‘An Affair to Remember’ for Valentines Day at PSCA
It’s been a long time since I played some laid-back jazz – way too long!
But this Valentine’s Day, we dust off the tuxedos and play an elegant – and romantic – dance concert at The Center for the Arts in beautiful Pagosa Springs.
Bon vivant Mr. Blue Haas has pulled out all the stops and will be Puttin’ on the Ritz, warbling some of the most vibrant melodies of the American Song Book. Blue has invited the lovely Kathy Keyes to share the mic and sing a few show stoppers, including a duet with our first-chair crooner. And this just in: Ms. Faith Evangeline will lend her lovely voice to the romantic production.
Rounding out the band are the talented Dale Scrivener on piano, legendary sax man Bob Hemenger, world class upright bassist Evan Suiter, and yours truly on drums.
We will be performing on a new, glitzy Art Deco stage – with grand piano of course – designed by marvelous Mr. Haas. The mood will be positively indigo as sharply dressed dancers sway to the mellifluous strains of our best Swing composers of the mid Twentieth Century. With soft lighting, a cash bar, pastries and chocolate, the night will be a phantasmagoria of sultry song and dance, and sweet romance.
Gentlemen. Start your engines. Now is the time to show your lover a taste of the good life! And don’t
be surprised if Cupid draws an arrow with your name on it. Please don’t forget the flowers – she won’t.
An Affair to Remember is a charity event benefiting the Pagosa Arts Council. This is a black tie affair, but sharp suits for the men and lovely dresses for the ladies are all you really need. But why not pull out all the stops? It’s Valentine’s Day at Tuxedo Junction!
Come and set your hearts free. Gather your lover in your arms and dance. Let the wine and the misty music take you to a secret world where two hearts beat as one. Go ahead. Fall in love again. . .
The doors open at 7:00pm Valentine’s Day. One can purchase tickets at www.pagosacenter.org or purchase them at the door. Tell them DC sent you…