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Luckman Jazz Orchestra Performs Tribute to John Coltrane – Secret Password Gets You a Great Ticket Price!!

by on Mar.20, 2009, under News



      California State University,

      Los Angeles

      5151 State University Drive,

      Los Angeles, CA 90032 

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Jazz Orchestra to Perform Tribute to

Jazz Legend John Coltrane 

WHO/WHAT:  Luckman Jazz Orchestra:Tribute

to John Coltrane

WHEN:   Saturday, March 21, 2009,

8:00 PM

WHERE:   Luckman Fine Arts Complex,

Luckman Theatre


  California State University, Los Angeles


  5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

TICKETS:   $40/$35. Box Office:

323-343-6600 or  


The Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the

campus of Cal State L.A. will present the Luckman Jazz Orchestra on

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 p.m., celebrating the work jazz legend John


John Coltrane is recognized as a legendary

master of jazz with musical creativity and genius that has penetrated

all genres of music today. Having pioneered the free jazz movement,

Coltrane is celebrated for his precision and improvisation- considered

by many to be the best in the history of jazz. The Luckman Jazz Orchestra

and conductor Charles Owens continue a season-long series of tributes

to legends of jazz with this one night event. 

Coltrane’s career was prolific in not

only his output of recordings, but also in the quality of each piece

he produced, nearly every one of them becoming an instant jazz classic.

An undeniably formative figure in American history- and music history

in general- John Coltrane has become synonymous with anything and everything

jazz, launching this uniquely American art form onto the world stage.  

In existence since 2001, the Luckman

Jazz Orchestra boasts some of the finest professional jazz musicians

in Los Angeles.  Musicians scheduled to perform on March 21st are

Charles Owens, conductor, tenor and soprano saxophone; Lanny

Hartley, piano; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Trevor Ware,

bass; Alberto Salas, percussion; Winston Byrd, first trumpet;

Jumaane Smith, second trumpet; James Ford, third trumpet;

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, fourth trumpet; Brian Swartz, fifth

trumpet; George McMullen, first trombone; Jacques Voyemant,

second trombone;

Phil Ranelin, third trombone;

William Roper, Tuba; Lee Secard, alto saxophone; Dereck

McLyn, second alto saxophone; Bennie Maupin, first tenor

saxophone; Fred Jackson, second tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz,

baritone saxophone; and special guest bassist James Leary

Tickets for this event are available

through the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or through For more information,

please visit 

The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine

Arts Complex, with two state-of-the-art theatres and a

critically acclaimed art gallery, enjoys

a reputation for presenting world-class music, dance,

theatre, and visual arts programming

in a beautiful, accessible setting. It is located on the campus

of California State University, Los Angeles

at 5151 State University Drive, near the convergence

of the 10 and 710 freeways. A full schedule

of all Luckman Fine Arts Complex events and

exhibitions is available online at 

Working for California since 1947: The

175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los

Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan

city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and

cultural center. More than 20,000 students

and 205,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests,

ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s

dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally

recognized science, arts, business, criminal

justice, engineering, nursing, education and

humanities programs, among others, led

by an award-winning faculty.

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