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Seacliff on the Bluff Eighth Annual
Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

Ocean & Jazz

Roger Glenn & Eddie Pasternak

Top of the Cliff
Seacliff Center, Gualala
Sunday, April 4, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Top of the Cliff, upstairs in the Seacliff Center, offers customers a lovely view of the Gualala River, Gualala Point and the ocean bay where grey whales swim by the picture windows. Top of the Cliff participated in the Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival in 2005.

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Owners Don Garibaldi and John Ihorn will be your hosts for an evening of fine dining and exciting jazz with Roger Glenn (vibes, tenor sax/flute) and Eddie Pasternak (guitarist).

Chef Shirley Ranieri is preparing a special Easter Menu with other à la carte and bar menu selections available. No cover charge; seating is limited so dining reservations are recommended. (707-884-1539)

Jazz Artists

Eddie Pasternak: guitar

For a quarter century, Eddie has been a mainstay of the Bay Area music scene. Eddie's guitar work has been a welcome feature in swing-oriented performances with former members of Count Basie and Duke Ellington's bands as well as in Motown dance bands. He has frequently performed in the Bay Area's finest hotels and major local events. Pasternak is a delightful presence with an abundance of warmth, wit, and charm. He consistently presents himself with the greatest of elegance and class.

"Eddie Pasternak is a remarkable guitarist who plays bass lines
and chords simultaneously. He generates intense swing."

- Noted SF Bay Area Music Critic, Lee Hildebrand

Roger Glenn & Eddie Pasternak
Roger Glenn & Eddie Pasternak

Roger Glenn: vibes, tenor sax, flute

"Peace through Music" was the name of the first recording that Roger was on, and that has been his philosophy ever since. This artist has performed worldwide bringing his unique style of playing that is understood by all people. Recognized as one of the master flute and vibraphone players of the world, he has expanded his talents by playing the sax, clarinet, and oboe, and he continues to compose, and perform songs that keep people feeling good and wanting to hear more.

In addition to being a solo artist with his own group, he has also performed with such giants of Jazz and Latin music as Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Cal Tjader and Rosemary Clooney, to name just a few.

This New York City born and raised Latin Jazz master got his start listening to his father, Tyree Glenn, play trombone and vibraphone with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Roger was later able to perform with his father to perfect the skills necessary to create his own sound that makes him a great solo artist. Now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Roger spends part of his time performing on the West Coast and the rest of his time concertizing in Europe.