BY PATTE PURCELL
The stars came out to shine at ‘A 420 Jazz Soiree’ held in the beautiful 27,000 square ft. Venus de Fido in Palm Desert. Guests were treated to 3 national acts including ‘blusion’ star Deanna Bogart who rocked the grand piano. Celebrity guests including Michael D’Angelo sat down and sang at the piano to the delight of the crowd.
The mood was celebratory and had the flavor of a big house party, over 600 attended this smashing first party of 2018.
Guests strolled out to the garden to see Amsterdam Connection, Naomi Adriaansz on sax and Tim Welvaars on jazz harmonica. The crowd visited sponsors and listened to this chart topping duo from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In the main ballroom Rick Parma and his band had people up and dancing to his smooth jazz hits and funky dance music. Rick serenaded the ladies on sax and moved around the room much to their delight. The evening’s finale included a jam with favorites including Alex Santana on guitar, Kelly McDaniel, Khea Emmanuel, and Cat Lyn Day.
Celebrity guests included Ronnie King, John Stanley King, Frank Di Salvo. A host of local socialites, professionals and upscale guests created an atmosphere that was both business and entertainment mixed.
Vendor sponsors commented on how interested the guests were in the products especially for pain for arthritis and other age related issues. Guests with medical marijuana doctor recommendations were given samples by the sponsors for them to take home.
A special thank you to Linda Biggi, Lori Loftis, and their competent staff at Venus de Fido for their expertise and great service and to the sponsor/vendors for making this all work so well.
New Leaf Catering
Coachella Valley Weekly
Left Handed Infusions, Cannabis Sushi
PSA Organica Dispensary
OG Collective Dispensary
The 420 Kitchen and Sensi Chews
Grid Iron Bio Nutrients
San Diego High Life
Juicy Juicy- Bullet proof coffee with CBD
So Cal Clone House
Desert Hot Springs Inn “Soak and Toke”
Debra Granillo, Braid Bar
Caviar Kids Collective
PRIME MY BODY Hemp/CBD Oil
We are holding the next ‘420 Jazz Soiree’ on Monday March 5 from 4:20 to 7:20 at Venus de Fido.
Blake Aaron (multi smooth jazz #1 hits) with Hans Zermuehlen on keys, Greg Vail on sax (over 2,000,000 CDs sold), Darryl Williams on bass in the main ballroom and Deanna Bogart on grand piano. We also have entertainment in ‘The Garden’ (to be announced).
These are private 420 industry parties. An invitation to attend is required. If you would like an invitation text your name and email to 1-702-219-6777.
Patte Purcell is a jazz promoter.