By Lisa Paredes
The Burroughs High School Jazz Ensemble has big Saturday night planned for Burbank, with Salsa music, a full dance floor, dance lessons, food and drinks, on September 7 at the JBHS Outdoor Ampitheatre. Sponsored in part by the Arturo Sandoval Institute and former Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos and presented by the JBHS Instrumental Music Association, Salsa Under the Stars features Latin music standards performed by the JBHS Jazz Ensemble. Dance professional Linda Shoemaker will offer group lessons between the music sets, for those of all ages interested in dancing to salsa, meringue, rumba, mamba and doing the cha cha cha.
Grammy award winning jazz legend Arturo Sandoval has made a lasting imprint on contemporary Jazz music. The Arturo Sandoval Institute supports Salsa Under the Stars and has committed to an ongoing mentoring program with the Burroughs High School music program. Ms. Ramos, a former JBHS band member, lends a hand with this event and the Burroughs IMA, which is in dire need of financial help to keep the entire JBHS music program afloat.
“Last year’s Salsa Under the Stars was a spectacular success, an event that features both the energetic live music of our jazz band and a rare chance for families to dance together to the music made by the student musicians,” comments Tanya Barnett, JBHS Band Director. “This year looks to be even bigger and better!”
Dinner by Tacos Maximo, home-made desserts and drinks will be sold at the event. Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged and picnic baskets are welcome. The Burroughs Outdoor Ampitheatre is at 1920 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank. Pre-sale tickets for the event are available with preferred pricing through September 4: General $7, Student/Senior $5. Tickets day of the event are: Genera; $10, Student/Senior $7. All ticket and concession proceeds benefit the JBHS music program.
For Salsa Under the Stars tickets and information on the JBHS Instrumental Music Program, visit www.jbhsima.org