Performing Arts

The Gardens offer a unique and intimate setting for live performances throughout the year.

Upcoming Performances:

Laurence Juber

Sunday, March 15 @ 2:30 pm

Two Time Grammy Winner and former Lead Guitar Player for Paul McCartney’s Wings Band!  

FINGERSTYLE GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
More Sold Out Shows Than Any Other Artist In Our 18 Year History

“A Master!”-  Pete Townshend, The Who
“Absolutely spellbinding.” – Guitar Player Magazine

GRAMMY¬ģ winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer, author and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

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Richard Smith

Sunday, April 19 @ 2:30 pm

 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champ = Richard Smith!

Richard started playing the guitar at the age of five and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar techniques of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt and continued his drive to master other styles such as bluegrass, ragtime, the blues and even Sousa marches. Nothing is too difficult for this amazing musician! Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit, Richard has become renowned the world over for his mastery of instrument and for his superbly entertaining shows.

Played with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Nato Lima, Boots Randolph, Tommy Emmanuel, John Jor¬≠genson, Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass, Bir√©li Lagr√®ne, Mark O’Connor, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Earl Klugh, Suzy Bogguss, Victor Wooten, John Cowan and countless more.¬†¬†

Black Market Trust

Sunday, May 17 @ 2:30 pm

The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album “The Black Market Trust,” a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series “Happy Endings” and the Hulu original program “Casual.” The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys, and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album “II” featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of “Route 66”.

 

Joe Robinson

Sunday, June 14 @ 2:30 pm

Joe Robinson plays guitar like Ali boxed, like Einstein knew theoretical physics and like Hitchcock made movies.¬† From the backwoods of Temagog, New South Wales – Australia he possesses sheer six-string ability and compositional insight, which has already earned him a world-wide following.¬† That fact is underscored by his winning 1st prize on Australia’s Got Talent in 2008 and the Australian National Songwriting Competition at the tender age of 13.¬† Robinson continues to take quantum leaps in his songwriting and performance skills. The gifted young virtuoso has redefined himself as a budding pop-world visionary, deftly walking a tightrope between the stellar instrumental music that’s put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, country and R&B that’s entirely his own.¬† Performance art at it’s very best!