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Acoustic Caffeine: Duo Deloro
Duo Deloro
September 6, 2017
The Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your morning cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Acoustic Caffeine will ensure you wake up on the musical side of the bed, invigorating your day with complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds.

About our Partner:

In a new and exciting collaboration, guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic team up for a fresh and spontaneous duo, with their program “La Buena Vida”, taking you on a journey through Latin American and Spanish landscapes. Brand new arrangements of Guastavino, Granados, Albeniz, traditional Argentinian Tangos and original flamenco compositions by Adam del Monte, cast a renewed spirit into the world of the guitar duo expressed through two dynamic artists, each with their own voice. Recent Performances include: Sacramento Guitar Society, Da Camera of Los Angeles, Strathmore Hall, Allegro Guitar Society (Ft. Worth and Dallas), UNLV, Portland Classic Guitar and more to come this season.

 

Acoustic Caffeine: The Kaleidoscope Trio
Kaleidoscope Trio
August 2, 2017
The Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your morning cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Acoustic Caffeine will ensure you wake up on the musical side of the bed, invigorating your day with complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds.

About our Partner:

The Kaleidoscope Trio is an eclectic ensemble that performs a wide array of music: from Bach to the Beatles and from Schubert to Sinatra. Since its formation in 2013, the Kaleidoscope Trio has brought its unique music to many venues in the Los Angeles area, performing for formal concerts, special events, libraries, museums, schools, hospitals, and prisons. Members Mann-Wen Lo (violin), Micah Wright (clarinet), and Adam Borecki (guitar) met as students at USC. The Kaleidoscope Trio won several awards at USC including winning the USC Outreach Competition and receiving special recognition for its outreach work in the Gluck Fellowship Program. Currently, the Kaleidoscope Trio performs throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas and explores a plethora of musical styles including classical, jazz, pop, klezmer, oldies, and more!

 

Acoustic Caffeine: Colburn School
Students of Colburn School
July 5, 2017
The Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your morning cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Acoustic Caffeine will ensure you wake up on the musical side of the bed, invigorating your day with complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds.

About our Partner:

The Colburn School provides the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. The institution serves the community by presenting its students, faculty, and guest artists in more than 300 concerts each year, many of which are free. Additionally, Colburn’s outreach programs reach approximately 15,000 under served children in the community each year.

City Beats
Anthony Valadez
Ethio Cali
June 21, 2017
Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles

12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:30 PM Ethio Cali

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethio-Jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon.  The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles.  Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-Jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures across Africa, Central/Latin America and the Caribbean.

FULL SCHEDULE

April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez

April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez

May 3: Buyepongo with Anthony Valadez

May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez

June 7: Very Be Careful with Anthony Valadez

June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez

City Beats
Anthony Valadez
Very Be Careful
June 7, 2017
Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles

12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:30 PM Very Be Careful

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

Led by brothers Arturo and Ricardo Guzman, the East LA quintet Very Be Careful play their Colombian vallenato sound straight up. It’s dance music—sweaty, slinky, and meant to get your heart moving as well as your feet. Built around the sly syncopation of Arturo’s bass and Ricardo’s hoarse vocals and insistent accordion, with Dante Ruiz, Craig Martin, and Richard Panta adding irrepressible rhythms, their traditional songs have a modern edge, a combination described by The Independent of London as “Top-grade…a South American alternative to James Brown’s funk.”

FULL SCHEDULE

April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez

April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez

May 3: Buyepongo with Anthony Valadez

May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez

June 7: Very Be Careful with Anthony Valadez

June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez

Acoustic Caffeine: The Colburn School
Students of Colburn School
June 7, 2017
The Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your morning cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Acoustic Caffeine will ensure you wake up on the musical side of the bed, invigorating your day with complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds.

About our Partner:

The Colburn School provides the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. The institution serves the community by presenting its students, faculty, and guest artists in more than 300 concerts each year, many of which are free. Additionally, Colburn’s outreach programs reach approximately 15,000 under served children in the community each year.

City Beats
Anthony Valadez
Subsuelo
May 17, 2017
Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles

12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:30 PM Subsuelo

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

Subsuelo is a global bass DJ crew and live band that came together in Boyle Heights to experiment with electronic-analog hybrids of flamenco by incorporating various elements of hip-hop, cumbia and electronic music.  Led by flamenco dancer Cristina “La Tigresa” Lucio, Subsuelo features vocalist Gabriel Osuna, percussionist Gerardo Morales, and turntablist DJ Ethos.

 

FULL SCHEDULE

April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez

April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez

May 3: Buyepongo with Anthony Valadez

May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez

June 7: Very Be Careful with Anthony Valadez

June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez

Angel City Jazz with Similar Fashion
May 12, 2017
Bank of America Plaza, Los Angeles

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!

Performing on May 12th is Similar Fashion, an avant-rollercoaster-jazz-n-roll band from Los Angeles. Led by saxophonist Logan Hone, Similar Fashion features Lauren Baba (viola), Gregory Uhlmann (guitar), & Jesse Quebbeman-Turley (drums). The band combines Logan’s kinetic compositions with intense and joyous singing, interlocking grooves, and dancing.

Their debut album, Logan Hone’s Similar Fashion, was released in 2015 on pfMentum and was described by LA Weekly as “…a mostly irreverent romp full of chaotic sounds.” Downtown Music Gallery called it a “breath of fresh air” that “certainly does feel good.”

Similar Fashion toured twice in 2016 and has performed and presented lectures at Cry and Roar 6, University of Utah, University of Reno, Snow College, College of Southern Idaho, Berkeley Arts Festival, The Blue Whale, Open Gate Concert Series, MorYork, and more.

Press:

“boldness, irreverence and humor enough.” — All About Jazz

“The band sounds like they are getting ready to be the soundtrack for an animation film festival, or at least a Warner Brothers Saturday morning matinee.” — Jazz Weekly

City Beats
Anthony Valadez
Buyepongo
May 3, 2017
Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles

12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:30 PM Buyepongo

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of LA whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.

 

FULL SCHEDULE

April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez

April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez

May 3: Buyepongo with Anthony Valadez

May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez

June 7: Very Be Careful with Anthony Valadez

June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez

Acoustic Caffeine: The Colburn School
Students of Colburn School
May 3, 2017
The Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your morning cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Acoustic Caffeine will ensure you wake up on the musical side of the bed, invigorating your day with complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds.

*The March and April performances have been canceled. The series will resume on May 3. 

About our Partner:

The Colburn School provides the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. The institution serves the community by presenting its students, faculty, and guest artists in more than 300 concerts each year, many of which are free. Additionally, Colburn’s outreach programs reach approximately 15,000 under served children in the community each year.

Waves of Tradition
Celebrating New York's Global Spirit!
May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Arts Brookfield and Live Sounds present Waves of Tradition, a curated week-long celebration of New York City and the waves of immigrant cultures that make up its rich history.

Each day will focus on a different part of the world: West Africa, Japan, Ireland, the Middle East and Latin America. Artists will tell their stories through music and dance each afternoon and evening—with a culminating Friday night concert—making connections with fellow New Yorkers through traditions from the ancient to the contemporary. The series is curated by Isabel Soffer of Live Sounds.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

MAY 1 | TRADITIONS OF AFRICA

African musician and poet, Salieu Suso joined by Ebrima Jassey will play traditional African instruments, the kora and balafon, throughout the day. The sound of a kora resembles that of a harp, though when played in the traditional style it bears a resemblance to flamenco and delta blues guitar. The balafon is an ancient wooden xylophone played in Africa since the 14th century, and has more than 20 keys that sit on calabash gourds that play melodic tunes.

 

MAY 2 | TRADITIONS OF IRELAND

Ensemble Jameson’s Revenge brings the luck of the Irish to day two. Led by four-time All-Ireland Champion, fiddler Denis McCarthy, joined by Andrew McCarrick on flute and whistles, John Walsh on guitar and vocals, Jameson’s Revenge is known for its hard driving jigs, reels and new compositions.

 

MAY 3 | TRADITIONS OF JAPAN

The premier Japanese classical dancer in the United States, Tokyo-born Sachiyo Ito and company perform a range of delicate and powerful traditional Japanese dances including Kabuki, Noh, Okinawan Court, and Jiuta-mai as well as contemporary choreographed works.

 

MAY 4 | TRADITIONS OF ARABIA

Zikrayat Ensemble perform music and dance from the Golden Age of Egyptian musical cinema (the 1940s to 1960s); traditional and classical compositions from the Arab world, as well as Raqs Sharki (Eastern Dance) often called bellydance and performed by both men and women for centuries at weddings, festivals and parties. Zikrayat (meaning “memories” in Arabic) is led by violinist, vocalist, composer and teacher Sami Abu Shumays and dancer Robin “Dameshe” Shumays.

 

MAY 5 | TRADITIONS OF LATIN AMERICA

The festival will come to a celebratory close with a special performance by Asthmatic Kitty artist Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) who blends the tropical lilt of Ecuador and the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of his South Florida upbringing with the classical, folk-pop and electronica strains of his multifaceted artistic community. Helado Negro will perform “Ensemble Interpretations” during lunchtime and a version of “Brain Finger Composition” in the evening at 7:30pm, in which he controls musical parameters using yarn tethered to live musicians. The ensemble includes Angela Morris, Nathaniel Morgan, Jason Nazary, Eliza Bagg and Oliver Hill.

 

ABOUT LIVE SOUNDS

Live Sounds, founded by Isabel Soffer in 2011, produces, creates and curates international music and dance programs in New York and across the country. Devoted to preserving and cultivating innovative, thought-provoking traditional and contemporary performing arts from around the world to build bridges and engage audiences and communities. Live Sounds projects promote cultural understanding and appreciation for global traditions while supporting and preserving artists and their art forms.

Live Sounds

Angel City Jazz with goldentjeer
April 28, 2017
Bank of America Plaza, Los Angeles

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!

Friday, April 28th will feature the trio goldentjeer. Formed at California Institute of the Arts in 2016, goldentjeer is comprised of Diego Gaeta on Rhodes, Sean Riddle on Bass, and Jacob Richards on Drums. They are a trio of curious musicians dedicated to exploring composition and improvisation through the lenses of jazz, experimental, and world music. Their unique perspectives combine to create an original and fresh sound that tests the limits of form and improvisation in a contemporary way. Jam with them at the Bunker Hill Farmers Market to see what all this is about!

Play the 88s

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017
One New York Plaza, New York

Don’t be shy! Brighten your day by playing the piano at One New York Plaza!
Play the 88s returns the fourth week of each month.

SCHEDULE:

January 23 – 27

February 20 – 24

March 27 – 31

April 24 – 28

Acoustic Caffeine
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
April 19, 2017
Figueroa at Wilshire, Los Angeles

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your afternoon cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Acoustic Caffeine aims to invigorate your day with warm coffee provided by Two Guns Espresso and inspiring sounds by musicians from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

 

About our Partner:

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras” by KUSC Classical FM and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. During its almost 50-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America, earning adulation from audiences and critics alike, and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming.

City Beats
Anthony Valadez
Tropi Corillo
April 19, 2017
Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles

12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:30 PM Tropi Corillo

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

Tropi Corillo was formed in the summer of 2014 with a common goal to create a unique urban sound deeply rooted in Afro-Tropical rhythms. Its members came together from every end of LA to share their collective experience with the world through their music.

Tropi Corillo draws inspiration from the Taíno people of the Caribbean and Florida who, up until the late 15th century, were the principal inhabitants of Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and Puerto Rico. They also celebrate the origins of African rhythms by fusing sounds from Colombia (Cumbia), Puerto Rico (Bomba) and other regions of Taíno America. Tropi Corillo aspires to preserve Afro-Tropical music and culture as they write innovative music that will transcend traditions into today’s times.

 

FULL SCHEDULE

April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez

April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez

May 3: Buyepongo with Anthony Valadez

May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez

June 7: Very Be Careful with Anthony Valadez

June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez