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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-9801
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10 stars
attended Feb 27 2011

A fun, kid-friendly introduction to jazz music. My 5-year-old is still talking about Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and the song Salt Peanuts. The JazzReach musicians were wonderful.

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http://www.lamiradatheatre.com/jazz_reach/index.htm

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Description

Hangin’ with the Giants is a fun, high-energy program designed to promote the inclusiveness and accessibility of jazz while highlighting the legacies and music of some of the art form’s central contributors. Staged as a late-night talk show, Hangin’ with the Giants features animated likenesses of jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk as show guests, and offers numerous opportunities for students to interact and participate.

Metta Quintet is JazzReach’s dynamic, widely lauded resident ensemble comprised of some of today’s brightest emerging jazz artists. Dedicated to blazing new artistic territory while maintaining a steadfast commitment to fostering new audiences and nurturing young talent, Metta Quintet exclusively carries out all of JazzReach’s artistic programming.

In 2002, the ensemble released its critically acclaimed debut CD, Going to Meet The Man (Koch Jazz) which featured eight commissioned works inspired by the short stories of celebrated American author James Baldwin that appeared in the book of the same title. In 2006, the quintet released the equally praised Subway Songs (Sunnyside Records), which also featured eight commissioned works inspired by the unique social dynamism of the New York City subway experience. Composers included Metta Quintet members Sung, Strickland, Gross and Schuman in addition to Myron Walden, Jimmy Greene and Jon Cowherd.

Through commissioning and performance of all new works and the creative integration of captivating video, lighting and sound design, Metta Quintet is committed to challenging convention and exploring the infinite boundaries of the live jazz experience.