Friday, October 9 @ The Edye at the Broad Stage
Part of a double bill with Jon Armstrong
The 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest provides insight into many of the issues that our city and country continue to face, twenty-three years later. Meaningful conversations about racism, classism, and the relationship between a society and its police force are needed more than ever.
Bridging the gap between where we are and where we want to be requires us to look squarely and truthfully at where we have been. We are apt to claim history when it flatters, but how can a city engage with theentirety of its history to understand the present and navigate its future?
This piece, commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society’s “New Note” program explores these themes in a forty-five minute suite for alto and tenor saxophone, vibraphone, piano, double bass, and drums.