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  • THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC KICKS OFF 2013/14 JAZZ SERIES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL WITH RAMSEY LEWIS AND DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013, AT 8 PM
    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014, AT 7:30 PM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014, AT 8 PM
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014, AT 8 PM

    Media Sponsor: Los Angeles Times

    WHAT: The 2013/14 Jazz Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall begins on November 22, 2013 with Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater presenting “The Soul of Jazz.” The concert will feature some of their favorite soul songs, such as “Use Me Up,” “Nightmoves,” and “Stitched Up.”

    The 2013/14 series welcomes to Walt Disney Concert Hall today’s jazz greats in four distinct concerts, including a special show that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, bringing together former Creative Chairs for Jazz Dianne Reeves and Christian McBride and current Chair Herbie Hancock. After opening with Lewis and Bridgewater, the series features two very special jazz anniversaries – the 60th year of the Newport Jazz Festival and Jazz at Massey Hall – celebrated in a single night with an all-star lineup; and the series concludes with the dazzling technique of instrumentalists Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau.

    Herbie Hancock’s tenure in his position as the Carolyn and Bill Powers Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic – which began in the summer of 2010 – currently runs through the Hollywood Bowl 2014 season and the 2014/15 winter season at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    To purchase tickets, please visit laphil.com/jazz.

    WHO/WHEN: 
    Friday, November 22, 2013, at 8 PM
    RAMSEY LEWIS
    DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

    “The Soul of Jazz”

    Spend the evening with these two music legends as they apply their celebrated jazz chops to some of their favorite soul songs, such as “Use Me Up,” “Nightmoves,” and “Stitched Up.”

    Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 7:30 PM
    10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    HERBIE HANCOCK
    CHRISTIAN McBRIDE
    DIANNE REEVES

    To celebrate 10 years of Walt Disney Concert Hall, all of our Creative Chair for Jazz artists come together for a very special, one-of-a-kind night. All three of them are world-renowned in their own right, and the evening promises improvisational sparks and sublime music fit for a world-class venue.

    Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 8 PM
    60 + 60

    Newport Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary

    ANAT COHEN
    RANDY BRECKER
    KARRIN ALLISON
    MARK WHITFIELD & more

    60th Anniversary Jazz at Massey Hall

    JESSE DAVIS, JON FADDIS & BILL CHARLAP TRIO

    Two landmark jazz occasions, one historic night! Celebrating the “grandfather of all jazz festivals,” today’s top musicians honor the first jazz festival in American, its innovative programming and its rich heritage. Opening the evening, we pay tribute to one of the greatest bebop concerts of all time: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell and Max Roach at Massey Hall, Toronto, 1953.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 8 PM

    JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET
    BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO

    A night of cerebral explorations and improvisations that burst with color and angularity: Mehldau opens with inventive re-workings of standards and pop songs in his volatile rhythmic style. Tenor saxophonist Redman and his quartet are ambitious, technically brilliant and adventurous in their musical storytelling.

     

    WHERE:     WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    HOW TO PURCHASE: Tickets are now on sale at LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

     

     

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org 
    Lillian Matchett, 213.972.3406, lmatchett@laphil.org