Summer Sounds 2019

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The City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program presents the 2019 Summer Sounds FREE Outdoor Concert Series,
which will take place on Sundays at Plummer Park and King's Road Park in West Hollywood.

All concerts are FREE to attend and starts at 5 PM. RSVPs are requested, but not required.
Limited first come, first serve seating will be available OR bring a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the show!

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The Great American Swing Band
Swing / Big Band

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 5pm
Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

The Great American Swing Band, a fifteen piece swing band (including a vocalist), performs the Big Band sounds. Repertoire includes Standards, Swing, Big Band, Jazz, Dixieland, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, and Contemporary Music. The Great American Swing Band has performed for Corporate Events, Black Tie Events, Fundraisers, Dances, Weddings, Concerts, Summer Music Festivals and all formal or informal events that want the excitement of a GREAT LIVE BAND.  We have performed at the most prestigious venues in and around Southern California the Flamingo Hotel Vegas, WEHO House of Blues, the Beverly Hilton, and Paramount Studios.

Artist Website: www.greatamericanswingband.com

Music Samples:
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RSVP: https://summersounds-june2019.eventbrite.com



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Martin Luther McCoy
Soul / Funk / Rock

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 5pm
Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman. San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy refuses to confine himself to any one creative pursuit. An essential catalyst on the Bay Area’s fertile 1990s neo-soul scene, he continues to serve as a conduit for socially conscious music. Martin is best known for his work with The Roots. Many others discovered him through his incendiary performance starring in Julie Taymor’s 2007 film Across the Universe. If there’s one thread connecting all of Martin's endeavors it’s his grounding in the verdant soil of African-American culture, a soul-steeped presence that leaps off of stages, screens, and bandstands alike.

Artist Website: www.martinluthermccoy.me

Music Samples:
https://youtu.be/n6iWje5Zg7E?t=33s
https://youtu.be/IJ2cDEf6cD8?list=PLBC4DCCF39D75269C
https://youtu.be/KSOEitNsBGA?list=PLBC4DCCF39D75269C

RSVP: https://summersounds-july2019.eventbrite.com

 


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Matt Politano Trio
Jazz / Standards

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 5pm
Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Ask any jazz musician about pianist Matt Politano and all would jump to universally acknowledge his sheer mastery of his instrument and of jazz.  Originally a trumpeter playing in the prestigious One O’clock Lab band at the University of North Texas, Matt made the decision to switch to piano and transferred to the Manhattan School of Music. Since moving back to California he has become one of the best out here on the West Coast.  This transcendental improviser explores music with such artistry and imagination while still showing a deep respect for the beauty of a melody.

Artist Website: www.mattpolitanomusic.com

Music Samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYDtKdqUQ1s
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z1rOcr16kc

RSVP: https://summersounds-aug2019.eventbrite.com

  


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Jimetta Rose
R&B / Jazz

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5pm
Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Los Angeles native, Jimetta Rose has become a mainstay in the Los Angeles independent music scene while simultaneously digging firm roots into LA’s burgeoning creative renaissance. Jimetta Rose’s music is not constrained by a rigid expectation of what art is or isn’t she draws inspiration from jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop. She’s even been known to spit a verse or two when prodded. Infusing her performances with her poetry and spiritual insights Jimetta is a soothing force of divine feminine energy.  With her multi-dimensional voice and equally dynamic personality on and offstage she is destined for the top.

Artist Website: www.jimettarose.com

Music Samples:
https://soundcloud.com/jimettarose/jimetta-rose-inshallah-i-am
https://jimettarose.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-bearer
https://soundcloud.com/jimettarose/wonderfulworld-v04-mstr-01-01

RSVP: https://summersounds-sep2019.eventbrite.com

 


All concerts are free to attend. First come, first served seating.  For more information, music samples, parking information, or RSVP, visit: www.weho.org/summersoundsweho.org/arts @wehoarts #summersoundsweho

 


Directions and Parking:

Kings Road Park: 
1000 N. Kings Road
 (1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd at Romaine St.). 
Parking: Validated parking in the Kings Road parking structure (at Santa Monica Blvd. and Kings Road) and street parking. 

Plummer Park: 
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
. Concerts take place just north of the Community Center. 
Parking: Free parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave.

 


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