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Jazz returns to LACMA

For over 20 years the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has ushered in summer with the sweet sounds of jazz music. Jazz at LACMA is one of the museums most well received and attended events. Featuring only the best jazz artists California has to offer. Boasting an annual attendance of over 42,000, Jazz at LACMA is LA's premier spot for FREE jazz concerts every Friday from 6:00pm-8:00pm during the months of April through November.

Jazz at LACMA
Jazz at LACMA
Louis "Kengi" Carr
Empty stage after an awesome free summer jazz concert presented by LACMA and KJAZZ FM
Louis "Kengi" Carr Photography

Kick back under the lights or relax with friends on the grass while enjoying your own wine and cheese picnic, dine at Ray's & Stark Bar or walk up and order drinks at the bar. If dancing is your thing, invite your partner to the dance floor and join the many wonderful dancers enjoying the sights and sounds of amazing jazz against the beautiful backdrop of LACMA. Be sure to grab your free tickets to visit the exhibits inside the museums.

Centrally located in the heart of the Miracle Mile along the Grand Concourse of Wilshire Boulevard, LACMA is adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits. A beautiful park filled with tress and plenty of green space surround this gem on museum row.

This year's performances include Russell Ferrante & Bob Mintzer Quartet, Friday, May 2, 2014 | 6 pm, Lesa Terry and Collective Spirit, Friday, May 9, 2014 | 6 pm, Jacques Lesure Quartet, Friday, May 16, 2014 | 6 pm, Azar Lawrence Quartet, Friday, May 23, 2014 | 6 pm, Judy Wexler, Friday, May 30, 2014 | 6 pm, Grace Kelly Quintet, Friday, June 6, 2014 | 6 pm, Ernie Watts Quartet, Friday, June 13, 2014 | 6 pm, Nick Mancini Collective, Friday, June 20, 2014 | 6 pm, Sara Gazarek, Friday, June 27, 2014 | 6 pm, Rickey Woodard Sextet, Friday, July 4, 2014 | 6 pm, Grant Geissman & the Bop! Bang! Boom! Band, Friday, July 11, 2014 | 6 pm, Henry "Skipper" Franklin Quintet, Friday, July 18, 2014 | 6 pm, Sunnie Paxson Trio with Vocalist Cynthia Calhoun, Friday, July 25, 2014 | 6 pm, John Daversa Small Band, Friday, August 1, 2014 | 6 pm, Kamasi Washington and the Next Step, Friday, August 8, 2014 | 6 pm, Katisse, Friday, August 15, 2014 | 6 pm, Phil Ranelin Sextet, Friday, August 22, 2014 | 6 pm, Janis Mann,Friday, August 29, 2014 | 6 pm, L.A. Jazz Treasure Award: Ernie Andrews, Friday, September 5, 2014 | 6 pm, Dale Fielder Quartet, Friday, September 12, 2014 | 6 pm, Angel City Jazz Festival with Roberto Miranda Band, Friday, September 19, 2014 | 6 pm, Kathleen Grace, Friday, September 26, 2014 | 6 pm.

So call your friends, plan a special date or pack up the kids for a picnic on the grass while listening to the cool sounds of the best jazz artists California has to offer. It's sure to be a fun time for the entire family.

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