Lea DeLaria performs a jazz-inspired David Bowie cabaret show Sept. 17. (Sophy Holland)
Another season of the free Grand Performances outdoor concert series comes to a close on Saturday, Sept. 17, and since it’s their 30th anniversary, they’re doing it up right. The evening features a benefit concert by Lea DeLaria of “Orange Is the New Black” in her jazz-inspired David Bowie cabaret show.
Before the performance, former L.A. City Councilmember Jan Perry and daKAH hip-hop orchestra leader Geoff “Double G” Gallegos are to be honored at a gala dinner. John Fleck is going to be among the presenters recognizing both figures who have played an important part in Grand Performances’ history.
You probably recognize DeLaria for her portrayal of Big Boo on the hit Netflix series but might not be aware of her theatrical career. She has received Obie and Theater World Awards, as well as a Drama Desk and Ovation nomination. As a vocalist, she has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl and other illustrious venues.
DeLaria’s sixth album, House of David: DeLaria+bowie=jazz, released last year, and she brings songs from the artist to California Plaza (350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown) for Grand Performances final concert of the season. For tickets and more information, visit grandperformances.org.