Last evening, the 17-piece Jack Lantz Big Band filled the Eagle Rock Park bandstand and treated concert goers with a concert filled with great swing music of the 30’s through today. A couple hundred concert goers dotted the slopes in front of the bandstand. They picnicked, listened, applauded and danced, ultimately under the stars. Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus showed up too!
Jack Lantz Band’s big sound performance was the 8th and final Concert for this Summer. Once again it proved a memorable way to bring the year’s Concerts in the Park to a close.
Kudos to organizing sponsors Michael Nogueira of Sir Michael’s Party Rentals, Councilmember José Huizar and the 11 sponsors of the eight individual concerts. Well done!
Pictured in the photo along with the entire Jack Lantz Big Band is singer, Casey McCreary of La Cañada a recent grad of St. Francis High School now entering his second year at Cal State Long Beach where he is majoring in Vocal Performance.
Hendrickson, Bill “Concerts at Eagle Rock Park Swings To A Close” Boulevard Sentinel 27 Aug. 2018. Web. Aug 2018
Kulak’s Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA
July 21 Casey held a special concert in an intimate venue. The 49 people that attended were a part of the taping for Casey’s Promotion Video. Kulak’s is a live music venue and recording (audio and video) studio specializing in the promotion and celebration of singersongwriters but it feels as cozy as your living room. Kulak’s has hosted artists ranging from beginners to Grammy winners and now Casey McCreary.
The Great American Songbook Showcase, Carmel, IN
Each summer, the Great American Songbook Foundation brings together 40 of the nation’s top high school vocalists for its weeklong Songbook Academy® and competition. Summer 2016, Casey, was chosen as one of seven award winners out of the 40 finalists from the Great American Songbook Showcase! All forty selected finalists performed as soloists for the public on the Palladium stage. At the end of the final performance the mentors selected and presented awards to several of the finalists.
Casey was presented with the Most Improved Performance Award by Mr. Marc Cherry. Marc, a distinguished television writer and producer (Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids), described Casey as the individual who was fun and entertaining and took the best direction from the mentors.