By Patte Purcell
We’ve done Latin Jazz jams, standards jazz jams and now we are doing a Retro Jam and Dance Party at the classic Zelda’s Night Club in Palm Springs. Monday, May 1 from 5-close you can flashback to the 70’s and 80’s with the best dance music in a live jam with Rick Parma (sax, vocalist, entertainer) and his band Chi Town Soul.
Rick Parma is a rising star on the coast with sold out shows whenever he appears. He’s a talented sax player and vocalist, a great entertainer and promotor that has appeared with the cream of the crop at Spaghettini and venues across the Southern California area. Originally from Chicago he brings a solid show of both original and the finest dance music that will make it impossible to stay seated.
Special guests include vocalist Keisha D who is going full disco for this one with songs “Boogie Oogie Oogie,” “Lady Marmalade” and” I Will Survive.” The Prince of Palm Springs Fleet Easton (he has a star on the walk in Palm Springs), will also be going full disco including costuming. You’re in for a treat! Recording artist R&B and smooth jazz vocalist Vertice Williams from LA will be joining us as well. Her latest single “Guilty” is produced by Steve Oliver. We expect more surprise guest artists to be joining us.
In addition, the resident DJ will be playing 70’s and 80’s dance music during breaks and after the live jam is over for those that aren’t ready to stop the partying. Zelda’s recently held their 40th Anniversary Party and it was such a great party that we wanted to join with Zelda’s to bring back the good old disco days with a twist. Zelda’s will also be inviting their guests to join us. The straight up ‘disco’ with platforms to dance on, a big dancefloor, laser lights, balloons and party gear will insure a festive atmosphere.
There will be drink specials for the evening. Some killer food will be served by Majestic Tacos, (3 tacos $5, quesadilla $5, or bacon wrapped hot dog $4).
We also have some special vendors who will be giving out gift certificates including The 420 Kitchen. Tickets are only $25 and are available at www.purplepass.com/retrojam or by calling 1-800-316-8559.