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October's Angel City Jazz Festival casts wide net with Thumbscrew, Pharoah Sanders and more

October's Angel City Jazz Festival casts wide net with Thumbscrew, Pharoah Sanders and more

The Angel City Jazz Festival has always cast a wide net in its lineup, which reliably looked to transcend boundaries musical and generational. With nine performances over the next three weekends from Santa Monica to downtown, its geographic reach continues to expand as well.

Again setting aside a multi-act one-day centerpiece, the festival draws heavily from the jazz vanguard, including a saxophonist who helped forge the spiritually charged sound of free jazz in the ‘60s, Pharoah Sanders. 

Below, what to watch for in Angel City’s fall offerings:

Friday: 

Steven Gordon Quartet, The L.A./Chicago...

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