Dancing on Main

Jun 19, 2012
June 2009 Amazing Young Artists image 1 300x200 Dancing on Main Sammy Miller rhythm child jazz concerts family fun in Pasadena Faery Hunt descanso gardens Betty Bryant Barbara Morrison  photo

Sammy Miller; photo courtesy of

It’s summer and it’s time to dance. Okay, tap a foot, sway to the rhythm—whatever helps the music surge through your veins.

Descanso Gardens has two such offerings. One for jazz lovers, and the other for the whole family.

Music on the Main is all about jazz. For 10 successive Thursday nights, the Main Lawn will host a jazz concert. This week, it will be Barbara Morrison, described as “high energy blues with jazz vocals.” In the weeks ahead, there will be gypsy jazz from Argentina; Cuban jazz; an evening with Sammy Miller, an award-winning and “up-and-coming jazz drummer;” and “sophisticated blues” from pianist/singer Betty Bryant.

Family Tuesdays have hands-on activities and performances for children of all ages. On June 26th, award-winning A Faery Hunt will offer storytelling, singing, and games with a cast of woodland creatures and faeries. In July, there will be the Banana Slug String Band, drumming with Rhythm Child, and an Elizabethan festival.

Music on the Main Jazz Concerts & Family Tuesdays
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
All programs start at 6 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.
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