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 www.valleyhumane.org.