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Friday February 12th at 8:00pm the talented John Proulx Trio will perform at Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis Jazz for Jazz Lovers Series. Located at 73-741 Hwy 111 Palm Desert Ca 92260. Admission is $20.00 students and active military are free. Non-profit concert proceeds support music education for young musicians in the Coachella Valley.

John Proulx is an exceptional pianist, vocalist, and Grammy award winning composer. His singing style has been compared to a young Chet Baker. John has worked with Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, Bill Cunliffe, Michael Feinstein, and numerous other artists. John has 3 CD recordings as a leader.

Bassist Larry Holloway has worked with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Louie Bellson, Chet Baker, Gary Foster, and has worked on the “Our Sinatra Show” and the Tony Award winning “Ain’t Misbehaving”. Larry considers the great bassist Red Mitchell as a mentor, and was the first recipient of the Red Mitchell Scholarship Award.

Drummer Jeff Olson plays many genres with a deep, funky, versatile style, and has played with over 30 artists in jazz, pop, blues, and classical. Jeff has played on nearly 20 recordings and can be heard on the “Charlie Brown Peanuts” soundtrack.

The following evening Saturday February 13th at 8:00pm the talented Holly Hofmann/Mike Wofford Quartet will perform at Pete Carlson’s. Tickets are $20.00. Flutist Holly Hofmann, classically trained, has worked on the jazz scene since the mid 1980’s. Holly has worked with many jazz greats including her husband Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, and numerous others. Along with Hubert Laws, Holly is considered the standard for which the jazz flute is judged as one of the best jazz flute players today. Holly has a dozen CD recordings as a leader.

Pianist Mike Wofford has worked with everyone from Sarah Vaughn, and Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne, and over 50 jazz greats even playing with rock icon John Lennon, and the “Byrds” Roger McGuinn. Mike has played on over 25 recordings, and was influenced by over a dozen great pianists from Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Glenn Gould, Bill Evans, to Art Tatum. Mike has a special likeness for the music of Jobim, Ellington, and Strayhorn.

Bassist Marshall Hawkins is a multi-instrumentalist and local music educator who has worked with Miles Davis, and many jazz and soul greats since the mid 1960’s. Marshall founded and directed the jazz program at the Idyllwild Art Academy. Marshall has mentored hundreds of young music students, and assisted in helping acquire scholarship funds for many deserving kids. Marshall has successfully directed the Idyllwild “Jazz in the Pines” festival for over 20 years, and continues to mentor elementary and secondary school youth, exposing them to the opportunity to learn and play jazz, America’s original art form, with amazing artists through his Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra.

Drummer Duncan Moore has worked with over 100 jazz, rock, pop, and folk artists, and has played on over 120 recordings. Duncan has been on the music scene since the late 1970’s, and is on the music faculty at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, and UC San Diego.

Two outstanding live jazz performances by world-class musicians Friday and Saturday February 12th and 13th at 8:00pm at Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis in Palm Desert. Don’t Miss It!!!


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