Tue, Nov 28|
“Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble + Special Guest Dick Oatts
Six extraordinary young musicians from around the world were selected for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA Class of 2025. They recently began their intensive, full-scholarship program and will attain a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Nov 28, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Yakiv Tsvietinskyi (trumpet), Alden Hellmuth (alto saxophone), Sasha Ripley (tenor saxophone), Miles Lennox (piano), Destiny Diggs-Pinto (bass), Ebunoluwa Daramola (drums)
Six extraordinary young jazz musicians from around the world were selected for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, Class of 2025. The group recently began their intensive, full-scholarship program in September 2023 and will attain a Master of Music in Jazz Performance degree from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music – one of the nation’s top music schools – in spring 2025.
One of the Institute’s earliest goals was to create a unique college-level jazz program where the masters of jazz could pass on their expertise to the next generation of jazz musicians. In September 1995, the Institute of Jazz Performance was launched and the first class of seven students began their intensive training with some of the world’s greatest musicians.
The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance is a tuition-free two-year program that accepts one ensemble of musicians for each class. All of the students receive full scholarships, as well as stipends to cover their monthly living expenses. The students study both individually and as a small group, receiving personal mentoring, ensemble coaching, and lectures on the jazz tradition. They are also encouraged to experiment in expanding jazz in new directions through their compositions and performances. The program is currently in residence at the prestigious UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
The Institute of Jazz Performance students and instructors present a number of major concerts and community outreach programs throughout the United States and overseas. International highlights include performances and teaching engagements at the White House; at annual International Jazz Day programs in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Havana, Cuba; Melbourne, Sydney and Mt. Gambier, Australia; at the celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of the coronation of the King of Thailand, the 1998 Summit of the Americas in Chile before 34 heads of state, the United Nations “Day of Philosophy” event in Paris sponsored by UNESCO, and the Tokyo Jazz Festival. The students have also participated in tours of Argentina, China, Egypt, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Vietnam and, most recently, Jordan with Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock.
Since the program’s inception, students have studied with Kenny Barron, Jerry Bergonzi, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Hal Crook, Jack DeJohnette, Nnenna Freelon, Herbie Hancock, Barry Harris, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Dave Holland, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Oatts, Danilo Pérez, Dianne Reeves, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and Clark Terry, among many others. Program participants benefit from the world-class learning environment at UCLA, recently named the number 1 public university in the United States for the fifth straight year by U.S. News & World Report.
In June 2023, internationally acclaimed trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire, a 2007 graduate of the program, was named Artistic Director of the Institute of Jazz Performance, returning to guide and encourage the next generation of jazz artists.
Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | 21+
Refunds are only honored up to 24 hours before the scheduled showtime.
Show Times: The house band performs one set at 7:30pm which is immediately followed by a jam session from 9:30-11:00pm. A separate ticket is required for the the first set and the jam session.
1st set ticket (7:30pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT$25.00
Jam session ticket (9:30pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Performing musicians use coupon code SAM1JAM at checkout for a $5 discount.$15.00