Sergio Mendes to play LJMS’ annual SummerFest
by BART MENDOZA
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Iconic jazz and bossa nova pianist Sergio Mende will perform at La Jolla Music Society's annual SummerFest Gala. COURTESY PHOTO
Iconic jazz and bossa nova pianist Sergio Mende will perform at La Jolla Music Society's annual SummerFest Gala. COURTESY PHOTO
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The La Jolla Music Society's annual SummerFest Gala takes place on Aug. 17 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. This year's event is themed "Carnival at the Conrad" with Brazilian inspired food and drink topped by an appearance from iconic jazz and bossa nova pianist, Sergio Mendes. He has recorded dozens of albums in his six decades-long career, but it's his string of singles in the 1960s that continue to resonate, with his versions of tunes such as "The Look Of Love," "Fool on the Hill," and especially "Mas Que Nada," all now considered standards and still sounding great. Funds raised at this year's SummerFest Gala will benefit the La Jolla Music Society's Education and Children's Programming.

Summerfest Gala with Sergio Mendes: Saturday Aug.17 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. 8 p.m. All ages. ljms.org.

Other upcoming musical performances

Friday, August 9

Helena Holleran, singer-songwriter. 4 p.m. Duke’s

Ryan Hiller, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Alexandria

Gaby Aparicio, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Herringbone

Mikael Pederson, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. UTC The Pointe

Rick Ross, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Johnny Martin, singer-songwriter. 6 p.m. Drift

Sidney Gish, indie rock. 6 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Sergio Azocar, acoustic love songs. 7 p.m. Lupi

Marcel East Trio, piano jazz, 7 p.m. Eddie V’s

Mario Marauak, Brazilian jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan

The Brentano Quartet, an evening of Beethoven. 8 p.m. Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The Nineteen 90s, classic rock. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s

Saturday, August 10

The Heart, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza

Jarred Matthew, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone

David Shyde, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone

Malik Minert, jazz. 5:30 p.m. Bella Vista Social Club

Los Reyes, Latin standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Ecostrike, indie rock. 6:30 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Craig Dawson Trio, piano jazz. 7 p.m. Eddie V’s

Anais Lund & Deejay, singer-songwriter. 7 p.m. Thumbprint Gallery

Sergio Azocar, acoustic love songs. 7 p.m. Lupi

Mark Brazil, singer songwriter, 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Tad Sisler, piano standards. 8 p.m. In the Lounge, The Manhattan

The Miro Quartet, an evening of Beethoven. 8 p.m. Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Fish & The seaweeds, classic rock. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s

Sunday, August 11

Marcela Mendez, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC Palm Plaza

Christine Parker, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone

Christian Taylor, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone

Marcel East Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Backtrack, indie rock. 6 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Adam Wolff Perspective, jazz. 6:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Takeover with David Lang, new classical works. 8 p.m. Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Monday, August 12

Shelly Taylor Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Bobby Wade, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Tuesday, August 13

Qian Wu, classical. 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The Heart, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Mikan Zlatkovich Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Touche Amore, indie rock. 7 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Wednesday, August 14

Ben Benavente, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza

Marcel East Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

The Mother Hips, rock. 6 p.m. Birch Aquarium

The Heart, singer-songwriter. 6:30 p.m. Indulge

Danny Green, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Nicole Dollanganger, indie rock. 7 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Tomcat Courtney, blues. 7 p.m. The Turquoise

Sergio Azocar, acoustic love songs. 7 p.m. Lupi

Brett Dean, classical. 8 p.m. Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Thursday, August 15

Joe Cardillo, acoustic music. Noon. UTC The Pointe

Casey Turner, standards. 5 p.m. Alexandria

Johnny Martin, standards. 5 p.m. Herringbone

Yael & Vlady from Big Boss Buble, indie. 5:30 p.m. Bella Vista Social Club

Keni Yarbro, singer-songwriter. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Chris Cerna Quartet, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Synergy Series II, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. 7 p.m. Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Fred Hardy, jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Roman Palacios with Tommy Gannon, standards. 8 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan

Friday, August 16

Mike Officer, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC The Pointe

Kevin Ryan, acoustic standards. 4 p.m. Duke’s

Gold Standard, standards. 5 p.m. Alexandria

Casey Turner, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Herringbone

Rick Ross, covers. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Jessie Ray Smith, covers. 6 p.m. Drift

AJ DeGrasse Trio, piano jazz. 7 p.m. Eddie V’s

Same Son, indie rock. 6:30 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Sergio Azocar, acoustic love songs. 7 p.m. Lupi

Mario Marauak Brazilian jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Robin Henkel, blues to rock. 7:30 p.m. La Jolla Community Center

The Ehnes Quartet, classical. 8 p.m. The Conrad Prebys Performing arts Center

Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan

TBA, classic covers. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s

Saturday, August 17

David Rosales, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone

Kekoa, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza

Rob Bondurant, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone

Sergio Mendes, Latin jazz and pop. 8 p.m. The Conrad Prebys Performing arts Center

Kathleen Murray & Brenda Martin, indie. 5:30 p.m. Bella Vista Social Club

Roman Palacios, Rat Pack favorites. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Mark Brazil, acoustic world music. 6 p.m. The Turquoise

Craig Dawson, piano jazz. 7 p.m. Eddie V’s

David Roberts, Sounds of Sinatra. 7 p.m. La Jolla Community Center

Sergio Azocar, acoustic love songs. 7 p.m. Lupi

Songs of Heaven and Earth, classical. 8 p.m. The Conrad Prebys Performing arts Center

Tad Sisler, piano standards. 8 p.m. In the lounge, The Manhattan

TBA, classic covers. 9 p.m. Beaumont’s

Now Time Quartet, jazz. 9:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Sunday, August 18

Mojo Jackson, singer-songwriter. Noon. Herringbone

Nathan Rivera & Jessie Andra Smith, singer-songwriter, Noon. UTC Palm Plaza

The Heart, singer-songwriter. 3 p.m. Herringbone

TBA, flamenco. 4 p.m. The Turquoise

Marcel East Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Sounds Like Four, jazz. 6 p.m. The Turquoise

Cryptic, metal. 6 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Takeover with David Lang, classical. 8 p.m. The Conrad Prebys Performing arts Center

Monday, August 19

Shelly Taylor Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Elliott Lawrence, acoustic guitar. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Tuesday, August 20

Lisa Campbell, covers. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Mikan Zlatkovich Trio, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Love Songs, classical. 8 p.m. The Conrad Prebys Performing arts Center

Wednesday, August 21

Ben Benavente, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC Palm Plaza

Danny Green, standards. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Marcel East Trio, jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Jessie Ray Smith, singer-songwriter. 6:30 p.m. Indulge

Sergio Azocar, acoustic love songs. 7 p.m. Lupi

Tomcat Courtney, blues legend. 7 p.m. The Turquoise

Synergy Series III, classical and jazz. 8 p.m. The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Roman Palacios with Tommy Gannon, standards. 8 p.m. The Manhattan

Thursday, August 22

Jeff Brinkman, singer-songwriter. Noon. UTC The Pointe

Brandon Diaz, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Herringbone

David Rosales, singer-songwriter. 5 p.m. Alexandria

Astra Kelly. 5:30 p.m. Bella Vista Social Club

Keni Yarbro, acoustic covers. 6 p.m. La Valencia

Chris Cerna Quartet, piano jazz. 6 p.m. Eddie V’s

Fixation, indie rock. 7 p.m. Che Café, UCSD

Fred Hardy, jazz. 7:30 p.m. The Turquoise

Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards. 8 p.m. The Manhattan

 

 

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