Lee Matalon, 68, who leads the Antelope Valley Jazz Ensemble out of Antelope Valley College, is professionally trained in saxophone, flute and clarinet.

Saxophonist Lee Matalon and Jazz Horizons will bring live music, at 8 p.m., Sept. 21 to the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s Black Box.

“We’re going to be playing a lot of standards, all jazz,” he said. “People are going to have a lot of fun that night.”

Matalon and Jazz Horizons will perform in the LPAC’s black box theater, where the audience will be treated to an intimate cabaret setting with tables. Adults can purchase a glass of wine while they watch the show.

“We’re going to do standards plus other stuff,” Matalon said.

The set list will include standards such as “The Girl from Ipanema,” “Misty,” Jazz tunes like “Cheese Cake” from Dexter Gordon and a Salsa version of “Besame Mucho.”

The band features Matalon, Peter Kaye on drums, Les Hurdle on bass, Jonathan Flores on piano, guitarist Mark Burgess and vocalist Rhonda Cherryholmes.

Jazz Horizons started about 25 years ago, but the current line-up has been together about two or three years.

Matalon has been playing saxophone for more than six decades.

“I’ve been playing since I was 11 years old and I just had my 75th birthday,” he said.

Tickets cost $18. Students with a valid ID can purchase rush tickets one hour before the show for $10.

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center is at 750 West Lancaster Blvd. For details, call 661-723-5950 or visit

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.