Now entering its fifth year, the Angel City Jazz Festival has announced its full menu of happenings for the fall under the theme "Artists & Legends."
Once again tabbing multiple venues around the city and co-presented by the Jazz Bakery in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the festival pairs contemporary artists with their influences in an ambitious, seven-night run of shows.
The festival begins Oct. 5 with a concert featuring winners of the festival's young artist competition with the Phil Ranelin Sextet. The next day features a panel discussion called "Honoring and Breaking With Tradition" followed by a performance from a trio of guitarist Anthony Wilson, organist Larry Goldings and drummer Jim Keltner.
A multi-act festival-style concert is again scheduled at the Ford Amphitheatre on Oct. 7 with a lineup that includes drummer Peter Erskine joined by nephew Damian Erskine, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire with his band and fiery saxophone veteran Archie Shepp, followed by a headlining set from Shepp's own quartet.