Angel City Jazz Festival Preview

English: Ingrid Laubrock, moers festival 2010

Source: LA Times.

The Angel City Jazz Festival has always cast a wide net in its lineup, which reliably looked to transcend boundaries musical and generational. With nine performances over the next three weekends from Santa Monica to downtown, its geographic reach continues to expand as well.

Again setting aside a multi-act one-day centerpiece, the festival draws heavily from the jazz vanguard, including a saxophonist who helped forge the spiritually charged sound of free jazz in the ‘60s, Pharoah Sanders.

Other performers of note include:

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey Duo
Vinny Golia Quartet
Steve Lehman Trio
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn
Samuel Blaser + Gerry Hemingway Duo
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls