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November 19, 2019 • 7:30 pm PST
November 19, 2019 • 7:30 pm
3551 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, 90089
In 1935, Los Angeles–based musician Buck Clayton formed a jazz band called Harlem Gentlemen to perform in Shanghai. Li Jinhui, who is considered the father of Chinese popular music, had been performing in the “Paris of the East” for years when Clayton and his colleagues arrived. Clayton and Li eventually worked together to form a new and unique blend of American jazz and Chinese traditional music. USC Thornton School of Music professor Ron McCurdy and alum Gary Shields will celebrate the collaboration of Li Jinhui and Buck Clayton in this boundary-breaking performance.