A Full-Circle Jazz Moment
When the Joshua Redman Quartet takes the stage at the Soraya, audiences will witness a full-circle moment that has been decades in the making.
‘Rivers of Sound’: From the Euphrates to The Soraya
Composer Amir ElSaffar, the innovative jazz trumpeter and director of the Rivers of Sound Orchestra, is calling his new work “a sonic embrace.” ElSaffar penned the expression to describe “Emergence,”...
Play It With Count Basie, and Branford Marsalis, at The Soraya
The timeless swing of the Count Basie Orchestra, the pure vocals of Lizz Wright, and the vibrant interplay of the Branford Marsalis Quartet represent three of the most important musical dialects in today’s national jazz conversation. Read more.
SNEAK PEEK: La Marisoul takes us behind the scenes of The Soraya's Jazz Club.
Los Angeles’ own powerhouse vocalist Marisol Hernandez (aka La Marisoul) gives a tour of The Soraya's Jazz Club. See why Jazz Club is "the place to be!" (San Francisco Classical Voice).
Artist to Artist: La Marisoul X Camila MezaCamila Meza performs at The Soraya Mar 7!
Camila Meza, equally prized as a vocalist, guitarist, and composer, has brought a sound full of warmth, intricacy and rhythmic clarity to the jazz scene ever since her arrival from...
Mavis Staples: A Message at The Soraya
Mavis Staples has a message. It has been there down through the decades, as she soared across musical styles and genres, collecting friends, fans and contemporaries all across the globe.
Mavis Staples Top 10 (Things You Might Not Know)
Mavis Staples is a once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture is undeniable. Over the past several years, her solo work has flared up and a new generation of...
Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés — Even at Age 77, his Father and Native Island Live Inside his Music
The cutting-edge 1970s Cuban jazz-fusion band, Irakere, gave the world Paquito D’Rivera on saxophone, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, and Chucho Valdés, the legendary pianist who will front a four-piece ensemble...