Harlem Nights in Ukiah
Join us for a night of speakeasy Jazz, rhythm & blues. The Soulful sounds of Bill Saxton & Paula Samonte will be center stage at the T-Lounge, March 3rd & 4th, 2023!
Legendary saxophonist Bill Saxton is a native New Yorker and Harlem jazz icon. For over 30 years, Bill has performed with the top names in the business at home and aboard. He currently owns a location in his hometown, where pure jazz is the only attraction. Bill’s place represents Bill’s dedication to straight ahead jazz.
Singer/Songwriter/Actress/Vocal Coach/Instructor... Paula Samonté delivers tasty jazz compositions with smooth, sexy and sophisticated style. Whether you listen to her perform or become a student of her unique vocal techniques, get ready to fall in love with her delightful personality and her gorgeous vocals.
Pianist, John Simon
Bassist, Pierre Archain has over 40 years of experience playing, recording, and teaching upright bass. After immigrating to the US in 1980, he lived and performed in the Bay Area for 37 years, and recently relocated to Ukiah, CA. He has studied and performed many different styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Classical, Afro-Cuban, and Rockabilly among others.
Drummer, Gabriel Yañez, Mendocino County native is a percussionist of uncommon insight, drawing on all aspects of the Jazz tradition. He is one of the most sought after drummers on the North Coast. Vocalist Paula Samonte says “Gabriel Yañez is a young musician with an old soul awareness of distinct Jazz flavors.”