"An Afternoon of Jazz on New Year's Eve with the Jim Martinez Trio"
When: Noon Monday, Dec. 31
Where: Sherman Clay Pianos, 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd,. Roseville.
Cost: $25 per person, includes various flavors of sparkling cider, wine and snacks
Tickets: 804-8370 or The Jim Martinez Website. Seating is limited.
Invisible Touch Music presents "An Afternoon of Jazz on New Year's Eve with the Jim Martinez Trio" on New Year's Eve.
A classically trained pianist and Steinway artist based in Rocklin, Jim Martinez has performed or recorded with notables like Lionel Hampton, the Stan Kenton Band, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Christian McBride, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove and many others. Martinez has worked as pianist and musical director for Joan Rivers and Bob Newhart.
Laura Didier, from Sacramento, has been performing steadily with the Jim Martinez Trio since early 2007. Didier has performed at major jazz festivals in California, Idaho and Canada, including the famed Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
Rounding out the trio will be bassist Giulio Cetto and drummer Tim Metz.
In 2002, Clint Eastwood had this to say in an interview with the L.A. Daily News: "Last night, we went to a church in Carmel where a guy named Jim Martinez was playing … they were great."
Tickets and more info can be found on The Jim Martinez Website or by calling 804-8370.