Loading Events
Oct 21 Thu
5:00pm
Free

Meet the Musician: Multi-Instrumentalist Mark Rubin

Multi-instrumentalist Mark Rubin
talks
Zoom

Oklahoma-born, Texas-reared, and now living in New Orleans, multi-instrumentalist Mark Rubin is an unabashed Southern Jew, known equally for his muscular musicianship and larger-than-life persona. In this interactive program, Rubin will share music from and insights into his new album The Triumph of Assimilation. 

Over an accomplished 30+ year career, Rubin has accompanied or produced a virtual who’s-who of American traditional music, while straddling numerous musical genres, including Country, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Polka, Klezmer, Roma, and more. He is perhaps best known for co-founding the notorious proto-Americana band Bad Livers, though his more recent work as a first call tuba and bass player in the klezmer music scene has now earned him equivalent notoriety.

His credits in the Jewish music world include long time collaborations with Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, The Other Europeans, and Andy Statman, as well as two decades on faculty at KlezKamp. He has been featured performer and instructor with multiple appearances at Yiddish Summer Weimar, KlezFest London, KlezMore Vienna, Klezmer Festival Furth, Festival of Jewish Culture Krakow among others. Jew of Oklahoma debuted as a special feature at Toronto's Ashkenaz Festival in 2016.

Today, he lives and works as a professional musician in New Orleans and makes a study of the musical traditions and cultures of South Louisiana. He recently took a position at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience where he jokes he's an exhibit, (www.msje.org).

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. It is co-sponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Nov 1 Mon
6:00pm
Free
talks
A Conversation with Brandon Sharp, Founder of AGENDA Management and Production
LA Sounds Now welcomes the Founder of AGENDA Management & Production, Brandon Sharp, who founded AGENDA Management and Production with a roster of talent and projects that seek to generate more equity, representation, and minority ownership in the entertainment business. 
Lani Hall
Nov 2 Tue
4:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia
Distinguished Lecture Series : The Afterlives of Truth and Musicals
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Musicology presents: The Distinguished Lecture Series – “The Afterlives of Truth and Musicals”, a lecture by Jake Johnson. Lies, to invoke Mary Douglas, are stories out of place. Musicals are also stories out of place. They invest in the not-yet and enable a certain parlaying with reality that has come to be an attractive quality for communities all over America that see truth as a road block to worlds they prefer.…
Zoom
Nov 16 Tue
5:00pm
Free
talks
Meet the Musician: Composer Charles Fox
Award winning composer Charles Fox is best known for his contributions to the music of TV, Film, and the pop world. Yet, some of the compositions he is most proud of are those with Jewish themes.
Zoom
Nov 22 Mon
6:00pm
Free
A Conversation with Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Warner Music
LA Sounds Now welcomes Global Head of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Warner Music Group, Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett, an experienced leader and expert in the areas of EDI across corporate, nonprofit, and education sectors.
Lani Hall
Dec 7 Tue
5:00pm
Free
Klezmer Workshop with Kurt Bjorling
Learn klezmer repertoire with the talented and versatile musician, Kurt Bjorling, who performs on basset-horn, bass clarinet, ‘tsimbl,’ saxophone, and accordion, is noted for a penetrating understanding of ‘klezmer’ music. He is the music director of the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, founded in 1984.
Zoom