LA’s most adventurous jazz festival – Angel City Jazz Festival opens at REDCAT on Friday October 1 with Mark Dresser 1 at 8pm and the Jeremy Ledbetter trio at 9:30pm.
Friday October 1, Mark Dresser is a Grammy nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, and composer. At the core of his music is an obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. “The music for this evening centered around a personal approach to the jazz tradition and song form: beauty of melody, counterpoint and harmony, swing, rhythmic invention and cyclical form."_Mark Dresser.
The Jeremy Ledbetter Trio sees Jeremy joined by Juno award nominee Sarah Thawer and renowned electric bassist Rich Brown, who offer the perfect counterpart to Ledbetter’s iconoclastic energy at the piano. The Trio’s debut album “Got a Light?, released in 2018 has been described as “a controlled explosion of big ideas and compelling musical storytelling”.
REDCAT at Walt Disney Hall. 631 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA
Saturday October 2, LA avant guard percussionist Corey Fogel leads a new group featuring ECM recording artist Judith Berkson, Beth Schenck and Mattie Barbier at 8pm and NYC based vocalist/ composer Amirtha Kidambi closes the night with her Elder Ones project featuring Max Jaffe, Matt Nelson and Eva Lawitts at 9:30.
2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Played at various prestigious venues in LA, the festival continues through October 15 with exciting jazz music featuring the most innovative and original musicians working today, balancing the established artists with emerging talent and focusing on west coast creative jazz, past, present and future.
For a complete calendar and tickets please visit: angelcityjazz.com