Join us at the historic Ford Theatres in Hollywood for a concert under the stars. Virtuoso trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will make his Ford Theatres debut performing music from his recent album, Astral Progressions, a fusion of cosmic jazz with soul, R&B and hip-hop.
For his Ford performance, he will bring along some of his favorite musicians and collaborators, including singer/songwriters Bilal, Jimetta Rose Music and Jermaine Holmes (D’Angelo’s The Vanguard/Drumhedz), to perform his signature style of innovative and expansive jazz.
Gates open at 5:30pm.
Show starts promptly at 7:30pm.
Bring your food and drinks (beer and wine permitted) and picnic on the plaza. Special pre-show performance on “The Zev” terrace with Kobie Dozier (saxaphone) and Gina Ramirez (double bass)
More about Josef Leimberg:
Josef appeared on Kendrick Lamar‘s Grammy Award–winning LP To Pimp a Butterfly, and has worked with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Funkadelic, Thundercat and Dr Dre, among others.
“The West Coast jazz scene is having a moment. Led by the inimitable Kamasi Washington, it has also bred standout artists like Terrace Martin, Miles Mosley, whilst also birthing the careers of Thundercat and Flying Lotus.
“On his solo debut, “Astral Progressions,” Leimberg blasts into a decidedly cosmic realm, one that recalls Sun Ra’s transfixing work with the Mini-Moog synthesizer in the 1970s, except channeled through contemporary beat-based Los Angeles and filled with generational vigor. It’s music, thick with reverb, echo, layers of voices and a free-floating spirit that celebrates sonic spontaneity. Leimberg mixes these elements into compositions that suggest smoky cocktail jazz of the 1960s or the opening theme to a movie about a Leimert Park love affair.”—Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times
MORE ABOUT THE FORD: At 1,200 seats, the Ford Theatres creates an intimate concert experience that is a favorite among Angelenos. Each summer, the Ford hosts a diverse roster of events representing music and dance styles reflective of the communities that comprise Los Angeles County. Located in a County regional park in the Hollywood Hills, the Ford is owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation. The Ford Theatres 2017 Summer Season runs now through October 17. A complete season schedule, directions to the theatre and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org. Ticket prices start at $25; Reserved Seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.
WHERE: Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068
HOW: (323) 461-3673 or FordTheatres.org
PARKING: Onsite, stacked. $10 per vehicle for evening shows; $1 per vehicle for morning family shows, cash only. Carpool and save: three or more people per vehicle pay only $5 for parking for evening shows. A FREE shuttle to the Ford services the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga (excluding Big World Fun and JAM Sessions). The Ford shuttle stops in the “kiss
and ride” area and cycles every 20 minutes. For non-stacked off-site parking, a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (new); parking costs $12, cash only.
OTHER: Dress appropriately for outdoor seating.
This event is part of the Artists Partnership Series, a multidisciplinary performing arts series presented in partnership with LA County-based arts organizations and producers that, combined with IGNITE @ the FORD!, JAM Sessions and Big World Fun, make up the Ford Theatres’ celebratory 2017 Summer Season. A complete season schedule, directions to the theatre and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.
The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request.