When: Saturday & Sunday, May18 & 19, 2013 from 10am - 4pm
Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Santa Fe Bandstand Presents...
"Cabaret with Zenobia and Soulman Sam" and “Some Enchantment Evening - A Broadway Spectacular”
Santa Fe Bandstand is a free summer music festival on the Santa Fe Plaza, produced by Outside In Productions and a crew that strives to present the city with a wide range of performers, who represent the diversity and wealth of musical talent in this region. Performances take place Monday to Thursday, through August 16, 2012. All shows are free and open to the public. During evening performances, the first act begins around 6 p.m., the headlining act performs at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Zenobia began her singing career in the church choir in Los Angeles where she taught herself to play the piano at 5 years old. She wrote her first song at the age of 9 and taught herself how to play the guitar – left-handed-upside-down, just like Jimi Hendrix did.
Immediately out of high school, Zenobia landed a role in the Los Angeles company of the rock musical, “HAIR”, and was sent to New York for her Broadway debut.
As a studio backup singer, Zenobia sang for Jane Olivor, Julie Budd, Gene Pitney, Mott the Hoople and is one of the original Weather Girls featured in the disco hit, “It’s Raining Men” written by Paul Shaffer & Paul Jabara. Recording artists Leon Ware, The Ritchie Family and Platinum Hook have recorded her songs. Co-writers have been Carol Bayer Sager, Marti Sharron, Lisa Ratner, Denise Rich and James (D-Train) Williams.
The music churns out the door, seeps through your pores and jump-shocks the heart.
Visitors would never mistake Santa Fe for Memphis. But stroll past Evangelo's some evenings and you'll hear the strains of sweet Stax soul pounding from the stage. Think Issac Hayes, Otis Redding and Al Green.
Sam "Soulman Sam" Evans grew up in the same neighborhood as some of the greatest soul singers in the country. Now he's bringing that combustive lineage to the Santa Fe club scene.
On a Thursday afternoon, you'll likely hear him belting out "Soul Man," "What's Going On" or even "Misty" as curious onlookers linger outside the bar, asking about the singer. A few devotees slip inside to pick up a CD during the sound check.
Santa Fe Concert Band
The Santa Fe Concert Band continues one of Santa Fe's oldest traditions, of free public concerts by volunteer musicians. This tradition dates back over 140 years, when Francisco Pérez, after serving as a Confederate Army bugler in the ill-fated invasion of New Mexico by Texas forces during the Civil War, returned to Santa Fe and formed La Banda de Santa Fe. This musical tradition continued under various names and directors, including Los Conquistadores from 1909 through 1940, the latter part of which was under the highly-respected and popular Dan McKenzie. The Santa Fe Concert Band was formally incorporated in 1983 under the directorship of Greg Heltman, who continues as director to this very day.