The Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series will feature nationally recognized original blues recording artist Jim Gibson on Friday, July 29, on Town Center Drive in front of the Hyatt Valencia.
Born a music lover in Savannah, Georgia, Gibson started his first band at 12 yrs old, working his way to Memphis and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He has an eclectic style of music reflecting his nationwide travels. The element that shines through is his blues based “Louisiana swamp’ music from New Orleans.
In addition to his solo career, Gibson has played in bands with Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, Steve Cropper of the Blues Brothers and Otis Redding, Peter Tork of the Monkees.
“Besides being a master guitar player, Gibson is an extremely diversified, soulful songwriter and vocalist that has made him an audience favorite,” said Barbara Myler, owner/producer of the VJB Series.
The band will also feature Burleigh Drummond on drums (Ambrosia and Tin Drum), John Davis bassist (Ricky Nelson, Jim Messina and the Hellecastets) and Michael Murphy keyboard (Reo Speedwagon, Billy and the Beaters, Chuck E. Weiss).
This annual summer concert series, (since 1999) features regional, national and international entertainers in a family friendly, quaint street party setting offering activities for adults and children.
The VJB Series will run every Friday night through August 5. Hours for the concerts will be 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM. The events take place on Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, in the street outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Some of the series sponsors, making it possible to bring the much anticipated concert series back to Valencia include: Princess Cruises, Hyatt Regency Valencia, Chiquita Canyon, The City of Santa Clarita, SCV Chamber of Commerce, among others. Food and Beverage Sponsors include: Salt Creek Grille, BJ’s Restaurant and Wolf Creek Brewery.
The remaining 2016 schedule of exciting recording artists appearing includes:
July 29 – Jim Gibson
August 5 – Kelly’s Lot (featuring French blues artist Jacque Francois)
In addition to the extraordinary sounds offered from some of the top Jazz and Blues recording artist in the world, the scheduled series brings a variety of activities for the entire family as well as a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for the adults. No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed. Admission is free.
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series is produced by Summit West Public Relations & Marketing. For more information regarding the series or sponsorship opportunities go to www.ValenciaJazzandBlues.com or call Barbara Myler at 661-290-2911.