Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center presents the free “Inspired Sound Concert Series” every Saturday at 8 p.m., at 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 101, in the Leimert Park district of Los Angeles.
The following artists will headline the concert series:
January 22 ~ Soul of Spain featuring Flamenco and Music of Andalusia with Manuel Gutierrez and Yuval Ron Ensemble.
In a vivid program, flamenco master dancer and singer Manuel Gutierrez and the Yuval Ron Ensemble explore the Gypsy and Jewish traditions of Andalusia, Spain.
Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron, the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support and was chosen to be featured in the PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials. Gutierrez, who began dancing flamenco at the age of four, was winning flamenco dance competitions by eight. Admirers consider him “the soul of courage” or spontaneity and frequently report that “to watch him perform is to realize that nothing expresses the masculine vigor in dance as flamenco does.”
January 29 ~ Soulful Legend: Barbara Morrison Jazz and Blues Concert
Over the course of her 60-year career, Morrison has performed with a range of leading artists in the jazz and the blues worlds. The list includes legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett and Keb’ Mo. Additionally, Morrison has guest starred with the Count Basie Orchestra, The Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra and Doc Severinsen’s Big Band.
February 5 ~ Hollywood Movies Music Night featuring Dennis Karmazyn (principal cellist of Hollywood Bowl) and Max Karmazyn (Sonic the Hedgehog and more)
California Philharmonic principal cellist Dennis Karmazyn and his emerging violin virtuoso son, 20-year-old Max Karmazyn, both of Santa Monica, are tuning up for a significant milestone in both their professional and personal relationship.
Seating is limited at these free concerts. To RSVP or for more information, call (310) 462-1439 or visit http://barbaramorrisonperformingartscenter.com/