May 17, 2017 Partch Show and Tell

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.


April 19, 2017 Bonnie Barnett Group

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.

February 15, 2017 West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio

The West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio is composer/percussionist Andrea Centazzo‘s tribute to the cool jazz which inspired him as a youth. Joined by LA’s own Ellen Burr on flutes and Soundwaves co-curator Jeff Schwartz on bass, he reinterprets compositions from across his over forty year career. Their debut album LA Strictly Confidential was released in September 2016 on Ictus Records.

Showtime is 7:30pm. Admission is free.

December 21, 2016 Terry Riley’s “In C”

Soundwaves presented its first public participation event: a holiday performance of Terry Riley’s “In C,” a landmark work which influenced minimalist, ambient, and psychedelic music. All interested musicians were invited to download the score and arrive at 6PM to rehearse. Audience members were admitted at 7:30 as usual.

The Soundwaves Ensemble:

Oliver Marcus – violin
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Amy Martin – viola
Michael Intriere – cello
Caroline Coward – cello
Carolyn Park – cello
Sienna George – bass
John Graves – bass
Jeff Schwartz – bass and music director
Haskel Joseph – guitar
Jonathon Grasse – guitar
Marcos Mena – guitar
Bruce Friedman – trumpet
Danielle McCullough – recorder
Ken Luey – bass clarinet
Alexander Vogel – soprano saxophone
Charles Sharp – alto saxophone
Sean Sonderegger – tenor saxophone
Robert McCarthy – English horn
Timm Boatman – glockenspiel

November 16, 2016 Vicki Ray

In November, Soundwaves presented pianist Vicki Ray. Ray has appeared with the LA Philharmonic, on the Monday Evening Concerts and Piano Spheres series, and was part of the California EAR Unit. She performed a program of short modern and contemporary solo pieces: