Jazz at LACMA: Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, Celebrated in a Night of Jazz
In conjunction with the exhibition Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, this special concert salutes two of artist Ken Price’s musical influences—trumpeters Chet Baker and Miles Davis. The concert opens with trumpeter Brian Swartz and his ensemble performing the music of Chet Baker. Swartz, whose acclaimed 2006 recording, Three, paid homage to Baker, has performed around the world with artists such as Michael Bublé, Brad Mehldau, Bob Florence, and Francisco Aguabella Latin Jazz Band. The closing set features Grammy-nominated pianist and composer John Beasley with his quintet—Keith Fiddmont (saxophone), Rashawn Ross (trumpet), James Leary (bass), Don Littleton (drums)—performing the music of Miles Davis's first quintet. Beasley was a member of one of Miles Davis's bands and continues to play with his alumni bands Miles Electric Band and Miles in India. He has performed and recorded with major jazz artists, namely Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Steely Dan, and Kenny Garrett, to name a few. Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective will be free and open to the public 5–9 pm.
BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations
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Image: Ken Price playing the trumpet, courtesy Ken Price archives