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8:00pm - Arthur Blythe Tribute/Benefit Concert
•Oliver Lake – alto saxophone
•Bob Stewart – tuba
•Gust Tsillis – marimba
•Nick Rosen – bass
•Dave Binney – alto saxophone
•Dwight Trible – voice
•Queen Bey – voice
•Andy Langham – piano
•Cecil Brooks III – drums
•Alex Cline – drums
Arthur Blythe was born in 1940 in Los Angeles and grew up in San Diego. He took up the alto saxophone at the age of nine, playing R&B until his mid-teens when he discovered jazz. In the mid-1960s he was part of The Underground Musicians and Artists Association (UGMAA), west coast counterpart to Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) founded by Horace Tapscott, on whose 1969 The Giant Is Awakened, Blythe made his recording debut.
He made his big splash on the jazz scene after he moved to New York in his mid-30s and subsequently played with the Gil Evans Orchestra, Jack DeJohnette and McCoy Tyner. Renown for his ripe, passionate, vibrato-rich sound, Blythe recorded on Columbia Records through much of the 1980s and his most recent recorded appeared on the Savant label between 2000 and 2003.
He recently underwent a serious kidney operation, which affected his ability to walk and swallow foods. He is also struggling with Parkinson’s disease. While he’s slowly regaining strength at a rehabilitation centre in California, he needs financial support to pay bills and to get the help of a good neurologist.
Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Arthur Blythe to help him cover health care expenses.
For more information on Arthur health problems and to donate to his fund please click here
•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.