Alumni Awards 2005

Black and gold graphic bar
  Oct. 20, 2005

Adele Field
Luckman Complex
(323) 343-6616



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:

Second Program in the Luckman’s New Interactive Jazz Series
To Feature the Bennie Maupin Ensemble on Sunday, November 6

“The Luckman Experience – Enjoy Every Moment!”


WHAT: Interactive Jazz: “Penumbra”

WHO: The Bennie Maupin Ensemble

WHERE: Intimate Theatre at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State L.A.5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

WHEN: Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

$25 general, available through Box Office: (323) 343-6600

                  and Ticketmaster: (213) 365-3500 or



Los Angeles –  The Luckman Fine Arts Complex continues its new Interactive Jazz Experience Series with “Penumbra” by the Bennie Maupin Ensemble. Tenor sax and bass clarinet virtuoso Bennie Maupin, who is a member of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra, will headline the interactive program of music and conversation in the Intimate Theatre at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State L.A., on Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m.


“Penumbra,” from the CD of the same name, will feature Bennie Maupin (composer, woodwinds), plus Darek Oles (acoustic bass), Michael Stephans (drums/spoken word), and Munyungo Jackson (percussion). The ensemble creates “a distinctive musical tapestry, a sort of musical warp and woof, with all threads different from one another, yet all leading into symmetrical, unified patterns.”


The Interactive Jazz Experience Series is designed to allow jazz aficionados to hear the music close up and have a conversation with the artists in the comfortable, informal setting of the 250-seat Intimate Theatre. Each of the series’ Sunday afternoon performances feature members of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra (LJO) and other well-known jazz musicians. The initial offering in the series, “Drums in Good Company” on October 16, 2005, engaged the audience in dialogue with drummers Ndugu Chancler of the LJO, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and Clayton Cameron, and culminated in a stirring mini-jam session which also featured Greg Swiller (bass) and Phil Wright (piano).


Next in the series is brass ensemble Purple Gums on Sunday, April 9, 2006. William Roper (tuba) of the LJO, Bobby Bradford (cornet), and Francis Wong (tenor sax), will be joined by guest cellist Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick for a wild session of jazz, ragtime, and classical music.


A full calendar of  the Luckman 2005-06 season is available online at Media sponsor for the Luckman Interactive Jazz Experience Series is KKJZ 88.1 FM.




All programs subject to change.