Free Jazz Concert & Potluck & BYOB @ LACMA

  • May 24, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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The season opener event in April was a SMASHING Success!!! We had a huge group attend and we wined & dined under the stars with perfect weather on the lawn! Check out the photos, video and reviews ~ http://www.meetup.com/Foodies/photos/14394892/

Winners of the Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award, CJS Quintet is recognized for its hard-driving soulful swing, laden with the blues. The quintet, led by saxophonist Chuck Johnson and trumpeter James Smith, pays homage to Los Angeles-born sax legend Dexter Gordon in recognition of his 90th birth-year.

"A credibly modern extension of the Clifford Brown-Max Roach hard bop aesthetic: delightful tunes, cleanly played ensembles, crisp rhythm-section work, and consistent solos."

Right click your mouse on the photo above and choose OPEN IN NEW TAB... This will open a large pic so you can see everyone!


Arturo Sandoval's Jazz Band 4/19/2013 was Awesome!

BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations

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What better event to unwind than a free jazz concert, bring some food and wine to share and relax now that the weekend is just beginning. Time for a bit of wining and dining with your fellow LA Foodies!

LACMA is pretty chill about bringing in our own food and beverages and if you want to get good seats, you should arrive at least 1/2 hour early (5:30pm) and gather at the raised lawn about[masked] feet in front of the red elevators.BYOB wine/beer/soda whatever!

How to Find Us ~ See the RED Elevators structure in the background? That's where I park my black/yellow Nishiki bike. From the bike, about 50 feet on your right is a slightly raised lawn area with short palm trees and that is where I planned to have our group gather.

BUT!!! Sometimes another group might snag the spot before us and if that is the case, then hang around the bike and text me @[masked] and I'll come get you. When you text me, please tell me your name.

Bring a blanket or beach towel and sit at the elevated lawn area. Serious concert listeners, might want to sit closer, so be it, during the intermission, you can go to the back and search out the rest of the group and share some food/drink together.

So... bring something to share, either some wine or some finger eats such as chacuterie/salumi, cheeses, fresh produce such as grapes, dried fruits such as dates or nuts, olives, bread, foods that are easy to eat without utensils...

Please post what you plan to bring to share at the potluck for this evening.

Sandra Booker

Friday, May 31, 2013 | 6 pm

Jon Mayer Trio with Jackie Ryan
Friday, June 7, 2013 | 6 pm

Billy Childs Quartet
Friday, June 14, 2013 | 6 pm

The Jazz Leaders
Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6 pm

 

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  • FrankW

    Had a great time, but next time Im not sitting in the middle of the circle. = )

    3 · May 25, 2013

    • Darrell

      You could have moved at any time... LOL

      May 26, 2013

    • Michelle C.

      Darrell already made an extra large lazy susan for you to sit on next time. We are going to keep it constantly spinning. It'll be so cool!!!

      May 27, 2013

  • Todd T.

    Great Times!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Mia

    Lovely potluck with great company!

    May 26, 2013

  • Ray

    I have someone's bag with knitting gear inside, which was left at LACMA. Let me know who it belongs to.

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Ray

      Just saw this. I'm officiating today (sunday) 9-5 in Corona, so maybe tomorrow. [masked], feel free to call or text. We'll work it out. #GOYANKEES.

      May 26, 2013

    • Abbey

      Great! I'll text you later then... have a great day.

      May 26, 2013

  • Ray

    I still have someones bag w/knitting gear inside, which was left behind after the concert Friday night. Let me know...

    May 26, 2013

    • Ray

      Just saw Abbey's response, never mind.

      May 26, 2013

  • Abbey

    Frank, I think you should officially list your nickname as "lazy Susan". :)

    2 · May 25, 2013

    • Darrell

      Then Lazy Susan it is... LOL... JK

      May 25, 2013

    • Richard C

      I second it!

      May 25, 2013

  • Diane

    Frank I agree with you even better would be a nice person that likes

    to help.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Abbey

    The music was a little on the quiet side tonight, but still very nice.

    May 24, 2013

    • Mona81

      hi i dont know if you remember but i told you about 2 good italian restaurants on is Il Capriccio and the other is Angelini Osteria is my fav so far :)

      1 · May 24, 2013

    • Abbey

      Yes, thanks Mona!

      1 · May 25, 2013

  • Yoko

    I'm sorry I missed a great event - got too hectic before my trip to Tokyo and couldn't make it. Hopefully you'll plan another one before the summer is over Darrell?!

    May 25, 2013

  • Richard C

    great company!

    May 24, 2013

  • Darrell

    Another fine potluck picnic. Next time, I'm bringing a bottle of scotch and making cocktails for members...

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Lee A.

    Sorry I missed it...was given 3rd row Dugout Club Dodgers tickets and couldn't pass'em up.

    May 24, 2013

  • Diane

    it was nice meeting the group of people although I could not hear the music.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Mona81

    ty so very much for today i had great time and everyone was sooooo nice thanks again

    May 24, 2013

  • Marie C.

    Potluck and BYOB turned out very nice. Location couldn't have been better.

    May 24, 2013

  • Abbey

    We've claimed a spot large enough for all of us. Right to the side of the hot dog cart, on the grass. I you are facing the elevator doors, we're to your right. :)

    May 24, 2013

    • Ray

      I see the hot dog stand but not you

      May 24, 2013

  • Darrell

    Should be there around 5:45 or so...

    May 24, 2013

  • Ray

    Possibly plus one...

    May 24, 2013

  • Bay

    Hi will be 30 min late . is,that ok ?

    May 24, 2013

  • Melinda C.

    Sorry can't make it after all, family emergency. Have fun.

    May 24, 2013

  • Yoon m.

    I will be missing this great event today, but I hope you guys enjoy food and wonderful music. Also, LACMA extended more weekly jazz events for a couple of months and Latin events on every Saturday as well. I am so happy to enjoy the great music festival for the whole Summer!

    May 24, 2013

  • Abbey

    Will be bringing Texas Caviar Dip and tortilla chips. Also some wine.

    May 24, 2013

  • Melinda C.

    Green salad, organic mixed greens, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes,green onions, celery, crumbled blue cheese and homemade vinaigrette.
    There may be a large Paella pan with cooked saffron rice, sausage, chicken, and and some veggie goodies in this meal too.

    2 · May 22, 2013

    • Michelle C.

      Wow, that's an incredible spread of food Miss Melinda! sounds super yummy. Darrell is right. One tray of something is enough. You are so kind. See you tonite!!!

      May 24, 2013

    • Abbey

      sounds delicious!

      May 24, 2013

  • Darrell

    Will probably bring a nice red wine...

    May 24, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    I am not sure what I am bringing until I go to Trader Joes but I am really feeling the need for some really tasty cheese. Cheers!

    May 24, 2013

    • Darrell

      No time to go to the market today... I think I will bring some nice smoked gouda and blue cheese some fresh baked bread and I'll slice up and pan fry some nice ham and my home made whole grain mustard...

      1 · May 24, 2013

  • Ramesh S.

    Wine, Hummus and Pita Chips

    May 23, 2013

  • Diane

    I'll bring nuts, crackers and dip and of course a bottle of wine.

    May 23, 2013

  • Ray

    Dessert and wine...

    May 23, 2013

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