James Chiao Premieres Musical Tenor By Night

James Chiao (Music MFA 17) began composing an original musical while studying at The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. The autobiographical work, Tenor by Night, tells Chiao's personal story about following his dreams as a first-generation immigrant in America. Featuring 14 musicians and a...

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The Hammer Museum’s JazzPop Fest Features theBABAorchestra

UCLA's Hammer Museum kicks off its 13th annual JazzPOP three-week festival this Thursday (Aug. 2), featuring free concerts by visionary and up-and-coming West Coast musicians/composers. Organized by San Francisco Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, the festival showcases a colorful range of jazz,...

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Coleman Zurkowski’s new album “ZERO”

Experimental composer Coleman Zurkowski (MFA Music 14) bridges the gaps between jazz, dub, psych-rock, and electronic music on his new album Zero. Zurkowski released his latest work on the LA-based label Dangerbird Records in February. Zurkowski on his new album: This album is an exploration of...

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CalArts Alumnus Brings A Long Drive For Someone to Coaxial Arts

Colin Wambsgans (Music MFA 11) is bringing his musical interpretation of an influential album to the stage this weekend. Wambsgans' A Long Drive For Someone will be performed at The Wulf at Coaxial Arts Foundation on Friday, June 1, featuring a sound and a video installation that centers on...

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