By Sheryl Aronson & Judy Ann Davila
On May 28th, 2016 KSBR, 88.5 FM Saddleback College will be holding their infamous Birthday Bash at The City National Grove in Anaheim. Doors open a 3pm and the music begins at 5pm. The audience will be treated to one of the best jazz jam sessions in Orange County, featuring some of the top musicians in contemporary jazz.
What started as a small celebration 29 years ago to mark the end of KSBR’s membership drive is now one of Orange County’s most anticipated summer kickoff parties.
This year’s Bash features an all-star line-up with headliners playing on each other’s song for a 4 hour jam; also featured will be delicious dining, full bar and a unique Birthday Bash “night club” experience.
Tony Guerrero, Trumpeter extraordinaire and recording artist, will host his 29th Bash as the Music Director. This year will also feature guest MC Kate Flannery, who is best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith Palmer on NBC’s “THE OFFICE,” and recently toured the country as Jane Lynch’s sidekick in Jane’s anti-cabaret act, SEE JANE SING. Tony and Kate will be joined by an all-star band featuring Max Bennett, Daryl Williams, Tom Dante, Tony Moore, Nathan Scott, Evan Stone, Marc Antoine, Paul Brown, Chris Standring, Keiko Matsui, Rafael Feliciano, Ramon Yslas, Mombo, Greg Vail, Joey Sellers, Greg Adams, Derek Bordeaux, Spencer Day, Slim Man, Bill Cantos, Jackiem Joyner, David Benoit, and more. Artists making their first appearance at the Bash will be guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., guitarist Doc Powell, keyboardist Philippe Saisse, and saxphonist Will Donato.
We are also pleased to announce there will be a special pre-Bash set from the 18 year old, spectacular saxophonist, Chase Huna! He just released his first CD, “On the Chase,” this year.
Plus… we’ll have some surprise guests as well.
2017 KSBR Bash Facts
All Tickets are sold through www.ksbr.org or by calling 949-582-4501.
Tickets start at $45 for General Admission seating; VIP Table Seating and other VIP Packages are available.
Location of Bash: The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806 (adjacent to Anaheim Stadium between the 5 and 57 Freeways on Katella Ave.
Doors open at 3 p.m.
The Bash: a special pre-show begins at 4:00 pm, then the Bash begins promptly at 5 p.m. (we have more than 30 musicians who want to play!)
Tickets and more information can be found at www.ksbr.org