Jamie Lidell, September 1, 6pm
With influences such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, British born techno artist and producer Jamie Lidell smashes boundaries at nearly every corner. Come and sample Lidell’s savory stew of R&B, disco, soul and doo-wop. All this set to the twinkling lights of “La La Land,” high atop the Santa Monica Mountains. What a great way to put the work week to bed and awaken the real you! Also on hand will be Daedalus, a sonic scenster who incorporates ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘70s grooves with sweet melodies and fascinating electronics. This is part of the “Friday’s Off the 405” free music series.
The Getty Center, Museum Courtyard, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300, www.getty.edu, free, parking $7.
Richard Todd & Friends, September 7, 8/10pm
Easily one of the preeminent French horn players working today, Richard Todd has been greatly influenced by cool school luminaries like Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan. A proponent of third stream, a jazz style deeply rooted in European classical and chamber music, the local Angelino has worked with both Gunther Schuller and the Modern Jazz Quartet on numerous occasions. Shimmering with a style that is both smooth and caressing, Baker has also spent a good amount of time playing with non-jazz acts such as Madonna, Julio Iglesias, Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers. Additionally, he’s played locally with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony.
The Vic, 2540 Main St., 888.367.5299, www.thevicforjazz.com, $20.