Enjoy free weekly concerts at FIGat7th featuring contemporary Los Angeles musicians performing original music and a few surprise holiday covers during Holiday Sessions. FIGat7th is the downtown LA destination for holiday cheer, dining and shopping.
DECEMBER 4: Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends
DECEMBER 11: San Miguel Pérez & the New Cuban Sound
DECEMBER 18: Nia Andrews
Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends
This multi-national phenom has seen his explosive natural gifts blaze across the globe from NZ to the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Cuba and South Africa.
A devastating live performer, the Mark de Clive-Lowe “MdCL” experience is marked by impromptu studio production created on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards and effects. The end result: live remixes birthed on stage for each and every gig. With bold chops like this, to call him “prolific” is an understatement, having contributed to over 250 releases and being a first-call collaborator for a wide range of artists, including Jill Scott, Jody Watley, Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye/Michael Jackson/Maxwell), Sandra St. Victor (The Family Stand/Chaka Khan), amongst a slew of others.
“If Duke Ellington had been a DJ, this might be what he would have done.” – LA Weekly
San Miguel Pérez & the New Cuban Sound
Considered one of the best Cuban Tres and guitar players, San Miguel is also a singer, percussionist and composer, and is highly respected for his knowledge of the true identity of Cuban Music. He has been awarded with the Cubadisco 2011 for Best Tresero, and in 2014 for Best Musica Tradicional Cubana. In Cuba, he was part of the great band of Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son, Jovenes Clasicos del Son, Soneros de Verdad and The New Generation of the famous “Buena Vista Social Club.” San Miguel also recorded the acclaimed Latin Grammy nominated album “100 Sones” of Edesio Alejandro. He now resides in Los Angeles, and of late has been writing, playing and recording with Peruvian born singer-producer Cecilia Noel, and with Grammy award winning artist Colin Hay (Men at Work).
Whenever LA singer/songwriter Nia Andrews steps to the stage, the room around her falls into the dreamy world she paints. After touring internationally as a backup singer for the likes of Janelle Monae, Lauryn Hill and Common, singing at the Grammys for Mary J Blige and Bruno Mars, and penning vocals for underground stars like Blu, Joi Starr and Shafiq Husayn, it was a long time coming for Nia’s wondrous debut EP, “Colours.” Since its release in 2013, she spent the last 2 years putting her heart and soul into LA’s music scene, pushing it forward with her critically-acclaimed live music event CHURCH, and becoming a seminal voice at live venues around the city. No matter the setting or sound—whether singing at a wild underground party or alongside pop’s heavy-hitters—one thing remains the same: Nia Andrews brings a magic like nothing else.