Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, the first and only youth-based jazz orchestra in Puerto Vallarta, will be performing a free concert at 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 9 at Plaza Caracol. Make plans now to come out and enjoy this family-friendly event!
The Salty Paws will be playing some of your favorite tunes, such as Feliz Navidad, Queen's We Will Rock You - and Big Band swing standards like Sing, Sing, Sing, In the Mood, American Patrol, and other great tunes like Rock Around the Clock, Gringo, Birdland, Girl from Ipanema and Watermelon Man.
The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, or Pata Salada Orquesta de Jazz, is characterized by instrumentation in the style of a Big Band orchestra. The members are mostly young musicians learning jazz improvisation - the definition of jazz encompassing 3 major categories - Swing, Rock and Latin.
Established in September 2016 with 18 musicians led by the young, impassioned Director Victor Kris, it quickly evolved into a full jazz ensemble - and expanded beyond the usual jazz instrumentation, and includes violins, flutes and clarinets, adding innovative dimensions to the ensemble.
Today, The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra has grown to 27 members and has thrilled audiences at several local venues, like Act II Stages and the Jazz Foundation in Puerto Vallarta and the Breakers Beach Club Restaurant and Bar in Bucerķas.Come out to Plaza Caracol on Sunday, December 9 to enjoy this free concert and show your support of these aspiring local musicians. While there, you could even do some Christmas shopping or buy groceries for your Christmas dinner. The Plaza Caracol shopping mall is located on Francisco Ascencio Medina in the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone, next to Lans Department store.