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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC'S SOUNDS OF THE AVENUE SEMINAR EXPLORES HISTORY OF JAZZ IN LOS ANGELES
  • Jan. 21, 2004
  • Program Continues Philharmonic's Inside/Outside Seminar Series

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, AT 7:30 PM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues its Inside/Outside seminar series with The Sounds of the Avenue on Wednesday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Walt Disney Concert Hall's BP Hall. This program, the third in the series, explores the historical legacy of Los Angeles' Central Avenue in the 1920s and 30s, the role this artistic corridor had in the development of jazz music in America, and the evolution of black music in Los Angeles from the 40s to the present. The program features RJ Smith, Senior Editor and Media Critic for Los Angeles magazine, and jazz vocalists Dwight Trible and Ernie Andrews, among others.

    Central Avenue-from downtown Los Angeles to Watts-was a vibrant social and cultural center during the 20s and 30s, much like New York's Harlem. At the heart of this thriving scene were the jazz clubs, where Hollywood stars rubbed elbows with local butchers and barbers. This seminar explores who the leading musicians were that made this area so renowned, and the role Central Avenue played in the development of one of America's greatest musical art forms.

    The Sounds of the Avenue is the third of seven Wednesday evenings that comprise the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new Inside/Outside seminar series. The series continues with El Alma de Los Angeles on February 18; The Entertainment Capital of the World on March 24; Urban/Suburban: Los Angeles in the 1950s and 60s on April 21; and Blurring Boundaries on May 19. Tickets can be purchased individually or as a series. Tickets for each Inside/Outside seminar are $10 and can be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at Laphil.com, or by calling 323.850.2000. All seminars take place in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall.


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, AT 7:30 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    THE SOUNDS OF THE AVENUE

    RJ SMITH, Senior Editor and Media Critic, Los Angeles magazine

    ERNIE ANDREWS, jazz vocalist

    DWIGHT TRIBLE, jazz vocalist

    Tickets for January 21 are $10. Tickets are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. Inside/Outside seminars are held in Walt Disney Concert Hall's BP Hall. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

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