‘A Tribute to Jack Wheaton’


“A Tribute to Jack Wheaton” was held May 26 on the Nan and Charles Werner Patio at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild presented the outdoor concert in partnership with Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe.

Wheaton, who passed away at the age of 82 on Jan. 25, 2015, was an active music teacher, writer, arranger and performer who led the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band for 12 years.

A jazz sextet played an outdoor concert performing some of the favorite songs of Wheaton’s career from the Great American Songbook. Featured musicians included Wheaton’s son, Dana Wheaton, on trombone; Wheaton’s longtime sax/clarinet sideman Pete DeLuke; pianist John Guilino; and Rancho Santa Fe residents and members of the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band, vocalist Marie Addario and trumpet player Dom Addario.