UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Avery*Sunshine with her husband, Dana Johnson, on guitar.
Thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, Avery*Sunshine can’t help spilling the truth in her music. Kicking off CAP UCLA’s season at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Sunshine will perform a variety of her inspired songs for an evening of joy. With a name like Sunshine, the audience will surely leave with a smile.
Avery*Sunshine got her start in music at the young age of 7 when her mom said, ‘Look, if I buy that piano, you gon’ practice every day,’ and she did; earning her first music gig as a choir director at 13. Though it wasn’t until 2010 that Sunshine released her self-titled debut recording.
From there the accolades just rolled in, Sunshine won Best New Artist at the Reader’s Choice Awards in 2010. The following year, JET Magazine named her one of their five rising Indie Artists. Sunshine’s #1 hit single Call My Name from her critically heralded sophomore project THE SUNROOM, was awarded ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul song of the year in 2016.
Flexing her theater and thespian skills, Sunshine starred in the musical drama, I Dream, in addition to appearing on BBC 2 Live with Jools Holland. Sunshine’s song Like This was featured in the TBS series, Franklin & Bash. Sunshine’s latest and third release is Twenty Sixty Four continuing her feel-good get downs and direct lyrics.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Tickets Start @ $28
Pic: “Preservation Hall”
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Join the famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as it embarks on A Tuba to Cuba journey, retracing its musical roots from the storied city of New Orleans to the shores of Cuba. The New York Times praised the “quintessential New Orleans institution” for its music, which was described as “amiable and easy to like.”
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.
8 pm to 10 PM
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos