A pioneer of European Free Improvisation now living in Long Beach, Centazzo performs solo on percussion and electronics, with video.
October 3, 2019: Michael Vincent Waller
New York post-minimalist composer Michael Vincent Waller returns to Soundwaves, bringing pianist R. Andrew Lee and percussionist William Winant to perform his work.
October 1, 2019: Angel City Jazz Festival Young Artists Competition
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.
September 18, 2019: Michael Vlatkovich Wind Quintet
Trombone virtuoso Michael Vlatkovich presents a set of compositions with improvisation for brass and reeds.
August 29, 2019: Continuum
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.
August 21, 2019: Bobby Bradford Sextet
Cornetist Bobby Bradford and his all-star band (with Vinny Golia, William Roper, Don Preston, Dave Tranchina, and Tina Raymond), performed 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.
July 17, 2019: Thollem McDonas & Alex Cline
Nomadic keyboard virtuoso Thollem McDonas joined westside percussion legend Alex Cline for an improvised set, now available on CD and download: https://thollemsastraltravelingsessions.bandcamp.com/album/thollem-alex-cline
July 10, 2019: Desert Magic
Camera Obscura Artist in Residence Alex Wand performed with his experimental pop band Desert Magic, including Logan Hone, Luke Williams, and Stuart Wheeler.
June 26, 2019 Elliott Sharp
Downtown icon Elliott Sharp reads from his new book IrRational Music (Terra Nova/MIT) and performs a solo guitar set.
June 6, 2019: John Cage “Lecture on Nothing”
Poet Brendan Constantine performs Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing.”