Independent Staff Report
WEST HOLYWOOD — The city will keep things virtual for the summer with its WeHo Sounds Free Virtual Concert Series.
Concerts will take place on the third Friday of each month from June through September on a livestream platform.
The virtual series will begin at 6 p.m. June 18 with Ryan Porter and Friends. Porter is a Los Angeles native who plays trombone and has released four self-titled albums, and has played and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar and a host of other Musicians.
A young group from Hollywood, Crawford will perform July 16. Born out of a group of friends who met at Musicians Institute, Crawford aims to bring people together through recorded music, live performance and community building. They list one of their greatest achievements as Spill The Tea, a monthly get together they produced where a vibrant community is created through music and art.
Grammy award-winning pianist John Beasley performs with his quartet Aug. 20. Beasley has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah and Dianne Reeves, to name a few. As a recording artist he has a dozen albums, and also works on film and TV projects.
The summer series ends Sept. 17 with a performance by Buyepongo, a group that draws heavily from the Latino and Afro-Indigenous musical culture.
The free virtual concert series is organized by the city’s Arts Division.
Visit www.weho.org/wehosoundsfor a full schedule, links to concerts, and more details.