Janet Dacal & Carlos Alvarez to Play Rockwell: Table and Stage Tomorrow
Following a sold-out appearance at Rockwell: Table and Stage in April, Janet Dacal brings her intimate evening of American Songbook classics infused with Cuban rhythms back to Rockwell: Table and Stage this Saturday, May 3rd at 8pm.
Producers bill "Janet Dacal & The Alvarez Orchestra" as "a fusion of musical genres and intoxicating rhythms culminating in an immersive sound brought to life by Janet's sultry vocal styling. Her command and understanding of the repertoire, along with her electrifying ensemble of musicians, will transport you and leave you spellbound."
The evening will feature such classics as "My Funny Valentine," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," and "Over the Rainbow" all reorchestrated by Carlos Alvarez to feature Cuban rhythms. Audiences can also expect such Latin favorites as "Guajira (Amor Verdadero)," "Un Canto a Mi Cuba," and "Contigo en la Distancia."
A Los Angeles native with a love of theatre, Janet began her musical career as a background vocalist for Gloria Estefan. After working with Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Enrique and others, Janet journeyed to New York to pursue acting. Remaining with the show from its off-Broadway inception, Dacal created the role of Carla in the Tony Award-winning musical, "In The Heights," later going on to play the part of Nina.
Carlos Alvarez is a celebrated film composer with a love of all types of music, ranging from the Cuban masters to the great symphonies. He has scored such films as "Deadline," a supernatural thriller starring Thora Birch and Brittany Murphy, the award-winning documentary "Discover the Gift," and the romantic comedy "Inventing Adam." His music is also featured in many national commercials and film trailers.
"When I approached Carlos with this idea I knew he'd be able to bring this exciting vision to life," says Janet Dacal. "I'm so excited about what we've created and love sharing these standards with this type of arrangement. I think people will be surprised at how much these genres have influenced each other."
Located in the heart of Los Feliz Village, Rockwell: Table & Stage offers Angelenos a truly unique experience by staging live, musical performances all the while serving unwavering cuisine with seasonally altering menus. With a newly renovated indoor supper club and bi-level open-air patio restaurant, the entertainment destination attracts a dynamic crowd seeking the ambiance of a relaxed, yet cutting-edge community. Baroque chandeliers and dark rustic furniture fashion a warm indoor eatery and performance space, while a robust California Coral tree and flourishing vegetation set the scene for a lush, outdoor dining experience.
Janet Dacal & The Alvarez Orchestra performs at 8PM on Saturday, May 3rd at Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz; Doors open at 6:30PM. Tickets are $20. For ticketing, call (323) 669-1550 ext. 20 or visit http://rockwell-la.com.