LA/Chicago Project + The Steven Gordon Quartet – Angel City Jazz Festival 2016 | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA
Date(s) - 09/30/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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“An end of summer fixture since it’s debut … the Angel City Jazz Festival has drawn top tier talent from figures across the jazz vanguard.”
— LA Times
The Steve Gordon Quartet
- Steven T. Gordon — piano
- Joe Kwon — alto saxophone
- Nashir Amin Janmohamed — bass
- Ian Welles Hubbell — drums
The Steve Gordon Quartet are the 2016 Angel City Arts Young Artist Competition winners. Their performance at the finals on September 25th at the Bluewhale garnered high praise from the audience and competition judges alike.
The musicians in the Steven Gordon Quartet, comprised of four college students going to UCLA and USC have been playing together for about a year and are now focused on pushing themselves creatively and professionally, as composers, improvisers and performers.
“It’s a feeling like no other, performing for others and working with others to create music. When a song truly comes together, everyone playing just looks up and smiles — it’s that ‘aha!’ moment we strive for.”
— Steve Gordon
The Angel City Jazz Festival – LA’s only non-commercial jazz and new music festival – was founded in 2008 by music promoter Rocco Somazzi. From 2009, Cryptogramophone’s founder Jeff Gauthier became a festival coproducer and the festival moved to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Since then the festival has grown into an essential multi day celebration of cutting edge Jazz at some of the most exciting & prestigious venues in LA, such as LACMA, REDCAT, Zipper Hall, the Blue Whale, the Moss Theatre and The Edye by the Broad Stage.
The 2016 festival is presented by Angel CIty Arts, a non-profit organization committed to cultivating and revitalizing jazz culture in Los Angeles by producing 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.
The Angel City Jazz Festival consistently features the most innovative and original national and international jazz musicians working today, balancing established jazz artists with emerging talent, and focusing on west coast creative jazz, past, present and future.