The volunteers that produce SummerSounds welcome you to the 23rd season of 13 evenings of great music; sometimes familiar and comforting, sometimes new and exciting. This free concert series is a gift that has made a positive impact on our region and won a national reputation for excellence! Skilled musicians from across the world are here to entertain you in the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere of beautiful St. Clair Park in Greensburg’s growing cultural district.
In the five years since the release of their last jazz fusion CD, Lao Tizer Band has expanded its sound, band roster, and presentation. With the new project Songs From the Swinghouse, the ensemble dipped for the first time into reimagined classic rock covers performed with a vocalist and eight scorching original instrumentals. The jazz and world-fusion band takes the new repertoire on a summer festival tour, including a SummerSounds concert at St. Clair Park.
Tizer was a teenage keyboard prodigy touched by a broad range of influences from his Russian-Jewish heritage to his hippie parents’ new-age values to radio rock from the ‘60s through the ‘90s. It left Tizer with a free-range appreciation of music in all its forms and a curiosity about its interrelatedness. Throughout his 25-year career, Tizer has been regarded as a gifted performer of genre-bending music that mixes classically inspired jazz, new age and jam rock.
At the Greensburg show expect veteran vocalist Tita Hutchison to breathe new life into inspired reinterpretations of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On,” U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and Cat Stevens’ “Sad Lisa.”