Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jazz Bakery kicks off season Jan. 19

In 2013, The Jazz Bakery celebrates 20 years of presenting great music as a non-profit organization. They will be producing many special events throughout the year, but are kicking things off in the first quarter with nine top notch shows showing the breadth of the current jazz scene and continuing their mission to cultivate a new generation of jazz fans who will appreciate, preserve and grow a unique American legacy.

Conceived and founded in 1992 by jazz vocalist/educator Ruth Price, The Jazz Bakery has achieved international acclaim through her uncompromising vision. As artistic director, Price's vision includes an audience-friendly performance space with theater seating unspoiled by noisy nightclub intrusions. It’s a place where the sound is the highest fidelity, the lighting is beautiful, the piano is well-maintained, and every seat is the best in the house. This vision serves as a template for the new Jazz Bakery which will include a 250-seat theater as well as an intimate "black box" performance space, all housed in a remarkable new Frank Gehry designed building scheduled to be completed in 2015, and destined to become a Southern California cultural landmark.

In the meantime The Jazz Bakery presents a “Movable Feast” of shows at high quality venues across Los Angeles County. The upcoming shows are:

Freddy Cole Quartet
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kirk Douglas Theatre

3 Brave Souls: Darryl Jones, Ndugu Chancler, John Beasley
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kirk Douglas Theatre

A Gershwin Valentine from Sue Raney - Michael Dees - Kurt Reichenbach - Pinky Winters
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kirk Douglas Theatre

Turtle Island Quartet with Tierney Sutton
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:00pm
Herbert Zipper Concert Hall-The Colburn School

Dori Caymmi Quintet, “Poesia Musicada” CD release
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kirk Douglas Theatre

Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kirk Douglas Theatre

Kenny Garrett Quintet
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kirk Douglas Theatre

Chris Potter Quartet
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:00pm
Musicians Institute Concert Center

Patricia Barber Quartet
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Musicians Institute Concert Center

The Kirk Douglas Theater is located at 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California  90232. The Herbert Zipper Concert Hall is located at 200 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012. The Musician’s Institute Concert Center is located at 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, California 90028. Ticket prices for the events vary. The ticket purchase links are at http://jazzbakery.org/upcoming-events.

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