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Performing in double bill with Joshua White & Codes on Saturday October 15th at 8pm at LACC's Clausen Hall

Rudresh Mahanthappa -sax | Adam O'Farrill - trumpet | Joshua White - piano

 Thomson Kneeland - bass | Dan Weiss - drums

Through a series of critically acclaimed releases over the past decade, saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has explored the music of his South Indian heritage and translated it through the vocabulary of his own distinctive approach to modern jazz. On his latest release Bird Calls, Mahanthappa trains his anthropological imagination on an equally important cultural influence: the music of Charlie Parker. With a stellar quintet of forward-thinking musicians, which includes some long-time collaborators as well as 20-year-old trumpet prodigy Adam O’Farrill, Mahanthappa offers an inspired examination of Bird’s foundational influence and how it manifests itself in a decidedly 21st-century context.