Its no accident bop has more than one meaning. In the earliest days of Americas greatest indigenous musical genre, to jazz meant to fornicate and a jazzbow was a ladies man. The defining instrument? The saxophone. For everything you ever wanted to know about sax but were afraid to ask, theres Yorba Lindas Rob Verdi, who owns more than 100. His pet project features some of the most unusual ever manufactured, from a 6-foot 6-inch contrabass to a tiny sopranino. Hell play them all, with band mates from his Side Street Strutters Jazzmen on drums (Saddleback Colleges Paul Johnson), piano and bassthink Boots Randolphs Yakety Sax, bebop legend Charlie Parker, the slinky Pink Panther Theme and Stan Getzs sultry, sensuous Girl From Ipanema.
Wed., April 28, 7 p.m., 2010