(OCT 9) REDCAT and L.A. Opera present composer Missy Mazzoli’s Song from The Uproar, a multimedia opera that combines live musical performance and original film. This compelling new work was inspired by the journals of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904), one of the most remarkable women of her era. At the age of 20, she left her life in Switzerland behind for an unfettered existence in the North African desert. Hailed by The New York Times as “a visually and aurally ravishing chamber opera…a captivating multimedia spectacle,” Song from the Uproar immerses the audience in the surreal landscapes of her life: the loss of her family, the thrill of her arrival in Africa and the mystery of her demise.
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El Camino College will present an evening with jazz luminary Carmen Bradford for an unforgettable one-night only performance in Marsee Auditorium. "Carmen Bradford and Friends" will take the stage with a jazz trio at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 to perform blues and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.
Carmen Bradford's passionate jazz vocals have been featured in performances and recordings with a wide variety of musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Shelly Berg, Doc Severinsen, Tony Bennett, James Brown, Patti Austin, Dori Caymmi, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, and the National Symphony. She continues to tour internationally and has also taught jazz vocal music at USC.
Bradford is the daughter of legendary trumpeter/composer Bobby Bradford and renowned vocalist/composer Melba Joyce. Her grandfather Melvin Moore sang with the Lucky Millender and Dizzy Gillespie big bands in the 1940s, making Bradford a third-generation musician.
She was discovered and hired by William "Count" Basie, and was the featured vocalist in the celebrated Count Basie Orchestra from 1982-1990. In addition to recording several CDs as a solo artist, Bradford performed on two Grammy Award-winning albums with the Basie Band in the 1980s and later collaborated on a third Grammy-winning album with guitarist George Benson in 1991. Bradford's 2015 release "John Mills 'Invisible Design' featuring Carmen Bradford," is another example of her ability to sing all forms of jazz.