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Music & Performance

JazzPOP: Vinny Golia Sextet, 2008

Thursday Aug 14, 2008 8:00 PM This is a past program

Music that is at once sweeping and precisely observed, hilarious and dire, vulgar and sublime. —One Final Note Magazine 

A multi-instrumentalist bandleader and composer, “Vinny Golia is the abbot of LA edge jazz” (LA Weekly). With his commanding and riveting presence on a variety of saxophones, clarinets, and flutes, Golia delivers every note like it’s his last, and leads a band with electric intensity. His new electric sextet mixes rock momentum with aggressive solos and group improvisations, drawing from the LA music scene’s most accomplished and adventurous musicians. 


JazzPOP returns to the Hammer over three consecutive Thursdays this summer, with three different takes on the jazz sextet/septet that draw inspiration from prog rock, Motown, free jazz, psychedelic pop, and folksy Americana. Organized by San Francisco bassist and independent curator Lisa Mezzacappa. Free. Galleries open until 9pm. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, and Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.