2012 Hollywood & Highland Summer Jazz Concert Series
Greetings Jazz fans,
Happy Summer! Summer ushers in the wonderful outdoor free concerts that are numerous around Los Angeles. Every Tuesday evening until September, Hollywood and Highland hosts a free outdoor concert. They work in partnership with KJazz and ProjectAngel Food. All the proceeds for Food and Wine goes to support a wonderful cause. Check out the website to learn more, www.kkjz.org and www.angelfood.org.
"KJazz 88.1 and Hollywood and Highland presents its 9th annual Wine, Jazz and Moonlight series all summer long beginning Tuesday June 12th through Tuesday August 28th. The series will feature free concerts by top jazz artists including Barbara Morrison, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo and many more every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm in the central courtyard at Hollywood and Highland Center."
Jazz Performer: "Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Born in Pittsburg, CA, July 13th, 1935, he began his musical journey while attending high school in Oakland, CA. At the age of sixteen, he began playing the saxophone and then discovered percussion which became his love of rhythm and his dream of playing Latin Jazz music."
In 1970 Pete and Coke formed the band “Azteca” that toured the United States with Stevie Wonder and The Temptations.
In 1972 Pete toured and performed with the Carlos Santana.
Parking: Park in the parking structure for the outdoor shopping mall. It does get crowded here quickly, so-early arrivals are encouraged! I will send more info to those who rsvp as to our exact location. And, will likely have a red balloon with me or something similar.
Hope to see you there!