October 17, 2018 Brightwork New Music

The Library welcomed Brightwork New Music for a diverse program of modern and contemporary compositions.

Sweet Air – David Lang  (quintet)
Charme – Gérard Grisey (solo clarinet)
Rondeau in Honor of Fragonard from Varied Trio – Lou Harrison  (violin and piano)
Mirrors – Kaija Saariaho (flute and cello)
Birds in Warped Time II – Somei Satoh  (violin and piano)
Parallel Divergence – Takuma Itoh  (quintet)

Shalini Vijayan, violin
Maggie Parkins, cello
Aron Kallay, piano
Sara Andon, flute
Brian Walsh, clarinet


October 3, 2018 Angel City Jazz Festival Young Artist Competition Finals

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.

June 28, 2018 Elliott Levin/Don Preston/Bobby Bradford Group

Fiery Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin (Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen, etc) and L.A. legends Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, John Carter) and Bobby Bradford (Ornette Coleman, John Carter, David Murray) performed a set of free jazz accompanied by bassists Anders Swanson and Jeff Schwartz and drummer Christopher Garcia.