For Los Angeles to have a jazz scene on par with New York, it first must keep its promising young musicians from moving there. Alto saxophonist Josh Johnson is a welcome addition here, after a prodigious start to his career in Chicago was followed by an invitation to UCLA to be one of seven musicians in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Johnson remains in L.A., contributing to the rapid youth movement in jazz currently underway. For this show he is joined by former fellow TMI bandmate pianist Miro Sprague, guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Anna Butters, and drummer Christian Euman.

Fri., Jan. 9, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2015
(Expired: 01/09/15)

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