For the USC and Exposition Park neighborhoods in Los Angeles
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Summer Jazz Concert Series" ~
Come out to The World Stage and enjoy Live Jazz with Charles and his trio.
A brilliant saxophonist with an adventurous style, Charles Owens has toured with the Buddy Rich Orchestra from 1967-68 and was with Mongo Santarmaria. He became a busy studio musician; he played virtually all the reed instruments, including oboe and English horn with the likes of Bobby Bryant, Henry Franklin, Patrice Rushen, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, James Newton, John Carter, Horace Tapscott, the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and his own groups.
The World Stage is an educational and performance art space in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’ African American cultural community. It was founded in 1989 by the late world-renowned master jazz drummer Billy Higgins and by poet and community arts activist Kamau Daáood, in an attempt to fill a cultural void in the L.A. community. Initially formed as a loose collective of artists and arts supporters, The World Stage has grown to assume a pioneering and pivotal role in South L.A.’s music and art landscape.
The Stage’s mission is to secure, preserve and advance the position of African American music, literature and works in the oral tradition to a local, national and international audience. With a capacity of 100, The World Stage programs affordable weekly workshops in music and literary arts, and ticketed performances from a range of renowned artists.
4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles' Leimert Park Village 90008 View Map
(rear of building - entrance & public parking)