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Angel City Jazz & Arts Brookfield present - The Lauren Baba Small Ensemble
Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

Angel City Jazz & Arts Brookfield present - The Lauren Baba Small Ensemble

Lauren Baba is a violinist, violist, composer, and improviser living in Los Angeles, California, performing a wide variety of music from original improvisatory music to jazz, classical, folk, avant-guarde, chamber, pop, and experimental styles. 
https://www.laurenelizabethbaba.com

Free Concert

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E#  IrRational Music Book Reading  + Solo Performance
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

E# IrRational Music Book Reading + Solo Performance

Angel CIty Jazz & the Santa Monica Public Library present a special book reading and solo guitar performance by American multi-instrumentalist, and composer Elliott Sharp.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

In IrRational Music, Sharp dodges fake cowboys' real bullets by the side of a highway near Colby, Kansas; is called on the carpet by a prickly, pompadoured Morton Feldman (“Improvisation… I don't buy it”); segues from Zen tea to single malt with an elfin John Cage; conjures an extraterrestrial opera from a group of high-school students in Munich; and―back in his own high-school days―looks up from strumming Van Morrison's “Gloria” in Manny's Music on 48th Street to see Jimi Hendrix smiling benignly upon him. A mix of tales from the road with thoughts on music, art, politics, technology, and the process of thinking itself, IrRational Music is a glimpse inside the mind of one of our most exacting, exciting creative artists.

Books and Cds will be available for purchase & signing after the performance.

http://www.elliottsharp.com/

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Satoko Fujii's Kira Kira
May
6
9:00 PM21:00

Satoko Fujii's Kira Kira


Satoko Fujii is a pianist and composer who blends jazz, contemporary, classical, rock, and traditional Japanese music. Her improvising is unpredictable, exciting, and wildly creative. Joining Fujii is Kappa Maki (Trumpet), Al Martin (Rhodes Piano), and Alex Cline (Drums).

In Japanese, Kira Kira means to sparkle or twinkle brilliantly. And that’s just what the music does both in concert and on the band’s live recording Bright Force, out in 2018 via Libra Records. The band members form an incandescent group whose performance flashes powerfully with brilliant ideas, color, and feeling.

$15 cover at the door

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Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookfiled presents jazz in downtown L.A. with Frisson!   FREE!!!
Aug
11
12:00 AM00:00

Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookfiled presents jazz in downtown L.A. with Frisson! FREE!!!

Frisson:  Frisson is led by composer and vibraphonist Matt DiBiase.  Frisson's music crosses genres drawing heavily from jazz, fusion, R&B, rock and electronic music. Performances feature hypnotic, danceable groves, exhilarating improvisation and precise yet soulful arrangements.

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Jazz Night at the Bootleg Presented in Association with Angel City Jazz presents Orkestar Mèzè
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night at the Bootleg Presented in Association with Angel City Jazz presents Orkestar Mèzè

Since 2011 this 11-piece ensemble has gathered a large following through their raucous, joyous live shows where fans of all ages and walks of life dance to the band’s original high-energy groovy sound. Featuring a powerful 6-piece horn section, the band’s unique sound is a mix of classic American funk and soul with fiery traditional Bulgarian and Balkan odd rhythms and slippery modal melodies. The members of the band hail from Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, and the US and this diversity is evident in their unique style

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Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookfiled presents jazz in downtown L.A. with Similar Fashion.
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookfiled presents jazz in downtown L.A. with Similar Fashion.

Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookifiled presents noontime jazz in the Bank of America Plaza in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Similar Fashion

Their debut album, Logan Hone’s Similar Fashion, was released in 2015 on pfMentum and was described by LA Weekly as “a mostly irreverent romp full of chaotic sounds.” Downtown Music Gallery called it a “breath of fresh air” that “certainly does feel good.” It sure does! Similar Fashion toured twice in 2016 and has performed and presented lectures at Cry and Roar 6, University of Utah, University of Reno, Snow College, College of Southern Idaho, Berkeley Arts Festival, The Blue Whale, Open Gate Concert Series, MorYork, among many more.

This event is FREE!

 

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Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookfiled presents jazz in downtown L.A.
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookfiled presents jazz in downtown L.A.

Angel City Jazz in partnership with artsBrookifiled presents noontime jazz in the Bank of America Plaza in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

April 28th features goldentjeer.

goldentjeer is a trio that formed at California Institute of the Arts in 2016, comprised of Diego Gaeta on Rhodes, Sean Riddle on Bass, and Jacob Richards on Drums. Dedicated to performing original music, goldentjeer explores the continuum between composition and improvisation, through the lenses of jazz, experimental, and world music, but provides their own unique perspectives to create an original and fresh sound that eviscerates the boundaries of contemporary composition and improvisation.

This event is FREE!

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