TEMECULA, Calif. — (Aug. 4, 2015) – Sunday nights are about to get a little jazzier at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The Temecula casino-resort introduces Jazz in the Cellar every Sunday starting Sunday, August 23. Jazz enthusiasts can enjoy music by professional veteran musicians from 6:30p.m. to 11:00p.m. inside the 300-seat Pechanga Comedy Club. Jazz in the Cellar nights bring well-known jazz and blues bands, many rounded out by trumpets, trombones, bass guitars and soft drums. Sunday, August 23 and Sunday, August 30, guests will receive complimentary admission to Jazz in the Cellar. Sunday jazz shows after that have a $10 cover charge.
Appetizers, beverages and hand-crafted cocktails will be available at an additional charge. Guests can also look forward to jazz Sundays with well-known regional jazz and blues musicians such as saxophonist Michael Paolo, The Lee Koch Band (featured on “The Voice”), bassist Darryl Williams and more. Patrons must be 21 or older.
On Sunday, August 23, jazz vocalist Charlie Jene “The Talk of L.A.” and her band entertain music lovers with her smooth blues and jazz styles. Charlie grew up in Long Beach and began singing at the age of three. She began her professional singing career in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1970s, after losing her sight in 1969. She was chosen as one of Cleveland’s best talents. There she met singer Bill Withers who suggested she send her recordings to a Los Angeles record label. Charlie Jene moved back to Los Angeles to further her performing career and found herself opening for Ray Charles, signing at the Playboy Jazz Festival and named a Southern California Blues Society Premier Vocalist.
Sunday, August 30, Kim Horn and Friends take the stage for Jazz in the Cellar at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Kim says he has been singing since he can remember and sings everything from R&B, funk, rock and roll, but his lady love is jazz. “I feel like it’s my duty to keep the love of our forefathers alive – the legends like Billy Holliday, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, to name a few. I’ve worked with many of the greats in the industry, yet I chose to raise my family and put my career on hold. My sons are grown men, so now dad can get back to his other love, jazz!” he writes on his profile for Thejazznetworkworldwide.com.