On Saturday, March 25 the Cathedral City Senior Center will hold the first of its Blues/Jazz Concert Series

CATHEDRAL CITY — If you are a blues and jazz enthusiast, you are in for a treat on Saturday, March 25. The City Council approved $2,800 of Arts in Public Places money to support the Cathedral City Senior Center’s Yves Evans Presents Blues/Jazz Concert Series.

Yve Evans presents Yve Evans, piano and vocals; Rick E. Taylor, guitar; and Larry Washington, drums

The concert is free, however, donations are kindly accepted for refreshments. A tip jar for the musicians will be available as well.

This free public event will be held on March 25 and June 17 with two additional dates scheduled in Fall 2023. All concerts will be held in the Senior Center main room between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The March 25, 2023, concert will be recorded and replayed during the April 30, International Jazz Day. By participating in the International Jazz Day, this Yves Evans Presents event will showcase Cathedral City on an international stage.

International Jazz Day is the world’s largest celebration of jazz as a force for peace, intercultural dialogue, and international cooperation. Each year on April 30, people from more than 190 countries worldwide come together to recognize jazz for promoting respect for human rights and
human dignity, eradicating discrimination, bolstering freedom of expression, fostering gender equality, and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

Due to the high demand for the January 21st event, the first in the Blues/Jazz Concert Series, the Senior Center is requesting people RSVP for future events.

“The Blues/Jazz concert series will be an introduction to some and a time to reminisce for others,” said Stone James, economic development director.

Yve Evans is a local icon who, besides performing, speaks to the audience about the importance of the songs she sings and the music she plays.

At this point in the Coachella Valley, there isn’t a free daytime concert series year-round for all to enjoy. The Cathedral City Senior City Center is offering a five-concert series for 2023 to help fill that gap.

The March 25 concert is a special one that will be videotaped for International Jazz Day, a partnership between the Herbie Hancock Foundation and UNESCO. The Cathedral City Senior would like to concentrate on Cathedral City, especially because the city recently became an International City of Peace. The session will be shown around the world on April 30.

The concerts will be held in the main room at the Senior Center.

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