2017 Diversity in Music Concert Series
Once again the First United Methodist Church of Loomis is offering a variety of musical concerts.
October 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
“The RC Swing Band, out of Rancho Cordova, is a 17 member dance band that plays many of the Big Band & Swing standards from the 30s and 40s as well as other contemporary favorites. The band will also be bringing singers for some of their music as well. Come and enjoy a step back in time to hear this big band great music.
Complete Schedule of the 2017 Concert Series
June 10th, 2017
Ken Emerson & Kimo West
The next Diversity in Music concert will present the slack key guitarist Ken Emerson and Jim “Kimo” West. Hawaiian slack key guitar is one of the great acoustic guitar traditions of the world. It dates back to the 1840’s when guitars were first brought to Hawaii. “Slack Key” means that some of the strings are slacked from standard tuning, with the bass, melody, and improvisation played at the same time. Ken plays both Hawaiian Slack Key and lap steel guitar. He switches easily between them during his performance, laying his guitar on his lap and picking up a steel bar for an instrumental interlude. The June 10th concert will be a special treat for Placer County.
Use the following link for a preview of their music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUK7rFUEu-o
April 22, 2017
Jim Martinez and Friends
130 toe tapping music lovers enjoyed the April 22 Jim Martinez Concert at the First United Methodist Church of Loomis. The music featured jazz piano and vocalists singing the favorite music of Dorothy Fields, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Hammerstein and others.