The annual Wine & Jazz Summer Concert Series, presented by KJAZZ 88.1, kicks off July 1, giving jazz fans something fun and free to do every Tuesday in July from 7 to 9 p.m.
On July 1 the series will host Latin American percussionist The jazz great has a celebrated solo career, having released solo albums since the late 1970s and having played with groups such as Santana.
The event will also feature wines by and food by Wolfgang Puck Catering. (There's a nominal charge for wine; proceeds go toward Project Angel Food, a non-profit that provides food to the seriously ill.) It takes place in the Central Courtyard (2nd Level) of Hollywood & Highland.
Next, on July 8, the series will host Jazz and rock keyboardist Auger has been releasing albums solo and in collaboration since the 1960s, having played with the likes of and Led Zeppelin.
July 15 will have Jose Rizo's Mongorama. The nine-piece, all-star band is led by KJAZZ radio personality Rizo. Monograma also will be performing at Amoeba Hollywood Sunday July 13 at 5 p.m., presented by KJAZZ!
July 22 will have Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. The funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist was a member of Lenny Kravitz's band and has recorded with several other rock and jazz bands.
And on July 29, the series concludes with Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Legendary, Grammy-winning Latin jazz band leader, percussionist and salsa singer Sanchez has released more than 30 albums and is one of the most respected American percussionists around.
Check out some videos by the artists below:
Pete Escovedo (performing with Tito Puente and Escovedo's daughter and fellow percussionist Sheila E.):
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Digital Music Track (Scott's L.A.)
You will need to drive, you should be going against traffic most of the way. Sorry, no train to Magic Mountain. Forget the taxi, it will cost you a fortune. Just pull up Mapquest and print up your route, it is pretty easy. Enjoy the drive and have fun!