St. Patrick’s Dixieland Jazz Concert March 14

Nationally acclaimed High Sierra Jazz Band and The Reedley River Rats team up Saturday, March 14, for a concert and traditional St. Patrick dinner in the Three Rivers Memorial Building on Highway 198. The public is invited. Admission is $10.

Celebrating in the best Irish tradition, there will be corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, including dessert, $15, prepared by Glen and Susan McIntyre, Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, at 1 o’clock. Music is continuous with the two bands alternating.

The Reedley River Rats are from Reedley High School. Stan Huddleston, President of the sponsoring Sierra Traditional Jazz Club says, “The River Rats are a professional grade youth traditional jazz band whose members have been to jazz camp on scholarships from our Club.”

Dinner reservations may be made by calling Stan at 559-561-3321 or Sandy at 559-561-4264. Stan adds, “Wear your green, bring your dancing shoes and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding Trad Jazz sounds from the River Rats at 1 and at the break. High Sierra plays at 2 and after the break til 5.”

High Sierra is the host band for the 42nd annual Jazzaffair in Three Rivers, April 10, 11 and 12. This is the oldest festival in the West. There are 13 bands from across the U.S. including The River Rats and four other California bands. For information check out www.jazzaffair.info or call 559-561-4549.

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