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Improvisatory Minds: Concert Music by Jazz Composers

Saturday January 30th, 7:30 pm  

$25 general admission includes reception




Ben Hudson, violin

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra concertmaster

“Ben was the star of the evening”

-Andrew Porter, the New Yorker

Antoinette Perry, piano

USC piano faculty and celebrated concert pianist

and Phil Ayling, oboe; Jennie Hansen, viola;

Hans Ottsen, guitar; Bevan Manson, piano;

Brad Dutz, percussion

Music of Ed Neumeister, Bevan Manson, Michael Patterson, Dennis Dreith, Duke Ellington, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk


Improvisatory Minds is a collective of composers from Los Angeles, Austria, New York, and Oxnard. We present classical concert music informed by a jazz perspective. Our previous events have included the New Hollywood String Quartet, the Righteous Girls (NYC), the Panic Duo, and members of the Lyris String Quartet at Upstairs at Vitello’s, St. Peter’s Church in New York, Classical Encounters, and with TV composer Jeff Beal.







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