Free Concert with Jazz Harpist Lori Andrews

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Harpist Lori Andrews performs an eclectic mix of jazz, fusion and R&B at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks at a free August 7 concert.

(Thousand Oaks, CA)  Lori Andrews, a world-renowned jazz harpist will return to the Gardens of the World for a free concert August 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Her encore performance comes after five years of touring the globe with her eclectic mix of contemporary jazz, fusion and R&B music.

Andrews, a gifted, energetic performer and recording artist, has entertained countless celebrities and played at many of the most prestigious jazz festivals around.  Described as “swinging and soulful,” she turns the harp into a “funky” jazz instrument that goes far beyond tradition to the delight of audiences everywhere. Joining her at this year’s concert will be talented keyboardist Gregg Karukas.

This concert is the first of the four Sunday series presented free by the Gardens of the World.  Remaining performances include the exciting Latin guitar group called Incendio August 13, Blues and Jazz vocalist and musician Tony Galla August 20, and the powerful sounds of The Late Nite Big Band August 27. 

Lawn seating is available in front of the Gardens of the World’s American Bandstand.  Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets are welcome; however, smoking, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are not allowed.  There is no parking at the Gardens of the World for these events. There is free parking along the street across from the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, where paid parking is also available. 

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Gardens of the World at 805-557-1135 or e-mail info@gardensoftheworld.info.   

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About the Gardens of the World: It is a 4.5-acre cultural garden open free to the public and located at 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, across the street from the Thousand Oaks Civic Center.  The authentically landscaped Gardens commemorate various cultures of the world, including Italian, French, Japanese, and English.  There is also a California Mission Courtyard, an American Bandstand for free summer jazz concerts, and the Resource Center, where local artists can exhibit their works.   The Gardens of the World is owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc.  Reservations are required for Docent tours and any group visit.  For more information, call 805-557-1135, e-mail info@gardensoftheworld.info  or visit www.gardensoftheworld.info.

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