Saturday, April 11, 2015
Shannon Lee Blas & Bill Strout's Big Band 2000 live @ Steamers, next Monday, April 13
SHANNON LEE BLAS WITH BILL STROUT'S BIG BAND 2000
It's the second-Monday-of-the-month again so the lovely Shannon will be back onstage with the 17-piece Bill Strout's Big Band 2000 @ Steamers Jazz Club (138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA)
Catch either set (8pm or 9:30pm) or both if you can. The cover-charge is just $2 per person
Call 714-871-8800 to RSVP. Hope to see you
Don't miss Big Band 2000, on hand to present sounds drawn from the popular music of the 40's through the 90's. Check out this band's classic repertoire from the big band books of the likes of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, plus arrangements from such great jazz writers as Sammy Nestico, Bob Florence and Bill Holman.
Shannon grew up in San Diego where she began her music and theatre studies. She holds an AA in Music for Vocal Performance and finished her BA in Drama, with Honors in Acting, at UC Irvine. Her music and dramatic training make her a dynamic performer and musical "storyteller." For over twenty years she has sung jazz & popular music with multiple bands and ensembles and has performed music from all over the world.
She has shared the stage with the likes of Tom Kubis and Louie Bellson and performs regularly as the featured vocalist with Bill Strout's Big Band 2000. In 2011, Shannon completed an MBA/MFA in Theatre Management. She is now Patron Services Manager at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, California while continuing to sing.