The Sebastiani Theatre invites you to join us as we welcome Richard Howell and The Sudden Changes band, a stellar all-star cast of dynamic talents dedicated to the performance of soulful jazz, blues, rock and pop music, on Friday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m.. As a saxophonist, Richard Howell's spirited abilities have been mingled with the talents of Etta James, Chaka Khan, Della Reese, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Willie Bobo, Angela Bofield, Narada Michael Walden, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, and The Motels, among others. Having recently played for the Sonoma Jazz Society, this exuberant and spontaneous group features Glen Pearson on Piano, Mark Williams on Bass, El'e Howell on Drums, Danny Armstrong on Trombone, and Geechi Taylor on Trumpet.
Tickets $20. Call 707-996-9756 or order online using the link below.
Snow Leopard Conservancy and Sebastiani Theatre will present a one-time screening of “The Leopard in the Land," on Saturday, October 4. This film by James McEachen documents Disney Executive Designer Joe Rohde's personal expedition through the wilds of Mongolia to make paintings for snow leopard conservation. Joe was challenged in ways far different from his regular work: painting in a snow storm before the acrylic froze, graciously accepting the gift of a fresh-cooked sheep ear, finding the pack camels after spending too long examining snow leopard tracks. But there were many rewards, like discovering the perfect brush, an eagle feather, to paint a tree sacred to female shamans.
After the film, a reception and exhibition of Joe's work will be held at the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club. Joe, Jim, Conservancy staff, and Keesa the Bactrian camel will be on hand for a fascinating, fun afternoon.