Third Saturdays from March – August from 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series featuring powerhouse performances by award-winning, globally-acclaimed artists including Nestor Torres, Ed Calle, and Allan Harris along with other international artists. Enjoy from the comfort of your home as the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series launched in March with the first of six, livestreamed concerts. Enjoy these dynamic, 90-minute virtual music events COMING LIVE from the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.
Three-Concert Package - June 19, July 17 and August 21
Individual Concert Tickets - $15
See Concert Details Below
Please note -- once you purchase your ticket, the link to the concert will be available for a two-week period.
June 19, 2021
A Post Modern Re-Imagining of Current and Classic American, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian Pop Music
In 2013, Karina was a contestant on NBC's #1 Hit TV Show, The Voice. She made it to the Top 16 on the live shows. She was originally on Adam Levine's team but was later stolen by Shakira after her epic performance of "Its a man's, man's, man's world" which turned into a YouTube sensation. With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias brings forth a strong element of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias’ sound mirrors the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character and forged her individuality as an artist. With a style equally informed by rhythm and blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop Karina delivers her performances with the intimacy of a deep soul crooner and the conviction and drive of a dauntless female singer/songwriter.
A veteran of the Miami live music scene, Karina began writing songs during the time she started working extensively with local bands. It soon became apparent that through composing original material, her true artistic identity had emerged. Her emotionally charged and deeply personal lyrics now revealed a depth of character and vulnerability that can only be conveyed when a singer truly connects with their song.
Genre: Pop, Jazz R&B, Funk, Soul
Allan Harris performs songs from his new release Kate’s Soulfood, plus Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook.
Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by the Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King' Cole,” the ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and a many prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
Genre: American Songbook, Soul/Jazz
August 21, 2021
Leesa Richards hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5
This Soulful Songstress will mesmerize you with her renditions of popular and timeless music, she sings with a core-resonating soulfulness that draws you in and allows you to experience the songs as a participant instead of a spectator.
Singer-songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. The Detroit native’s sound taps into the deep roots of soul and the poetry of jazz.
Richards has performed with a slate of powerhouse artists including Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias and Oleta Adams and has recorded backing vocals for Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. Her debut solo album, Mother’s Child, is a rich blend of soulful ballads, rock and R&B showcases her gifts as a songwriter. it is a universal story of love and loss.
She began honing her vocal chops with soul greats Gerald Austin and Peabo Bryson and contemporary soul maverick Dionne Farris. Her first world tour was as a dancer with legendary singer Whitney Houston after which she combined her love for music and dance to earn the role of Mary Magdalene in the national tour of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, earning critical acclaim which led to featured performances throughout the US and Europe.
Genre: Potpourri of Soul, Rock, R&B and Jazz
WSFL - Inside South Florida
The Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series was featured on Inside South Florida on The CW. Enjoy this segment with acclaimed percussionist Tony Succar and programming manager Jody Leshinksky as they discuss the incredible artists taking the stage for this series. Get your tickets at www.pompanobeacharts.org and use the code PBARTS for a 50% discount.
WSFL - Inside South Florida
The Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series was featured on Inside South Florida on The CW. Join famed musician Nestor Torres and programming manager Jody Leshinsky as they talk about the world-renowned talent that is being featured in this series. Get your tickets at pompanobeachsarts.org and use the code PBARTS for a 50% discount.
WTVJ - Six in the Mix
The Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series was featured on Six in the Mix on NBC 6 Miami. Enjoy this entertaining segment with world-renowned musician, Nestor Torres, who is also one of the series' hosts, as he talks about the amazing performers who are taking the stage.
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