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October 4, 2022

Entire Weekend Devoted to the Work of a Lifetime

Ken Poston, founder and director of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute, has announced Theme and Variations, a fall festival devoted entirely to the music of jazz legend and NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman. The festival will be held from Thursday, 20 October through Sunday, 23 October 2022 at Four Points by Sheraton, a hotel near L.A.'s International Airport, and will feature 14 concerts, rare films, panels and special presentations. There is also a pre-festival event, Jazz Party at the Lighthouse, to be held at the famed venue in Hermosa Beach which has been a jazz epicenter for over 7 decades, and presented Mr. Holman frequently in its early years. On the 19 October program will be trumpeter Ron Stout and the New Lighthouse All-Stars, who will play Holman's arrangements for the original Lighthouse All-Stars. Says Mr. Poston "This is an all-star celebration of the music of Bill Holman, one of the most important composers, arrangers and bandleaders in the history of the artform. The festival features many artists who have worked with Holman through the years, each leading their own bands playing Bill Holman's music. Along with the films, panels and other goings on, this amounts to a kind of This Is Your Life program, culminating on Sunday night with a performance by Bill Holman and the mighty Bill Holman Band. This is one not to miss and I hope you can join us." Mr. Holman adds "I'm really grateful to Ken for the months of hard work and TLC he put in to make this happen. I'm ready, the band is ready. Let's go!"

 
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