With his Grammy-nominated album Hollywood Africans, Jon Batiste dives deep into his own personal and cultural heritage, weaving an intimate and emotional tapestry out of original material and American standards that carries the listener from the early jazz of New Orleans to the present day. Guiding the acclaimed singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the group Stay Human—since 2015 the house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—was legendary producer T Bone Burnett. The classic songs on the album include the New Orleans standard “Saint James Infirmary,” “Smile,” “The Very Thought of You,” and Louis Armstrong’s iconic “What a Wonderful World,” which is slowed down to a soothing crawl. "On this record, I want us to bop, dance, laugh and cry to the sound of the music while we remember our black heroes and wield the superpowers they left us with," says Batiste.
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** 2019 MARINA DEL REY SUMMER CONCERTS **
Now in its 19th year, the Marina del Rey Summer Concerts present exciting symphonic and pop concerts at beautiful Burton Chace Park. Enjoy a serene sunset by the water & brilliant music under the stars ... for free!
Thursday, July 11 – MDR Symphony | Puccini's La Bohème & Chaney's The Phantom of the OperaSaturday, July 20 – Rickie Lee Jones | RockThursday, July 25 – MDR Symphony | Sights, Sounds & Dance in AmericaSaturday, August 3 – Jon Batiste | JazzThursday, August 8 – Kronos Quartet | Contemporary ClassicalSaturday, August 17 – Leela James | R&BThursday, August 22 – MDR Symphony | Kiss Me, Kate (staged)Saturday, August 24 – MDR Symphony | Kiss Me, Kate (staged)Saturday, August 31 – Jenny & The Mexicats | Latin
ENTRANCE: RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY, which is on a first-come, first-served basis until venue capacity is reached. Early arrival is recommended.
SEATING: Seating is festival-style, available on a first come, first served basis. There is absolutely no reserved seating for the public. Please be considerate and bring a low-back lawn/beach chairs or blanket. No tents or umbrellas during the show.
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