Tijuana Taxi take on the bold sound of Herb Alpert

Big brass sound: Some of the cool musicians from Tijuana Taxi who will bring to the stage the biggest hits of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Big brass sound: Some of the cool musicians from Tijuana Taxi who will bring to the stage the biggest hits of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

In a special Blue Mountains Theatre presentation, the legendary Glenn A. Baker AM will grace the stage to host two unforgettable evenings of nostalgia and exceptional music.

On Friday, July 27, acclaimed Sydney band Tijuana Taxi will deliver a delightful homage to the music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.  

Tijuana Taxi is a dapper eightpiece ensemble – with real marimba! - that evokes the mood and music of the sixties, faithfully recreating 21 classics hits of Herb Alpert’s unique, upbeat and melodic ensemble, including Spanish Flea, Tijuana Taxi, The Lonely Bull and A Taste Of Honey.

Led by renowned bassist Tina Harris, Tijuana Taxi is itself a who’s who of Sydney’s finest Latin and jazz musicians and this show has sold out several times now at Sydney’s acclaimed Camelot Lounge.

Harris also leads her 12 piece Cuban salsa orchestra, El Orqueston, as well as playing for several other multicultural music outfits such as West African funk band, Keyim Ba, Brazilian jazz project Matanza, 15-piece Cumbia band Cumbiamuffin and Latin soul outfit Barrio Soul. 

Striking chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intriguing and delighting kitsch-loving younger folks, this is music that spans all generations and is guaranteed to have you dancing.  

Glenn A. Baker is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of rock music. Described by Rolling Stone magazine Music Editor David Fricke, as: “Not just Australia’s top pop scholar but a world class rock journalist who writes with the enthusiasm of a true fan”. Glenn A. Baker is a three-time winner of the BBC’s Rock Brain of The Universe title and an author of 17 books.

He will present another show on September 14, introducing the Nancy & Lee Experience to take the audience on a riotous journey through the classic hits of the 1960s pop music’s quirkiest duo – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood.  

Glenn A. Baker presents Tijuana Taxi on Friday, July 27 at 8pm. Tickets $33, concession $30. At Blue Mountains Theatre, 106 Macquarie Road Springwood.  Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, via phone 4723 5050 or online at www.bluemountainstheatre.com.

Glenn A. Baker

Glenn A. Baker