Fri, July 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Colonel Leon Washington Park

The Blue Breeze Band provides you and your guests with an experience only found within a dance floor-packing-Motown-R&B-Soul-Funk-band…Great vocals with rich harmony, a tight rhythm section with dynamic horns all work together to ensure that the air at your event is filled with funky soul and rhythms!

Sat, August 11, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| The Wellness Center

Viento Callejero presents a fresh approach on urban tropical music, stripped and featuring its rawest elements. This trio breaks down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of cumbia, Colombiana, son montuno, meringue, reggae, dance hall, and rock to create a new sound that is infectious to the ears, hips, and feet.

Thu, July 26, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Pico Rivera Senior Center

Yari Moré Latin Band has performed all over the world and collaborated with some of the most important salseros in the world, such as Willy Chirino, Groupo Niche, Tito Puente, India, Jerry Rivera, Tito Nieves, Tony Vega, Marc Anthony, Jose Alberto, Celia Cruz, and many others. We invite you to experience and enjoy the sounds of salsa, cumbia, meringue, cha-cha-cha, and the romantic bolero played by this talented group of musicians.

Thu, August 9, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Bell Gardens Veterans park

Using resources from various ends of the musical spectrum while taking cues from traditional mariachi sounds and blending layers of modern sonics, De'Anza is a breath of fresh air in a rather smoggy metropolis. Redefining what it is to be Latin Alternative, De'Anza creates an eclectic mix of music, crossing borders and boundaries, resulting in a new take on an old form.

With strong songwriting skills at her music's core, De'Anza's voice is what sets her apart from the pack. With backing musicians representing various Latin American countries, De'Anza is able to indulge in an array of sounds and rhythms. The base recipe for her hypnotic style starts with the folkloric sound of the Mexican vihuela, a pinch of electronics to create her signature sound with the end result being a fiery concoction of a upbeat, festive performances.

Thu, September 27, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

Delta Nove has played more than 1,000 shows in over 20 years of touring and recording. Often described as world funk/rock, Delta Nove is known for their deep funk, thunderous Brazilian drums, powerful horns, and psychedelic exploration. Each show features a different set, drawing on a large catalogue of original material and covers, sprinkled with improvised creativity. Delta Nove is heavily influenced by George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic, Fela Kuti, and Brazilian legends like Jorge Ben and Tim Maia. The band has performed a variety of gigs, from major festivals to weddings to clubs and bars, and always promises to “bring the funk.”

Sat, June 30, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Montebello Library

Incendio performs original "world fusion" music—they have composed, self-produced, and released 8 albums since 1999. These original compositions encompass primarily latin styles, jazz improvisation, and middle-eastern rhythms, with an emphasis on fast, precise, and exciting performances on the Spanish guitar. Incendio also performs fiery, passionate concerts which are consistent both in quality and attendance.

Mon, August 20, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
| Pasadena Senior Center

Grammy® nominees Lisa Haley & the Zydekats are the world's most beloved Americana/Cajun/Zydeco band. Lisa’s family-friendly original tunes and Louisiana, French Celtic, R&B, and jazz rhythms represented modern Zydeco for the US Arts Program in Sir George Martin’s film, Rhythm of Life, and the group has played festivals in over 20 countries. This fourth-generation fiddler, dancer, and three-octave vocalist makes audiences laugh, cry, and*mdash;above all—dance!

Sat, October 13, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Altadena Library District

Michael Haggins Band combines jazz and R&B to generate a smooth funk sound. The group plays original music and covers songs by Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Sade, and R&B classics from the '70s and '80s. The group has performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, the legendary Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach, and many other Southern California events and festivals, such as those presented by 94.7 The Wave and KJLH radio station. Michael is a successful contemporary bass player and songwriter from Pasadena with major music placements of his original songs. Credits include the movie soundtracks for Hall Pass and The First Time, as well as NBC’s Community, ABC’s Happy Endings, FOX’s Raising Hope and New Girl, HBO’s Ray Donovan, MSNBC's Morning Show Wake Up With Al,The Weather Channel, and KTLA-TV Morning News Show.

Thu, July 19, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
| USC Pacific Asia Museum

The 'ragajazz' music of Arohi Ensemble weaves the classical ragas and intricate rhythmic architectures of India with the counterpoint of chamber music in a synthesis of global musical traditions. Arohi is a collaboration of leading creative artists from India, Venezuela, and Los Angeles.

Arohi means "€˜ascending melody" and the music journeys from meditative ragas to dynamic polyrhythms and improvisations expressed in the free spirit of jazz.


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