Music & Performance

JazzPOP: The Jeff Gauthier Goatette

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A driving force in the L.A. jazz and creative music scene for decades, violinist Jeff Gauthier makes dynamic music that is folksy and lyrical one moment, explosive and asymmetrical the next. Gauthier’s Goatette was formed more than 20 years ago, and to hear these old friends navigate his squirrelly compositions with the conviction of master improvisers is a real treat.

Jeff Gauthier - acoustic & electric violin
John Fumo - trumpet
David Witham - keyboards
Scott Walton - acoustic bass
Alex Cline - 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.