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 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.
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
The third and final show of our first season with Jacaranda is a preview of selections from their May 25 program, which includes work by Alban Berg, Mauricio Kagel, Witold Lutoslawski, and Wolfgang Mozart.