Events

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    JudyWexlerA touring and recording artist, vocalist Judy Wexler has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers and major jazz clubs both nationally and internationally. She has released four CDs which have all topped the national jazz charts.

    Known for her inventive interpretations of underexposed gems, she will perform songs associated with a diverse mix of jazz and pop legends, including King Pleasure, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Blossom Dearie, Richie Havens, Rickie Lee Jones, and Bob Dylan. All About Jazz describes her as “more than a mere singer of songs. She’s an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist, and vocalist par excellence."

  • Sat
    01
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Galleries
  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library & Art Center Recital Hall

    USAirForceBand

     

    The US Air Force woodwind quintet  will perform  Sousa, Key, Mozart, Mahler, Grainger and more! Admission is free.

    The Golden West Winds is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base, California. They perform at many events ranging from military ceremonies and patriotic shows to educational programs, concerts for general audiences, and recitals of works for woodwind quintet. To support these events the Golden West Winds plays music of all styles including marches, patriotic, popular, and classical music.

    The members of the Golden West Winds are all professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command.

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    Jerry Burgan is a musician, singer, songwriter, folk historian, and author who first became known as a member of We Five, the Grammy-nominated, 60's folk-rock group he co-founded with the late Michael Stewart. The group's hit recording of You Were On My Mind set a standard for vocal innovation and was #4 on Billboard's Top 100 songs of 1965 -- behind Satisfaction. Jerry has led We Five since 1968, and is the common thread appearing on all seven of their albums.

    Songs & Stories blends the classic acoustic folk and roots music that shaped him with anecdotes about how the songs and musical styles of the past have evolved into what many today call Americana. Jerry performs with his wife, Debbie, and bassist Tholow Chan. His first solo CD, Jerry Burgan:  Reflections, Songs & Stories, released by Global Recording Artists, is based on material from the Songs & Stories show. Jerry is the author of Wounds To Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution.

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015
    10:30 amBrand Library & Art Center

     

    Brand Book to Art Club meeting 10:30 am to 12 noon.

    A new program that combines reading, discussion, and art-making!  Join in for light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on themes from the book "Where’d You Go, Bernadette."

    Art supplies will be provided.

    Sign-up at Brand Library in-person, by email at info@brandlibrary.org or call 818-548-2051.

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    AZTECDANCEYANKUITITL means New Fire.  Enjoy this colorful and joyful pre-Columbian indigenous dance  and music. The performers will present an interactive program featuring a variety of musical instruments and  Aztec dance from ancient Mexico.

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Outdoor Plaza

    Topaz22 This is the final performance in the outdoor Plaza Series!  Be sure to join us for this unique combination of musicians performing a great mix of works in the Afro/Latin Jazz genre.

    Members are Derek Williams/Bass, Martin Rivera/Flute and Sax, Don Littleton/Congas, Peter Burke/ Vibes, Uziel Colon/ Piano.

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    10:30 amBrand Library & Art Center

    Do you love to Sing, Play, Dance?  Ages 4 + come to the Brand and have fun with the Beat Buds.

  • Thu
    24
    Sep
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale 91201

    BothSidesOfSunsetJoin editor Jane Brown (with LA Times' book critic David Ulin,  and prominent designer Lorraine Wild) for a discussion - with visuals -  of her new photography book Both Sides of Sunset.  The book vividly captures the contradictions that are Los Angeles:  sunshine/noir, beaches/urban grit, wilderness/suburban sprawl, in-your-face/hidden hidden away. "Both Sides..." showcases images by masters such as Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander,  Julius Shulman and Garry Winogrand, as well as younger artists such as Matthew Brandt, Katy Grannan, Lise Sarfati and Ed Templeton .  Collectively, the 130 images in the book speak to a place where myth and reality can be indistinguishable.  Both Sides of Sunset offers a decidedly unromantic vision of our beloved and scorned metropolis.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Gallery

    The 43rd Annual Works on Paper Juried Exhibition juried by muralist Kent Twitchell opens with an awards ceremony and reception - including libations and refreshments.   Join Mr. Twitchell, meet the artists, and have a fun and visually dazzling evening to celebrate the 70 selected works. Art work is for sale and 25% of all proceeds benefit the Brand Library's free cultural programming.

  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall

    IsabelRojasWilliamsExecutive Director of the Los Angeles Mural Conservancy, Isabel Rojas Williams,  will share her vast experience on mounting and preserving murals in the public viewing space. How can Glendale launch its own mural program?  Ms. Rojas Williams will have a wealth of experience as L.A.'s mural queen to share with Glendale on its road to its own mural programs. Free and open to the public.