A pioneer of European Free Improvisation now living in Long Beach, Centazzo performs solo on percussion and electronics, accompanying his original video on Leonardo DaVinci.
Several bands of LA’s finest young musicians (ages 18-25) compete for a paid spot on the Angel City Jazz Festival. Each group will play a short set, then a panel of expert judges will select the winner. One musician will also receive a scholarship to the UC San Diego Jazz Camp.
This show will begin at 7 instead of 7:30, in order to accommodate all the contestants.
Trombone virtuoso Michael Vlatkovich presents a set of compositions with improvisation for brass and reeds.
A quintet capable of summoning the orchestral depth of Weather Report and the excitement of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Continuum will present an intimate mostly-acoustic set.
Cornetist Bobby Bradford brings his all-star band (with Vinny Golia, William Roper, Don Preston, Dave Tranchina, and Tina Raymond), for a set of original music. A major part of the LA jazz underground since the 1960s, Bradford has recorded as a leader and with Ornette Coleman, David Murray, John Carter, John Stevens, Nels Cline, and many others.