The SLO Jazz Festival team will present the first SLO Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 17.
“Alfano Motorcars Presents: the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLO Jazz Festival” in the Old Mission de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo, May 17, 2014, from 11AM – 10PM.
The SLO Jazz Festival’s first headliner will be Grammy Award-Winning Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band.
“To me, Latin jazz is the world’s greatest music,” Sanchez said. “It has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I’m most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America.”
The vision of SLO Jazz Festival is to include world-class jazz artists to celebrate jazz – an original American art-form – in all its artistry and imagination. The organization is in their final sponsorship drive before announcing the full line-up in late February/early March 2014. More acts to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale in early March 2014.
The jazz festival’s title sponsors are two dynamic organizations with a history of supporting both jazz and the arts: Mercedes-Benz and the City of San Luis Obispo.
The SLO Jazz Festival’s presenting sponsor is Alfano Motorcars Mercedes-Benz. With a growing dealership in San Luis Obispo, Charlie Alfano said, “This is an event we are thrilled to support. As many of our customers are fans of jazz music, we chose sponsorship of the SLO Jazz Festival as another way to give back to our community. Bringing an internationally recognized name that stands for quality and high performance is a match with the Mercedes-Benz brand.”
For more information, go to www.slojazzfest.org.