The second Saturday of the next three months will bring evenings filled with jazz, world music, and a film score to the city of West Hollywood. The free Winter Sounds Concert Series is back from December 2019, through February 2020, at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., starting at 5pm.
The series will kick-off on Saturday, December 14, 2019 with the Nick Mancini Quartet. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has been performing professionally since the age of 15. He earned his masters from Manhattan School of Music and spent 10 years honing his craft in New York City before relocating to Los Angeles. He’s performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Arturo Sandoval, Kamasi Washington, Peter Erskine, Poncho Sanchez, and Solange to name a few. And as both a band leader and side man, Nick has appeared at some of New York’s most notable venues such as the Apollo Theater, Birdland, The Blue Whale, as well as appearing at the LACMA Friday Night Jazz series. RSVP is requested at https://wintersounds-dec2019.eventbrite.com.
The next concert in the series will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and feature Dhara, a world music/fusion group. Dhara is a multi-faceted group that features Vineet Vyas (Canada), Rajib Karmakar (India), James Waterman (U.S.), Joseph Salcedo (U.S.), and Amir Oosman (U.S.). Each member has studied in the traditions of North/South Indian music, West African rhythms, Persian music, Latin percussion and more. Dhara seamlessly fuses these backgrounds to bring audiences a performance unlike any they have ever experienced. RSVP is requested at https://wintersounds-jan2020.eventbrite.com.
Winter Sounds closes its run on Saturday, February 8, 2020 with the George Sarah Ensemble’s re-imagining of the film score of The Passion of Joan of Arc. George Sarah is a television and film composer and multi-instrumentalist performer. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to the United States at the age of five. He has garnered critical acclaim for his unique brand of electronic acoustic music bridging the normally discrete musical worlds of electronic and classical as well as Americana and folk music. RSVP is requested at https://wintersounds-feb2020.eventbrite.com.
City of West Hollywood Winter Sounds concerts are free to attend and while RSVPs are not required, they are requested. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available in the Council Chambers.
For additional information and to hear additional music samples, please visit www.weho.org/wintersounds.