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Motoko Honda's Simple Excesses @ Hammer Museum LA CA

The Hammer’s annual summer festival of creative jazz and improvised music features visionary West Coast musician/composers, whose imaginative musical minds defy categorization. 

Pianist, composer, and improviser, Motoko Honda is a musical force of nature, who blends jazz with chamber music, electronic music, and the sounds of music from around the globe. Long a vital part of the L.A. improvised music community as a collaborator with Wadada Leo Smith, Jeff Gauthier, Mike Watt, Elliott Sharp, and others, the Bay Area-based "keyboard alchemist" (Los Angeles Times) returns to lead a quartet featuring some of Northern California’s most inventive, versatile sidemen through intricate compositions that layer taut rhythms and lush melodies.

Motoko Honda, keyboard
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Miles Wick, acoustic bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
Ticketing: This free program is not ticketed. 

Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $6 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only.