Pianist and composer Richard Sears brings his septet to the Museum to reprise his Altadena Suite, commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society in 2013 to honor legendary jazz drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath. Heath, a longtime resident of Altadena, is among the last of the living drummers to have performed with golden age jazz musicians, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young and many others. The septet features both Tootie Heath and renowned trumpet player Ralph Alessi. The program also includes new music composed for the occasion.
WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Norton Simon Museum | 411 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Parking at the Norton Simon Museum is free.
ADMISSION: Altadena Reprise is free with Museum admission. Admission is $12.00 for adults; $9.00 for seniors; and free for Museum members, students with I.D., and everyone age 18 and under. For general public enquiries, call (626) 449-6840 or visit www.nortonsimon.org.