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Music & Performance

JazzPOP: Vinny Golia Sextet, 2012

Saturday Sep 15, 2012 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

The seventh annual edition of JazzPOP, the Hammer’s creative jazz series, returns to the courtyard this September, featuring trailblazing West Coast bandleaders/composers and their collaborators from Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Curated by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.

KJAZZ 88.1 FM is the official media sponsor of the series.

Vinny Golia Sextet

Friday, September 14, 7:30PM

I have nothing but superlatives for this album … familiar and exciting, but at the same time utterly unique. Its engaging rhythms, compositional parts, compelling free improvisation and overall upbeat vibe add up to a lot… —Free Jazz Blog

Composer and multi-reedist Vinny Golia, long a hero of Southern California's improvised music scene, has turned up the volume with his latest group, a powerhouse sextet of former students that grooves with explosive energy. The musicians artfully inhabit Golia's witty, irreverent, eclectic compositional world, where shredding guitar solos take their place alongside intricately layered horn lines and collective jazz escapades. 

Vinny Golia, woodwinds
Gavin Templeton, alto saxophone
Dan Rosenboom, trumpet
Alex Noice, guitar
Jon Armstrong, electric bass
Andrew Lessman, drums

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.