The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will launch Sounds of Summer, the first of two summer music series, with a performance by the HooDoo Loungers tomorrow at 6 p.m. Billed as the East Coast’s New Orleans party band, the group’s repertoire ranges from classic Mardi Gras-style music to its own original tunes.
The nine-piece band features two lead vocalists, a three-piece horn section, and a rhythm section. David Deitch, who sings and plays keyboard and accordion, is the music director and arranger. Joe Lauro, a bassist and vocalist, is familiar to East End music fans and has performed with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks.
Future Sounds of Summer shows will feature the Next Level Band (June 6), Mambo Loco (July 4), Edith and Bennett (Aug. 1), and the Ebony Hillbillies (Sept. 5).
Jazz en Plein Air will return to the Parrish on Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. with drummer Eliot Zigmund, accompanied by Ed MacEachen on guitar and Mick Eckroth on organ. Richie Siegler, jazz musician and founding director of Escola de Samba BOOM, will program the series.
Tickets to both music series are free with museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and free for members, students with ID, and children under 18.