Coastal Cities Jazz Band plays July 12 at Carlsbad church


To really experience the full flavor of the music of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, you must hear a big band live. No band performs with more panache than the Coastal Cities Jazz Band. The band’s next concert, “A Tribute to the Big Band Era,” will be at 2 p.m. July 12 at the Carlsbad Community Church.

Hear such classics as Harry James’ “Trumpet Blues & Cantabile,” Les Brown’s “Leap Frog,” and Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade,” to name but a few. Vocalists Michael Ruhl, Rick Evans and Ruby Presnell join the party during this afternoon of nostalgic chart-toppers.

The church is at the corner of Jefferson and Pine. Tickets are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. For advance tickets, call 858-775-1113.