Big bands supposedly met their demise in the 1940's when Americans turned to pop singers and jazz musicians embraced bebop and the small combo, yet they have survived and maintained an important presence within the music industry. Recent years have seen an influx of innovation regarding the genre, with the new generation of composers led by Darcy James Argue and Alan Ferber, whose bands were both nominated for a Grammy this year. Ferber has established himself as one of the premier modern jazz arrangers of our time, and his annual LA big band concert helps to bridge our city's significant jazz generation gap with compelling music for any era.
Thu., Jan. 8, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2015
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