in partnership with invite you to dust off your instruments and participate in the Get Your Chops Back — Jazz Combo In partnership with Active Arts® at the Music Center, the Los Angeles Jazz Collective invites you to recapture and rediscover the joy and exhilaration of playing jazz and improvising in a stress-free, mistakes-allowed environment. [...]
Archive for June, 2009
(artwork by Jamie Rosenn) It’s been rather cloudy this month, so it’s a little hard to believe that we’re actually getting deep into the summer already. We haven’t done a big event at Cafe Metropol since our inaugrual festival, and it’s been long overdue for us to come back here. The first time was an [...]
These guys have been getting some good press recently, with their latest crop of releases and this great article by Matthew Miller. The Underground is the original model and continued source of inspiration for everything we’re trying to do with our collective. These two paragraphs neatly sum up why this organization was needed: Despite their [...]
Here’s the latest offerings from the group that inspired the formation of the LAJC. Recordings by Arthur Kell, Guilherme Monterio, and Daniel Kelly, with support from guys like Loren Stillman, Brad Shepik, and Ben Street. Very good music, and a review worthy of their talents.
Interesting article from great jazz writer Andrew Gilbert at insidebayarea.com about how Yoshi’s-SF is going back to all jazz progamming: The June lineup for Yoshi’s-San Francisco, which features a series of unprecedented encounters between jazz legends, shows the club is trying something new after an ill-fated, five-month flirtation with eclectic non-jazz programming. The Fillmore District [...]