ANGEL CITY JAZZ with New West Guitar Group
Jazz never stands still…it constantly evolves and reinvents itself. See this phenomena in action at Bank of America Plaza every other fourth Wednesday from April through October. Spend your lunchtime rejuvenating over complimentary bites provided by Convene and live music!
Curated by Angel City Jazz, this series brings talent from the LA jazz scene to you! Angel City Jazz is a music presenting non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing jazz culture in LA by presenting live concerts by established and emerging jazz innovators who have achieved exceptionally high levels of musicianship.
New West Guitar Group has developed a widespread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. They perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars. Smith and Storie founded the group in 2005 and today they continue to tour as a trio with Brahm throughout the United States and abroad.
- Perry Smith: Guitar
- John Storie: Guitar
- Sam Minaie: Bass
- Dan Schnelle: Drums
About Angel City Jazz:
Through its yearly Angel City Jazz Festival and various local concert series, Angel City Jazz has been presenting some of the most exciting jazz musicians working today, including Archie Shepp, Roscoe Mitchell, Greg Osby, Dave Holland, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Bennie Maupin, Arthur Blythe, Elliott Sharp, Satoko Fujii, Larry Goldings, Theo Bleckmann, Wayne Horvitz, Kneebody, Ravi Coltrane, Wadada Leo Smith, Nels Cline, Tim Berne, Henry Grimes, Lukas Ligeti, Larry Karush, Allison Miller, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser and many more.
Angel City Jazz also runs the Angel City Arts Young Artist Competition as an avenue for young jazz musicians in the Los Angeles area to create and collaborate with one another in an effort to expand upon the traditional concepts of jazz and improvisation. The competition gives young musicians the opportunity to have their original music heard and evaluated by working jazz professionals.