What could be better than touring the world alternately with a trendsetting jazz group (Kneebody) and an Italian pop star (Luciano Ligabue)? For bassist Kaveh Rastegar, what's better is to keep doing the former while spending more time in Los Angeles at the forefront of all things musically interesting and happening. His recent projects include writing for Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Meshell Ndegeocello and De La Soul, and he'll be performing with Sia (as musical director) and John Legend this summer. At Blue Whale, he's enlisted keyboardist Jeff Babko, drummer Louis Cole and guitarist Timothy Young, playing music from Rastegar's soon-to-be-released solo album and arrangements of his favorite songs, with maybe something by The Clash's Mick Jones, as it's his birthday. Yes, you should go.

Thu., June 26, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/26/14)

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