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.
July 11: Grant Geissman & the Bop! Bang! Boom! Band: The jazz guitarist/composer's 15th album, BOP! BANG! BOOM! features contributions from Larry Carlton, Russell Ferrante, Mike Finnegan, Leland Sklar and Van Dyke Parks.
July 18: Henry "Skipper" Franklin Quartet: The prolific double-bassist began his career playing on Hugh Masekela's 1968 single "Grazing in the Grass" and has played with Gene Harris and thee Three Sounds, Hampton Hawes, Freddie Hubbard, Count Basie, Stevie Wonder and Al Jarreau, among others.
July 25: Sunny Paxson Trio with vocalist Cynthia Calhoun: Pianist Paxon has performed with such artists as Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason and Everette Harp, and her latest album is Bohemian Sun. She's joined by vocalist Calhoun, who has toured with Steely Dan, among others.
Aug. 1: John Daversa Small Band: Trumpeter Daversa brings his band to LACMA to perform from their latest album, Artful Joy. Daversa has played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Nick Mancini and Joe Cocker.
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!