Date posted: 07/24/2012
Santa Monica has no shortage of outdoor music events, with the Santa Monica Twilight Concert series on Thursdays. Starting in August, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs will bring Jazz on the Lawn to a new location at Stewart Street Park. Bring a picnic, blanket or chair and relax to some great tunes Sundays in August!
Cool frozen treats will be sold from Beachy Cream such as organic ice cream, sweet treats along with Frozen crush for Italian ice on alternate Sundays. Alili’s Fresh Fruit will also serve sweet, summer fruit every Sunday. Free drinks will be available from Izze Beverage Company and Just Chill Inc.
Stewart Street Park has a children’s playground, restrooms and free parking after 3:30pm across the street. Free bike valet is also available. All performances are held from 5pm to 7pm.
On August 5, The Dustbowl Revival will play New Orleans swing, gypsy jazz, Appalachian folk and jug-band blues. The band is a Venice-based roots and jazz collective that has toured the West playing bluegrass and jazz. Recently they won Best Americana Song of the Year from the Independent Music Awards.
On August 12, Zane Musa Quartet will play a sax-led blend of traditional jazz and contemporary music. His music creates new sounds by crossing musical boundaries.
On August 19, The Ronnie Gutierrez Band featuring Leslie Paula will combine old school salsa, cha cha and Latin Jazz for an evening of dance. Gutierrez is a percussionist and drummer who plays styles ranging from Afro Cuban to Brazilian and Latin. A free salsa lesson will be offered from 4:30pm to 5pm from Francisco and Stacey Martinez of The Dance Family Studio.
On August 26, Rogelio Mitchell & Friends will close the 7th annual Jazz on the Lawn series with Calypso, reggae, soca and jazz. Mitchell has toured throughout Central and South America and appeared at many festivals in the Los Angeles area.