Saturday marked a night of great music in Altadena with two fantastic musical combos playing at two very different, but very satisfying venues. I started the evening out at The Folly Bowl, a cool and intimate space to enjoy live performances. The Folly Bowl is located at a private residence in Altadena, with an amphitheater built into the hill in the backyard. Altamusica commanded the stage with a clean cut through the swath of jazz styles, playing some originals, as well as beloved standards. The weather was beautiful, and the crowd was very relaxed, taking in the setting scored by an evening of jazz.
I had to pull myself away, because a little way down the road at Farnsworth Park, Bleeding Harp was rocking a crowd of dancing, clapping fans. The Blues Rock combo was loud, and satisfying, the perfect counterpoint the quiet intensity of Altamusica earlier in the evening. With this kind of musical scene going on, it’s no wonder so many people want to move to Altadena. Many thanks to everyone that worked together to make all of this happen.