Angel City Jazz Festival
For all you jazz aficionados who didn’t make it to Monterey this weekend, no worries, you can get your jazz music fix right here in LA. The Angel City Jazz Festival kicks off it’s eight day celebration of the music we love on Friday, September 19 at with the Roberto Miranda trio featuring Theo Sanders on piano and Fritz Wise on drums, and the 2012 Young Artist Competition Winners: The Interstellar Quintet.
Presented by the Jazz Bakery and co-produced by Angel City Arts this year’s installment gives fans an opportunity to relish a rewarding lineup looking into jazz history and gazing toward its future with a lineup stretching across seven cool venues in the city.
Saturday’s offering features a sensational double bill with the vocal virtuosity of Dwight Trible and the swinging piano of John Beasley, along with Korean jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenius on bass at the Aratani Theater in San Pedro.
Sunday at Redcat the fearlessly innovative couple, pianist Satoko Fujii and her husband trumpeter Kappa Maki will share the spotlight with Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom. Miller was named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll.
Just to wet your appetite for the rest of the Festival, on board for next week are stalwart jazz artists, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bobby Bradford, Azar Lawrence, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra, along with stellar host of others.
The week will close with an all day free event on Sunday September 28th at Barnsdall Art Park which will feature two stages accompanied by food, beer and wine.
This promises to be a busy week so clear your calendar, rest up until Friday, and come out for some top jazz entertainment.
For a full schedule and tickets visit: angelcityjazz.com.
Barnsdall Saturday Night Movie Series + Wine Tasting
Just as the school year starts, you can relive and laugh at your teen years with five essential films that celebrate adolescent angst, raging hormones, and twisted teachers. Kicking off on September 20th Barnsdall Art Park Foundaton and Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell present “School Nights” an outdoor fall film series fundraiser celebrating beloved high school movies.
Pre-screening fun beginning at 5:30 will feature a selection of wine and beers courtesy of Silverlake Wine and LA’s finest food trucks while KCRW DJ’s Dan Wilcox and Marion Hodges spin favorites until dusk. You’ll enjoy films on a high resolution screen with surprise guests introducing the movies on the lush west lawn of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House.
Cone out and have a beautiful autumn evening while supporting the People’s Park with this popular family friendly event that has raised nearly half a million dollars to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last five years.
For a full schedule visit: www.barnsdall.org.
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Season Opening with The Lost Fingers
The Quebec-based and award winning headliner, The Lost Fingers will be kicking off TRK’s 2014/2015 season on Friday September 19 with and opening reception at 7:30 before the performance. Known for transforming pop/rock classics into Djanlo Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz with a hint of blue grass, taking listeners on a musical journey through reinterpretations from AC/DC to Earth, Wind and Fire; from Deee-Lite to Dolly Parton and Daft Punk the Lost fingers, high energy, fun show is designed for music lovers, pop-culture aficionados, and jazz experts.
Formerly performing as a trio, this will be Los Fingers premiere as a quartet in LA. They will be playing with special guest, world-class musician and multi-Grammy winning artist John Jorgenson. A music virtuoso, Jorgenson is known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette.
This 14th season of TRK’s public performing arts series at the innovative performance space at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, will continue their tradition of welcoming multidisciplinary and multicultural shows, with their mission to be an open window on French and international cultures, and sustain an appreciation for the arts.
“ The goal of our programming is to produce a range of live performances with an eclectic array of creative artists from around the world,” says Pierre Leloup, Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Director, “Our events bring diverse cultural traditions from across the globe to our stage, enriching the lives of our students and attendees from the greater Los Angeles area.”
For tickets and a complete schedule of events visit: http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/
Andy Warhol: Shadows, at MOCA
Be the first to view Andy Warhol’s Shadows, opening September 20 at MOCA in downtown LA. This will be the first West Coast presentation of Warhol’s monumental painting in 102 panels. Conceived as one work in multiple parts, Warhol’s exceptional series of variously silkscreened and hand painted canvases of photographs of shadows seen the artist’s studio alternate between positive and negative, with hues ranging from an electric green to a somber brown.
In Shadows, Warhol extended his long-standing interest in seriality and repetition while forgoing the cultural icons and commodity forms most familiar in his art. MOCA is only the second institution ever to feature the full, massive collection of paintings, enabling viewers to experience the complete work as Warhol intended.
The show will run through February 2, 2015
Admission to MOCA is free every Thursday from 5-8 pm
For more information visit: http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/07/31/moca-presents-andy-warhol-shadows/