This year's outdoor jazz concert will be the litmus test for
similar events in the future, said Cheri Anderson, the center's
community services supervisor.
"This is the trial. We will have a different variety of music,
then we'll offer the community all sorts of enriched sounds,"
The series included outdoor movies at Maple Park and dancing under
the stars at Verdugo Park. "Music at the Pacific" will be the third
phase and the first big event to be at the Pacific Community Center,
501 S. Pacific Ave. Organizers expect between 300 and 600 people.
Admission is free and jazz fans are encouraged to bring a picnic
dinner, folding chairs or a blanket.
Saturday's concert will feature Latin jazz by flugelhorn player
Alex Cabrera and drummer Stephen Foster, who will open the show.
The Aug. 14 show will be "straight ahead" traditional jazz by the
Cal Bennett Band. The audience will each be entered into a free
raffle for CDs and prizes donated by sponsors.