Enjoy concerts featuring leading international and local ensembles in programs of classical, jazz, Latin, and new music.
Jazz at LACMA is back! We return to open seating and picnicking on the grounds. The free concerts are presented Friday evenings from April to November.
Jazz at LACMA is a celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians and has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, The Yellowjackets, Quincy Jones All Star Orchestra with John Clayton, Arturo Sandoval, Jeff Lorber, Billy Childs, Tierney Sutton, Ernie Watts, and many more. Concerts are broadcast on KJAZZ (88.1 FM) every Sunday evening from 7–9 pm and include interviews with featured performers. Jazz at LACMA is produced under the direction of Director of Music Programs Mitch Glickman.
Jazz at LACMA is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Broadcasts are made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Promotional support is provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1.
While the live concert series was on hold, LACMA created two new audio series', Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians and Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians. Each series features interviews and music hosted by LACMA’s Mitch Glickman, with the musicians and bandleaders originally scheduled to perform during the 2020 season. Check it out!
The venerable Jazz at LACMA concert series celebrated a portion of its 30th anniversary virtually this year. Watch virtual concert experiences featuring music and interviews from John B. Williams, Bill Cunliffe, Otmaro Ruiz, and many more on LACMA’s YouTube channel.
Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians Live! is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Broadcasts are made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Promotional support is provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1.
Eclectic and cutting-edge, Art & Music, winner of the ASCAP & Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, presents world-renowned performers and composers celebrating LACMA’s exhibitions and permanent collection.
This spring, LACMA presents Classical Around Town with the ABC+ Ensemble.
These hour-long concerts feature a string quartet of leading BIPOC musicians performing family-friendly music, with a Q&A to follow each concert. These are fun, informal, and intimate presentations geared toward families and those who enjoy and want to learn more about classical music in an informal setting. These concerts will take place in various locations around Los Angeles.
Latin Sounds features world-renowned artists performing everything from Indigenous works to the latest sounds from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles! Featured artists have included Dori Caymmi, Costazul, Echo Park Project, Mongorama, and Chuchito Valdes.
On June 18, LACMA’s Latin Sounds will team up with Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles for the opening night of their free concert series of 2022. The event will feature three bands and DJ sets at historic MacArthur Park. For more information visit levittlosangeles.org.
Stay tuned for more information on Latin Sounds free concerts returning this Summer.
Latin Sounds is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Promotional support is provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1.