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

 

 

Saturday
Apr082017

Joe Lovano

From his Grammy-nominated symphonic work to his role as Gary Burton Chair of Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music, Joe Lovano fearlessly challenges and pushes his conceptual and thematic ventures in a quest for new modes of artistic expression and new ways to define the jazz idiom.

In 2014, he won Multi-reeds Player and Tenor Saxophonist of the Year awards from the Jazz Journalists Association and Tenor Saxophonist of the Year from Down Beat Magazine.

Joe Lovano has released 23 celebrated albums on the Blue Note label; with the last three focusing on his quintet, Us Five. The New York Times says, "Lovano is one of the greatest musicians in jazz history."

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet - On This Day - Live @ Blue Note Milano from International Music Network on Vimeo.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Saturday
Apr292017

Northwest Dance Project

Photo Credit: Christopher Peddecord Dancers / Andrea Parson (Princess Grace Award 2010) + Viktor Usov (Princess Grace Award 2014)

NW Dance Project is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative, new contemporary dance works from established and emerging dance works from established and emerging dance makers created in an open and artistically stimulating environment.

Their dedication to providing dancers and dance makers the resources and creative room needed to realize new, inspired dance works led Dance International Magazine to proclaim that they are “changing the way dance is created” and that NW Dance Project has become “a laboratory, factory and repository for risk-taking new works from the next generation of choreographers from Europe and North America.”

NW Dance Project proudly returns with “some of the best dancers you will ever see” (Calgary Herald) to the Luckman Theatre for their second thrilling performance. An all original dance program, this mixed repertoire performance will featuring work from award-winning choreographers including NW Dance Project’s gifted Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper and Resident Choreographer, Ihsan Rustem and the rising star, Jirí Pokorný, formerly of Nederlands Dans Theater and Kidd Pivot.

Le Fil Rouge from Northwest Dance Project on Vimeo.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

 

Saturday
May202017

Chucho Valdes

photo credit: Francis Vernhet

Winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. The son of celebrated Havana musician Bebo Valdés, Chucho was already recognized as a formidable pianist when he launched his celebrated group Irakare in 1973 with aphenomenal cast that included Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval.

The New York Times proclaims Chucho Valdes "the dean of Latin jazz" and "one of the world's great virtuosic pianists." He has recorded over 80 albums during his illustrius career and has become a true legend in his realm.

Chucho Valdés makes his highly anticipated return to the Luckman Theatre.

 

CHUCHO VALDES -TANGO- JIM2015 from International Music Network on Vimeo.

 

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

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