Join Nineteen, San Jose’s professional big band, as they treat you to the sounds of the late great Al Jarreau, an iconic American R&B, soul and pop singer and musician. The multiple Grammy Award-winner is known for his 1981 album “Breakin’ Away,” his 1984 single “After All,” his acrobatic scat singing, and his vocal turn on USA for Africa’s “We Are the World.”
Led by San Jose native Gus Kambeitz, Nineteen features many local musicians who regularly perform in the jazz scene and pit orchestras around the Bay Area. Playing on March 4: Tim Devine, alto sax; Kevin Kono, lead trumpet; Erin Bliss, trombone; Gus Kambeitz, bass; Bob Aron, piano; Bruce Campbell, drums; Nancy Moser, baritone sax; CJ Posner, trombone; James Pasqual, tenor sax; David Rodrigues, trumpet; Craig Diserens, trumpet; Diana Tucker, sax; and Rick South, trombone.
Nineteen has been performing in the South Bay for more than 20 years, and has hosted many of the world’s greatest jazz artists in feature concerts. The band has also created two original musical theater collaborations with local theaters highlighting historical jazz greats.