By Patte Purcell

Bob DeSena winner of the 24th Annual Jazz Artist of the Year from the LA Music Awards is performing with his band at Oscars, the new jazz hotspot in Palm Springs, CA. Dubbed “Jazzville,” Oscars hosts different jazz artists on Wednesdays monthly. He will be in full swing with his band on Wednesday, September 5 from 7:00 to 10:00. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite under “Jazzville”.

For those that haven’t heard Bob, his style is luscious and romantic with the ‘vibes’ that send you into that dreamy place thinking of beaches and margaritas. He also plays the trumpet, flugelhorn and sings, which rounds out his sound. Bob performed at several of our Celebrity Jazz Jams and is one of my favorites. He’s got a great sense of humor and keeps you laughing with his jokes.

Bob travels in from Las Vegas where he is working on putting together a Latin Jazz Club. He’s had a couple of serious health setbacks this year including 2 strokes. He lost his vision, but luckily got it back and he says he is raring to go.

He just picked up a new management company Carezma Entertainment, who also books Ronnie Laws.

He also plays regularly in LA at Fisherman’s Village.

He will be joined at Oscars by Augie Roman on Congas, timbales and vocals, Bob Sink on piano, and Rick Reyes on bass. His special guest will be Eve Holmes. In the tradition of Tito Puente, Cal Trader, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Frank Sinatra, his group is a talented, entertaining and vibrant ensemble that performs both classic and Latin-ized” standards with an energetic verve.

There are only 19 tickets left so they are expecting a sell-out. So grab your tickets today. The doors open at 6 PM with live music at 7 PM. Arrive early for a great table.

Jazzville is a monthly live jazz scene in Palm Springs presented by DJ Baz at Oscar’s Cafe downtown, hosted by Jeff Wolf of 107.3 Mod FM. Come to hear world-class musicians and enjoy a full bar and dinner menu, too (no minimum).

Their cabaret room has excellent acoustics, plus the vibe and swank of the famous clubs when jazz was king. If you are a jazz lover whether it’s straight-ahead, be-bop, Latin Jazz and swing, save the date.

It’s a great opportunity to experience live jazz in a great setting. Bob DeSena always puts on a great show.

Oscar’s Cafe & Bar is located at 125 East Tahquitz Canyon Way #108 in Palm Springs.

Patte Purcell is a jazz writer and promoter. Her next project is the 2019 International Jazz Awards, May 20, 2019.

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