Menifee Jazz Ensemble

The Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee Jazz Ensemble will perform Friday, June 6 at the 2008 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival to celebrate the debut of the ensemble’s first CD, All Rhythm – No Reason.

Menifee Jazz Ensemble performance

The recording was produced in cooperation with Carmen Grillo, who has worked with the likes of Chicago, Tower of Power, Huey Lewis, Smokey Robinson, and Tom Scott. Special featured guests include trumpeter Greg Adams, pianist Llew Matthews, and vocalist Shezwae Powell.

All Rhythm – No Reason  will be available at iTunes,, the Menifee Bookstore, and the ensemble’s performances.

At the 2008 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, the band will perform two sets, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with special guest Shezwae Powell.

Direct links to the CD on I-Tunes and CD Baby will be available shortly at Please see this site for more information on the CD and for upcoming shows. You can also see the specially designed cover art for the CD.

All profits from the sale of the CD go directly back to the MSJC music department.