Published on August 19, 2009 at 5:23pm
On Sunday The Gathering play the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena. Woodwind maestro Jesse Sharps tethers this bunch together, keeping aflame Horace Tapscott’s Arkestra concept (been a half-century now!) with one of this town’s most exciting younger tenors, Kamasi Washington — and with a mess of other great players, some masked dancers and African drumming. We’ve raved plenty about Washington lately, getting crowds out of their seats, hollering before his solo is near halfway done (memories of Paul Gonsalves at Newport). Sharps has matched him with vocalist Dwight Trible; the acoustics are such at the Levitt that his tremendous voice will carry clear through Old Town, wafting over the busy traffic. Eerie.
The Gathering at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena this Sunday at 7PM. FREE ADMISSION.
AllAboutJazz.com featured the remaining jazz concerts at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena today. Every Sunday night at 7PM brings hundreds of people out to enjoy an eclectic series of jazz music.
Dont miss this week with Claudia Villela – Brazilian Jazz with bossa nova grooves!
LA Weekly’s Brick’s Picks – a weekly guide to jazz in L.A., mentions this Sundays show at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.
…hop over to the Levitt Pavilion in Old Pasadena’s Memorial Park, where the legendary Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra performs. Saxist Michael Session has resurrected this group, and is keeping the Horace Tapscott flame alight (even as the Leimert Park jazz scene flitters).
Free Jazz at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena every Sunday @ 7PM
Barbara Morrison is always a crowd pleaser at the Levitt Pavilion and she did just that at her performance on July 5th. She gave an outstanding performance and got the crowd out of their seats and dancing. Check out one of her sets for the evenings performance:
Join the Levitt under the stars for Jazz night every Sunday evening at 7:30 pm.
June 28 – Cross Hart: Jazz standards with high-energy swing arrangements and hybrid grooves
July 5 – Barbara Morrison: Jazz and blues classics
July 12 – Pan African Peoples Arkestra: Veteran and rising musicians representing all forms of Jazz
July 19 – Harper Evans Project: Combining R&B vocals and stylish jass standards
July 26 – Billy Mitchell: Bebop and smooth jazz fusion
August 2 – Claudia Villela: Brazilian jazz and bossa nova grooves
August 9 – KJ Denhart: Unique jazz musician with urban folk styles
August 16 – Louis Van Taylor: Smooth, straight-ahead and jazz grooves
August 23 – The Gathering: Collection of outstanding L.A. based jazz musicians
August 30 – Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble: Blending the sounds of jazz with Eastern explorations