In communities around this land of ours Summer is a time for certain things to happen.
Music for one. It comes out in full force not just in the big, expensive concert halls, but also for free, or next to free, in the local neighborhood venues such as parks. And bookstores.
Pasadena has its share, to say the least, of music opportunities for we who live here, and you who may be visiting. The arts, culture, have been a big part of our history almost since the begining.
And, the 9th season of Jazz summer concerts at Vroman’s Bookstore on Colorado Blvd:
This year I’ve gone to support local musicians, The Elliott Caine Quintet of South Pasadena, and last evening: the young & lovely singer Leila Avila of Pasadena. Currently, Leila has a regular gig every Saturday night in Beverly Hills at The Montage Hotel.
The music may be Free to us, but the musicians are usually professional – sounds it to my sharp K9 ears! And it sure beats suffering through a PowerPoint meeting! (Imho) Unless, of course you’re into that sort of entertainment.
I don’t know if my schedule will be open to attend on July 29th, but I do want to see again Jamila Ford’s model body and powerful, sultry voice in combo the week after! Jamila is an elegant, young woman who has been touring in Europe this summer, so if you can hear her sing for Free here in Pasadena you definitely don’t want to miss her!
But enuf about us! What about y’all? Have you been to any of Pasadena’s freebie music events? Or are you planning to go to any this summer?? You oughta. You can afford it. They are usually SRO so don’t be late!
Gotta Turn Up The Music. Stay Thirsty My Friends