RECORDING ARTIST KURTIS SIMMONS
SET TO MAKE LA SOLO DEBUT
AT ROCKWELL TABLE & STAGE IN LOS FELIZ
MONDAY, AUGUST 29 AT 8PM
Recording artist Kurtis Simmons will make his LA solo debut at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 29 at 8pm. With music direction by Sean Bart, Simmons will perform songs from his critically acclaimed pop/rock CD Fraction of a Thread along with some tunes from his original musical Hipster Sweatshop (co-written with Kyle Puccia and Darryl Stephens).
As a recording artist, Kurtis Simmons has worked with Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester, Lawrence Welk star Ralna English, jazz artist Scott Dreier, and Swedish metal band Ghost, among others. Along with producing his own CD, Simmons co-produced The Doris Day Project, a jazz CD for performer Scott Dreier. He served as co-producer on the stage production Doris and Me and is currently co-producing his new musical Hipster Sweatshop (which recently enjoyed a tremendously well-received workshop presentation at Rockwell Table & Stage). Of his debut CD Fraction of a Thread, Frontiers Magazine said, “Simmons has a crystal clear voice and a great gift for melody” and that the CD itself is, “chock-full of pristine production and flawless performances.” As an actor, director, and music director, Simmons has worked on stage productions of Forever Plaid, Legally Blonde, Into the Woods, Cabaret, She Loves Me, Children of Eden, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, to name only a few.
Under the direction of Sean Bart, the band for Kurtis Simmons’ performance at Rockwell Table & Stage will feature Sean Hurwitz (lead guitar), Vivi Rama (bass guitar), and Stefan Litrownik (drums). Performers Jordan Kai Burnett and Nicci Claspell will also join Simmons onstage.
Admission is $25 and tickets are on sale now (food and drink minimums apply). Order online at tickets.rockwell-la.com or by phone at (323) 669-1550. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. Valet parking is available behind the restaurant.
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Kurtis Simmons. Photo courtesy of Ken Werther Publicity.