LACMA Jazz Is Back With Enthusiasm – May Schedule

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Finally, LACMA Jazz has returned to Los Angeles. The season kickoff featured Kenny Burrell and the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited. The crowd was enthusiastic and in true form of great event. Below is the remaining schedule for May.

May Schedule

Bob Mintzer & Russell Ferrante

Friday, May 4, 2012 | 6 pm

Saxophonist Bob Mintzer and keyboardist Russell Ferrante are also known as members of Grammy Award–winning contemporary jazz group Yellowjackets. Individually, they are also prolific composers and arrangers, working with leading musicians and ensembles around the world, including Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Diane Reeves, The GRP Big Band, Lee Ritenour, and the Bob Mintzer Big Band. As performers, they have toured with Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joni Mitchell, and Take 6.

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This broadcast of “Jazz at LACMA” is made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

 

 

Ruslan Sirota

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 6 pm

The young Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer gained worldwide exposure as a member of the Stanley Clarke Band. Ruslan Sirota has been touring, performing, and recording with major artists (in addition to Clarke), such as Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Seal, Brian McKnight, Ne-Yo, Rachelle Ferrell, and Diane Warren. He has recently released his debut album, which includes guest appearances by Chick Corea, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke, among others.

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This broadcast of “Jazz at LACMA” is made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Media support for Jazz at LACMA provided by KKJZ 88.1

 

Henry “Skipper” Franklin

Friday, May 18, 2012 | 6 pm

Bassist Henry “The Skipper” Franklin’s prolific career began with Willie Bobo and Archie Shepp, and he rose to fame working with Hugh Masakela. Franklin has recorded numerous albums as a leader and has also worked closely with Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, and Hampton Hawes.

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Image: photographed by Juan Tallo
This broadcast of “Jazz at LACMA” is made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Media support for Jazz at LACMA provided by KKJZ 88.1

Ernie Andrews

Friday, May 25, 2012 | 6 pm

For more than sixty years, Ernie Andrews has been thrilling audiences around the globe with hits he has recorded with such giants as Harry James, Cannonball Adderly, Gene Harris, and Ray Brown. In a recent review, Los Angeles Times critic Don Heckman said, “[H]e blends a hard-swinging, outgoing vocal style with a quick-witted sense of humor . . . he does so with a rich timbre, a gift for drama and a singular capacity to stimulate an audience.”

BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations

This broadcast of “Jazz at LACMA” is made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Media support for Jazz at LACMA provided by KKJZ 88.1




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