Jr., has worked with a wide variety of top artists including Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Smokey Robinson, James Carter, Clark Terry, Larry Coryell, Patti LaBelle and Mary Wilson. The San Jose Mercury News describes Leon as “an antidote to power drummers and the hybrid-genre bands with their brainy arrangements.”
This special engagement at The Cherry is an opportunity to enjoy this outstanding jazz trio prior to their scheduled performance at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival! Tickets are $25.00, available on brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491. Wine and light fare are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 2:00 p.m., and the performance begins at 3:00 p.m.