Award-winning flutist James Newton, the San Pedro resident who has achieved international acclaim for his mainstream and avant-garde jazz and classical performances, has been selected as the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer in Fine Arts at UC Irvine.
As part of his residency, Newton--who is a professor of composition, jazz and jazz history at CalArts--will rehearse the UC Irvine jazz ensemble, offer flute tutorials and play a concert with his ensemble Saturday at 8 p.m. in UC Irvine's Fine Arts Concert Hall. Tickets: $10.
His jazz improvisation master class, held Monday from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Concert Hall, is free.
Information: (714) 856-6616.