10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
"Hammond's opus is a remarkable effort ... it'll remind you why you started loving jazz in the first place." – Michael Roberts, Jazziz Magazine
"A monumental stew of improvisation and emotional force from guitarist Hammond and band..." – George Grella, The Brooklyn Rail
Guitarist/bandleader Ross Hammond has been at the center of the Sacramento jazz scene for more than a decade, playing infectious music that combines dreamy rock-inflected grooves with expansive free jazz escapades. His acclaimed Humanity Suite, inspired by the work of artist Kara Walker, features a sextet of heavyweight California improvisers.
Ross Hammond – guitar
Vinny Golia – winds
Catherine Sikora – tenor saxophone
Clifford Childers – trombone
Kerry Kashiwagi – acoustic bass
Dax Compise – drums
100 West Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, 91202
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Meet the next class of dancers to make their professional debut in our company’s pinnacle event & show of the year, selected through the premiere dance education event, Monsters Dance Convention...
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Led by conductor/arranger John Beasley, the 15-piece modern jazz band MONK'estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s unique quirkiness. Offbeat accents and punchy dissonances can be found in MONK'estra's fresh arrangements of Monk’s and other classic and original compositions. Beasley’s contemporary twist incorporates Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz, hip hop, big-band instrumentation, and stunningly atmospheric ensemble textures, all powerfully driven by a propulsive rhythm section.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Honoring the Beat Generation of the ’50s and ’60s, a new generation of poets broadens the spectrum of spoken word: their lyrical performances reveal the intersections between text, song, movement, and media. Questioning social consciousness, ringing voices of justice, and promoting cultural awareness, this eclectic group demonstrates the visceral power of poetry.
Featured poets include: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Ise Lyfe, Rachel Kann, Mayda Del Valle, Aleshea Harris, and Traci Kato-Kiriyama.
Make a night of it! Visit Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution and The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and hear live music performed by Patsy Moore and Friends at 8:00 p.m.
Presented outdoors, lounge-style, with cocktails and snacks available for purchase.