WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS BLACK BOX JAZZ: KAREEM KANDI AND BOOGIE FROM THE BAYOU THIS MONTH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(OLYMPIA, WA, October 1, 2021) The Washington Center for the Performing Arts continues the 21-22 Season with some music offerings in October.
October 15 at 8:00pm Kareem Kandi will be performing for the Black Box Jazz series. Kareem is a native of the Pacific Northwest receiving scholarships to both Olympic College in Bremerton and Cornish College of the arts in Seattle. He has toured the world and performed with some of the finest musicians in the industry including: Pete Christlieb, Patti Labelle, Mark Elf, Ali Jackson, D’vonne Lewis, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Mordy Ferber, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriott, The Tacoma Symphony, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Federal Way Symphony, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others. The Washington Center is excited to have this versatile saxophonist as part of the Black Box Jazz Series. The Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from around the region. Jazz lovers will enjoy the diverse sounds and styles showcasing all original compositions. All ages are welcome!
October 29 at 7:30pm the Center presents Boogie from the Bayou Featuring BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. A performance like this comes along only once in a lifetime – the pairing of two multiple GRAMMY® award winning groups whose distinct American roots music has thrilled and fascinated audiences around the globe! For the past 40 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. Similarly, for over 35 years, with astonishing vocals and charismatic performances, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience band have taken their music to places few have – to Europe with Fats Domino and Sarah Vaughan or crisscrossing the U.S. with Los Lobos and Dave Matthews Band. Their sound is one of the most diverse in roots music today. Boogie from the Bayou promises to be a memorable evening of outstanding performances and music from the Louisiana bayou
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.
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