Music & Performance

JazzPOP: Sam Boshnack Quintet

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Seattle trumpeter and bandleader Samantha Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions—from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Her quintet features some of Seattle’s most accomplished improvisers, and makes its L.A. debut at the Hammer hot on the heels of an acclaimed new CD.

Samantha Boshnack - trumpets
Beth Fleenor - clarinet, bass clarinet, voice
Alex Chadsey - piano, keyboards
Isaac Castillo - acoustic bass
Max Wood - drums, percussion


Now in its ninth year, JazzPOP brings some of the most singular voices in West Coast jazz to the Hammer courtyard for concerts that embrace sound and song, groove and grunge, and feature original music grounded in indie rock, chamber music, and jazz improvisation. Organized by Lisa Mezzacappa.

Thursday, August 7, 8PM

Thursday, August 14, 8PM

Thursday, August 21, 8PM

KJazz is the official media sponsor of JazzPOP.

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.