For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Plans to “Swing it up” for the Finale of Jazz Jam Sessions!

Escondido, California — :

Join us on the last Friday of August for our finale of our Jazz Jam Sessions music series!  In lieu of “the jam”, we will have swing dancing with the Zzymzzy Sextet!  Enjoy live music and dancing under the stars or just watch while you enjoy food and drinks from our food truck market and cash bar.

The guys from the Zzymzzy Sextet have simple ambitions: they just want to play it like it was when it was unamplified, melodic, swinging, dreamy, full of sly surprise.

From the Prohibition through the Second Big War, the glory days of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are being recaptured humbly and with humor in San Diego by four musicians who know “it don’t mean a thing without that swing”.

Zzymzzy Sextet brings Beston Barnett on guitar and vocals, Matt Gill on clarinet, Paul Hormick on upright bass, and Pete Miesner on guitar and lead vocals.  The usual four will be accompanied by a drummer and a trombonist to really bring up the energy in this swing dance session!

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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