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FREE Community Event- Summer Concert
June 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We’ll be having a FREE Latin Jazz concert around the beautiful Constitution Fountain in front of the Playhouse. Enjoy food from local vendors and listen to music under the stars with family and friends! Opening acts include the San Gabriel Mission Marimbistas and The Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre.
The concert will feature Louie Cruz Beltran, a ”charismatic entertainer and master percussionist who has captivated audiences with his dynamic stage presence and wonderful vocals” and his Jazz Ensemble. Louie has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Gibson Amphitheater, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and Dodger Stadium among others. He’s shared the stage with greats such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Natalie Cole. Louie performs regularly at Catalina’s Jazz Club and Vibrato in Los Angeles.
“….a triumph…a sharp, uncluttered jazz ensemble…choice material deftly translated translated into Latin Grooves.” ~Richard Ginnell, Variety
”…seized attendees attention with percolating percussion, stimulating chanting choruses and searing brass arrangements.” ~Chris Walker, JazzTimes Magazine
“…exciting, danceable, and fun…”~Buddy Sampson, The Scoop LA
Learn more about Louie and watch clips of past performances at: www.louiecruzbeltran.com
The concert is sponsored by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.