Tuesday, September 8, 2015


"Persistent purveyor of the nude piano that is the harp, Susie Allen has spread the gospel of new music across the world, from The Today Show to National Public Radio, Carnegie Hall and Gaudeamus Contemporary Music Week in the Netherlands. She's lectured internationally on music in general and has recorded for Brian Eno's Opal label. A snappy studio savant as well as an intuitive improviser and an initiate on the kayagum (a Korean zither), she moves birdsong moments through trilling vibrations - inverse, obverse and beautiful." David Cotner, L.A. Weekly

Thursday, September 3, 2015

9/2 Bobby West Trio @ Squashed Grapes (Ventura)....9/3 Doug Webb w/ Alphonse Mouzon @ The Baked Potato (Studio City)....9/4 Afronauts (w/ Devin Daniels, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Aaron Shaw, Jamael Dean, Nashir Janmohammed & Greg Webster) @ The World Stage (Leimert Park)....9/4 Carl Saunders Quartet @ Vibrato (Bel Air)....9/4 OHM @ The Baked Potato....9/5 Azar Lawrence Quintet @ Seabird Jazz Lounge (Long Beach)....9/5 Pete Christlieb Quartet @ Vibrato....9/5-7 7th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art + Music Festival (w/ Azar Lawrence, Michael Session, Jae Jae Kambasa, Medusa & more)....9/6 Dwight Trible, Will Salmon, Kio Griffith & Alex Cline @ Center for the Arts (Eagle Rock)....9/7 Charles Owens Big Band @ Typhoon (Santa Monica)....9/10 David Ornette Cherry & Organic Nation @ Cafe NELA (Cypress Park)....9/11 Lorca Hart Trio w/ Kenny Washington @ the blue whale (Little Tokyo)...9/11 The Jazz Bakery presents the Jacky Terrasson Quartet @ Zipper Hall (Downtown)....9/12 Quetzal @ Levitt Pavilion (Pasadena)....9/12 David Ornette Cherry w/ Organic Nation @ The World Stage....9/12 Emil Richards Quartet @ Vibrato....9/13 Brad Dutz Quartet @ the blue whale....9/17 Ben Wendel, Harish Raghavan & Nate Wood @ the blue whale....9/18 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band @ Catalina's (Hollywood)....JUST ADDED! 9/23 Celebrating the Birth of JOHN COLTRANE (w/ Kieff Rasadon, Darryl Moore and more) @ KRST Unity Center (Inglewood)....9/24 KCRW presents Cut Chemist + Basecamp @ Del Monte Speakeasy (Venice)....9/24 Snarky Puppy + Kneebody @ Royce Hall (UCLA)....9/25 Angel City Jazz Festival presents the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble @ LACMA (Miracle Mile)....9/25 Daniel Rosenboom Quintet @ the blue whale...9/25 Azar Lawrence Band @ The Mint (Mid-city)....9/26 Genesis P-Orridge in conversation with Simon Reynolds @ Hammer Museum (Westwood)....9/26 Angel City Jazz Festival presents the Mark Dresser Quintet + Lisa Mezzacappa's Glorious Ravage @ REDCAT....9/26 Don Randi & Quest @ The Baked Potato....JUST ADDED! 9/26-27 39th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum/Simon Rodia Jazz Festival (w/ Michael White, Phil Ranelin, Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler, Munyungo Jackson, Bobby Rodriguez, Nedra Wheeler, Justo Almario and more) @ Watts Towers Arts Center....9/27 SASSAS presents Yoshi Wada & Toshi Wada @ Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook....9/27 Calder Quartet @ Broad Stage (Santa Monica)....9/30 Future Freedom w/ DJs Wiseacre & Jeremy Sole + Makaya McCraven Quartet @ the blue whale