Actors, dancers, poets, authors and musicians will all grace the campus of UCLA in coming months, according to the newly announced season of UCLA Live. This season, a variety of groundbreaking performances in international theater, dance, spoken word and music-including jazz-will take place from September 2006 to May 2007.
This season will feature artists from a variety of countries, such as Burundi, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Spain and Tibet, participating in events like the International Theatre Festival and the World Music series. Other unique events, like Brian Wilson’s exclusive “A 40th Anniversary Tribute to Pet Sounds” and an evening with Garry Trudeau, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, are also scheduled.
There are also a variety of events to please any jazz fan. Among the season’s highlights are a tribute to Ray Charles featuring guitarist John Scofield; a performance by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; an appearance by Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band; and a concert by the very popular vocalist Madeleine Peyroux (pictured).
Tickets to any of these events are on sale now and can be purchased online at uclalive.com, by phone at (310) 825-2101 or through Ticketmaster.Originally Published