Monty Alexander, jazz piano with Hassan Shakur, bass
Twenty-six years after his Chamber Music in Historic Sites debut, The Doheny Mansion’s great rotunda welcomes back a “certified jazz master” who’s “never less than thrilling” (Los Angeles Times). In a career that spans more than four decades, Alexander has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: from Frank Sinatra and Ray Brown, to Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones. No one else can equal Alexander’s “rich, orchestral piano style [and] charismatic fluency,” which gathers a whole “travelogue of musical influences and a kaleidoscope of tempi and thematic devices into one tune” (The Guardian).
Meet and chat with Monty Alexander during a champagne reception on the mansion’s South Lawn (3-4:30 PM).