Wednesday nights at AJ’s On the Green have taken on a whole new meaning thanks to the incredible jazz sounds of world-famous guitarist Doug MacDonald. Doug has been a featured soloist and the accompaniment for some of the greatest jazz names of our time including the bands of Bill Holman, Ray Anthony, and John Clayton. He has performed and recorded with Jake Hanna, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich and Ray Charles as well. Doug started recording and performing with his own trio and quartet, as well as his 13-piece ensemble named The Jazz Coalition.
Of course, AJ’s is arguably one of the top favorites of the locals here in the Greater Palm Springs Area and has consistently been voted by readers of the Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life as the Best Live Music Venue, Best Craft Cocktails, Best Alfresco Dining and several more titles for Cathedral City. Located on the border of Rancho Mirage, it is the perfect place to enjoy a happy hour and delicious snacks and hors d’oeuvres, handcrafted cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and of course the cool and hot sounds of contemporary jazz.
Doug MacDonald is appearing every Wednesday night through the summer and well into the fall. You can find delicious dining and great music seven nights a week at AJ’s, as well as the cool and casual atmosphere with all your friends and neighbors. It is a great way to beat the desert heat and spend an evening enjoying world-class music and a great meal. In more recent years Doug has toured all over Spain and performed in Houston and Chicago, as well as New York City.
To date he has released 12 recordings, two of them set for this year. Jazz of course has evolved tremendously over the decades. For those of you who are dedicated fans you will know that jazz was created in the city of New Orleans and is usually credited to the renowned horn player Buddy Bolden. From the incredible sounds of Charlie Parker and Stan Getz through the era of Dave Brubeck, Jazz continues to surprise us with new takes on a genre that is a genuine American original. Make it a point to take in a show this summer and enjoy the legendary happy hour at AJ’s.
For more information on AJ’s Jazz on the Green visit http://www.ajsonthegreen.com/entertainment.html.
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