ARC Instrumental Jazz Band Holds ‘Beatles Tribute’ Show – The American River Current


ARC’s Instrumental Jazz Band pays homage to The Beatles by performing some of the famous band’s classic songs

The ARC Instrumental Jazz Band perform “Can’t Buy Me Love” as part of their “Tribute to The Beatles” show, October 27 (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

The American River College Instrumental Jazz Band performed a concert at the ARC Main Theater on October 27 titled “A Tribute to The Beatles”. The concert was engaging and entertaining to watch, any jazz fan would love it and even anyone unfamiliar with jazz would be impressed.

The show included special guests River City High School Big Band and the Sacramento Youth Band-Tower Bridge Band for the opening acts.

ARC Instrumental Jazz Band manager Dyne Eifertson led the band as their setlist consisted of six songs ‘Kansas City’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Penny Lane’, ‘Come Together’, ‘Can’ ‘Buy Me Love’. and “Hi Jude”.

The Beatles Tribute with the jazz twist was amazing and fun to watch. I don’t listen to jazz in my spare time, but their renditions of “Come Together” and “Hey Jude” were my favorites. The wind instruments filling in the vocals were beautiful and if you know the Beatles catalog they make it easy to follow the songs.

For those wondering, no, the crowd didn’t sing “Hey Jude,” but they were cheered on by Eifertson when he introduced the song before it was played.

All songs performed by the ARC Jazz Band were composed by Latin composer Chico O’ Farrill and Grammy Award-winning composer Bob Florence.

The Sacramento Youth’s Band-Tower Bridge Band, featuring producers Justin Au and Parker Weis, and the River City Big Band, featuring director Rudy Cisneros, gave entertaining performances.

As someone unfamiliar with jazz it was engaging and I was impressed with the opening acts as their hard work translated into their performances.

In a special moment at the end of the show before the last song, Eifertson took the time to praise and shine the spotlight not only on the band members but also on the parents.

“Keep the kids indoors [a] group, keep them in the music, it’s a lifelong pursuit. Even if they don’t continue, it will enrich everything they do in their lives. said Eifertson.

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Henry R. Wright