Saturday, January 7, 8:30pm
Fab’s Corner Cucina proudly presents the Joe Bartone Ambient Quartet, featuring Joe Bartone (guitar), Trevor Steer (Moog, keys), Mike Lockwood (drums), and Kyle O’Donnel (tenor sax). Fab’s Corner Cucina, 4336 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks | more info here
Sunday, January 8, 7pm
Open Gate Theatre Sunday Series and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present the Vinny Golia Sextet and The Curiosities. Vinny’s sextet features Vinny Golia (woodwinds), Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet), Gavin Templeton (alto sax), Alex Noice (electric guitar), Jon Armstrong (bass guitar), and Andrew Lessman (drums). The Curiosities is comprised of Seattle-based Amy Denio (multi-instrumentals, vocals, performance art), Emily Hay (flute, vocals), NYC-based Lucio Menegnon (guitar), Brad Dutz (drums), and Kio Griffith (video art). Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles | $10/students, seniors, and series performers half price.
Monday, January 9, 8pm
Monday Evening Concerts presents one of the most extraordinary works to come out of Vienna in recent years, Klaus Lang’s einfalt. stille. (“simplicity. quiet.”), offering a mesmerizing hour-long venture through cloudscapes of sound created by flute, female voice, viola, and percussion. The performance features a rare appearance by the astonishing Russian singer Natalia Pschenitschnikova, as well as Andrew McIntosh (viola), Jonathan Hepfer (percussion), and Alice Teyssier (flute). Colburn School, Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles | $27, $12 students, tickets available here
Thursday, January 12, 8pm
The Santa Barbara New Music Series presents “Call and Response” and the C#4. “Call and Response” is a program that features Dottie Grossman (poems), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), and Rich West (drums, percussion). The C#4 ensemble brings together Charles Sharp (reeds), Anthony Shadduck (bass), Jeff Schwartz (bass), and Trevor Andries (drums), along with a guest appearance by Rich West (percussion). Muddy Waters Cafe, 508 East Haley St., Santa Barbara | $8