Wednesday, November 7, 2007
On Saturday, Nov. 10, the dynamic and well-known (in these parts, at least) White Salmon Jazz Band will be performing at Trout Lake School.
In addition, Trout Lake band students will be serving a bountiful spaghetti dinner with a bowl of warm apple crisp for dessert.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8 per person if paid in advance (call the school at 395-2571) or $10 at the door (discounts for children, and families with more than four members). Funds from the evening gala will go to the Trout Lake School band which is raising money for a trip to California where they are performing this spring.
The evening opens with the Trout Lake Jazz Ensemble playing traditional and contemporary jazz pieces. And before the 16-member White Salmon Jazz Band steals the stage for the rest of the evening, the students will join them for a piece.
It's an incredible opportunity to see these young talented artists keeping up with some of the best musicians in the Gorge.
The venerable White Salmon Jazz Band has been in existence for almost 30 years. Four of the musicians (Bernie Bursett, Alan and Karen Patrick, Alan Lawson) have been with the band from its inception. Jeff Agar, the music teacher at Trout Lake, is a trumpet player with the group.
The White Salmon Jazz Band is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performing and promotion of jazz music for all ages.
An evening of jazz in Trout Lake is their way of giving: all proceeds from the evening go to the Trout Lake music department.