Metro Art Presents KJazz Tracks at Union Station

Join Metro Art and KJAZZ for Jazz Tracks, a free concert in the Union Station Historic Ticket Concourse from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.  

Make a night of it! Union Station is easy to reach via many bus and train lines and there are plenty of great restaurants in downtown LA near our bus and rail lines.   

The concert is hosted by KJAZZ deejay Rhonda Hamilton and three artists will be featured: 

 

Grammy-nominated musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer, Kassa Overall melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop to tilt jazz and rap in unmapped directions. He previously released four critically acclaimed projects: I THINK I’M GOOD, Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz, Shades of Flu and Shades of Flu 2. On ANIMALS, his Warp Records debut released in 2023, Overall pushes his kaleidoscopic, subversive vision further. Top-flight improvisation weaves among string arrangements by Jherek Bischoff. The album’s all-star roster of collaborators includes vocalists Nick Hakim, Laura Mvula, Francis and the Lights, and jazz stars like Theo Croker and Vijay Iyer. Kassa also performed on NPR’s Tiny Desks Concerts in 2023. Watch it here 

 

Isaiah Collier is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, curator and educator. He is best known for his work as a saxophonist and drummer. Collier’s sound and approach is influenced by master saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Ari Brown and Gene Ammons. His group Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few released The Unapologetic Negro (2019) and Return of The Black Emperor (2017) — both of which received favorable reviews. Collier has performed at the Jazz Showcase WHERE, Chicago Jazz Festival, New York Winter Jazz Festival and the White House, to name a few. He is a former fellow of the prestigious Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton.

 

 

Darynn Dean is a dynamic vocalist, captivating performer and composer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her musical legacy originates with her grandfather Donald Dean Senior (drummer), who toured with Les McCann, Eddie Harris, and Betty Carter. Darynn Dean has gained the attention of audiences across the U.S., with notable performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, and Jordan Hall in Boston. In 2019, she created a documentary All About Love: Jazz + Gender, which chronicled the creation of the first ever All-Women’s Cross Big Band at the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. Dean currently attends The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and Performance at UCLA where she is pursuing a Master of Music degree. 

 

Go Metro to the event! Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus, several municipal bus lines, Metrolink and Amtrak. Metro Rail’s A, B and D Lines stop at Union Station, as does the J Line bus.  Plan your trip with Google Maps or Apple Maps, the Transit and Moovit apps or using the trip planner at metro.net. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Metro Art enhances the customer experience with visual and performing arts that encourages ridership and connects people and neighborhoods in LA County. 

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About KJazz 

KJAZZ 88.1, a service of Cal State Long Beach, is the #1 straight-ahead, non-commercial jazz station in the United States. In addition to producing free events in the community, KJAZZ provides four jazz scholarships and paid student internships each year. For more information, visit: jazzandblues.org.