If you were in a northeast Ceres neighborhood Friday afternoon and heard the sound of live jazz music, it wasn’t your imagination.
Five local musicians who have formed the New Horizons Jazz Band staked out spots in the driveway of a home in the 3400 Waynesboro Drive and played for about 45 minutes for the enjoyment of those who turned out. The community was invited to come for the special front-yard jazz music performance but only about five persons attended. Most listened from lawn chairs stationed across the street in the park while members like Karen Bucio and Ron Quintanal played jazz selections.
Bucio said the COVID restrictions disrupted the seniors for a while but they went ahead and met anyway.
“We always spread out very carefully and we all got vaccinated and we still spread out very carefully,” said Bucio, who owns Gottschalk Music Center and widow of the late Ceres musician Ernie Bucio.
The group played seven selections, “Black Orpheus,” Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “My Funny Valentine,” “I Can’t Give You Anything, “My Favorite Thing,” “Paper Doll,” and “Thanks for the Memory.”