Winners of the Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award, CJS Quintet is recognized for its hard-driving soulful swing, laden with the blues. The quintet, led by saxophonist Chuck Johnson and trumpeter James Smith, pays homage to Los Angeles-born sax legend Dexter Gordon in recognition of his 90th birth-year.
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Award-Winning composer and saxophonist Joshua Kwassman makes his LA Debut to celebrate his new album, 'Songs of the Brother Spirit' (2013, Truth Revolution Records).
Joshua and his talented group of New York City musicians will perform the music of 'Songs of the Brother Spirit' - a collection of pieces about friendship, growing up, and acknowledging mortality. Each piece tells a story will surprise and move listeners with great emotional range.