PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Feb092013

LJO: HEATH TRIBUTE FT CARMEN LUNDY

Celebrated jazz vocalist and composer Carmen Lundy joins the Luckman Jazz Orchestra for a one-night-only performance at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Carmen Lundy is hailed by the Los Angeles Times as having a “voice of agility and seductive allure.” The LJO will begin the evening with an incredible tribute to the incomparable Jimmy Heath. During his five decade career, Heath has performed with jazz greats including Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Heath performed on more than 100 albums and wrote more than 125 compositions.

Event Partner: Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

$25-40
 
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Saturday
Jan262013

YANN TIERSEN

With his whimsical, melancholy music, Yann Tiersen has become a sought-after composer. Borrowing from French folk music, chanson, musette waltz, and street music, as well as rock, avant-garde, and classical and minimalist influences, Tiersen’s deceptively simple style has been likened to Chopin, Erik Satie, Philip Glass, and Michael Nyman. Tiersen gained worldwide acclaim for his score to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie, and Wolfgang Becker’s German tragicomedy, Goodbye Lenin! When asked to discuss his esthetic, Yann Tiersen describes it perfectly, “Let’s live in an enormous world of sound we can use randomly, with no rules at all. Let’s play with sound, forget all knowledge and instrumental skills, and just use instinct.”

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

Event Partner: Origami Vinyl 

$25-45

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Saturday
Dec012012

PUNCH BROTHERS

The New Yorker calls Punch Brothers “wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative.” Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band’s many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009, they began a regular, standing-room-only residency in New York City; these shows ultimately spawned 2010’s Grammy-nominated Antifomatic, which was produced by Jon Brion. Their new album Who’s Feeling Young Now? was released to critical acclaim.

Levitt @ Luckman pre-show presented by Levitt Pavilion Pasadena: The Milk Carton Kids

Starting at 7pm In-Fusion Food Truck will be on-site to serve up delicious Southwestern Fusion Cuisine! In-Fusion focuses on quality, fresh local-farm produce, the finest cuts of meats, and sustainable daily-caught seafood.

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

Event Partner: Origami Vinyl

$25-45

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Origami Vinyl, and Ticketmaster.

Saturday
Nov172012

BUIKA

Hailed as the “flamenco queen” by the New York Post, Latin Grammy-nominated artist Concha Buika makes her triumphant return to the U.S. Spanish songstress Buika is the daughter of political refugees from Equatorial Guinea and grew up in a Gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. For Buika, flamenco was an open door: “It’s not just about music, it’s a way of life. It’s about not running away from yourself. Some people sing about what they would like to happen or would like to be, but in the copla and el cante, we confront who we are, with all our fears and all our defects. In the United States there’s also a great tradition like this: it’s called the blues.” Creating a fusion with flamenco, jazz, soul, and dance rhythms, Buika has become an international sensation. “Her voice has an intensity and a power that’s hard to define,” says NPR. Buika’s voice is piercingly unique and echoes the rich and passionate influences of her upbringing. The New York Times calls her “luminous...magnificent...superb!”

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW 

Event Partner: Amoeba Music

$30-50

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Saturday
Nov102012

CHUCHO VALDÉS

 

The New York Times proclaims Chucho Valdés as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists.” Valdés makes his highly anticipated return to the Luckman Theatre with the Chucho Valdés Quintet. A multi-Grammy Award winner, he has recorded over eighty albums during his illustrious career and has become a true legend in his realm. Founder of the rhythmically innovative Latin jazz band Irakere, Valdés has appeared on the distinguished stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. The Chucho Valdés Quintet make a rare Los Angeles appearance in what is certain to be a monumental evening.

$30-50

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

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