Jazz Bakery Hosts New Year’s Eve Benefit: Featured artists include Kenny Burrell, James Moody and Benny Green
New Years Eve
(8:30 pm & 10:30 pm): $100 each / Entire Evening: $140
Culver City, CA
You can feel good about feeling good as the Jazz Bakery hosts a stellar quintet featuring James Moody, Kenny Burrell and Benny Green in a New Year’s Eve benefit concert. One of the surviving champions of Dizzy Gillespie’s music, NEA Jazz Master James Moody is an accomplished musician on the tenor and alto saxophones, as well as the flute, despite being born partially deaf. In addition to his instrumental prowess, Moody is an engaging entertainer, captivating audiences with his personal charm and wit.
NEA Jazz Master Kenny Burrell pioneered the guitar-led trio with bass and drums in the late 1950s. Known for his harmonic creativity, lush tones, and lyricism on the guitar, Burrell is also a prolific and highly regarded composer. Benny Green is a hard bop jazz pianist who “graduated” from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and toured with Ray Brown until his death. Green has been compared to Bud Powell in style and counts him as an influence.
3233 Helms Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA