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Bakersfield College

Distinguished Speaker Louie Cruz Beltran 10 AM

Master Percussionist | Superb Singer | Versatile Entertainer

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Live via Zoom and BCSGA Facebook

Whether he is at the Hollywood Bowl, or an intimate supper club, Louie Cruz Beltran always connects with his audience, delivering a crowd pleasing, high- energy performance. In addition to being recognized as a master percussionist, Louie is a superb singer, and a versatile entertainer.

Louie performed on the National Mall in Washington DC through the Smithsonian Institution to close Jazz Appreciation Month, followed by a sold out show at famed Blues Alley in Georgetown. He has performed at major festivals including the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Concord Jazz Festival. He has been a popular repeat attraction at the Levitt Pavilion, and at top venues including Herb Alpert’s Vibrato, and recently performed at the prestigious Jazz at Drew, and Oxnard Jazz Festivals.

He has appeared with Carlos Santana, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson, among many others, and has performed the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Anaheim Angels. His CD “Paint the Rhythm” reached #11 on the Media Base smooth jazz charts. His single “Esperando” reached #4. His popular interactive solo percussion presentation “Rhythm and Roots” has been presented in over 40 Los Angeles County Libraries.

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Faculty Coordinator: Kris Tiner, Professor of Jazz.
Brought to you as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Accommodations are available with advanced notice, please contact the Office of Student Life, studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Date & Time: 
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Zoom and BCSGA Facebook

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