Jeff Bordes & Friends: A New Orleans Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 2nd

December 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jeff Bordes & Friends: A New Orleans Christmas

Pleasanton Native Returns With Smash Holiday Show Dec 19, 8pm
Pleasanton, Calif.  Jeff Bordes & Friends returns to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton for the big annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 19, at 8 p.m.  This year’s theme is ‘A New Orleans Christmas,’ and will again feature a host of special guest artists, including Bay Area organist and vocalist Don Lewis, a perennial local favorite.  Bordes notes, “We’ll all be dancing like it’s Mardi Gras in December!”

Reserved seating tickets are $15, $20, $25. Advance purchase at www.firehousearts.org, by calling the Box Office at 925-931-4848, or in person from the Firehouse Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton. Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, and two hours prior to the performance.

Bay Area jazz trumpeter and Pleasanton native Jeff Bordes needs no introduction to jazz fans.  A 1997 graduate of the famed jazz incubator Berklee College of Music in Boston, Bordes has been playing since a very young age, and changing the face of jazz.  Career highlights include live performances and recording projects with such greats as Branford Marsalis, Alex Acuna, Richie Cole, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and recently John Mellencamp.  He has done performance tours of the US and internationally with a number of groups, including Bill Berry Big Band and the great Dizzy Gillespie.

In addition to his performance work, Jeff is passionate about spreading the word of Jazz as a featured clinician in schools and music festivals throughout the world, as well as teaching privately.  He also writes articles on jazz for numerous music publications, including All About Jazz and Trumpet Player Online.  And if that’s not enough, Bordes also composes scores for film and commercials, including contributing to the soundtrack of the award-winning documentary “De Colores.”

A ‘sell-out’ each year, the show is back by popular demand.  Showcasing holiday favorites with “a taste of New Orleans and the soul of the Blues,” Jeff Bordes & Friends should again be a hot holiday ticket.

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or 925-931-4855

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