Jazz at LACMA Gives Us Something Cool (and Free) to Do on Friday Evenings

Posted by Billy Gil, May 14, 2014 09:53am | Post a Comment


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.

roberto miranda jazz lacmaSept. 19: Angel City Jazz Festival with Roberto Miranda Band: This festival focuses on both new and established talent, with a focus on the West Coast. It starts with the winner of the Young Artists Competition and continues with bassist/composer Roberto Miranda, who has toured with such artists as Kenny Burrell and Charles Lloyd and teaches the bass for the Jazz Studies Program at UCLA.

kathleen graceSept. 26: Kathleen Grace: Kathleen Grace fuses jazz traditions with the storytelling of American folk tradition in her music, utilizing vocal harmonies, grooves and texture. Here she is performing a beautiful song written by Townes Van Zandt.

louis van taylor sextetOct. 3: Louis Van Taylor Sextet: Saxophonist and woodwind specialist Louid Van Taylor played with Ray Charles for 20 years and has toured with such acts as the Gap Band and Kool & the Gang.


erskine-pasqua oles trioOct. 10:  Erskine-Pasqua-Oles Trio: Los Angeles–based musicians Peter Erskine (drums), Alan Pasqua (piano) and Darek Oles (bass) have individually worked with a host of legendary musicians—Erskine with such acts as Weather Report and Steely Dan; Pasqua with such artists as Bob Dylan and Santana; and Oles with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins, among others.

hiroe sekine quintetOct. 17: Hiroe Sekine Quintet: Young pianist, composer and singer Hiroe Sekine has been making waves with her first two releases, produced by the Yellowjackets' Russell Ferante.

theo saundersOct. 24: Theo Saunders Sextet: Accomplished pianist/composer Saunders has played all over the world, on four continents and 25 countries at various jazz festivals and esteemed venues. At this show, he'll perform from Jazz Assemblages, which is inspired by the work or artist George Herms.

Note: There is no Jazz at LACMA concert on Oct. 31.

The series, which also counts KJAZZ 88.1 as a media sponsor, continues through November. Bring food, a blanket and chairs to chill out to some jazz on LACMA’s lawn. See you there!

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