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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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“An absurdist mix of jazz and musical comedy” —Rolling Stone
“A hard-bop group as imagined by Frank Zappa.” —Boston Globe


In true old school, radio play style, New York City’s fearless musical innovators, The Jazz Passengers take on this 1954 creature feature classic – providing live music and outrageous new dialogue as the film rolls on the big screen above. A great way to spend your Halloween afternoon. Retro hip 3-D specs provided!

Former musicians for the Big Apple Circus and John Lurie’s seminal band, The Lounge Lizards, saxophonist Roy Nathanson and trombonist Curtis Fowlkes founded The Jazz Passengers in 1987 with the intention of bringing humor and offbeat entertainment back into modern jazz. Named in allusion to Art Blakey’s The Jazz Messengers, the group takes audiences on a wild musical ride through soulful jazzy compositions mixed with original vocals and comedy.

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