Westbeth today announced their new free summer music series, Summer Soundwaves. The series will take place in Westbeth’s famous inner courtyard, a space that acoustically complements any artist’s voice and music.
Sponsored by the Westbeth Artists Resident Council, the performance series aims to shine a light on the musicians who live in Westbeth Artists Housing. The concert series starts until August 5th. The concerts are free to the public and take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“We are delighted to launch our summer concert program, featuring a wide variety of talented Westbeth musicians, we look forward to welcoming the public to experience all that Westbeth and its people have to offer,” said george cominsky, executive director of Westbeth. “The performers in this series exemplify the brilliant creators and innovators who help make the community of Westbeth so exceptionally unique.”
The concert features a line-up of five performers from different genres, with a surprise performer to be announced for the final show on August 5. Attendees can expect to hear from Peter Bernstein, a master jazz guitarist, Eve Zanni, an original jazz singer, Teri Roiger, jazz singer and pianist, and John Menegon, bassist from Montreal.
Concert dates: July 8, July 15, July 22, August 5
Founded in 1970, Westbeth Artists Housing is a nonprofit residential and commercial complex dedicated to providing affordable living and working spaces for artists and arts organizations in New York City. The Richard Meier-The design complex located on West and Bethune streets in the heart of the West Village has provided 383 affordable housing and studio apartments since it opened 51 years ago. Over its history, Westbeth has hosted a number of influential artists, musicians and performers, and has played an important role in supporting and sustaining the creative community in New York and beyond.