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JAZZPOP: UCIRA ARTIST MICHAEL DESSEN at the Hammer Museum (performance)

Date & Time: Friday, September 7, 2012, 07:30PM
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles

The seventh annual edition of JazzPOP, the Hammer’s creative jazz series, returns to the courtyard this September, featuring trailblazing West Coast bandleaders/composers and their collaborators from Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Curated by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.

Dessen switches between voluptuous lyricism and digitally distorted splatter, and his shifts between those poles never feel forced or arbitrary. —Downbeat

Southern California trombonist, composer, and electronic musician Michael Dessen makes music that expands the sounds and shapes possible within jazz improvisation. Christopher Tordini (bass) and Jason Nazary (drums) are smart and versatile New York players who navigate Dessen’s wildly inventive compositions with personality and conviction, balancing nuance and sensitivity with exuberance and virtuosity.

KJAZZ 88.1 FM is the official media sponsor of the series.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM.

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