Jazz Wednesdays Summer returns to the Rose Garden at Hotel Laguna, a delightful space that offers table service with a menu of tempting food and beverages. Jazz Wednesdays brings top talent to Laguna Beach beginning June 21. The series continues every two weeks until August 30.
On July 5 - Vocalist Samantha Sidley, with Dan Reckard on Piano
Samantha Sidley is a native of Los Angeles, where she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and was named a California State Arts Scholar. She tried out for American Idol season seven and received a ticket to Hollywood.This young talent also performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival as a member of the school's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and opened for Manhattan Transfer in San Diego.
Dan Reckard is a pianist, saxophonist and composer. He is rooted in the jazz of Lester Young, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, but is comfortable in many styles of music. Dan has played and toured with Crystal Bowersox, Jamestown Revival, Crash, Raquel Rodriguez, the Makers, Samantha Sidley and Michael Cartwright. He co-leads the group BOSSA ZUZU with guitarist, Capital.