Jeff Bordes brings “nu class” music home to Pleasanton

Jeff Bordes

Jeff BordesThe Firehouse Arts Center announced it will host Pleasanton native Jeff Bordes and the Panthelion quartet on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton, Calif.

Panthelion features Jeff Bordes on trumpet, composer Andrew “Endika” Currier on bass and keys, Laxman Drivas on cajons and Chazz Alley on saxophone. A leading player in the new musical genre known as “nu class”, the quartet has been entertaining audiences throughout the area with its energetic blend of jazz, classical, tribal, and urban-groove styles. More information is available at

“Since graduating from Amador High School in 1992, trumpeter Jeff Bordes has gone on to become an in-demand performer and recording artist,” says Firehouse Arts Center Theater Supervisor Rob Vogt. “He and San Jose-based Panthelion will present a special evening of original compositions that is sure to delight music lovers of every age.”

Tickets are Adult-$15, $20 and $25; Child-$12 and Senior-$18. They may be purchased online at to three hours prior to the performance, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12 noon-6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and for two hours prior to the performance. Group and series discounts are available.

The Firehouse Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Pleasanton, opened in September 2010. The facility incorporates portions of the city’s first fire station, built in 1929 with bricks from a local foundry. Highlights of the new downtown arts venue include a 227-seat flexible studio theater, 2,000 square feet of high-quality art exhibit space in the Harrington Gallery, two large arts classrooms, and a spacious lobby for receptions and events.  A full schedule of arts experiences at the Firehouse Arts Center include music of all genres, drama, comedy and youth programming as well as visual arts exhibits.  Detailed information is available at

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