The Folly Bowl 2017

Jul 30, 2017

One of Altadena’s “many hidden treasures,” and an experience described as “magical” is the one and only Folly Bowl.

The Folly Bowl is held at an outdoor garden amphitheater on the grounds of a private home. Bring your own picnic, refreshments, cushions (and even a blanket and pillow, if you’d like) for an evening under the trees in an intimate setting, built by Susanna Dadd and James Griffith.

We’re almost halfway through the summer, but three more Holly Bowl events remain, so if you haven’t attended The Folly Bowl, we’ll give you a moment to pull up your calendar.


Photo credit: The Folly Bowl.


Photo credit: The Folly Bowl.


On August 12, the Brad Dutz Trio performs along with Acre Foot. The Trio consists of Brad Dutz on percussion, Paul Sherman on oboe, and Chris Votek on cello. Acre Foot includes singer Kaoru Mansour, Carrey Fosse on guitar, Darryl Tewes on bass, and Brad Dutz on electric percussion.

About Brad Dutz (from
Duty started to study music at age seven. He continued his studies at the University of North Texas and Berklee College of Music. In 1982, he moved to LA and began freelancing until 1984 when he joined Maynard Ferguson and toured around the country. In addition to his numerous solo CDs, he has co-produced twelve others and played as a sideman for over 250 titles.

Dutz has worked on TV shows King of the Hill and Family Guy, and feature films such as The Bourne Legacy, Transformers, Ocean’s 11, and Anchorman. He’s recorded for a diverse range of artists including Willie Nelson, KISS, and Alanis Morrisette, and even actor Jeff Bridges.

Every year Dutz travels to colleges and stores to do clinics and concerts about hand percussion and mallets. He has studied many instruments: congas, berimbau, bata, bodhran, bones, pandiero, djembe, tabla, kanjira, doumbec, and riq.


Brad Dutz


Remaining concerts:
August 26: Addi Somekh Variety Show (read about Somekh in the LA Times.)
September 9: Tom Heasley, ambient tuba (more info about Heasley at
TBA October: Subhajyoti Guha, Indian classical music


Tom Heasley; publicity photo.



Non Credo playing The Folly Bowl in 2015; photo by The Folly Bowl.


Folly Bowl with Brad Dutz Trio & Acre Foot
Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
1601 E. Loma Ave., Altadena 91001
Recommended donation: $10
For more info, visit The Folly Bowl on Facebook


Photo credit: The Folly Bowl.


Photo credit: The Folly Bowl.







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