Kats Out the Bag | A Night of Jazz Vibes with Katalyst
- 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Wednesday May 24, 2023
- Upstairs | Ace Hotel Los Angeles
Award winning nine piece jazz band, Katalyst, brings their contemporary style to the beloved music style Upstairs every 4th Wednesday.
Every decade or so a new band comes to the forefront and changes the course of music, this decade is no exception and sees the rise of one of the most talented, diverse collectives of musicians, writers, composers and producers otherwise known as Katalyst. The brainchild of world-renowned drummer/composer/ producer Greg Paul, this nine-piece ensemble hailing from Inglewood, CA showcases an eclectic mix of experimental contemporary jazz.
The collective comprises of pianist Brandon Cordoba, saxophonist David Otis, Grammy-award winning trombonist Jonah Levine, keyboard/pianist Brian Hargrove, percussionist Ahmad Dubose, uptight bassist Corbin Jones, Grammy-award nominee trumpeter Emile Martinez, bass guitarist Marlon Spears and Katalyst founder and drummer Greg Paul.
In 2020 during the height of the pandemic, Katalyst released their critically acclaimed debut album entitled “Nine Lives” a free-spirited instrumental jazz album that truly encapsulates the pulse of Los Angeles. Conceived during impromptu Sunday Jam Sessions at their home base in Inglewood, the title is personal as it documents the lives and fusion of these nine renaissance men, equally yoked through 10 tracks that transport you on musical journey unlike any other.
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SATISFACTION at Upstairs
A unifying force in Los Angeles’ music community, Spiñorita has gone on to make a name for herself throughout the world. For the past decade, she has hosted her own radio show, Casual Play, which is broadcast internationally through NTS radio. Lately, she has brought her multi generational open-format style to new audiences through her engaging performances on Twitch. Expect to hear disco, funk, boogie and more. 21 + / No Cover.
SKINNY DIP at Upstairs
Leave your inhibitions at home and get ready for a day filled with fun, laughter, dancing all followed by a DJ set from Schellhase and Dazzle. Pop hits, dance jams, one hit wonders.