Join us in the beautiful Playhouse plaza for another great free outdoor concert series featuring an eclectic array of some of So Cal’s best musical acts on June 29th, July 20th, August 10th.
Tonight’s concert features The Kelly Che Band who offer a unique jazz sound shaped through a diverse cross section perspective of world music traditions. Ms. Che and her eclectic group of veteran L.A. musicians tantalize the senses with an entrancing mix of songs, old and new, delivered in hip jazz styling. Presented songs are ranged in influence from the Beatles to Cole Porter and Korean folk to Brazilian melodies where audiences are always taken on a wonderful musical ride tailored to Los Angeles’ great ethnic stew. Catch some Kelly Che flavors here!
Joining Kelly for this performance are notable LA jazz musicians Joe Rotondi (Piano), Edward Resto (Bass), Ramon Stagnaro (Guitar), and Walter Rodriguez (Drums). Joe Rotondi has toured with Linda Ronstadt, Vikki Carr, and Herb Albert. He can be heard on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Edward Resto has toured, shared the stage, and recorded for artists including Paul Simon, Tito Puente, Dizzy Guillespie, Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, and Shakira. Guitarist Ramon Stagnaro has recorded for Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Ricky Martin, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, and many others. Walter Rodriguez, a protégé of percussionist Alex Acuña, plays a variety of world music percussion instruments including congas, timbales, and tabla.
This event is part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement program, Engage!