Soundwaves hosted a CD release show for Trajectories, with Waller presenting pianist R. Andrew Lee and cellist Seth Parker Woods performing his work.
Grammy-nominated bassist Tom Peters performed and discussed three solo pieces by Tom Johnson.
Santa Monica-raised saxophonist Sean Sonderegger visited from Brooklyn to lead a west coast edition of his quintet Magically Inclined, with Areni Agbabian (voice), Alexander Noice (guitar), Jeff Schwartz (bass), and Peter Valsamis (drums), performing music from his Skirl Records album.
John Schneider, Grammy-winning guitarist, hosted an evening dedicated to the music of Harry Partch including videos of Partch at work, demonstrations of the Adapted Guitar and Diamond Marimba, and some short pieces performed solo and in duo with Erin Barnes.
Vocalist Barnett was joined by Dan Clucas (trumpet), Richard Wood (alto saxophone), Hal Onserud (bass), and Garth Powell (drums) for an evening of improvised music.
Barnett also co-hosts “Trilogy” on KXLU 88.9 Wednesday nights at 9pm, which is the perfect thing to listen to on your way home from Soundwaves.