On Sunday, Dec. 4, a multigenerational collective of artists—including several CalArts faculty—perform at the Celebrating Anthony Braxton concert at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. For one night only, the program, organized by Braxton’s former student and School of Music faculty Steve Lehman, is a wide-ranging tribute to the MacArthur Fellow and 2014 NEA Jazz Master.
More about the event from REDCAT:
Recognized as one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of the past 50 years, Anthony Braxton has been widely celebrated for his revolutionary work, drawing from sources as disparate as John Coltrane, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen. In this wide-ranging celebration of his work (co-produced and curated by his former student and frequent collaborator Steve Lehman), a multi-generational collection of the most celebrated musicians in and around Los Angeles pay tribute to Braxton’s remarkable contribution to the fields of improvisation and contemporary composition.
Among the LA-based artists featured in the program are faculty in The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, including Lehman, Vicki Ray, Tim Feeney, Jonathan Pinson, Nicholas Deyoe, and David Rosenboom. Also performing are The Ensemble and The CalArts Percussion Ensemble, as well as Mark Dresser, Myka 9, Jonathan Finlayson, Mark Turner, and Paul Cornish.
Tickets for the event are $25. Discounts are available for REDCAT members, students, and CalArts community members.