Black, Lefebvre, Speed and Claudia Quintet

Angel City Jazz Festival 2013

Featuring Jim Black, Tim Lefebvre, Chris Speed Trio & John Hollenbeck and The Claudia Quintet

"Rich with ambition and empathetic...the Claudia Quintet doesn’t entirely sound like anybody else. Which is exactly what makes them worth seeking out." —Los Angeles Times

Co-presented with The Jazz Bakery as part of Angel City Jazz Festival

The world premiere of the trio of Jim Black on drums, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Chris Speed on saxophone opens this concert and brings together three of the most exciting and innovative improvisers of our time.

The Claudia Quintet has walked a unique path in contemporary jazz since their founding in the late 1990s. Unlike most jazz ensembles where the particular musicians may come and go, drummer, composer and leader John Hollenbeck always wanted Claudia to be a ‘band’ with a sound not only determined by the compositions and the instrumentation, but by the players who perform the music. Over the last 16 years the exceptional artistry and individuality of each musician has been skillfully revealed through Hollenbeck’s stunning original compositions.

John Hollenbeck – drums, percussion
Chris Speed – reeds
Matt Moran – vibes
Red Wierenga – accordion
Chris Tordini – bass

7:00 PM
"Metamorphosis: New Technologies in Jazz and Jazz Journalism"

Jazz musicians and journalists have experienced both boons and challenges in the age of new technology. Music journalist Greg Burk moderates a multidisciplinary panel co-sponsored by the Jazz Journalists Association. 

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FRI 10/11
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff