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6:00pm - Craig Taborn
•Craig Taborn – piano
Jazz pianist and keyboard player Craig Taborn began working professionally in the 1990s in a variety of musical contexts, ranging from more straight-ahead jazz to more outside music, with young jazz musicians, seasoned veterans, and even techno artists. In his hometown of Minneapolis, Taborn studied piano, composition, and music theory with area university professors before going away to college. Before he graduated from college, Taborn had already performed on three recordings as a member of the James Carter Quartet. After graduating with a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1995, DIW released Taborn's first date as a leader, The Craig Taborn Trio. He then moved to N.Y.C., and by the close of the '90s, he performed on two more Carter releases; Roscoe Mitchell's 1999 ECM release, Nine to Get Ready; Detroiter Carl Craig's techno-jazz project, Innerzone Orchestra; and Hugh Ragin's Afternoon in Harlem. His second album, Light Made Lighter was a piano trio date for Thirsty Ear in 2001
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7:00pm - Taylor Ho Bynum's West Coast Ensemble
•Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
•Jeff Gauthier – violin
•Nicole Mitchell – flute
•Jeff Parker – guitar
•Michael Dessen – trombone
•Mark Dresser – bass
•Alex Cline – drums
Taylor Ho Bynum has assembled an all star ensemble of west coast luminaires to perform for his Acoustic Bycicle Tour, which is an ongoing performance journey where Taylor travels solely on bicycle, presenting solo concerts and playing with ensembles of area musicians. The endeavor is an act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, a celebration of musical community, and an exercise in extreme physicality. There are clear analogies between choosing to travel by bike and choosing to pursue a career in creative music: the trip may be slower and more arduous, but it is ultimately more rewarding in its acoustic pleasures and unexpected delights.
In September 2010, Taylor undertook one of the more unusual projects of his career: a two-week, 800-mile performance journey to all six New England states traveling only by bicycle. He presented original music every night, playing in venues ranging from state parks to art galleries to concert halls.
In the fall of 2014, Taylor will make a five-week, 1800-mile West Coast Acoustic Bicycle Tour, going border to border from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico, and stopping at the Barnsdall Art Park for the Angel City Jazz Festival in the process.
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The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (BGT) is a 299-seat proscenium stage theatre owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affair’s Community Arts Division. It is located inside the Barnsdall Art Park.
•Metro Red Line: Vermont & Sunset Station
•Metro Bus Rapid: 780 and 754
•Metro Bus regular: 2, 302, 180/181, 204, 206, and 217
•There is limited parking available in the parking lot by the entrance to the Art Park
•Street parking at the bottom of the hill is free on Sundays
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Angel City Jazz Festival
The Angel City Jazz Festival, known for its eclectic live performances by critically-acclaimed artists devoted to exploring creative, cutting-edge jazz, is presented by Angel City Arts (ACA), a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. ACA committed to cultivating and revitalizing jazz culture in Los Angeles by presenting regular live concerts by established and emerging music innovators who have achieved exceptionally high levels of musicianship and brought forward a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and improvised music. All donations to Angel City Arts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.