An Evening of Latin Jazz at Curtis Theatre
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Latin Jazz at Curtis Theatre

Welcome summer with a lively reception on the Civic & Cultural Arts Plaza. Experience food, drink and outdoor entertainment, before you step inside for an intimate concert with Cuba L.A. Keeping the soul of Cuban music alive, this talented ensemble is fueled by the love of their heritage and the exhilaration of musical experimentation. Danilo Lozano, a classically-trained flautist and a professor of music, leads this dynamic collective of West Coast musicians. Mixing rhythms, forms and instrumentation from different regions of Cuba, the group creates their own lush ensemble sound!

Dinner included in ticket price.

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Jose Rizo's Mongorama at Soka Performing Arts Center
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jose Rizo's Mongorama at Soka Performing Arts Center

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Mongorama is a Latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz 88.1 radio personality José Rizo (host of Jazz on the Latin Side). The Grammy-nominated group explores the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and early 1960s, and refreshes it with a modern perspective. They recently performed at the Havana International Jazz Plaza Festival in Cuba.

Mongorama will feature tenor saxophonist Justo Almario and flautist Danilo Lozano revisiting the explorations of saxophonist Chombo Silva and flautist Rolando Lozano (Danilo’s Dad). Rounding out the ensemble is Dayren Santamaria (violin), James Zavaleta (lead vocals), Ramon Banda (timbales), Joey De Leon (congas), Alfredo Ortiz (percussion/vocals), Rene Camacho (bass), and Joe Rotondi (piano).

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Inside Latin Jazz
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Inside Latin Jazz

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Latin Jazz 104 - CUBA L.A.
NO FEE REQUIRED
Jazz With No Prerequisites
Instructor: Danilo Lozano
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 PM

In this "class" you’ll gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of Latin Jazz.

The night will feature some of Los Angeles renowned and most sought after musicians in the industry, playing tunes that have become standards in the Latin Jazz repertoire.

There will be no exam!

Open to all majors, minors or people that want to have fun. May be repeated for maximum musical pleasure.

Cuba L.A. keeps the soul of Cuban music alive, fueled by the love of their heritage and the exhilaration of musical experimentation. 

Danilo Lozano is a two-time Grammy Award-winning flautist and music professor. A founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Lozano is best known for his work with Latin jazz and charanga music. He has performed with some of the greatest artists in the genre, including Celia Cruz, Poncho Sanchez, Latin Side All Stars, Israel Lopez "Cachao," and was a featured artist on the soundtrack for Andy Garcia's film The Lost City. Lozano continues to perform regularly in both Los Angeles and across the country. Last summer, he was a featured artist for the Pasadena Orchestra's Clásica - las raíces de la música concert series and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho. Moreover, he is the creator and host of Inside Latin jazz at Whittier College.

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pre-Valentine's Celebration with Jose Rizo's Mongorama

Start your evening, under the stars on the Civic & Cultural Arts Plaza. Experience a lively reception with food, drink and outdoor entertainment, before you step inside for an intimate concert with the Grammy-nominated, Latin Jazz super group Mongorama. Lead by composer, musician and KJAZZ radio personality, Jose Rizo (Jazz on the Latin Side), this star-studded collaboration amasses some of the most notable musicians in Latin Jazz. Exploring the early charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and 1960s, Mongorama will make your heart dance!

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Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

Inside Latin Jazz feat. Edward Resto

At the young age of fourteen, studying the clarinet in his junior high school orchestra made Resto realize that he could play only one squeaky octave at best and that after a year of practice and complete banishment from his family at home, he accepted that the clarinet was just not his instrument! Resto really wanted to play the bass, the instrument that Antonio "Bello" Ortiz, his grandfather played professionally...

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Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

Arts for Art Evolving Series with Aruán Ortiz's Firm Root

Forty-two-year-old Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist, violist, and composer Aruán Ortiz has written music for jazz ensembles, orchestras, dance companies, chamber groups, and feature films. His work incorporates influences from contemporary classical music, Cuban-Haitian rhythms, and avant-garde improvisation; and consistently strives to break stylistic musical boundaries. He has been called “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz and "one of the most versatile and exciting pianists of his generation" by Downbeat Magazine.

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Dec
24
3:00 PM15:00

Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

Bands, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free three-hour holiday show. Beloved by Angelenos, the L.A. County Holiday Celebration takes place every Christmas Eve at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center. The show will be broadcast live on PBS SoCal KOCE and pbssocal.org. Stay tuned for information on this year's artists and hosts!

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