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Cartoon Jazz Orchestra

Throckmorton Theater , 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley

Come hear this amazing jazz orchestra play live! November 8 Wednesday 7:30 PM Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley

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November 8 Wednesday 7PM Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley $24-35 general admission

Cartoons are a joyful, essential part of the American experience. From the beloved Saturday antics of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, in the ‘40s and ‘50s to today’s inspired anime’, they express wild swings of energy and emotion, explosive triumphs, and deserved defeats. One element of the cartoons that we’ve recently recognized is the genius of the music that underscores them, a mash-up of classical, jazz, pop, folk, and everything in between.

This highly adventurous music has found a contemporary home in Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Orchestra, a group of gifted, serious musicians who will celebrate their new Little Village album, Playland at the Beach, with a show on November 8th at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley and on November 15th at the French Club in San Francisco. Their music is rich and complex, zany and funny, supremely well played - and it swings like crazy. Dennis McNally