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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans – Second Saturday Concert at the Altadena Library
Back due to popular demand, Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans returns for the Altadena Library’s season of Second Saturday concerts on Saturday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Kenny Sara will surely entertain you with his New Orleans style Jazz with that marching-brass-band sound along with other styles and favorites.
“Kenny is the real New Orleans deal. Kenny has got a sound that will sweep you up and carry out right into the bayou,” says Grace Le of OC Weekly. “Kenny and his band were a fixture in Downtown Disney’s Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen for more than a decade.” Kenny has played with greats such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Woody Allen, Della Reese, Bo Diddley, Taj Mahal, “Papa” John Creach, Bernie Maupin, and Henry Butler.
Kenny’s shows and tours include The Playboy Jazz Festival, the US Air Jambalaya Festival, The Portland Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival, The Los Angeles Jazz Festival and The “Papa” John Creach Northwestern Tour. Kenny’s TV credits are extensive including Everybody Loves Raymond, Charles in Charge and the Rosie O’Donnell Show, Bones to name a few.
Kenny was born and raised in New Orleans and has made his home, with his wife Debbie, in Altadena since 1979. “I wanted to pursue a music career that allowed me to challenge all aspects of my musical abilities.” Kenny came to Southern California to pursue recording records and work. His company, KKaremusic, has recorded 5 CDs that can be purchased on his website: www.kkaremusic.com.
At the Altadena Library, during Second Saturday performances, you can listen to great music as you sip beer and wine from The Ale House; savor grilled eats from El Patron; and sample delectable desserts from Sweeter Than Honey. Altadena Library also hosts a monthly art show which you can view while dancing the night away.
For more information, call (626) 798-1833 or visit the library online at www.AltadenaLibrary.org.