Thu, April 19, 2018, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for the sixth installment of the revival of an old Arlene Francis Center tradition – Jazz & Coffee!
This month we’re featuring our homegrown heroes The Impressions!
The Impressions blend rock solid traditional jazz standards with eclectic improvisations to provide a musical foundation for poetic hip-hop verses. They are a group of young, up-and-coming musicians from Sonoma County. Their performance is powerful, moving, and immersive. They captivate audiences with their clear dedication to artistic discipline, and extremely passionate delivery; all the while they exude a confident sense of connection to one another and the crowd. You’ve gotta see these guys in action!
Another very exciting aspect of this month’s event will be a live, instructional performance by the band Disclaimer:, facilitated by our resident jazz philosopher and teacher, Engin Yesilyemis! Find yourself being drawn into the inner workings of a live jazz performance as it unfolds before your very ears. With Engin’s guidance, even a beginner can find access to a rich and deep understand of and appreciation for jazz performance.
Doors open promptly at 6:00 with a free film screening of a jazz history and culture documentary – film to be announced. At 7:00 we’ll have Engin’s workshop with the band Disclaimer:, and at 8:30, be ready to be astounded by The Impressions!
We’ll be brewing an array of cafe drinks for your enjoyment, as well as offering pastries, an assortment of refreshments, and snacks by donation throughout the night to support the center, the artists, and educators. Beer and wine will also be available for those over the age of 21.
We ask a $5 – $15 donation at the door – hope to see you here!
The Arlene Francis Center
99 Sixth Street