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Angel City Jazz fest lineup includes Pharoah Sanders, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ornette Coleman's 'Skies of America' tribute

Angel City Jazz fest lineup includes Pharoah Sanders, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ornette Coleman's 'Skies of America' tribute

With this weekend’s Playboy Jazz Festival right around the corner, the Angel City Jazz Festival -- the city’s other, more unfettered jazz celebration – has revealed its lineup for this fall.

Now in its ninth year, the festival again will sprawl around Los Angeles, with nine concerts at seven venues that stretch from the Hollywood Hills to Santa Monica from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16.

Always open to exploring the more experimental and cutting-edge aspects of jazz and improvised music, this year’s installment includes performances by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, guitarist Mary Halvorson’s trio Thumbscrew, guitarist Julian Lage on a bill with...

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