New West Symphony Studio Quintet jazzes up the evening

Photos by JESSE WATROUS/ Acorn Newspapers

Photos by JESSE WATROUS/ Acorn Newspapers

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES—Above, Grammy-award-winning studio musicians, from left, Mark Gasbarro on piano, P. Blake Cooper, electric bass, Jim Grinta on trumpet, Tom Mendola on drums and Brian Scanlon on saxophone play jazz arrangements from Hollywood movie scores at a free concert for the public Aug. 27 in Calabasas. At right, Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer introduces the musicians of the New West Symphony Studio Quintet. The concert took place at the greenbelt at Calabasas Lake. The quintet also performed pieces inspired by the upcoming New West Symphony’s 2017-2018 Masterpiece Series season.