Season Schedule

2016/17 Season2017/18 Season

Date / Time / Venue Event / Series Artists / Program Tickets
September, 2016

Tuesday September 27
7:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Opening Night Concert & Gala: Gershwin & The Jazz Age
Opening Night

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Megan Hilty, singer
Brian Stokes Mitchell, singer
George Li, piano
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet

Gershwin "I Got Rhythm" Variations
Ellington Night Creature: Stalking Monster
Porter "Always True to You In My Fashion" from Kiss Me Kate
Ellington "I’m Beginning to See the Light"
Porter "So in Love" from Kiss Me Kate
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Gershwin "Someone to Watch Over Me" from Oh, Kay!
Gershwin "It Ain’t Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin "Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off" from Shall We Dance
Gershwin An American in Paris

November, 2016

Sunday November 6
7:30pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Kamasi Washington
The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” Feat. the Ron McCurdy Quartet

Jazz

(in order of appearance)
 
The Ron McCurdy Quartet:
Ron McCurdy, trumpet / spoken word
Brandon Cardoba, piano
Blake White, bass
Ivan Edwards, drums
 
Kamasi Washington, sax
Rickey Washington, flute
Patrice Quinn, vocals
Ronald Bruner, drums
Brandon Coleman, keys
Ryan Porter, trombone
Tony Austin, drums
Miles Mosely, upright bass
Additional Musicians

December, 2016

Thursday December 22
8:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Swinging Christmas with the Arturo Sandoval Big Band
Deck the Hall

The Arturo Sandoval Big Band

Saturday December 31
7:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini
Deck the Hall

Pink Martini
Phil Baker, upright bass
Miguel Bernal, percussion
Gavin Bondy, trumpet
Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, special guest vocals
Pansy Chang, cello
Nicholas Crosa, violin
Brian Lavern Davis, congas / drums / percussion
Dan Faehnle, guitar
China Forbes, vocals
Ikram Goldman, special guest vocals
Storm Large, vocals
Thomas Lauderdale, music director and piano
Maureen Love, harp
Reinhardt Melz, drums/percussion
Rita Moreno, special guest vocals
Kyle Mustain, english horn
Timothy Nishimoto, vocals / percussion
Ari Shapiro, special guest vocals
Robert Taylor, trombone

Saturday December 31
10:30pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini
Deck the Hall

Pink Martini
Phil Baker, upright bass
Miguel Bernal, percussion
Gavin Bondy, trumpet
Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, special guest vocals
Pansy Chang, cello
Nicholas Crosa, violin
Brian Lavern Davis, congas / drums / percussion
Dan Faehnle, guitar
China Forbes, vocals
Ikram Goldman, special guest vocals
Storm Large, vocals
Thomas Lauderdale, music director and piano
Maureen Love, harp
Reinhardt Melz, drums/percussion
Rita Moreno, special guest vocals
Kyle Mustain, english horn
Timothy Nishimoto, vocals / percussion
Ari Shapiro, special guest vocals
Robert Taylor, trombone

February, 2017

Sunday February 19
7:30pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Terence Blanchard
Snarky Puppy

Jazz

(in order of appearance)
Snarky Puppy
Intermission
Herbie Hancock, piano
Wayne Shorter, saxophone
Terence Blanchard, trumpet
Vincent Colaiuta, drums
James Genus, bass
Los Angeles Philharmonic
James Gaffigan, conductor

March, 2017

Friday March 10
8:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Aaron Diehl presents "Jelly & George" featuring Adam Birnbaum and Cécile McLorin Salvant
Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party

Jazz

(in order of appearance)
Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party:
Jason Moran, piano / Fender Rhodes
Ms. Lisa Harris, vocals
Leron Thomas, trumpet / vocals
Tarus Mateen, bass
Charles Haynes, drums
Intermission
Aaron Diehl Presents "Jelly & George" featuring Adam Birnbaum and Cécile McLorin Salvant:
Aaron Diehl, music director / piano
Adam Birnbaum, piano
Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals
Paul Sikivie, bass
Lawrence Leathers, drums
Evan Christopher, clarinet
Brandon Lee, trumpet
Corey Wilcox, trombone

May, 2017

Sunday May 7
7:30pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Dave Grusin presents: Jazz from West Side Story
Sondheim & Jazz: Side by Side featuring Bill Charlap, Liz Callaway, and Renee Rosnes

Jazz

Dave Grusin
Dorian Holley, special guest
Dan Higgins, alto saxophone
Sal Lozano, alto saxophone
Tom Scott, tenor saxophone
Jeff Driskill, tenor saxophone
Gene Cipriano, baritone sax
Chuck Findley, trumpet
Gary Grant, trumpet
Rob Schaer, trumpet
Mike Stever, trumpet
Charlie Loper, trombone
Andy Martin, trombone
Bob McChesney, trombone
Bill Richenbach, bass trombone
Dave Weckel, drums
Lee Ritenour, guitar
Alex Acuña, percussion
John Beasley, Synth
Tom Kennedy, bass
Bill Charlap, piano
Renee Rosnes, piano
Liz Callaway, vocals
Scott Dunn, conductor
Steve Wilson, alto & soprano sax, flute
Sean Smith, bass
Matt Wilson, drums
Kathleen Robertson, violin
Grace Oh, violin
Susan Chatman, violin
Adriana Zoppo, violin
Jessica van Velzen, viola
Alma Fernandez, viola
Paula Fehrenbach, cello
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, cello
Brian Miller, contractor

Sondheim Jazz and Sondheim - Side by Side
  Intermission
Jazz from West Side Story