Oct. 5, 2019 — SEAcoast Entertainment Association is excited to kick off its 2019–20 season with Whipped Cream, a tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. The show will be presented at the Florence Events Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m.
Trumpeter Bobby Medina fronts this exciting group that faithfully replicates the sound and spirit of the popular Tijuana Brass.
The band’s instrumentation is the same as the “TJB” touring band of the early 1960s and 1970s. Whipped Cream also adds a section about the connection with Burt Bacharach (“This Guy’s in Love”), Dionne Warwick and more. You’ll hear all the hits and great stories of the times.
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass created a dynasty of a new sound and sold more records in the late ‘60s than the Beatles. This show is well loved by audiences and plays to three generations — you will know the music.
Originally from Los Angeles, trumpeter, bandleader and composer Bobby Medina has performed with many of the world’s legendary artists, including Ray Charles, Mel Torme, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli and The Temptations, to name just a few. His electrifying performances are both highly artistic as well as humorous and entertaining.
As a composer, Medina is currently bringing his own brand of Latin influenced jazz to audiences across the globe. His genre-bending style appeals to people of all ages and walks of life.
Tickets are on sale now at the Florence Events Center Box Office, 715 Quince St., or at seacoastea.org. Tickets are $35 for adults or $10 for students under the age of 18.
SEAcoast Entertainment Association is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit that has been bringing entertainment to the Oregon Coast since 1980.