Jazz on the Lawn is BACK! Grab your friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. Enjoy a sampling of musical genres, free dance lessons and some of the area’s finest food trucks. Every Sunday in August from 5-7pm in Gandara Park (formerly known as Stewart Street Park). More info at smgov.net/jazz
COME AT 4:30 FOR A FREE SALSA DANCING CLASS with Laura Canellias — Salsa Diva Prod., professional salsa dancer.
— The final week of Jazz on the Lawn features the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Playing lively Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz, electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen has been a favorite in Los Angeles for twenty-five years. Her ensemble loves to get the audience up and dancing — as Susie says, «We aim for the feet!» Susie and her band play familiar and traditional salsa in Spanish, many original salsa and Latin jazz compositions, Latin-style interpretations of American jazz standards, typico Cuban Charanga music, cumbia, merengue, and bolera. The concert will be emceed by the wonderful Joe Hernandez-Kolski.
Come experience what the LA Times calls «high voltage excitement» that gets «the whole room jumpin' for joy» (SF Examiner) August 27th, and come early for a FREE SALSA LESSON at 4:30pm!
— Jazz on the Lawn is made possible by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division #ArtSaMo #JazzSaMo