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Craig Chaquico

Craig Chaquico to perform at
Valley Humane Society's
Jazzed About Pets

an exciting evening of Smooth Jazz
with opening act, Terry Disley
to be held from
Saturday, March 1, 2008
7:00-10:30 pm
at the
Palm Event Center
1184 Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, California

Driving down the palm lined drive to the Palm Event Center transports one into a Mediterranean village. Set on the 110 acre California, Mitchell Katz Winery, the panoramic views of the vineyards and Italian Romanesque buildings are complimented by Mt. Hamilton and Ruby Hill in the background.

Large Redwood Doors welcome visitors to the expansive room lined with wine barrels. The barrel room, to the right held a beautiful buffet of heavy ordervers with an Italian theme, and “Yes” they were yummy!

The evening began with the Terry Disley Experience. Terry was the keyboard player for the English powerhouse Smooth Jazz Band, Acoustic Alchemy. He has moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and besides backing up Acoustic Alchemy on some of their United States shows, he has his own band that plays around northern California. Smooth and mellow, Terry is always entertaining.

Highly energized, Craig Chaquico, has migrated back into his roots of rock and roll playing some of his old Jefferson Starship tunes, Jane, Stranger, and his standard, Find Your Way Back, along with some of his Smooth Jazz hits with a new twist. He has added a lead singer, Rolf Hartley, and a Native American flute player, Gentle Thunder. Both add another dimension to the show. Rolf sounds amazingly like Mickey Thomas authenticating the Jefferson Starship songs and Gentle Thunder’s flute is willowy adding greatly to Gathering of the Tribes, Sacred Ground, and Return of the Eagle. Adding a little Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix topped off a successful evening for the Valley Humane Society.

Terry Disley

Craig Chaquico

VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY is an animal welfare organization advocating responsible pet ownership. We seek to provide our community with educational outreach and collaborative programs that enrich the bond between people and companion animals and eliminate unnecessary euthanasia. We are the only no-kill facility in the Tri-Valley area to accept animals by private surrender.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we receive no government funds, tax dollars, or money from national humane organizations. A portion of your admission price may be tax-deductible; please consult you tax advisor for more information.

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