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The Jazz Bakery is "the most prestigious jazz space in Los Angeles" -a serious, no-frills, seven-nights-a-week nonprofit listening room of international renown, where everybody who's anybody has played; where iconic musicians turn up as regularly in the audience as on the bandstand; where just ascending the stage is a sure sign that you've made it into the music's highest ranks." -LA Weekly, The House that Ruth Built


Events

Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band

June 09, 2017 8:00 PM

Listening to Gordon Goodwins Band, I was immediately taken by his contemporary musical viewpoint, his use of dynamics and his bevy of superb soloists. Quincy Jones Whenever I hear his music, I get the sudden urge to retire! Sammy Nestico with The Little Phat Band, Gordon Goodwin proves that whether heavy weight or middle-weight, he is able to pack a knockout punch. George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Goodwins ability to combine jazz excellence with any musical style makes his writing appealing to fans across the spectrum. Thats why both beboppers and headbangers dig Gordon Goodwins Phat Bands... big and small. LA Times Trying to describe the towering talents of Gordon Goodwin is one of my most frustrating secret pleasures. He is a gifted and creative pianist, an explosive and haul ass, kick butt, sax player, an arranger of absolutely no limit of musical styles and composer of some of the best (and cleverly titled) compositions ever. Johnny Mandel
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trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire quartet

June 16, 2017 8:00 PM

Ambrose Akinmusire, is a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader with a unique spark in his playing. In 2007 Akinmusire won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, decided by a panel of judges that included Terence Blanchard, Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert and Roy Hargrove. That same year, Ambrose also won the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and released his debut album. He has never looked back! The New Yorker Theres a thoughtful poise to Akinmusires inventive, often incandescent trumpet playing that justifies the praise thats been heaped upon him. If all he brought to the table were his daring trumpet playing, Ambrose would surely have turned heads, but his ongoing canon of recordings have exceeded every expectation. Its as if hes always had this idea of what his music should be, and the limitations of the instrument didnt deter him from that.Terence Blanchard Mr. Akinmusire cant help but make an impression The connection he achieves with his band is awe inspiring. His spry quartet knows how to flesh out his ideas in an unfolding present tense. JazzTimes Ambrose says: I think you reach a point as a musician where you cant go any further alone. And I think everybody in my band has sort of reached that level. when I play with my band... its endless.
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Buster Williams 75th Birthday Tour w/ "Something More"

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Bassist Buster Williams is one of the key players in modern jazz with a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's musicianship is impeccable and his rhytmic sence unfailing. Williams work as a leader is a blueprint for bassists on how to assume a more proactive, forward position in an ensemble without throwing it out of balance. The New Yorker In Williams hands, the bass is a fully articulate solo voice. His big, deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. He has worked with just about everyone of import on the jazz scene, including long stints with Herbie Hancock and Nancy Wilson. JazzIs Buster decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play his music, and express his concept of a cohesive musical unit. Since the inception of his own band, Something More has toured the globe many times. All About Jazz After all this and a soon to be released CD, the logical question for Buster is, What's next? Well, luckily for us... next is a Jazz Bakery Performance!!
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