Friday, August 23rd, 8pm
Saturday, August 24th, 8pm
Sunday August 25th, 7pm
One of the best trumpet players in the last 60 years
“Heeeeere’s Johnny!” That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the hallmark of late night television for three decades. The ‘Johnny’ was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen. Beginning in October 1962, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson ruled the night air for thirty years. Audiences across America love and respect Doc, not just because he shared their living room with them for so many years, but because of his musicianship and his ability to keep old standards fresh to this day. At 92, Severinsen can still blow hard with his horn, and hit the high notes, a result of his continued commitment to the practice studio and the refinement of his craft. As a band leader, Doc continues to surround himself with the best in the business, and he’s only too happy to give them a turn in the spotlight.
Tonight Doc will be joined by his band San Miguel 5 with Gil Gutierrez on guitar, Charlie Bisharat on violin , Kevin Thomas on bass , and Tiki Pasillas on drums.