Art LandeFrom The Getty

Friday, January 20, 7pm
The Getty Center presents, as a part of the “Pacific Standard Time” initiative, Kalpa and the LAFMS Shoe Ensemble. Kalpa performers include Butoh master Oguri, leading a small company of dancers; musician and composer Yuval Ron, who creates an aural environment with a combination of live and recorded music; and sounds featuring harmonica player Tetsuya Nakamaura. Following the performance of Kalpa, the LAFMS Shoe ensemble, comprised of many of the core members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society, including Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, and Vetza. The artists play a series of duets that seamlessly morph from musician to musician, exposing a constantly evolving palette of musical voices. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., West Los Angeles | Free, reservations required call (310) 440-7300, parking is $10

From the wulf

Friday, January 20, 8pm
the wulf presents “Lessons I’ve Learned from Tammy Wynette”, an evening of solo and small chamber compositions from the 1960s and 70s about break-ups and make-ups, curated by April Guthrie. This concert will feature music by Karl H. Berger, Luciano Berio, David Koblitz, Barbara Kolb, and Elisabeth Lutyens and includes interludes of peculiar arrangements of Tammy Wynette songs, performed by Stephanie Aston, April Guthrie, Moira Smiley, and Christine Tavolacci. the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles | Free, donations accepted

From Jacaranda – music at the edge

Saturday, January 21, 7:30pm
Jacaranda presents “Ring around the Moon” concert, featuring music by Kaija Saariaho, Toru Takemitsu, Henri Dutilleux, and Chinary Ung.
The Performers include Gloria Cheng (piano), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), Eric Byers (cello), Michael Kudirka (guitar), the Lyris Quartet, Elissa Johnston (soprano), Kathleen Roland (soprano), Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble, and Mark Alan Hilt (conductor). First Pres of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica | $35, $15 students

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
The Third Annual San Diego Guitar Show happens this Saturday, featuring Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy), Rob Crow (Pinback, Mission:Valley), Bill Wesley (Array Orchestra), Sam Lopez (Zsa Zsa Gabor), Jon Calzo (DJ Tenshun, Skrapez), Aaron Legrow (Dead Animal Mod, California Bleeding), and The League of Assholes featuring Marcelo Radulovich, Bobby Bray, Frank Melendez and Randy Chiurazzi. The Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego | $6

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
Fais Do Do proudly presents Accordion Babes Revue – Los Angeles Winter 2012 Edition, is a night of diverse musical revelry celebrating the accordion, featuring Accordion Babe Pinup Calendar girls Mrs. Hobbs of Ketchup Soup, Renee de la Prade, and Amber Lee Baker. This is the fourth indie release of the provocative, girl-powered, ultimate tribute to the squeeze box, created by Renee de la Prade. The Accordion Babes Album & Pinup Calendar is sultry, sexy, sassy, silly, sweet, and impassioned. The women are not only beautiful, they are damn fine musicians, playing one of the world’s greatest instruments. The evening’s audience will be enchanted by three calendar girls and will be joined by a multi-musical line-up from the alternative accordion scene that has colored Los Angeles music in recent years. From blues to punk, experimental to jazz, Latin to gypsy, Bulgarian to Klezmer, opera to cabaret—this ain’t your grandfather’s accordion music! The evening’s festivities will include performances by Count Smokula, Danny Kopel, Cat Hair Ensemble, Rattlesnake Charm School, Salt Petal, Demonite Na Khaosa, Ketchup Soup, AK & Her Kalashnikovs, Renee de la Prade, Timur & the Dime Museum, Amber Lee Baker, Seeing Thingz, Dorian Wood, 2-Bit Opera, princessFrank & the Killsisters, Amy Denio Trio, and The Shpil. Fais Do Do, 5253 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles | $10 advanced, $15 at the door

From CalArts

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
CalArts presents a rare collaboration and appearance in L.A. by two jazz legends, Art Lande and Albert “Tootie” Heath! Both musicians are cultural treasures, having worked with many of the greatest artists in jazz history. The first set will be a four movement piece by four different pianists. Performers include faculty and alumni of CalArts: Art Lande, David Roitstein, Cathlene Pineda, and Rory Cowal. The second set will be a dedication to Eddie Marshall, a dear friend of Art Lande and Tootie Heath. Lande and Heath will play some free improv, some standards, and some of Marshall’s music. California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia | Free

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8:30pm
TIME LAPSE & GUTTER TRUNK Present : A Night of The Machines III, with live performances by BIZZART, Eyes Of March, Secta Erah, Dracula Spacecraft, Igor Amokian, Big Epoch, and HMS Collective, with New Art by Tawee Kiva. , 16000 Strathern St. #102, Van Nuys | $5 byob

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8:30pm
Fab’s Corner Cucina presents the Joe Bartone Ambient Quartet, featuring Joe Bartone (guitar), Brandon Schmidt (bass), Kyle O’Donnel (tenor sax), Mike Lockwood (drums). Fab’s Corner Cucina, 4336 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks |

From FaceBook

Sunday, January 22, 8pm
Open Gate Theatre and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present Voices Unwound: a concert of vocal exploration, featuring Odeya Nin (voice), Robert Een (voice, cello), Will Salmon (voice, flute), and Antony DiGennaro (prepared guitar). Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock | $10 / $5 seniors, students, series performers

From MetalJazz

Tuesday, January 24, 9:30pm/11:30pm
Postfusion-funky Ohm guitarist Chris Poland may be best known for his ’80s Megadeth trailblazing, but he started as a jazzbo, and he’s versatile enough to be juicing the late set with PolCat, a quartet featuring the truly outstanding Chicago gutjazz saxist Frank Catalano. the Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City | $20

From MetalJazz

Thursday, January 26, 10:30pm
Lap-steel guitarist Paul Lacques and Double Naught Spy Car are taking the checkered flag on their Thursday surf & crank instrumental residency, not just a pit stop — draining the oil, canceling the insurance, and that’s more than enough automotive metaphors. Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake | Free

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Comments
  1. Tim says:

    I’m not sure if you read the responses on your concert listings but do you know if Taku Sugimoto is coming to the Bay Area as well?

  2. Tim says:

    Regardless, I appreciate all your listings!

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