“In any setting, White stands out, thanks to his skill, sensitivity and improvisational verve…his combination of grace and fire is as impressive as the manner in which he can make even the knottiest passages sing and soar.” — Jazztimes
Steeped in classical, gospel, and modern jazz, Joshua White is one of the most exciting voices in a generation in West Coast jazz. The San Diego pianist has performed and recorded with Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Rudresh Mahanthappa, David Binney, and Greg Osby, and is revered as an improviser of startling versatility and intellect. White’s music privileges freedom and spontaneity, as he directs his band through passages pensive at one moment, thunderous the next.
Josh Johnson, alto saxophone
Stephanie Richards, trumpet
Michael Dessen, trombone
Joshua White, keyboard and electronics
Anna Butterss, bass
Alex Cline, drums
ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?
Ticketing: This free program is not ticketed.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only.
Restaurant: Enjoy a meal or drink before or after the program at our restaurant Audrey. The restaurant is open 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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