June 4th – ESPERANTO, International Lounge Band
Global Ecclectic – A blend of world rhythms and live jazz performed in five languages. A Chic, world music ensemble that plays an intoxicating range of music, from European Lounge to Middle Eastern rhythms. Members of the band hail from Columbia, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, and the Phillipines, as well as from different corners of the US. Lead byGrammy-winning woodwind player Rick Rossi and featuring multi-lingual vocalist and songwriter Rebecca Kyler Downs.
June 5th – Funk Shway, Top 40 Dance Band
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A high energy cover band that plays a mix of ultra-contemporary hits and classic favorites – featuring young and talented graduates of the prestigious Musician’s Institute.
June 7th – Cassie Miller and The Gold Standard, Swing
Cassie Miller won the 2005 LA Music award’s Big Band Singer of the Year. She has toured with Perry Commo, John Lithgow, Andy Williams and the Harry James Orchestras (to name a few) as featured vocalist. Her husband, well-known trumpet player Lee Thornberg, who is a founding member of the hugely popular Tower of Power, was also, until recently, a member of the Tonight Show Orchestra. They will be kicking off the Galleria Live! swing dance series with their band Cassie Miller and the Gold Standard.
June 11th – The Coz Brothers,Top 40 Dance
The Coz Bros. is one of the most versatile and entertaining bands you’ll ever see and hear. Three world-class musicians singing and playing some of the greatest songs ever recorded from practically every decade of popular music, and doing it all with style and energy guaranteed to please.
June 14th – 2000 lbs of Blues, swing/blues band
Michael Arguello, (known as “Pink”) wih his band 2000 LBS of BLUES, has been a West Coast favorite for over 30 years. Having a personality as big as his voice, Pink’s outrageous 2000 lbs of performances harken back to an era when jump-blues was king, and entertaining was what it was truly about.
June 18th – The Janelle Saddler Quartet, R&B jazz band
Natalie Cole, Mandy Moore, The LA Philharmonic, Michael Bolton, Richard Marx, and David Hasselhoff are just a few of the artists Janelle has toured, recorded or shared stage with. As Mark Miller writes “Authenticity trumps everything. When somebody is infused with music and the joy of making music, they can’t really make a false move. Janelle Sadler is the real thing.
June 21st – The Kid and Nick Show, Swing Band
In-demand sax player Kirk Tracy and former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Nicole Tracy lead their 5-piece band playing a high energy blend of swing, blues, classic country, rock n’ roll, ska, and latin music. They have performed regularly from the House of Blues stage in Hollywood to clubs, casinos, theaters, festivals, and special events across 15 states in the US.
June 25th – Rotella, Country/Blues/Latin
Singer/Songwriter Bill Rotella has been writing songs and performing with his bands Baywood, 11:11 and Dakota for almost 30 years. Their fans will now have a chance to hear this great music again with the re-release of the music of Baywood and Dakota. Bill is also releasing his first solo CD “Gates of Change.” This new CD brings the evolution of his writing styles together in an eclectic and diverse collection of songs utilizing acoustic, electric, pedal steel, flamenco, and slide guitars, mandolin, viola, piano, B3 organ, congas and flute!
June 28th – Delgado Bros., Blues Band
The Delgado Brothers are one of the best-kept secrets in L.A. In the 15 years since the much-lauded release of their debut on High Tone, periodic sightings have been reported with exhuberant approval by fans and respectful colleagues, and the band has developed a rep for giving shows that are like spontaneous musical parties.