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Nov 16 2023

The Alchemy Sound Project Workshop

jazz, masterclasses
Band Room

The Alchemy Sound Project will be here on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 12:00noon to 1:50pm in Room 1345 to do a workshop for our GJS students. We have chosen some students to participate in the song featured in the video below. This group also includes our own GJS Professor Salim Washington! For more information about the group, please see the attached doc.

Alchemy Sound Project
Sumi Tonooka: piano
Greg August: bass
Johnathan Blake: drums
Samantha Boshnack trumpet
Michael Ventoso: trombone
Salim Washington: tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute
Erica Lindsay: tenor sax
About the workshop:

For the UCLA workshop, the Alchemy Sound Project will play one or two originals from Under the Surface, a new work composed by pianist/composer Sumi Tonooka. The piece is commissioned by the Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works grant which Alchemy Sound Project is currently premiering in the Bay Area. The group will also work directly with the students on another Alchemy Sound Project composition composed by Professor Salim Washington, "Afrika Love."

Afrika Love


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.


This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $4 for 1 hour to $15 for all day. Evening rates (after 4 p.m.) are $3-$5 for 1 to 2 hours and $10 for all night. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.