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Tuesday, July 5

The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

blue whale

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, California 90012, CA 0


Coming off its successful Grammy-nominated recording “Tribute” on the Artistry CD (MAMA Label), which featured the artistic spirit of Stan Kenton, The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra will make its downtown Los Angeles premiere at the Bluewhale Live Jazz Club located in Little Tokyo on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, performing two shows; 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra will debut three new major compositions by leader/composer Kim Richmond; Adjustments, Sleepless (a commission), and Twixt. These new works are blazing a new direction for the Orchestra by combining its style of symphonic orchestrations with the element of freedom with a “jazz state of mind.”

The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra was formed to provide a workshop for major concert works that include elements of both large ensemble jazz with free-swinging improvisation and symphonic colors and textures. This is truly an orchestra rather than simply a jazz band.

The expanded instrumentation which contributes to the symphonic nature of the orchestra includes five woodwinds playing saxophones, flutes, clarinets and double reeds (oboe, English horn and bassoon); four trumpets; two French horns; three tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba; rhythm section of guitar, piano, bass, drums, mallet percussion and Latin percussion.

Artistry, the latest CD from The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra was a tribute to legendary big band leader Stan Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra combining the sounds of large ensemble jazz with symphonic colors and textures and free-swinging improvisation and paid homage to “Kentonesque” jazz and Latin-style compositions, the size and scope of the master’s kinetic orchestration, rightfully known to music historians as the original “Wall of Sound.”

Besides writing the bulk of the material, leader Kim Richmond is featured as jazz alto and soprano saxophone soloist as well as conductor.

Leader/Composer/Alto Saxophone: Kim Richmond
Woodwinds: Alex Budman, Bob Crosby, Gene Burkert, Sean Franz, Bob Carr
Trumpets: Jamey Hovorka, Ron King, Steve Huffsteter, Jonathan Dane
French Horns: John Dickson, Stephanie O’Keefe
Trombones: Scott Whitfield, Joey Sellers, Fred Simmons, Craig Gosnell
Tuba: Bill Roper
Rhythm Section:
Guitar: Will Brahm
Piano: Scott Healy
Bass: David Hughes
Drums: Ralph Razze
Mallet Percussion: David Johnson
Hand Percussion: Scott Breadman

When: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.; Two Shows

Where: Bluewhale Live Jazz Club
Weller Court Plaza, 3rd Floor
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street, Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: $15.00

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Kim Richmond is an active and versatile musician based in the Los Angeles area. His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. He has, however, been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry, both as a player and as a composer/arranger. His instruments are alto, soprano, tenor and baritone Saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. His own Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is a workshop for his writing, conducting and leading. His Ensemble (sextet) is a platform for more free-form expression and improvisation with the members playing and Kim's writing being the key factors.

Kim is also a consummate educator. He was for 12 years an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies department of USC (teaching combos, composition and saxophone), and does numerous jazz camps and clinics in the spring and summer every year. Kim is on staff at many of the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps and is involved in running the Northwoods Jazz Camp/Jazz Party for grown-ups. He is currently teaching in the Jazz Department of California Institute of the Arts. Whatever his mode of expression, be it instrumental performance, composition, arranging and conducting, Kim is striving to express a uniquely original voice, combining his extensive experience with the new sounds of our evolving musical world.

Kim is a Selmer artist and endorses all Selmer saxophones and other woodwinds. He is also a Vandoren artist, and he plays Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces. In spite of his busy schedule in the professional music world, Kim enjoys keeping in touch with the educational music field by serving as guest lecturer, conductor and guest soloist at college music festivals and workshops around the country.

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Taking Back Tuesday: Emo Night LA

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026


Let’s just stop, drop everything, and go to Emo Night! It’s a feeling that you cannot miss. What do you say?

So come on, dance dance the night away with a girl on your arm and your heart on your sleeve. The Echoplex is calling, and together we will sing like we’re at the top of the world. 

We can fawn over @Gil Riego Photography’s photographs that, like every time, will make us laugh, cry, and evoke all of the feels. Just remember, there might be photographs as proof if you’re screaming infidelities in dark corners. 

The first 100 people get in free (along with a special little gift!), $5 after that.

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Wednesday, July 6

Exhibit: Michael Jackson, A Musical Legacy


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


"The overwhelming response to our earlier exhibits speaks to Jackson's unparalleled place in music history and the public's deep connection to his music.  We're excited to share even more of Jackson's life and legacy with his fans and we hope it serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history."

- Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum

In October 2009 the GRAMMY Museum debuted Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy, the temporary memorial display that was launched following Jackson's death in June 2009. The Museum’s current tribute to Jackson resides on the third floor and features two cases of artifacts that portray Jackson’s early career as a member of the Jackson 5, and his successful solo career as a singer and performer. Featured artifacts include Jackson's trademark sequin gloves, elaborately embellished jackets and items worn in the music video for his hit song “Thriller,” including the famous varsity jacket and red leather jacket.

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Grammy & BET awards: sounds of Africa


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


The exhibit celebrates the unique diversity that lives in African music, and spotlight winners and nominees of both the GRAMMY Awards® and the BET Awards.

"At BET International, we look forward each year to recognizing and applauding the work of the best musical artists from the continent of Africa as a part of the annual BET Awards, and this year, we’re thrilled to collaborate with the GRAMMY Museum to take inter-continental music celebration to new heights with the Sounds of Africa exhibit. We are beyond excited about this tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African music artists, and could not have asked for a better partner."

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