Composer Michael Jon Fink, who performed his own piano compositions on the first Soundwaves concert in January 2016, returns as one of three electric guitarists, exploring that instrument’s possibilities in works which incorporate improvisation.
Keyboardist Wayne Peet brings a quartet from the LA jazz underground to our stage for a set of new original compositions.
Soundwaves teams up with the Angel City Jazz Festival for the first time to host their exciting Young Artist Competition.
Four bands, with all players under 24, will each perform a 20 minute set. A panel of experts will choose the winning combo, who will receive $1500 and get to open for Azar Lawrence on the 5th at LACMA. One musician will also win a scholarship to the UCSD Jazz Camp.
Because there will be 80 minutes of music, this show will begin at 7 rather than the usual 7:30pm.
For his 2018-19 PianoSpheres recital, Robson will honor the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death by performing his twelve piano etudes, each paired with a new companion piece specially commissioned from a Los Angeles composer. Selected pairs will be featured on this free preview at Soundwaves.