Winter Sounds 2013 Concert Series

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The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission presented 2013 Winter Sounds, a concert performance series taking place throughout West Hollywood between January and March of 2013. The year’s line-up of performances was an eclectic mix of contemporary, jazz and classical music.  Viewing the videos may require a free download of Microsoft Silverlight (link available at the bottom of the page).


Jazz Bliss Brazil
Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian and American Jazz to Move Your Body and Stir Your Soul
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 2 p.m., West Hollywood Library Council Chambers
Jazz Bliss Brazil" plays an enchanting mix of Brazilian music and classic American jazz. The group features the stellar vocals and engaging presence of Carol Bach-y-Rita, singing in both Portuguese and English, and the passionate & lyrical saxophone & flute of Robert Kyle.  
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Rita Treger and Jacqueline Suzuki
Eclectic and Romantic Classical Violin Duets
Saturday, February 2, 2013
3 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

Accomplished violinists Rita Treger and Jacqueline Suzuki present an afternoon of duets by composers Glierre, de Beriot, Gade, Monti & Souza.
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The Benny Brydern Quartet
Sweet and Hot 1930's Swing - A Tribute to the music of Django Reinhardt
Saturday, February 09, 2013
3 p.m.
Kings Road Park
Violinist extraordinaire Benedikt Brydern leads this sassy, snappy ensemble, consisting of violin, two guitars and a string bass. Spend an "Afternoon in Paris" with a celebration of the music of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's Innovative Hot Club de France Quintette. Music Sample

Jacob and Sergey Duo
From Classical to Pop
Saturday, February 23, 2013
3 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

Sergey Chipenko is an honored musician in Russia, pianist, professor, composer and band leader. Jacob Nakhman is a composer and author of many instrumental tunes including one of the first contemporary jazz albums in the USSR. Music Sample
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Ali Lewis and Her Jazz Quartet
At Liberty - a Musical Journey Through Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme
Saturday, March 09, 2013
3 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

Ali Lewis was recently described by a Cabaret Scenes reviewer as "a singer with a hauntingly beautiful voice who transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary with brilliant arrangements and vocal experimentation." Known for her stirring interpretations paired with a voice that is both velvety and soaring, Ali uses musical arrangements as a platform for uncovering new colors and meaning in the songs we love. At this concert, she'll draw from an eclectic mix of sources including Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and Gershwin to present an afternoon of heartfelt and soulful song. Alison will be joined by a stellar jazz quartet including piano, bass, percussion, and trumpet- all led by Musical Director, Mr. David Scott Cohen. Music Sample
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The Paul McDonald Big Band
Big Band Concert (Dancing is allowed and encouraged!)
Sunday, March 24, 2013
2 p.m.
Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park
Accomplished composer, arranger and pianist Paul McDonald’s music reflects the wide range of influences picked up in a career that has seen him appear all over the world. Paul cut his teeth as an arranger writing for the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra in the 1980s and then went on to arrange and compose for countless singers, performers, tv shows, radio and movies. Showcasing the the virtuosity and versatility of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles, Paul’s explosive arrangements and compositions aim to bring the classic sound of big band jazz into the 21st century while simultaneously honoring the great tradition of this uniquely American sound. Music Sample

Winter Sounds Concerts are held in indoor locations throughout West Hollywood. Admission is free and seating is provided. No RSVPs are necessary.

The West Hollywood Library Council Chambers are at street level in the AutoCourt at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free validated parking is available in the 5-story parking structure accessible from El Tovar Place.

Kings Road Park is located at 1000 N. Kings Road (at Romaine St. one block south of Santa Monica Blvd.) Parking is available at the Kings Road Parking Structure and on adjacent streets.

Fiesta Hall is located on the northern end of Plummer Park at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free parking is available in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd or Fountain Ave.


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