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Monday, March 2

Kali Uchis

The Echo

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

7:30pm

Kali Uchis is a star in every sense of the word. The Colombian-born, Virginia-bred artist has only one body of work to her name: Drunken Babble. Nonetheless, the loose collection of songs she recorded in her bedroom began to dabble in the soulful 70s meets new age R&B sound that she has since perfected. Both musically and stylistically, Kali embodies a West coast artist. Her bubbly sound and stunning wardrobe can catch the eye of any Californian and instantly turn him or her to a fan. In fact, a few of those wandering glances have been from California

natives Snoop Dogg and Tyler the Creator, both of whom Uchis has collaborated with. Feeding off these co-signs, Kali played numerous shows up and down the coast and logged studio time with more notable names including Mad Decent figurehead, Diplo.Her confidence is evident, holding her own on the stage as well as in the studio alongside stars and legends alike.

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Tuesday, March 3

Wednesday, March 4

The Southland Ensemble Plays Early Robert Ashley

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012

8:30pm

Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music. Although the composer is best known for his later operas and theatrical works, the group focuses on a collection of seldom-performed compositions from the 1960s—
work thought to be more conceptual than musical. The ensemble sets out
to demonstrate otherwise. Its program features the iconic pieces She
Was a Visitor (1967) and The Wolfman(1964) alongside lesser-known, though equally strong, titles such as Trios (White on White) (1963) and the
In memoriam... trilogy (1963). Started in 2013, Southland Ensemble consists of co-directors Eric KM Clark and Christine Tavolacci and core members Casey Anderson, Matt Barbier, Orin Hildestad, James Klopfleisch, Jonathan Stehney and Cassia Streb.

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Thursday, March 5

Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet

Valley Performing Arts Center

Northridge, CA 91330

7:30pm

In a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, including 25 albums of his own, guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell is now firmly established as a visionary presence in American music. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists, filmmakers and legendary musicians. But it is his work as a leader that has garnered increasing attention and accolades. The New York Times described Frisell’s music this way. “It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." - See more at: http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bill-frisells-big-sur...

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The Brad Dutz 4tet

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012

8:30pm

Celebrated for bringing an airy, bright, thoroughly original instrumental palette to its blend of 21st-century acoustic chamber music, improvisation and free jazz, the quartet led by ace percussionist and composer Brad Dutz first came together at REDCAT 10 years ago. It features Dutz on marimba, vibes and all manner of hand percussion, Brian Walsh on clarinet and bass clarinet, Paul Sherman on oboe and English horn, and Chris Votek on cello, with their precise yet fluid contrapuntal work conjuring a vibrant sound like no other. Even as Dutz, one of the most sought-after session percussionists in L.A., forgoes the conventional grooves in favor of color and texture, the band always stirs up a brisk, propulsive swing.

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Friday, March 6

Taiko Center of LA with Batala LA

Grand Annex

434 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

8:00pm

Taiko Center of LA explores rhythms of the world with drumming, dance and special guests, Batala Los Angeles. Batala Los Angeles is an international performance group that specializes in samba-reggae musical arrangements and percussion breaks, graphics, costumes, and dance movements.

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Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra

El Camino College Marsee Auditorium

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, 90506

8:00pm

El Camino College faculty member Alan Chan will showcase his talents at 8:00 p.m. on March 6, 2015 in the Marsee Auditorium. A professor of music and director of El Camino College Jazz productions, Chan will take the stage to show the audience the skills he’s used to mold El Camino College’s budding musicians.

The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra, known simply as ACJO, has successfully unveiled their “Rancho Calaveras” EP and Chan was further praised for his distinct and “genre-shaking” sound, upon the released his debut album “Shrimp Tale” this past summer.

Chan is a critically acclaimed jazz artist who has lived and performed in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Orchestras, college and high school bands, and jazz bands, including the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, have performed his work. Chan founded the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra in 2012 which is comprised of top Los Angeles studio and jazz musicians.
ACJO’s musical endeavors reach far beyond providing rhythmic and entertaining compositions. Chan draws from real-life experiences from living around the world and attempts to draw attention to significant world issues like environmental protection.

Tickets to the performance are $20 and may be purchased online at centerforthearts.org, by phone at 310-329-5345 or toll-free at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The El Camino College Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

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