Brand Summer Music Series Kicks Off July 8
The 2022 Brand Summer Music Series will consist of eight outdoor concerts at Brand Library & Art Center on Fridays from July 8 through Sept. 16.
These concerts begin at 7 p.m. and feature music groups from Southern California and beyond. Seating is not provided; visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and picnic on the grassy hillsides of Brand Park behind the library.
Performances run approximately 60-90 minutes without intermission.
The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission sponsors the concerts through funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates, with support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and Glendale Community Services and Parks.
July 8: Son Habana is a quartet that plays traditional Cuban Son and Salsa music (cha-cha, merengue, bolero and more). As classically trained musicians, they are interested in bringing Cuban music and culture to broad audiences. The band consists of Luis Felipe Dorzon (vocals, maracas, guiro), Daniel Rodriguez (percussion), Denis Medina (tres guitar) and Azaris Manuel (bass).
July 15: String Harmonies fuse traditional and modern Armenian and Middle Eastern music. The trio consists of Andrew Kzirian (oud), Vik Momjian (bass) and Yervand Kalajian (violin).
July 22: Jahgun & Justifyah is led by Jahgun, a Brazilian singer, songwriter and music producer who has been living in Los Angeles since 2001. Jahgun & Justifyah is a roots reggae band with multicultural influences. Band members are Beto (drums), Benji (bass), Andre (keyboards), Toby (guitar), Tate (trumpet), Randall (sax), Kizambo (trombone) and Jahgun (vocals).
Aug. 5: Tres Souls. For the last decade, vocalist Rocio Mendoza and guitarists Roberto Carlos and Jesus Martinez have serenaded audiences in L.A. and beyond with their interpretations of a genre called “bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s-1960s, stylized during the golden era of Mexican cinema.
Aug. 12: Z. Lupetin’s Patio Club is a Los Angeles-made, down-home blend of soul music, pop, blues and roots n’ roll. Led by L.A.’s Dustbowl Revival front man Z. Lupetin, the band features Lashon Halley (vocals), Chad Richard (guitar) and Nick Phakpiseth (bass).
Aug. 26: Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang is a hard-swinging, take-no-prisoners aggregation, playing the standards and not-so-standards from the 1920s and 30s and whose main objective is to bring the heat, get you out of your seat, and provoke you to move your feet. The band consists of Dave Stuckey (rhythm guitar, vocals), Marc Caparone (trumpet), Nate Ketner (reeds), Katie Cavera (bass), Josh Collazo (drums) and Carl Sonny Leyland (piano).
Sept. 9: Eva and the Vagabond Tales is a multi-instrumental music project centered around the songwriting of Russian-born Eva Khachiyan. The songs combine pop, western, old folk and ragtime influences. The band had a residency at Downtown Disney.
Sept. 16: Os Zagueiros taps into the funkier side of Brazil with a repertoire dug from the crates of rare 1970s Brazilian funk and soul grooves, as well as samba-rock, a sub-genre of samba influenced by early American rock, jazz, and soul. Band members are Simon Carroll (drums, vocals), Bobby Easton (guitar, vocals), Leo Nobre (bass), Dan Reckard (keyboard), Fabio Santana de Souza (trombone, vocals) and Beto Gonzalez (percussion).
- Sponsoring Organization: 2022 Brand Summer Music Series
- Location or Venue: Brand Library & Art Center