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Oct 6 2023

Freedom First

Schoenberg Hall

Concert featuring jazz artist and political activist Keith LaMar, who is an African American man on death row falsely accused of murder in the Lucasville Prison Uprising in Youngstown, OH.  He has caught international attention and has become a symbol of the injustices of the Criminal Justice System.  A symphonic work by UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology graduate student Dexter Story was commissioned for this historic concert and will be performed by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA). The concert will also feature the Freedom First Ensemble featuring Albert Marquès and new UCLA Global Jazz Studies faculty member Salim Washington on saxophone. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON KEITH

This event is made possible thanks to support from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, The Judith Nelson Research Fund, the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies, the Global Jazz Studies IDP, and the UCLA Center for Latino Arts (CLA).

Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.