Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Comes to Birch North Park Theatre
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The last date listed for Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band was Saturday May 19, 2012 / 8:00pm (Pre-Concert Interview at 7:00pm).
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Celebrity impersonator and vocalist Sharon Owens takes the stage as the beloved Barbra Streisand for this concert with the Coastal Cities Jazz Band. Owens discovered her Streisand sound in the early '90s and has been touring the world performing her critically acclaimed tribute ever since. Featuring a number of professional musicians who performed with the top big bands of the '40s and '50s, San Diego's Coastal Cities Jazz Band has played throughout Southern California and Arizona since its formation in 1997. This concert at the Poway Performing Arts Center will feature the talented ensemble backing Owens on many of Streisand favorites, as well as tunes by Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Doc Severinsen. Learn More
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Featured review from Gil Garcia
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Poncho and his troop are well honed performers that deliver an enjoyable listening experience. The brass group, trombone, trumpet and sax delivered polished and well metered music. The timbales were well played and not overly expressed. I was not expecting a Tito Puentes. The bass player was predictable and was not overstated. It was nice to hear a piano and not a keyboard. The pianists setup could have revealed a bit more of the artist than just just back.
The music was mostly all of Ponchos's standards and for good reason. If it ain't broke don't fix it. The walk on trumpet player added a personnel touch to the show and I like that. He played one encore and I am sure played more if the audience would have been more into the music and not getting home to watch the news.
I just don't get that. My wife and I go ouy to catch a great show like this one and I am amazed at the number of duds that go out and just not into the music.
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I have seen Poncho live for years now and As always Poncho and his band put on a great show all the solos were excellent ! It was good to see Papo playing with the band maybe some day the original band will play a gig together and here in San...continued
Quotes & Highlights
The pre-concert interview with Jazz 88’s Claudia Russell begins one hour before show time, at 7:00pm.
Program To Be Announced From the Stage
Poncho Sanchez, congas/leader
Francisco Torres, trombone/musical director
Joey De Leon Jr., timbales
Rob Hardt, saxophone
Ron Blake, trumpet
Andy Langham, piano
Angel Rodriguez, bongos
Rene Camacho, bass