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Kim Nalley headlines a Sept. 26 benefit for Jazz on the Plazz. (submitted)

Los Gatos Music & Arts and Linda L. Lester will present “The GALA” for Jazz on the Plazz, featuring renowned vocalist Kim Nalley.

The event will take place Sept. 26 from 5-9pm La Estancia Estate, 18000 Overlook Road in Los Gatos. The gala benefits Jazz on the Plazz, which has not been held for the last two years due to Covid-19. The event is intended to raise the seed money for the 2022 festival.

The GALA features Nalley along with Tammy Hall (Piano), Michael Zisman (Bass), Mads Tolling (Violin) and Leon Joyce (Drums).

Nalley has toured the world from Moscow to Lincoln Center and festivals from Umbria Jazz to Monterey Jazz garnering international press, awards and ranking high on jazz charts.

“The last two seasons of limited-to-no production of our marvelous live programming has challenged our spirits and tested our resolve,” Jazz on the Plazz Executive Producer Michael Jacobi said. “But jazz is one of the best medicines known to man, and we cannot abandon our mission to bring the very best music to our fans. That is why this year’s Gala is so important. It will provide the foundation for our future programming…and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Please join us in helping to keep Los Gatos jazz alive.”

Cocktails, wine, small plates, desserts and an auction will be part of the evening. Admission is $200. For information, visit

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