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1/23 MVJ Presents: Elizabeth Unpingco Quartet @ CLARA

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series Proudly Presents:
Elizabeth Unpingco Jazz Vocalist
“Renewal” by Elizabeth Unpingo Quartet
Pianist: Brenden Lowe
Bassist: Buca Necak
Drum Set: Jeff Minnieweather
with very special guest Vocalist: Jesse Crosson
The concept of the show is to honor the ideals of The Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series by taking jazz standards & arranging them into modern, new interpretations of the pieces. Unpingco will be present her own arrangements in addition to arrangements written by Benny Benack III, Veronica Swift, Jazzmeia Horn, and more. The audience will be experiencing a modernized straight-ahead swing style with Unpingco’s own flare to the music.
Elizabeth Unpingco’s debut performance at MVJ was in June 2019 with Byron Colborn Big Band. Her arrangements where hip and swingin’ and we had to ask her back for 2020. Unpingco undoubtedly represents the new generation of jazz vocals in the greater Sacramento Region. She is a powerhouse of what embodies a beautiful jazz voice. Fans of MVJ’s Vocal Jazz shows will absolutely fall in love with Elizabeth at this show & MVJ is proud to serve the Sacramento Jazz Scene by continuing to deliver new emerging & organic jazz artists.


More About Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA
Drawing its title from The Village Vanguard in (NYC), who booked jazz legends like Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jimmy Giuffre,
Sonny Rollins, Anita O’Day, Charlie Mingus, Bill Evans (a regular), & Stan Getz…
The term “Vanguard,” represents a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas. The Music presented at MVJ reflects these legends and this concept.

Hosted by:
Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy (SPMA)
A 501C3 Nonprofit Organization
Sac Prep Music Academy

MISSION is to support and advance access to lifelong learning opportunities in music arts education.

VISION is To create an environment where students and performing artists can meet for the study of music arts education, performance and related art forms.

PURPOSE is to present public performances and recitals of music and related art forms; To sponsor lecture-demonstrations of topics related to music education and related art forms & To increase community awareness of the importance of artistic expression for individual satisfaction and growth, and the wide variety of expression available through music arts.

MVJ is Located at:
The Auditorium at CLARA
1425 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95816
MVJ operates on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, year round.

Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series prints Full-Color Playbills four times during the year; one for each quarter of the year. Ad space in the Playbill is awarded to MVJ Sponsors. MVJ Artists and patrons can help in getting the word out to local business owners & other patrons of the arts, who support the concept of Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series. It is very essential for the continuation and sustainability of Sac Prep Music Academy’s efforts towards maintaining MVJ as the Artist Series it is intended to be.

Thank you for your support! This is an amazing Jazz Series! We sincerely hope you can attend. Cheers!



February 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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