The Mercer Island Arts Council’s summer concert series brings an eclectic mix of musical talents to Mercerdale Park each year. Round up your friends and family, pack a picnic, and meet us in the park for FREE performances every Thursday, July 11-August 15. This year we’re partnering with local organizations to bring you even more fun for all ages. Arrive early for arts activities, opening acts, and more before the headliners take the stage at 7 pm. Visit mercergov.org/mostlymusic for more information!
Duende Libre: High-Energy Jazz with Global Influences & a Local Connection
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Pre-concert activities at 6 pm, live music at 7 pm | Mercerdale Park | FREE
Duende Libre is a high-energy, dynamic power trio based in Seattle. Their vibrant and danceable sound draws on a range of global and local influences, from Afro-Cuban Jazz to Brazilian Samba to American Funk & Soul, earning them an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for 2018 NW Jazz Recording of the Year.
To kick off this year’s Mostly Music in the Park series, Duende Libre will be joined by guest vocalists Frank Anderson and Chava Mirel. The pair’s compelling vocals, engaging presence, and original interpretations of jazz, R&B, gospel, and West African songs offer a potpourri of soul-satisfying music.
Get to know Duende Libre before the concert!
Videos: https://youtu.be/ql-JjyRq4dI | https://youtu.be/nmKq8RGFJXA
This concert is presented by the Mercer Island Arts Council and Mercer Island Parks & Recreation. It is made possible with support from our Title Sponsors Aegis Living Mercer Island and Mercer Island Center for the Arts, as well as 4Culture, Mercer Island Community Fund, John L. Scott Real Estate, Renewal by Andersen, and Mercer Island FC, with promotional support from 889 The Bridge and New Seasons Market.