SAN LUIS IS FLOODED WITH JAZZ

SAN LUIS IS FLOODED WITH JAZZ

The successful musical night was sponsored by the Chicano Art Collective

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SAINT LOUIS, Arizona

Last Saturday at the Rolls and Bowls restaurant in San Luis, the first Bordertown Jazz Festival was held, with the participation of the groups DoblePlay, Border Town Big Band and Yuma Jazz Company.

The event was sponsored by the nonprofit Chicano Art Collective, which has for years been committed to promoting regional art in Yuma County, most notably through events at Rolls and Bowls.

The group Dobleplay from Mexicali opened the evening, performing classic ballads, boleros and Latin-jazz; Border Town Big Band followed, made up of young local musicians under the direction of maestro Martín Peralta Jr., impressing the audience with their interpretation.

The Yuma Jazz Company, which has made recordings and has performed at various venues in Yuma, closed out the night. The group’s bassist, Leo “Papo” Neblina, is a music teacher for the Gadsden School District.

There was also an exhibition of Ford Mustang cars, in charge of the Stangs club, from Mexicali, an art exhibition and Karla Sánchez from the Thrive Program of Campesinos sin Frontera, made a mural with the purpose of raising awareness about mental health problems in the youths.

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