Jazz at LACMA continues this spring and into summer with a slate of free jazz shows every Friday evening at 6 p.m. Amoeba is a community sponsor of the series. Check out the whole lineup here.
Aug. 22: The Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble: The slide-trombone player's "spiritual jazz," as it has been called, is inspired by the likes of other consciousness-expanding jazz artists like Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.
Aug. 29: Janis Mann: Called a "first-class jazz singer" by jazz critic Scott Yanow, Mann's first album, A Little Moonlight, was called by its co-producer, Diane Schuur, “a heartfelt and tasty interpretation of well-loved standard.”
Sept. 5: Dale Fielder Quartet: Multi-instrumentalist Fielder can play all four saxes (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) with equal authority. He has recorded more than 13 albums for various labels as a bandleader; his most recent album is 2012's Each Time I Think of You.
Sept. 12: L.A. Jazz Treasure Award: Ernie Andrews: LACMA and the Los Angeles Jazz Society will present the sixth-annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award to vocalist Ernie Andrews. Andrews' historic career spans from working at an amateur show at L.A.'s Lincoln Theater to recording hit singles, touring and collaborating with Cannonball Adderley, Gene Harris, Ray Brown and more.
The series, which also counts KJAZZ 88.1 as a media sponsor, continues through November. Bring food, wine, and a blanket and chairs to chill out to some jazz on LACMA’s lawn. See you there!