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Jeff Bordes' 'New Orleans Christmas' at Firehouse Dec. 19

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Pleasanton's own Trumpeter Jeff Bordes returns to the Firehouse Arts Center Dec. 19 with local musician Don Lewis joining in to make it like Mardi Gras in December.

With his ' A New Orleans Christmas,' musical, Bordes will take his annual holiday show to the next level, presenting a jazzy performance with Lewis of their holiday original 'The Santa Claus Second Line,' along with other original tunes and holiday favorites.

A 1997 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Bordes' career highlights include live performances and recording projects with Branford Marsalis, Alex Acuna, Richie Cole, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and recently John Mellencamp. He has done performance tours of the U.S. and internationally with a number of groups, including Bill Berry Big Band and Dizzy Gillespie.

A 1997 graduate of the famed jazz incubator Berklee College of Music in Boston, Bordes has been playing since a very young age, and changing the face of jazz. Career highlights include live performances and recording projects with such greats as Branford Marsalis, Alex Acuna, Richie Cole, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and recently John Mellencamp. He has done performance tours of the US and internationally with a number of groups, including Bill Berry Big Band and the great Dizzy Gillespie.

An accomplished organist, pianist and vocalist, Lewis is also known for designing, building and then playing on synthesizers that blend organ and other instrument sounds into acoustic sounds that can fill a concert hall, as he has done on many occasions.

A 'sell-out' each year, the show is back by popular demand. Reserved seating tickets are $15, $20, $25 and can be purchased at www.firehousearts.org/ by calling the box office at (925) 931-4848.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Firehouse box office, 4444 Railroad Ave. Box Office hours are Wednesday - Friday noon-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Tickets, if available, can also be purchased at the box office two hours prior to the performance.

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