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Thursday Night Jazz @ Farmers Market: Big Lucky OrchestraWhen: Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 07:00pm to 09:00pm
Where:Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Click for map)
Parking:2 hours free validation with purchase from a Market merchant, $3 for the third hour, or 1 hour free parking in the Grove lot
The Thursday Night Jazz Series at The Farmers Market returns for 2012! They're bringing you free jazz (the price of free music, not the sub-genre) on the West Patio all summer long through September 6. See the full list of who's playing this summer here.
Tonight, check out the musical stylings of Paul Frederick's Big Lucky Orchestra featuring Val Peterson.
Big Lucky is Los Angeles's premiere swing band, specializing in the toe-tapping sounds of the prohibition era, taking you back to the time when hip was hep, and swing was king. Torch diva Val Peterson was performing at a club in Hollywood when saxophonist Paul Frederick introduced himself and ended up sitting in with her band. Both vintage music lovers, soon BIG LUCKY was born and hasn’t stopped since. Blending influences such as Cole Porter, Artie Shaw, Irving Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald, and so many more from the jazz age, the two conceptualized a band that could bring a modern sensibility to the sophisticated popular American music of the past.
jazz |jaz| (noun): a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz.