The Latin Peppers are a relatively new group comprised of musicians with many years of performing experience throughout the Northcoast. Led by Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, who also does the arrangements, the group plays classic and contemporary Latin jazz and dance music. Jimmy has appeared with numerous Latin bands including local favoritesPonche and Kachimbo. He teaches the Latin ensemble at the annual Lark Music Camp in Mendocino.
Orlando Morales plays congas, timbales and percussion. He has been a stalwart of the Latin scene in the SF Bay Area for many years. Rounding out the group are Jim Dooley on trumpet, Damien Roomets on bass and Tim Randles on piano. For the Concert Series, the Latin Peppers will concentrate on their jazz repertoire, including standards from John Coltrane, Horace Silver and Mongo Santamaria, all with a compelling rhythmic feel that showcases tight ensemble playing and soulful improvisation.
Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at the Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main Street in Fortuna. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission and $8 Students and Seniors.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.