On Friday, August 26th the annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series gave people the last chance to enjoy world class jazz and blues music in the heart of Santa Clarita. This was the 13th year when the Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues concert gathered the best jazz and blues musicians on the streets of Santa Clarita Valley and offered diverse activities for local children and adults.
The Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series finished its summer concert series with the Tom Nolan Band. The show went from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway. Tom Nolan Band presented the best mix of their own original compositions and classic dance tunes of jazz, blues, rhythm and soul music. The band brought people to their feet with a world-class vocals and a wonderful show.
Earlier, the traditional Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series presented some top jazz and blues vocalists like Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, Michael John and the Bottom Line, Dona Oxford, Lori Andrews and Jazz Harp Quartet, and new musical artists Artwork Jamal, and the energetic blues singer Shari Puorto.
Besides amazing music, the Jazz and Blues concert series offered locals a great variety of activities for the family. Kids enjoyed pizza from BJ’s Restaurant while adults had their fill of wines and beers. “I think that’s great that our community offers such amazing concerts like this one. Even though it’s hot tonight, we all enjoy awesome music, dance and have great time with our friends and families,’’ said a concertgoer who comes to this concert every year.
The purpose of the Lexus Jazz and Blues Concert is to raise money for local charities. The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley received proceeds from the event. During the last 13 years of Lexus Jazz and Blues Concerts more than 20 different charities have received financial aid from these concerts.