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Pasadena Village Jazz Concert at Washington Park


Wed 06 / 12 / 2024
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Washington Park
700 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena CA 91104

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed


Join fellow adults 50+ for a free evening of music. The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department and Pasadena Village are collaborating with Clazzical Notes to bring vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia and guitarist Larry Koonse to serenade us on the shady lawn at Washington Park. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic to enjoy while hearing their subtle and captivating music. The concert will begin at 5:30 PM. Free and open to all.
About Cathy Segal-Garcia
“Musician’s singer” Cathy Segal-Garcia is a vocalist of “real music integrity” poignantly reports Critical Jazz reviewer. Wherever she travels in the world, audiences and musicians are moved. Segal-Garcia’s deep connection to rhythm and her earthy and organic voice brings a nakedness to her communication, a direct line in to one’s heart. Her repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards and jazz musicians’ compositions.
Segal-Garcia has been a tireless supporter and producer of the L.A. jazz scene for years and has been recognized for such by musicians, singers, jazz fans, and organizations such as L.A. Jazz Scene, CA Jazz Foundation, Great American Songbook Preservation Society, and the CA Lawyers for the Arts. In 2014 she was named a “Jazz Living Legend” in Los Angeles. Recording and performing with jazz legends is part of her career heritage. A sampling of noted guitarists and pianists she has collaborated with include Ted Greene, Joe Diorio, John Pisano, Billy Childs, and Otmaro Ruiz.
Cathy Segal-Garcia is known throughout the world for her performing and teaching,
especially in Japan where she has toured for over 25 years performing in jazz clubs and festivals throughout the country. Performing originals and jazz instrumentalists’ compositions, the creations with the musicians, and her unhurried delivery, takes the listener through various emotions for an honest connection to themselves. Segal-Garcia’s latest project is a collection of duos that beautifully demonstrates the subtle abilities and emotions that are available to an excellent musician and excellent vocalist when they are creating together.
About Larry Koonse
Born into a musical family, Larry has been playing the guitar since he was seven years old. In his early years he studied with legendary guitar master Jimmy Wyble, and at the age of fifteen he recorded an album with his father, guitarist Dave Koonse, entitled Dave and Larry Koonse; father and son jazz guitars. In 1984, Larry was the first recipient of a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California.

Having been featured on over 400 albums, Larry has recorded with Cleo Laine, Al Hirt, Jimmy Rowles, Bob Brookmeyer, Luciana Souza, Lee Konitz, Larry Goldings, Mel Torme, Alan Broadbent, Ray Brown, Bill Perkins, Toots Thielemanns, Rod Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Linda Ronstadt, David Friesen, Bob Sheppard, Bob Mintzer, Peter Erskine, Warne Marsh, Charlie Haden, Natalie Cole and many other jazz artists.