An Evening of West Coast Jazz with The Ted Nash Trio
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mary Craig Auditorium
The work of acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist Janna Ireland, currently on view at the Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, includes her photographic interpretation of the architecture of Paul R. Williams, the renowned 20th-century Black architect who designed many of Southern California’s iconic buildings. A gifted designer across genres, Williams transformed the face of Los Angeles, including chic celebrity spots like the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge, the Ambassador Hotel’s Coconut Grove, and the cool jazz corridors of Central Avenue.
In a nod to those favored night spots and the music of the jazz greats, The Ted Nash Trio performs against a backdrop of images of Williams’ mid-century Los Angeles world and photographs from Ireland’s Regarding Paul R. Williams.