Karl Berger Honored with LA Performance

November’s installment of flutist Ellen Burr and bassist Jeff Schwartz’ “Thirdsday” (Third Thursday) residency at the Industry Cafe and Jazz is a tribute to underground jazz icon Karl Berger. A pianist and vibraphonist, Berger has worked with artists from Don Cherry to Yellowman to Jeff Buckley. He is also the founder of the Creative Music Studio, a music school in upstate New York which he developed in the 1970s along with Ornette Coleman, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, and a team of other major artists and intellectuals. On Nov. 21, from 8-10PM, Burr and Schwartz will perform two sets of Berger’s compositions, joined by saxophonist Robert Reigle who, like Burr and Schwartz, has studied at the Creative Music Studio, plus saxophonist/clarinetist Andrew Pask and drummer Garth Powell. Berger himself will not appear, but he is assisting with the musical arrangements and may even send some new compositions. There is no cover charge, but donations are encouraged, the artists will have CDs for sale, and the Industry Cafe offers Ethiopian, Eritrean, and soul food, with many vegetarian and vegan options, as well as beer and wine. 6039 Washington Blvd. Culver City.