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1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
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This Friday, June 16 is opening night for the 2017 Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Join the special celebration with a smoking hot Latin Jazz Dance party featuring the critically acclaimed Susie Hansen Latin Band.

Susie Hansen, an Electric violinist and vocalist fronts this sizzling Salsa band playing fiery Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz. A long-time favorite in Los Angeles for more than 25 years, Susie and her band have toured nationally, playing around 150 live performances each year, including for such events as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fiesta Broadway, San Jose Jazz Festival and Newport Beach Jazz Festival, first appearing at the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series in 2016.

In addition to great music, our dance sponsors, D’Wilfri Dance & Entertainment will bring their talented Latin Dance troupe to perform, followed by informal dancing instruction with our audience.

“We want to throw a huge Latin dance party to open our 2017 concert series! Welcoming back Susie Hansen’s exciting Latin jazz and the D’Wilfri Dance troupe is the perfect combination,” said Barbara Myler, owner/producer of the VJB Series.

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 4. 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, Chiquita Canyon, Hyatt Regency Valencia, 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.

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.

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9 Comments

  1. I found us in this picture. ..we loved the jazz festivals ? glad it’s coming back ????

  2. I’ve been to these wonderful musical festivals! Great food, friends everywhere, atmosphere too perfect! Love that we’re getting this program this summer!!

  3. Breezy Thompson Joel Beaver

  4. Josh Tapia babe babe babe can we go?!

  5. Doug Marsh and Michelle Spaulding fyi, starting this Friday night by the hotel.

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