Visit the Mission Playhouse July 5th at 6:30pm for our second free Jazz Nights series concert featuring Louie Cruz Beltran and his Jazz Ensemble!
A “charismatic entertainer and master percussionist who has captivated audiences with his dynamic stage presence and wonderful vocals,” Louie has performed at venues including the Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium. He’s shared the stage with greats such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Natalie Cole. Louie performs regularly at Catalina’s Jazz Club and Vibrato in Los Angeles.
“Louie Cruz Beltran and his band are stunners…mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms and R & B influences that will move and dazzle you… -OC Weekly
“….a triumph…a sharp, uncluttered jazz ensemble…choice material deftly translated into Latin Grooves.” -Richard Ginnell, Variety
”…seized attendees attention with percolating percussion, stimulating chanting choruses and searing brass arrangements.” -Chris Walker, JazzTimes Magazine
Jazz Nights continue on July 26th with The Yuko Mabuchi Trio and special guests Robert Kyle & Billy Mitchell, and concludes on August 23rd with Kiki Ebsen and the Jeff Colella Quartet.
All free concerts begin at 6:30pm. Parking is free.
Jazz Nights are a part of San Gabriel’s Summer Nights series and the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement program, Engage! Learn more by calling (626) 308-2865 or visiting www.missionplayhouse.org.