When the weather’s nice, L.A. becomes a great place to hear live jazz music in the outdoors.
Every Friday night at 6 p.m. from mid-April to late November, LACMA offers free jazz shows in the lawn area. Amoeba is proud to be a community sponsor of the event.
Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra opens the program on Friday, April 18. Featuring legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo, who has performed with Santana, Herbie Hancock and Tito Puente, among others, the performance will pay tribute to pioneering jazz keyboardist George Duke.
The series, which features leading jazz artists from Southern California, continues with Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne April 25; Russell Ferrante & Bob Mintzer Quartet May 2 and Lesa Terry and Collective Spirit May 9. See the whole list of performers here.