MARCH 7 - 9, 2014
At the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center
Welcome to the Monterey waterfront, where we’ve been presenting the best in early jazz, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz for over 30 years!
High Sierra Jazz Band
Led by Pieter Meijers and his clarinet, this long-time band with its new sound is a hot West-Coast style jazz group, and is still going strong after being a huge hit here in Monterey as far back as 1984. The band celebrates 35 years together and still features the original rhythm section of Bruce, Stan, Earl and Charlie. The band's sustained success is a combination of experience, a book full of fine tunes, and Pieter Meijer's dedicated leadership. Their hard-driving West-Coast sound, bolstered by the clean alpine air in Three Rivers, California, always fills the room. Our advice is to get there early!
Pieter Meijers – leader, reeds
Howard Miyata – trombone, vocals
Marc Caparone – cornet
Charlie Castro – drums
Bruce Huddleston – piano
Stan Huddleston – banjo, guitar
Earl McKee – sousaphone