Winter Sounds 2016
Ireesh Lal
Dawn Norfleet
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2016 Winter Sounds

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Winter Sounds

 

2016 Winter Sounds (January 9 to March 5, 2016)

Winter Sounds is a free indoor concert series of Jazz, World, and Folk music presented by the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts. All concerts are free to attend and seating is provided. To hear music samples click on the links. For info on transit and free parking scroll to the bottom of the page.


Past Events:

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Ireesh Lal
World/Jazz/Electronic
January 9, 2016, 4pm
City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library

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Ireesh Lal will be kicking off the Winter Sounds Concert Series. This concert promises to be a unique experience, blending diverse musical influences along with live art being created by painter Norton Wisdom. In this concert, Lal will combine his background in modern jazz trumpet, with traditional East-Indian classical instruments such as the oud, tabla, and sitar, and modern electronic music.

Music Sample: https://youtu.be/NMUixp8iBnE

 


 

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Dawn Norfleet 
Jazz
January 23, 2016, 4pm
Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park

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Dawn Norfleet will perform a diverse concert of  jazz, ranging from funky odd meter instrumentals to soulful, traditional jazz ballads.  Norfleet, a flutist, vocalist and composer who has previously performed for the Jazz at LACMA series, will be accompanied by a group of versatile musical heavy-hitters, whose backgrounds range from straight-ahead jazz to funk.  Dr. Dawn Norfleet also is on the teaching-artist faculty of The Music Center, and earned a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Columbia University, which informs her musical stylings.

Music Sample: https://myspace.com/dawnnorfleet/music/song/you-walk-then-fly-79905157-87991889

 


 

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Garretson & Gorodetsky 
Progressive Folk
February 6, 2016, 4pm
City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library

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Songwriters Garretson and Gorodetsky will be joined by Brainchildren of Xenog in a freewheeling concert which combines folk tunes, pop ideas, blues riffs and jazz harmonies to create songs that are haunting as well as humorous. Their music explores fragility of existence, whether it’s a song about a garden slug or a predatory scrub jay. This concert will recreate the sonic experience of a backyard in Los Angeles where skunks, possums, owls, hawks and cats manage to thrive. The ensemble includes vocalist Weba Garretson on piano and guitar; guitarist and singer Ralph Gorodetsky; Vince Meghrouni on harmonica, flute and saxophone; Brian Christopherson on percussion; Dan Clucas on trumpet, coronet; and Michael Alvidrez on bass.

They have previously performed at the Getty Museum, UCLA, Skirball Cultural Center and MOCA. Commissions include music for Los Angeles Poverty Department’s “Utopia/Dystopia” at REDCAT, and the LA Public Library’s stage celebration “My Moby Dick” at the Broad Theatre. 

Music Sample: https://garretsongorodetsky.bandcamp.com/track/i-fed-the-blue-jay

 


 

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Jack's Cats 
Vintage Jazz/Swing
February 20, 2016, 4pm
Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park

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Jack’s Cats will entertain audiences with a new-old sound unmistakably grounded in 30s - 40s vintage jazz and swing, yet which feels contemporary and alive. Swing clarinetist and composer Jack Malmstrom leads the band, which is comprised of up-and-coming musicians drawn from Los Angeles’ thriving vintage jazz scene - each one known for musical prowess and engaging showmanship. With the irresistible, toe-tapping sound of Jack’s Cats, dancing will be encouraged at this concert.

Music Sample: https://soundcloud.com/jack-malmstrom/04-its-time-to-admit-you-love?in=jack-malmstrom/sets/jacks-cats-low-down-dirty-swing-live

 


 

Honey Whiskey Trio 3-5-16

Honey Whiskey Trio
Folk
March 5, 2016, 4pm
City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library

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Honey Whiskey Trio will explore harmony in folk, bluegrass, and any melody that catches the ear. Held during Women's History Month, this all-female trio of storytellers in song will perform a capella, with body percussion, and accompanied by mandolin, guitar, banjo, washboard, dulcimer and mouth trumpet. In 2013, Honey Whiskey Trio won the Harmony Sweepstakes National Competition, also winning Audience Favorite. They have gone on to headline the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, the Women's A Cappella Association's SheSings Festival, and the South Eastern Minnesota A Cappella Festival; have all individually performed with Vox Femina; and were featured artists at the FAR-West Folk Festival, the Rogue Valley Roots Festival, the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival, and the Shedd Institute for the Arts.

 

Music Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65jlYsXWNEQ

 


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Concerts taking place in the City Council Chambers are co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Library.

CityLine Bus Metro

Free parking is available in both parking lots at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
Free validated Parking is available in the 5 Story Public/Park Parking Structure for concerts at the West Hollywood Library, 625. N. San Vicente Blvd.
Or take the Metro (www.metro.net – 24 hours) or Cityline (www.weho.org/cityline - 8am-6pm) there and back.

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Enjoy dinner after the concert somewhere in West Hollywood. Check out http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/do/dining for dining options.