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Sat. 13 April 2013
2 & 4 pm

28th Street YMCA Building
Los Angeles
Paul R. Williams (1925)

Kenny Barron, piano


DUE TO DELAYS IN RENOVATION AT THE DUNBAR HOTEL, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO THE HISTORIC 28TH STREET YMCA BUILDING. TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

Join us for a tribute to Central Avenue’s Golden Age of Jazz in a magnificently restored Spanish Colonial revival-style landmark designed by celebrated architect Paul Williams. A consummate artist with no less than 9 Grammy nominations, over 40 recordings, and millions of avid fans worldwide, Kenny Barron has been acclaimed as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” (Los Angeles Times). As countless listeners have noted, “the greased lightning of Barron’s technique combines with a romantic ebullience” (Village Voice) and audiences have been mesmerized by his “imaginative inner musical connections and sequences” (Los Angeles Times). “Barron is a great jazz pianist, period” (Boston Herald).

Central Avenue Festival: From the 1920’s to the mid-50s, Central Avenue served as the heart of the African-American community in Los Angeles. Explore Central Avenue and learn more about its history and spirit. At the African American Fire Fighter Museum, enjoy a specially curated exhibit focusing on performing arts in South L.A. during the early years, a reception with food prepared by the kids from RootDownLA along with a jazz ensemble featuring students from A Place Called Home. Then head over to the historic 28th Street YMCA for a multimedia presentation on the history of Central Avenue and a rousing performance by jazz legend Kenny Barron! Click here for more info.

This concert and festival are co-sponsored by Councilwoman Jan Perry and made possible in part by a generous grant from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.

This concert is cosponsored by Alexandra & Victor Levine.