The 2019 Angel City Jazz festival arrives at REDCAT with a double bill: critically acclaimed Anna Webber’s Simple Trio and Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game. One of a growing number of genre-crushing young artists working at the fringes of modern jazz and so-called “new music,” Canadian-born saxophonist and composer Anna Webber has staked out some truly distinctive musical terrain with her all-star Simple Trio, featuring drummer John Hollenbeck and pianist Matt Mitchell. Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women who made jazz a social music.
The festival continues with another double bill: Katisse + Diatom Ribbons. Playing saxophones and flutes, and using spoken word, Katisse Buckingham endeavors to break down barriers between musical genres. His music is a mix of jazz, hip-hop, and world music. Katisse has performed and/or recorded with countless artists, including Yellowjackets, Prince, Billy Childs, Dr. Dre (including The Chronic), Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, Andy Summers, Zawinul Legacy Band, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Snoop Dog, and many others. Kris Davis performs with her groundbreaking trio Diatom Ribbons, which includes influential GRAMMY-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and Haitian DJ, sound sculptor and percussionist Val Jeanty.