LAITH AL-SAADI FEAT & JIMMY VIVINO

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Festival begins at 5:30 p.m.
Music begins at 7:00 p.m.

GENRE: Jazz/Blues

ARTISTS BIOS: 
Laith Al-Saadi – Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, this talented 38 year old began singing at age 4 and began playing guitar at 13. At 15 years old Al- Saadi formed his first blues band, “Blue Vinyl”. By the time he was 18 years old they had opened for Blues greats like Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Son Seals, and Taj Mahal and toured the Netherlands. In 2013, Al-Saadi teamed up with producer Jeffrey Weber and an all star cast of L.A. session legends to make his third release “REAL.”. The album was recorded live to 2-track with no edits, overdubs, autotune or compression at the world famous Ocean Way Recording Studios in Hollywood. The album features a dream-band of musicians such as Jim Keltner (Drums), Leland Sklar (Bass), Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3), Jimmy Vivino (Rhythm Gtr/ Backing Vox), Tom Scott (Sax), Lee Thornburg (Tpt), Brandon Fields (Bari Sax), Nick Lane (Trombone / Horn Arranger) and more…

Jimmy Vivino – Jimmy Vivino is an American guitarist, keyboard player, singer, producer, and music director. He is best known as the leader of Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, the house band for the TBS late night program Conan. He was also a member of The Tonight Show Band, the house band on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and its predecessor, Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC. Vivino has also played with many rock bands, which most recently has included being a member of Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux.

Official Website: laithmusic.comjimmyvivino.com

PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES:
-KidZone

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Pasadena Heritage 

TASTE OF LEVITT PAVILION PASADENA:
Hooper’s BBQ 
The Yellow Tomato 
Cheesecake Bliss 
Nieves el Paraiso 
Erva Yerba Mate Blends 

SPONSORS:
-Dominos (Green Room)
-Pasadena Water & Power
-Messner Reeves

MEDIA TRADE PARTNERS:
KPCC