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Chandler arts center’s free concert series starts next week

July 20th, 2018 SanTan Sun News
Chandler arts center’s free concert series starts next week

By santan sun news staff

As the new school year begins, Chandler Center for the Arts is kicking off its “On the House” free summer concert series, running July 27 to Sept. 9.

In its 22nd year, the series gives residents a chance to beat the heat with five concerts spanning different music genres, including country, jazz, Irish, Americana and flamenco.

The concert series kicks off with a captivating Spanish evening when Jácome Flamenco presents “Cuatro,” a fiery display of guitar, dance and song at 7:30 p.m. July 27.

Featured on the Emmy award-winning PBS special “Flamenco,” guitarist and artistic director Chris Jácome reimagines to the streets of Seville as four performers bring their intense vocals and movement for a thrilling blend of traditional and modern flamenco.

Blaine Long and Rosas del Rey, a country, rock, rhythm and blues group, perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. (see story in this section).

Concert-goers can look forward to the smooth summer sounds of Leonard Patton and the Danny Green Trio for a relaxing night of cool jazz at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 as up-and-coming band meets at the intersection of jazz and the hits of such favorite pop artists as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles.

Music enthusiasts can revel in the spirit of Americana as Finnegan Blue performs a night of Irish and bluegrass originals as well as eclectic cover tunes spanning the Grateful Dead, The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Sublime and Amy Winehouse on at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

The sibling duo of Anna Lee and Willie Fleming thrill audiences with their talents on guitar, trombones, and mandolin while bandmates Ricky Giordano (electric guitar), Ronnie Valles (drum kit and percussion), and Oskar Beckmann (electric bass) bring it home.

Closing out the series will be Jazz from the Silver Screen with Dmitri Matheny Group, featuring Holly Pyle on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m.

Jazz from the Silver Screen will take audiences on a cinematic journey from the 1930s to today that includes images and music. Award-winning flugelhorn master Dmitri Matheny and “soulfully graceful” vocalist Holly Pyle lead an all-star band. The music lineup includes musical classics from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Godfather,” “Empire Strikes Back,” “Blade Runner” and “Manchester by the Sea.”

Doors open one hour prior to show times with seating on a first-come-first-served basis. Public is encouraged to RSVP at to receive a free popcorn.

Suggested donations of $5 per child, $10 per adult or $15 per family are also welcome.

Information: or 480-782-2680.