The winning ensemble for the 2017 Angel City Arts Young Artist Competition will perform an opening set. This competition is open to all music students aged 16 to 24 in the greater LA area. Deadline for submission is 9/25/2017.
Jeff Parker Quartet
featuring Jeff Parker – guitar, Josh Johnson- sax, Paul Bryan- bass, Matt Mayhall – drums
The Jeff Parker Quartet will play a set of original compositions and some personal rearrangements of Thelonious Monk’s lesser-known compositions.
Known to many as a guitarist for Chicago post-rock innovators Tortoise, Jeff Parker is a highly versatile musician, arranger, composer, and producer who has been a cornerstone of the city’s jazz and experimental music scenes since the early ’90s. His relaxed yet precise guitar playing easily adapts to numerous styles of music and configurations of musicians, ranging from post-bop improvisations to experimental electronic music to indie rock.