Jazzed About Pets

Valley Humane Society plans benefit concert featuring Jefferson Starship guitarist

Jefferson Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico will perform at Valley Humane Society's "Jazzed About Pets," from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton.

Guests will enjoy an array of heavy hors d'oeuvres and no host cocktails as you savor the music. Admission is $85 per person and proceeds go to support the programs of Valley Humane Society, a nonprofit organization.

Headliner Craig Chaquico has engaged and inspired two generations of pop music fans as the lead guitarist and most prolific principle

songwriter for Jefferson Starship and Starship from 1973-1990. With 20 Gold records combined between the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship, Chaquico was instrumental in making that combination one of the most successful bands in history. In the early 1990s he left the fast-paced pop world and reinvented himself as an award winning solo contemporary instrumental artist, songwriter, producer and bandleader. He is now one of the most popular and best-selling artists in the smooth jazz genre.

London-born pianist and composer Terry Disley will open the evening with his five-piece all-star jazz group The Terry Disley Experience. As

a long time touring and recording keyboardist, Terry has worked on studio and live projects with Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, George Harrison and has appeared alongside jazz luminaries such as McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Monty Alexander. The Terry Disley Experience plays original compositions, which embrace swing, cool jazz, funk, salsa rhythms and reggae with some very catchy accessible melodies.

For more information, contact the Valley Humane Society at 426-8656 or visit

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Posted by Wow
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Wow as a jazz fan, Craig Chaquico in a small venue will be unbelievable! And its for a great cause as well!! I'd recommend getting tickets early as I can't imagine the Palm event center holds more than 400 to 500? Craig must be an animal lover?!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 22, 2008 at 3:37 pm

I can hardly wait! Let all Pleasanton students in FREE so that they can witness their parents doing a good deed for animals! HOORAY!

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Posted by Wow
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Hey Cholo,

You post alot and some of your contributions have good content, whether of not someone may or may not agree with you. Why do you have to be flippant about an organization trying to do good? Having an opinion is one thing, putting people down to feel better about yourself is a different matter. Maybe put your energy into doing something positive to help others?

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Posted by Emily
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Feb 22, 2008 at 6:31 pm

I took Cholo's comment as sincere. Her idea is a nice one. It is good to see the people of the Valley Humane Society working to better the lives of homeless animals, and it is a good thing for children to see, (by the way, there are children volunteers at VHS.)
Cholo, were you sincere or sarcastic?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:14 pm

If you don't take the cake! Sincere.

Given the cost of tickets, I'm concerned that younger people will not be able to enjoy the music with the adults. So, invite them in for FREE; the shelter, animals, parents & kids will all benefit.

I'm talking win win...dudes!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Hey Wow...I only post about once a week...

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Posted by Wow
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:24 am

The purpose of this and other fundraisers by Valley Humane in addition to continuing to fund its existing programs, is to build a permanent (they are currently operating out of a trailer) facility.

Please buy tickets!

You just posted 3 times in one day Cholo ;-)

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 23, 2008 at 12:18 pm sure know how to tease a person! up every ticket,delighted to hear that you also love animals! Lets enjoy the concert! SUPPORT THE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY!


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Posted by Alicia
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Feb 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Young kids would be bored out of their gourd. Jazz, adults standing around in cliques with kids would be crying to leave. Teenagers into jazz might enjoy it.

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Posted by Funtime
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 2, 2008 at 10:20 pm

What a blast! Craig Chaquico rocked. He played more Jefferson Starship than jazz and it was great! His vocalist was unbelievable. I went to this event to support the charity not expecting that much from Craig. I left simply saying WOW!

Great event Valley Humane! If the rest of your "fundraising" is this much fun I WILL be there!

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