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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Al Jardine to headline Memorial's 2012 Premier

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 07:15 pm
Al Jardine
Al Jardine

The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will present founding member of the Beach Boys and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Al Jardine as the headline entertainment at the 2012 Premier.

The Premier is Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala and will be held Jan. 14, 2012. Proceeds from the event will benefit Memorial's women's health care services.

A guitarist and lead vocalist, Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He will perform with his Endless Summer Band, featuring many of the musicians who toured with the Beach Boys including Billy Hinsche (formerly of Dino, Desi and Billy), Ed Carter, Bobby Figueroa and Jardine's son, Matt Jardine, who sang with the Beach Boys during much of their later career.

Jardine, a member of The Beach Boys for more than 35 years, was the band's rhythm guitarist and harmony vocalist and sang lead on such songs as the chart-topping hit "Help Me, Rhonda." Beginning with the "Friends" album, Jardine also wrote or co-wrote a number of songs for the band, most notably "California Saga: California" from the "Holland" album.

"Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a beacon for health and wellness and we are honored to once again host The Premier," said Cathy Walker, president and CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation. "They're the area's leader in women's health care and we're the experts in entertainment. With Al Jardine headlining, this promises to be the most festive beach party ever held in Niagara."

"The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel's generosity in booking Al Jardine and his Endless Summer Band for our event guarantees The Premier will be the social event of the season," Memorial President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo said. "There will be a lot of 'Good Vibrations' when Al Jardine turns the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino into 'Surfin' USA.' "

The 2012 Premier will be held at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. The event will honor State Sen. George D. Maziarz and Naresh Jain, M.D., for their service to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Buffalo Jazz great Bobby Militello will perform during dinner.

For information and sponsorship opportunities, call 716-278-4570.

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