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.