Larry Goldings Piano and Organ Quartet, September 22-24, 8/9:30pm
Considered one of the finest jazz organists working today, Larry Goldings is also a terrific piano player and composer. The Boston-bred Goldings has collaborated with a who’s who of musical goodness. This includes talents such as Maceo Parker, Michael Brecker and James Taylor. A graduate of an innovative pilot jazz program courtesy of the New School for Social Research in New York, Goldings was instructed by the likes of Peter Casino, Ron Blake and Keith Jarrett, to name but a few. He also toured as Jon Hendricks’ piano player for three years. Come and experience the man that jazz legend Pat Metheny describes as being in that “elite and small group of great piano players.”
The Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039, www.jazzbakery.org, $35 Friday and Saturday/$25 Sunday
Wake Up with the Waves Concert Series (for kids!), September 23, 9am-11am
Kids are always looking for a little fun, and you’re constantly searching for ways to entertain them. So why not gather the clan and head west to the historic Santa Monica Pier for a free concert that will put a smile on your little ones’ faces and make you a hero! These awesome outdoor concerts take place each Saturday morning through October 28. Each is an interactive experience where boys and girls can sing, dance, watch puppet shows, dress up and lots more! On the bill this week is award-winning Lou Stratten who, along with her pals “Skunkooney” and “Sir Fretterick,” sings and tells stories about families, diversity and respecting the environment.