Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dance The Night Away With The Johnny Meza Dance Band

Last Wednesday night, the night before we started our trip back to NJ, we had a great time at Bing Crosby's Restaurant listening and dancing to Johnny Meza's cool dance band.  We arrived early at 6:00 pm and thought we would be the first to arrive. However, we found that a lot of people already knew about this great party because the restaurant and dance floor was already full.

I think our readers already know about Johnny Meza's terrific act from Desert Sage but his performance on Wednesday nights at Crosby's is something you need to see.  Johnny gets to just sing and perform and he is really good at it.  Lots of fun for all ,and the dance floor is never empty.  The Johnny Meza fans come to dance and that's what they do.

Johnny's band consists of 4 outstanding sidemen: Al Lopez on sax and flute and in my opinion the best sax player I heard while in the desert, Donnie Beck on piano and key bass, Sal Frisuara on drums and Jack Pina on bongos. It's not easy to get to hear and dance to a dance band of this quality so don't miss the chance to catch this act.  If you are in the desert and going out to dinner on Wednesday nights, this is the place to be.


  1. We will make sure to ask for Franco the next time we are in. We will be coming back to New Jersey next week so if we stop by I will let you know. My wife and I have not been to Bing Crosby's but will make sure we check it out. We will try to stop by this Wednesday before heading home.

  2. Great, you will love it! By the way, we are trying to work out having some live music at Epernay on Tuesdays so our customers can enjoy the food and the music and perhaps dance a little also. What do you think about this idea?

  3. I think that is a great idea as there are not many places where you can enjoy the music and dance. Trumpets is a great place to hear many many talented musicians but it smells like a bar and it a bit like a hole in wall although many great musicians have passed thru. Food is just average. So to have a place like Epernay have music and dancing would be wonderful.

  4. Thanks for the input. I will continue to work on the idea. Next time you have dinner at Epernay, make sure you are on the mailing list so we can keep you up to date as to what's happening. Thanks again for the interest!

  5. Music Man,
    My wife and I are headed to Epernay this weekend for dinner. We are going to try to eat there on Friday night. I will check in with you to let you know how we faired. I am sure it will be wonderful and I will ask for Franco.

  6. Great, please let me know about your experiences there. Also don't forget to bring a great bottle of with you. Hope you have a great time.


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