July 8, 2023 Redwood Chamber Players The Chamber Music of the Redwoods is sharing our stage with two local chamber groups. The North Coast Brass Ensemble is Humboldt’s premier brass quintet. They perform old & new brass quintet repertoire. Members include Christ Cox, trumpet; Tom Hyde, trumpet; Ronite Gluck, French horn; Dan Aldag, trombone; & Fred Tempas, tuba.
August 12, 2023 Young and Lovely A jazz quintet which features the vocals of 3 Penner siblings: Elisa, Brianna & Devin. The singers are accompanied by Mike Labolle on drums & Nate Zwerdling on upright bass. Devin also plays the piano, a skill he developed from 7 years performing with the Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band. He has played on NPR & national television. Get ready for a treat as you listen to the timeless music from America's jazz song book.
September 9, 2023 Gil Cline & the Midnight Jazz-tet The MidnIght Jazz-tet is a modern jazz quintet. The group performs both classic jazz tunes and examples from the long list of Gil Cline’s original jazz compositions.
October 14, 2023 Redwood Dixie-Gators The Redwood Dixie-Gators is Humboldt’s traditional Dixieland jazz band. They will perform New Orleans style Dixieland with both solo and ensemble improvisations.
The Venue The Monday Club, owned by the city of Fortuna, is one of the most unique venues in the area. This warm and inviting building was designed during a simpler time and unlike many converted lodges and churches, it was designed with the express purpose of providing entertainment in a comfortable, yet charming setting. The intimate stage, combined with the closeness of the audience, provides a unique atmosphere -- many have compared the Monday Club to the small European theatres of Shakespeare's day.
Built in the 1920s, the building provides a large open space with an arched ceiling that works with both spoken word and music. Its unique setting provides performers and listeners a comfortable and intimate environment to experience the joy of live music performances.
The Music The Fortuna Concert Series is an eight-performance event that continues through the winter and spring. These professional musical programs feature talented local groups and individuals, as well as nationally and internationally known performers. The rich and diversified programming includes classical, jazz, folk, ethnic, vocal and instrumental music.
Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.