Jazz never stands still…it constantly evolves and reinvents itself. See this phenomena in action every 2nd and 4th Friday at Bank of America Plaza from April through October. Angel City Jazz, a non-profit committed to cultivating jazz culture in LA through its annual Angel City Jazz Festival, has partnered with Arts Brookfield to program this series. Spend your lunchtime enjoying live music from local musicians while you snack on goodies from the Bunker Hill Farmers Market!
Katalyst is a ten piece band formed in 2014 whose music can best be described as “Contemporary Instrumental.” Since their first show together at the LA Renaissance, Katalyst has gone on to play in the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, backing recording artist Dion at Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek’s Reflection Eternal concert at the Belasco Theater, and a host of events and concerts in the Los Angeles area.
Each one of “The Kats” writes and composes, and as such, original compositions are filled with a variety of musical influences. Katalyst is not just a band…it is a collective of producers, composers, session musicians, and writers. Whether it’s scoring an independent film, producing tracks for artists, or arranging and performing an artist’s music for a live show, Katalyst has all the elements to bring musical visions to life.
Katalyst is also the creator of #Inglewoodstock, a pop-up concert series featuring many of Los Angeles’ most talented bands, rappers, and vocalists.
Greg Paul- Drums
David Otis- Alto Sax
Marlon Spears- Bass
Brandon Cordoba- Piano/Keyboard
Corbin Jones- Sousaphone/ Key bass
Bradford Tidwell- Guitar
Jonah Levine- Trombone
Donald Lee- Tenor Sax
Brian Hargrove- Synth/ Keyboard
Emile Martinez- Trumpet