Trumpeter, cornetist, jazz maverick, and Los Angeles treasure Bobby Bradford closes JazzPOP 2007 with his Mo’tet, a quintet of the best and brightest of LA’s vibrant jazz and creative music community. Bradford, who has worked with Ornette Coleman, John Carter, David Murray, and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, combines the earthy lyricism of his Texas roots with the fierce, unsentimental rhythmic dynamism of modern jazz at its most thrilling.
For the second year, JazzPOP brings adventurous and eclectic jazz musicians to the Hammer courtyard in August. This is jazz in and of the present moment, rooted in improvisational interplay but also inspired by quirky pop hooks, gutsy Southern blues, noir film nostalgia, and avant-garde abandon. Cash bar open all night, galleries open until 9pm. Organized by San Francisco bassist and independent curator Lisa Mezzacappa.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, and an anonymous donor.