ENCINITAS — The Encinitas branch of the San Diego County Library fills springtime with multiple concerts in April.North County natives will rock the lunch hour from noon to 12:45 p.m. April 24 at the free Wednesdays@Noon concert, 540 Cornish Drive. ShaDynasty includes La Costa Canyon High School graudate Dillon Casey on guitar, Kirk Portuguez on drums and Tim McNalley on bass. The three local musicians come from backgrounds in jazz, but offer a modern synthesis of afro-funk grooves and experimental space that revitalizes the tradition.
All have been involved with the San Diego Afrobeat group In Motion Collective which was nominated the “Best Jazz Artist” award in the 2011 San Diego Music Awards.
The audience is invited Bring lunch or purchase from the coffee cart. For more information, visit cityofencinitas.org or call (760) 633-2746.
Pianist Doris Matthews will also perform at 2 p.m. April 27, at library. She is a graduate of UCSB and was a public school music teacher. Upon retirement she decided to pursue a lifelong love of the piano and now presents recitals in North County venues. She will perform music of the Romantic period by Chopin and Schubert, plus a rarely heard Sonata by Edvard Grieg.