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Saxophone takes center stage in Turlock Concert show
SAXsational PRESS
Jazz musician Rob Verdi will perform in SAXsational at the Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday. - photo by Photo Contributed

“SAXsational, a unique concert experience featuring jazz artist Rob Verdi, is coming to the Turlock Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through the Turlock Concert Association.

Verdi will perform a program of popular jazz and swing standards, pop favorites, and movie and television favorites and will be accompanied by local jazz musicians.

Verdi earned a Music Education degree from Arizona State University.  In 1983 he and his brother, Vince Verdi, formed the “Side Street Strutters Jazz Band” which continues to present formal concerts throughout the US.  Rob Verdi entertains regularly at the Disneyland Resort, is active in a variety of Los Angeles area musical projects and conducts clinics for the Disney Magic Music Days Guest Talent Program.

Verdi has a renowned touring reputation as a solo performer as well based on his 2008 creation, “Saxophobia.”

The show features his enormous and rare collection of instruments, including a six-foot tall contrabass saxophone.  He has recorded two self-produced solo albums, “Prose and Conn-versations, featuring the Conn-O-Sax” and “Saxophobia.”

Single tickets for this event are $25 and $15 for students. Season subscription includes reciprocal tickets at eight affiliated associations in the region.  For tickets or further information, call Linda Posegate at 668-1456 or Eric Julien at 667-5874 or