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Summer Jazz with Louie Cruz Beltran (Free Outdoor Concert!)
July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us at the beautiful Playhouse plaza for a free outdoor summer concert featuring Louie Cruz Beltran and his Jazz Ensemble.
Louie has delighted crowds at a host of venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Gibson Amphitheater, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and Dodger Stadium. 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 and is a perennial hit on the Playhouse Plaza. Enjoy a fun-filled night of great grooves and positive energy with Louie and his ensemble of amazing musicians.
“Louie Cruz Beltran and his band are stunners…mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms and R & B influences that will move and dazzle you… -OC Weekly
“….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
Bring your appetite! Delicious tacos, taquitos, and salsas will be available for purchase by Downtown LA’s Zagat rated Pez Cantina Coastal Mexican Kitchen. For dessert, new Mission District neighbors, Nomad Ice Pops, will be selling their refreshing handcrafted all natural fruit pops.
Parking is free for this community event. We provide fold up chairs (first come, first served).You can bring your own chair if you’d like.
Learn more about Louie and watch clips of past performances at: www.louiecruzbeltran.com
Our Jazz Nights series concludes with Dale Fielder Quartet (Aug 10).
This event is part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement Program, Engage!