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The Scene: Art Music, L.A. Style at Mr Musichead Gallery

The Just Jazz concert series brings creative improvisers to a Hollywood gallery every week

The Jeff Parker Quartet performs at Mr Musichead in L.A. (photo by: Bob Barry)

“It’s certainly not your straight and narrow,” Los Angeles jazz impresario LeRoy Downs says of his emergent weekly concert series, Just Jazz. “You’re not going to get standards.”

Fair enough. You’re also not going to get a standard jazz venue. Instead, Just Jazz occurs within Mr Musichead Gallery, a modest Hollywood art space with shiny blond wood floors and track lighting. Established in 1998 and standing across from the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, Mr Musichead sells photographs and paintings of musicians, famous and infamous, living and dead. It was the first and remains the only L.A. gallery devoted solely to musical subjects.

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