2009 Guggenheim Fellowship awardee and multi-nominated and recipient of Grammy awards … including 2011 Jazz Album of the Year… Billy Childs brings his powerful combination of jazz and classical style ensembles for an exciting and intimate performance in Laguna Beach.
The concert is 8 PM at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach. Tickets are $35-25 for adults and $15 for students 21 & under. VIP tickets are $50 for the first 4 rows and include a meet and greet with the artists and a donation to Laguna Beach Live! Tickets available online or by phone at 800-595-4849.
Joining Childs’ jazz group is the classical string ensemble, the Calder Quartet, winners of the 2009 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award.
The great Jazz-Chamber Musicians with Billy Childs, piano, are Bob Sheppard, saxophoneLarry Koonse, guitarCarol Robbins, harpCarlos del Puerto, bassMarvin “Smitty” Smith, drums and the Calder Strings: Benjamin Jacobson, violin, Andrew Bulbrook, violin, Jonathan Moerschel, viola and Eric Byers, cello.