Is It Any Good?

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)’s Friday night Jazz Concerts continue tomorrow night featuring L.A. Jazz Treasure Award: Johnny Mandel.

From the LACMA website:

LACMA and the Los Angeles Jazz Society proudly present the 5th annual “L.A. Jazz Treasure Award” to composer, arranger, and big band leader Johnny Mandel. Recently named an NEA Jazz Master, Mandel is considered one of the nation’s top composer/arrangers in jazz, pop, and film music. Mandel began his career playing and arranging in the bands of Count Basie, Zoot Sims, Woody Herman, and Chet Baker. As a vocal arranger, he has writen for Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Shirley Horn, Diana Krall, Barbra Streisand, and Nancy Wilson. Mandel has received five Grammy Awards and the Academy Award for his song “The Shadow of Your Smile.” Madel’s classic film scores include M*A*S*H, The Sandpiper, The Americanization of Emily, and Being There.

Jazz at LACMA starts every Friday night at 6pm in the BP Grand Pavilion. Tickets are free, and don’t require any reservations. Parking is available underneath LACMA or across the street (and that might cost you a little bit).

Food options, including Haute Dogs (Sausages) or Tacos (bring the Tacos back!), Sangria, Beer and other adult beverages (and non-adult beverages) will be on sale. Ray and Stark Bar will be open as well, as well as the many food trucks along Wilshire Avenue. You can also bring your own picnic, as well as your own chair or blankets.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 857-6000

Mon-Tue, Thu: 12–8pm
Wed: Closed
Fri: 12–9pm
Sat-Sun: 11am–8pm