Concert from the Couch Countdown!
NEXT “CONCERT FROM THE COUCH”
Live music for families is coming to Salt Lake City! Co-produced by Mundi Project and Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, this safe and socially-distanced concert series begins in June.
Concerts will be held on the Plaza at the Gateway and feature three local bands: June 11th at 6:30pm – Jazzy Olivo Band, July 31st at 2:00pm – Bomba Marilé (in accordance with Discovery Gateway’s health fair), and August 13th at 6:30pm – Aspen Winds. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 8 people from the same household)
Having started as a virtual concert series, with 9 concerts direct from artists’ homes during the pandemic, our “Concert from the Couch” series is now going in-person! We have plenty of room to spread out, so bring a blanket for your family. Masks are not required but they are encouraged for everyone 2 and up who is unvaccinated. No food or drink is allowed.
About Mundi Project & Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum:
Mundi Project has worked to break down socioeconomic and generational barriers by providing quality music experiences for all since 2006 (www.mundiproject.org). Discovery Gateway has been inspiring children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect to their world to make a difference since 1978 (www.discoverygateway.org)
Artist Bio – Jazzy Olivo – June 11th Concert
Jazzy Olivo is a Dominican singer, songwriter, and actress who began her career at the age of 3. After winning numerous singing competitions in her native Dominican Republic, she moved to Utah at the age of 17 and trained with David Schmidt, current Head of Vocal Studies at the University of Utah. In
2005, Jazmin was awarded 6th place in La Academia USA, a musical reality show. She toured the country for a year and then moved to Mexico City where she debuted on Broadway—cast as Motor Mouth Mable in Hairspray the Musical. Since returning to Utah, Jazmin has performed with the Utah
Symphony and different local bands. In 2017, Jazmin co-founded a jazz fusion band, The Mix, with Pianist Courtney Smith. Jazzy is now embarking on her solo career with her single “Para Ti, “ the first release from her bilingual (Spanish/English) debut EP, releasing in 2020. Other songs from the album
include Broken Bloody Heart, Me Repongo, Kidibum, and El Circo.
Our family-friendly shows are a collaboration with our local partner Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. The “Concert from the Couch” events are currently online but will be transitioning to outdoor events this coming summer. They are perfect for the whole family! So mark your calendar, grab a snack, and gather with your family to enjoy diverse musical artists. Our 2021 summer line-up will start off with an outdoor, socially-distanced concert and singing workshop in June featuring the fabulous local artist Jazzy Olivo and continue with Puerto Rican Bomba group Bomba Marilé in July and local wind quintet Aspen Winds in August! Follow Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum on Facebook to access the free live stream on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30pm!
Featured in Salt Lake City Weekly!
“The Mundi Project has been keeping plenty busy this summer as they work to keep young music-learners busy and enthused by music. This summer has also featured them teaming up with Discovery Gateway to present their interactive virtual streaming series Concerts on the Couch. While many live streams in the music world are adult-focused, this is one opportunity to shake up what kind of entertainment your kid is used to, or maybe even bored with, at this point in the summer.” [Continue Reading]