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Unsilent Cinema
September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

5 PM: Happy Hour & DJ in TASTE Courtyard 

7 PM: DJ on FIGat7th Plaza

8 PM: Screenings & live show begin on FIGat7th Plaza

Presented by Arts Brookfield, Unsilent Cinema connects film masterpieces by legends such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with a wide spectrum of musical genres and contemporary musicians. Outdoor screenings of selected classics from the silent film era are accompanied by unique musical scores, commissioned specifically for this series and performed live by their composers. Each performs their unique score against a backdrop of selected early 20th century shorts for two nights. Past musicians have included Daedelus, Jimmy Tamborello, and Marc Ribot. Unsilent Cinema is free and open to all ages as part of Arts Brookfield’s mission to bring public spaces to life through visual and performing arts.

SCHEDULE:  Lineup & films TBC

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.

 

FIGat7th Downtown Festival
Quetzal
Mark Torres
DJ Sean G
August 25, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

4 PM: Happy Hour Beats by Sean G of NONA Entertainment in TASTE Courtyard

7 PM: Mark Torres of KPFK on FIGat7th Plaza Stage

8 PM: QUETZAL

Back by popular demand, the FIGat7th Downtown Festival will reignite the city this summer with eclectic sounds and tunes. Presented by Arts Brookfield, the festival starts August 4 and will run 4 consecutive weeks every Friday at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The outdoor plaza will be transformed into an intimate concert venue with performances by leading pop, rock, American roots, soul and alternative artists.

Kicking off the festival is Los Angeles’ hit funk-dance duo, Tuxedo, comprised of singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One. Hot on the heels of Tuxedo is the raunch ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib on August 11. The NY-based band Sinkane follows on August 18, introducing a cocktail of progressive funk rock and Sudanese pop. The festival closes out with another LA music staple, Quetzal, who peppers their fiery mix of Mexican musica ranchera and salsa with socially conscious Chicano rock and R&B.

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is free and open to all ages!

ABOUT THE BAND:

From the ashes of Los Angeles’ 1992 rebellion/riots arose a collective of East Side musicians committed to respectfully continuing the legacy of over 70 years of Chicano Rock. Standing on the shoulders of giants like Lalo Guerrero, Ritchie Valens, Cannibal and The Headhunters, The Brat, Los Lobos, and many others, Quetzal has created a path that has earned them the title of “one of Los Angeles’ most important bands”(LA Times).

Quetzal forges a sound that will simultaneously make you dance and contemplate change, a sound as rich and complex as their pluri-ethnic barrio experience. Their unique combination of community activism and creative compositions has allowed them to travel the world using music as a tool for creating a global network of musicians committed to building community.

Since 2002 Quetzal has been part of a transnational dialogue between musicians in California and Veracruz, Mexico known as “Fandango Sin Fronteras”. Many recordings, performances, and publications have been born from this dialogue. Their 5th album, “Imaginaries”, released by Smithsonian Folkways, received the Grammy Award in 2013 for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album.

FULL SCHEDULE

Angel City Jazz with Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta
Ross Hammond
Sameer Gupta
August 25, 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!

Guitarist Ross Hammond and Tablaist Sameer Gupta have been making music together for the past twenty years. Their current project mixes jazz, blues and Appalachian folk music with North Indian Classical music. Hammond uses a variety of acoustic guitars in collaboration with Gupta’s tabla setup. Their 2016 release Upward made the “Best of 2016” list at The Daily Beast and NYC’s Big City Blog.

“Beautifully cohesive…the music exists in a timeless realm that touches on jazz, Hindustani music, spirituals and country without residing in any particular style.” – Andrew Gilbert, The California Report.

 

FIGat7th Downtown Festival
Sinkane
Raul Campos
DJ Michelle Pesce
August 18, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

4 PM: Happy Hour Beats by DJ Michelle Pesce of NONA Entertainment in TASTE Courtyard

7 PM: Raul Campos of KCRW on Plaza Stage

8 PM: SINKANE on Plaza Stage

Back by popular demand, the FIGat7th Downtown Festival will reignite the city this summer with eclectic sounds and tunes. Presented by Arts Brookfield, the festival starts August 4 and will run 4 consecutive weeks every Friday at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The outdoor plaza will be transformed into an intimate concert venue with performances by leading pop, rock, American roots, soul and alternative artists.

Kicking off the festival is Los Angeles’ hit funk-dance duo, Tuxedo, comprised of singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One. Hot on the heels of Tuxedo is the raunch ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib on August 11. The NY-based band Sinkane follows on August 18, introducing a cocktail of progressive funk rock and Sudanese pop. The festival closes out with another LA music staple, Quetzal, who peppers their fiery mix of Mexican musica ranchera and salsa with socially conscious Chicano rock and R&B.

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is free and open to all ages!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Sinkane, or Ahmed Gallab, is a British musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz, and funk rock with Sudanese pop. Sinkane music — every note of it — comes straight out of a generosity of spirit. Never has that spirit been on more vivid display than on the uplifting new album Life & Livin’ It. This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard.

By the time Sinkane finished touring for their acclaimed Mean Love album in late 2015, Ahmed Gallab and the band had spread the gospel of Sinkane to the world, playing 166 shows in 20 countries. During the same period, he had also led The Atomic Bomb Band — the highly celebrated 15-piece outfit that played the music of elusive Nigerian electro-funk maestro William Onyeabor. The band included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Jamie Lidell and legendary jazz musicians Pharoah Sanders and Charles Lloyd, and they played all over the planet, including making their TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “Those 14 months really changed my life,” Ahmed says. “Not only did I learn how to put on a bigger show, but all that touring brought Sinkane closer as a band.”

With basic tracking played together live, the fun and immediacy of Sinkane’s live show is a central feeling of the recordings. Each one of the four members of Sinkane — bassist Ish Montgomery, drummer Jason Trammell, guitarist Jonny Lam and Ahmed — sing and contribute additional parts on the album Life & Livin’ It. True to its name, Life & Livin’ It is an album about all kinds of experiences.

FULL SCHEDULE

FIGat7th Downtown Festival
Hanni El Khatib
Chulita Vinyl Club
Kyle Ng
DJ Daisy O'Dell
August 11, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

4 PM: Happy Hour Beats by DJ Daisy O’Dell of NONA Entertainment in TASTE Courtyard

6:30 PM: Kyle Ng on Plaza Stage

7:30 PM: Chulita Vinyl Club on Plaza Stage

8:30 PM: HANNI EL KHATIB on Plaza Stage

Back by popular demand, the FIGat7th Downtown Festival will reignite the city this summer with eclectic sounds and tunes. Presented by Arts Brookfield, the festival starts August 4 and will run 4 consecutive weeks every Friday at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The outdoor plaza will be transformed into an intimate concert venue with performances by leading pop, rock, American roots, soul and alternative artists.

Kicking off the festival is Los Angeles’ hit funk-dance duo, Tuxedo, comprised of singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One. Hot on the heels of Tuxedo is the raunch ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib on August 11. The NY-based band Sinkane follows on August 18, introducing a cocktail of progressive funk rock and Sudanese pop. The festival closes out with another LA music staple, Quetzal, who peppers their fiery mix of Mexican musica ranchera and salsa with socially conscious Chicano rock and R&B.

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is free and open to all ages!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Born in San Francisco, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist producer, director and co-owner of the Los Angeles-based independent record label Innovative Leisure, Hanni El Khatib does it all. He was described by the Guardian as a “former skate-punk raised on vintage rock and R&B [who] is keeping the spirit of 76 alive with his primal raunch ‘n’ roll.” El Khatib started Savage Times last December, after the Bataclan attacks forced the cancellation of a planned Paris performance. With unexpected time on his hands— and unexpected ideas on his mind—he’d scheduled open-ended studio time at Crystal Antlers frontman-turned-producer Jonny Bell’s Jazzcats studio. Each day, he’d take the hour-long drive through L.A.’s industrial corridor to Long Beach, sketching out riffs and lyrics as he drove.

Savage Times touches everything from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self- portraiture. But on the way, Hanni El Khatib also exploded his own idea of what he could do—even maybe who he was, or would be. Savage Times was an experiment, but an experience, too.

FULL SCHEDULE

FIGat7th Downtown Festival
August 4, 2017 - August 25, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

4 pm: Happy Hour Beats by NONA Entertainment in TASTE Courtyard

7 pm: DJ on FIGat7th Plaza Stage

8 pm: FIGFest Headliner on Plaza Stage

Back by popular demand, the FIGat7th Downtown Festival will reignite the city this summer with eclectic sounds and tunes. Presented by Arts Brookfield, the festival kicks off Friday, August 4 and will run for 4 consecutive weeks every Friday at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The outdoor plaza will be transformed into an intimate concert venue with performances by leading pop, rock, American roots, soul and alternative artists.

Kicking off the festival is Los Angeles’ hit funk-dance duo, Tuxedo, comprised of singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One. Hot on the heels of Tuxedo is the raunch ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib on August 11. The NY-based band Sinkane follows on August 18, introducing a cocktail of progressive funk rock and Sudanese pop. The festival closes out with another LA music staple, Quetzal, who peppers their fiery mix of Mexican musica ranchera and salsa with socially conscious Chicano rock and R&B.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 4:00 p.m. for a DJ Happy Hour with NONA ENTERTAINMENT in the TASTE Food Hall Courtyard where a variety of excellent eateries and chef-driven concepts are offered. The festivities will move upstairs at 7:00 p.m. for more fun beats as local DJs warm up the crowd before the talented, internationally recognized headliners take the stage.

FIGat7th Downtown Festival’s unique lineup reflects the vibrant diversity of the city and the cultural and creative center that downtown LA has become!

Past festivals have featured The Internet, Anderson .Paak, KING, Superhumanoids, Soulection, Jose James, and The Belle Brigade. The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is free and open to the public as part of Arts Brookfield’s continued effort to bring Brookfield’s public spaces to life through visual and performing arts.

FULL SCHEDULE:

TUXEDO with DJ Showtime of KDAY on August 4th

“The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it’s time to party,” says legendary West Coast player, Snoop Dogg, on the opening track of ‘Tuxedo II,’ the second album by American singer, Mayer Hawthorne and record producer, Jake One. Together, the duo has yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly with positivity for dance parties in 2017. Their ‘Tuxedo II’ album does not fall short of this as a modern testament to unity and alacrity in trying times. The transcendental ritual of the party and the rippling self-affirmation of the funk are of one spirit: the spirit of self-love — of self-expression. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.

HANNI EL KHATIB with Chulita Vinyl Club on August 11th

The first idea for singer-songwriter, Hanni El Khatib’s, Savage Times project was to do something he’d never done before. Instead, he ended up doing… well, everything he’d never done before. What began as an experiment to create something raw in real time — recording and releasing songs (and even videos) direct to the public as soon as tape stopped rolling — became a rapidly successful experience for the co-owner of the Los Angeles-based independent record label, Innovative Leisure. In fact, 21 best-of-the-sessions songs came from this experiment. Savage Times touches everything from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self- portraiture. It’s exciting live performances are not to be missed.

SINKANE with Raul Campos of KCRW on August 18th

Sinkane, or Ahmed Gallab, is a British musician who blends krautrock, progressive rock, electronica, free jazz, and funk rock with Sudanese pop. Every note of Sinkane’s music comes straight out of a generosity of spirit. Never has that spirit been on more vivid display than on the uplifting new album Life & Livin’ It. This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard. “That carefree, light and fun feeling I was getting while writing this record is what I want everyone to feel when they listen to it,” says Gallab. True to its name, Life & Livin’ It is an album about all kinds of experiences. It’s vigorously playing on the stereo and you’re invited to listen.

QUETZAL with Mark Torres of KPFK on August 25th 

Having created a path that has earned them the LA Times title of “one of Los Angeles’ most important bands,” Quetzal forges a sound that will simultaneously make you dance and contemplate change; a sound as rich and complex as their pluri-ethnic barrio experience. Their unique combination of community activism and creative compositions has allowed them to travel the world using music as a tool for creating a global network of musicians committed to building community.

FIGat7th Downtown Festival
Tuxedo
DJ Showtime
DJ Tendaji Lathan
August 4, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

4 PM: Happy Hour Beats by DJ Tendaji Lathan of NONA Entertainment in TASTE Courtyard

7 PM: DJ Showtime of KDAY on Plaza Stage

8 PM: TUXEDO on Plaza Stage

Back by popular demand, the FIGat7th Downtown Festival will reignite the city this summer with eclectic sounds and tunes. Presented by Arts Brookfield, the festival kicks off August 4 and will run 4 consecutive weeks every Friday at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The outdoor plaza will be transformed into an intimate concert venue with performances by leading pop, rock, American roots, soul and alternative artists.

Kicking off the festival is Los Angeles’ hit funk-dance duo, Tuxedo, comprised of singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One. Hot on the heels of Tuexedo is the raunch ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib on August 11. The NY-based band Sinkane follows on August 18, introducing a cocktail of progressive funk rock and Sudanese pop, The festival closes out with another LA music staple, Quetzal, who peppers their fiery mix of Mexican musica ranchera and salsa with socially conscious Chicano rock and R&B.

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival is free and open to all ages!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament, and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) were early predictors of the sea changes that American music would undergo in 2016. Their first release as Tuxedo in March of 2015 debuted at #1 on iTunes America’s RnB charts, christened as “Dance Floor Catnip” by the Boston Globe, and “Pure disco-funk hot fire” by Okayplayer. Considering their individual successes (Mayer’s four solo albums, Jake’s production work for the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd, and De La Soul) and five GRAMMY nominations between the two of them, it’s no surprise that their powers combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly for dance parties in 2017.

The material here, while wholly original, is an exercise in honoring its forebears. Tuxedo’s ‘II’ recalls the future- funk wobble of Zapp, Gap, Jam/Lewis and Junie Morrison, while nodding lyrically to Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo. The crystallization of the album’s concept comes courtesy of its message of universal love; thanks to the signature combination of soul and pop sensibility that have come to define Mayer’s hooks.

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KDAY (93.5 FM, 93.5 KDAY) is a radio station based in Los Angeles that airs a classic hip-hop format. KDAY is a resurrection of the original R&B/dance/pop and Hip-Hop station of the 1970s and 1980s, KDAY AM 1580. Always striving for community-based public affairs involvement and larger than life promotions, KDAY gives you the nostalgic feeling of the good ol’ days, where the music and community are synonymous. KDAY is owned by Meruelo Radio Holdings, LLC.

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!

 

Angel City Jazz with Cabin
Chris Williams
July 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!

As a creator, Chris Williams is interested in the link between ‘meaning’ and ‘intention’ and how this link relates to a piece of art and the conditions of its existence. This trio conveys his experiences, and creation, intertwined in performance; dealing with space, mortality, and fun.

IN THE PARK Mystery Artist
July 27, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

Past Mystery Artists have included Coleman Hell and Alvvays. Find out who will take the stage this year in our annual IN THE PARK final concert.

Last summer First Canadian Place surprised you with Coleman Hell IN THE PARK.

Join us again as we celebrate summer with another chart-topping Mystery Artist performance.
The artist will be revealed on July 27, but here’s a hint: this Toronto R&B artist rose to prominence last year with their first Billboard single.
Catch our Mystery Artist performance on THURSDAY JULY 27 AT 12:15 PM at the FCP Park stage.

Jessica Mitchell: In Concert
July 20, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

Dubbed “Country’s Adele” by multiple media outlets, country singer Jessica Mitchell carves her own path in the male-dominated genre.

For London, Ontario-based artist Jessica Mitchell, leaving rock’n’roll behind was a move that changed her whole life. Inspired by Sheryl Crow and Tori Amos, Mitchell spent the better part of the past decade allowing herself to become more vulnerable in her music and storytelling – something that was ultimately blocked by her desire to create music for a specific genre, instead of creating music for the story she really wanted to tell. Now, with a new sound and the confidence to put everything out on the table, to call the country songstress an open book would be saying the least.

Mitchell’s past struggles with addiction, mental illness, and losing her mother to cancer come to light through such tracks as “That Record Saved My Life” and “Grown Up Things”. As an artist defined by bluesy heartbreak, pain, and los—at times deemed too “dark” for mainstream radio—the real break-through moment for Mitchell came in 2016: after receiving a standing ovation for her soulful, raw performance at the Country Music Association of Ontario awards, she heard her song “Workin’ on Whiskey” receive radio air-time for the first time, a moment she responded to with nothing short of tears and total gratitude.

In an interview with Chatelaine magazine, Mitchell spoke about how her openness with personal experiences has made her music more relatable: “I’m a stronger person now [because of it],” says Mitchell. “I think people are latching on because I know who I am, and it shows.”

 

Jessica Mitchell will be performing at FCP Park stage on THURSDAY JULY 20, 12:15 PM as part of the ongoing IN THE PARK summer concert series.

Acoustic Caffeine with LACO
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
July 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.

Lowdown Hudson Music Fest
Common
OK Go
July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, returns to the heart of downtown New York for its seventh summer on July 18 and 19. Bringing fun, lively, world-class musical talent to the picturesque Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, this year’s festival will be headlined by rapper and producer Common on Tuesday and quirky veteran rockers OK GO on Wednesday. Both shows are free to attend and open to the public. In keeping with the summer festival vibe, shows are standing room only and will feature a festival bar.

Previous headliners have included legends The Roots, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Neko Case, and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings.

Tuesday, July 18:
COMMON
Lion Babe

The festival begins on Tuesday, July 18 with American electro-soul duo, Lion Babe, opening for Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer Common. Common’s illustrious career began in 1992 with the release of Can I Borrow a Dollar? and he is now one of the most well-known voices in modern rap and R&B. In 2003, Common won his first Grammy Award: Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life” with Erykah Badu. Its popularity was matched by May 2005’s Be, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “Southside (featuring Kanye West)” in 2007. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song “Glory” from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.

Wednesday, July 19:
OK GO
Flint Eastwood

Detroit-based artist Flint Eastwood will open the final show with a powerful indie-pop sound filled with urban percussion and orchestral instrumentation, followed by quirky veteran rockers OK GO. Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 before relocating to Los Angeles, OK GO (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation. On their most recent EP, the band worked with longtime producer and friend Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT), while also enlisting a new collaborator in veteran Tony Hoffer, (Beck, Phoenix, Foster the People) to create their most comfortable and far-reaching songs yet.

 

Angel City Jazz with Clint Dodson Trio
Clint Dodson
Miller Wrenn
Tom Wilson
July 14, 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!

Clint Dodson is a drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles. His unique and propulsive drumming style is a product of his background in jazz, new music, and North Indian tabla performance. He views his playing and composition as a natural extension of the works of Paul Motian, Milford Graves, Andrew Cyrille, and Han Bennink. He has studied with such respected musicians as Joe LaBarbera, Swapan Chaudhury, Vinny Golia, Amy Knoles, Jonathan Hepfer, and Dana Hall, among others.

Clint Dodson’s music searches for common ground between free improvisation, jazz heritage, new music composition, and post-punk energy, resulting in highly malleable structures and a churning, kinetic rhythmic concept. He has performed and recorded with such Los Angeles artists as Vinny Golia and Darek Oleszkiewicz. He is also a member of the Los Angeles punk-jazz collective OFF CELL.

Clint Dodson Trio:

Clint Dodson, on drums

Miller Wrenn on bass

Tom Wilson on saxophone