Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Recent Missive Sent by the RJA

Hard to believe that we're reaching the end of the summer
already, but that does mean that the first Redwood Jazz Alliance show
of the season is coming up, and it's one we're very excited about.

We've been trying to get Dave Douglas here for a long time, and he's
coming on September 3 with his group Brass Ecstasy. Their new album
"Spirit Moves" is getting rave reviews and Dave was just named the #1
trumpeter in the Downbeat International Critics poll for the 10th
consecutive year. You can read more about Dave and the other members
of his band and check out both audio and video of them at

Tickets for Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy are $15 general admission
and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the Works in
Arcata and Eureka, Peoples Records and Missing Link Records in Arcata
and online at

Brass Ecstasy will be our first show at the gloriously restored Arcata
Theatre Lounge--and the first show of another season of six
performances by a wide variety of world-class artists, including some
of the hottest young players on the scene today. If you haven't yet
checked out the full season, please do so at

We're also very pleased to be able to make two new offers to you this

1) From now through September 2nd, you can purchase a season ticket,
which will get you into all six shows of the season for the price of
five. Season tickets can be purchased online only at Even if you end up
having to miss a show, you're not out any money. And we benefit from
having more money to sink into programming costs earlier in the year.

2) A Redwood Jazz Alliance membership now gets you not only the warm
glow that comes from knowing you're helping to support bringing world-
class jazz to Humboldt County AND some lovely perks from select RJA
sponsors, but also reserved seating at any RJA concert you attend.
Read all of the details and purchase your membership here: Thanks to those of
you who have already joined, renewed, or purchased a gift membership!

We'll see you at the show!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy

Thursday, September 3d, 8 p.m.

Arcata Theatre Lounge