LACMA Music Programs Sunday’s Live, Jazz at LACMA and Latin Sounds provide free, no reservation live music all month long.
Sundays Live Events
Every Sunday at 6 pm at LACMA’s Bing Theater
Salastina Music Society and Baritone Rod Gilfry
Performing Samuel Barber: Dover Beach and other selections to be announced .
Endre Balogh(violin), Steven Gordon(viola), and Dennis Karmazyn(cello)
Performing Mozart: Duo in G major, K 423, and Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio.
Pianist Mark Robson
Performing Operatic transcriptions of Franz Liszt .
Duo Pianist Mack McCray and Yoshikazu Nagai
Performing Bach: Concerto in C Major for Two Keyboards, BWV 1061, MacCray: Excerpts from Suite for 2 Pianos, and Percy Grainger/Gershwin: Fantasy for 2 Pianos on Themes from Porgy and Bess.
You can also catch Sundays Live in streaming audio at home: just click here at concert time (6 pm every Sunday).
Jazz at LACMA Events
Every Friday at 6 PM at LACMA’s BP Grand Entrance
September 2 | Michael Session Sextet
Michael Session returns to LACMA with his all-star sextet. “Session remains a dominant soloist, blessed with vivid musical imagination, A-Line technique, and an apparent passion to construct heart stopping thrill rides on the saxophone,” writes Rex Butters, All About Jazz. Firmly rooted in classic Blue Note, the sextet-s front line plays crisp harmonized arrangements based in blues and uptown bebop.
September 9 | Third Annual L.A. Jazz Treaure Award
2011 Honoree – Wayne Shorter
LACMA and the Los Angeles Jazz Society are proud to present legendary saxophonist and composer, Wayne Shorter, with the third annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award. As part of the museum’s renowned Jazz at LACMA series, the evening will salute one of the most significant and prolific performers and composers in jazz and modern music. Shorter, an NEA Jazz Master recipient, was an integral part of Miles Davis’s band from 1964-1970, co-founder of the premier fusion group Weather Report, and composer of such jazz classics as “Footprints,” “E.S.P.” and “Nefertiti.” Opening the concert will be a New Talent quartet including winners from the LA Jazz Society-s Shelley Manne New Talent Award, led by Chloe Feoranzo.
September 16 | Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble
Honored as a cultural ambassador to the world, trombonist Phil Ranelin is best known as a former Freddie Hubbard sideman and as co-founder of Detroit-s famed TRIBE Records. Ranelin-s performance credits include: Ella Fitzgerald, Art Pepper, Teddy Edwards, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney, Sarah Vaughan, Larry Gales, Tootie Heath, and the all-star Luckman Jazz Orchestra at the Disney Concert Hall.
*This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
September 23 | Angel City Jazz Festival
The 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival kicks off its 4th season as a part of Jazz at LACMA with a special double bill. The evening begins with the winners of the first annual Angel City Jazz Young Artist Competition, followed by eclectic pianist Larry Karush-s Quintet, a world music infused ensemble featuring Randy Gloss and Joey DeLeon on percussion, Chris Colangelo on bass, and Danilo Lozano on flute.
Sunday, September 30 | Melissa Morgan
Vocalist Melissa Morgan’s debut recording on Telarc Records captures an organic, old-school sensibility of classic singers like Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson, and reintroduces it to an entirely new generation of listeners. Her concerts have taken her across the country and she has worked with some of today-s brightest young players including pianist Gerald Clayton, guitarist Randy Napoleon, bassist Joe Sanders, drummer Kevin Kanner and trumpeter Christian Scott.
Latin Sounds Season Closing Concert
Saturday, September 3 @ 5 pm | Hancock Park
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo’s blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba) has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious.” This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, singing songs that celebrate life, and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.
In-kind support for Jazz at LACMA and Latin Sounds is provided by KKJZ 88.1 FM.