Bradford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard
April 2, 4 and 7:30 p.m., $57 to $120
Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street, 310.434.3200.
Here’s a chance to see and hear two giants of modern jazz. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is a three-time Grammy winner, producer, composer, and has played with everyone from Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has won four Grammys and has scored fifty films. A concert featuring both of these musicians doesn’t come along every day.
April 2, 6 p.m. to midnight,
SPARC, 685 Venice Boulevard, Venice
An evening of music, poetry, art, and theatre, Ignite features a site-specific play, “Tree of Fire,” by Jesse Bliss, with performers including Double G, Audio Angel, and Fanny Franklin, Mike the Poet, A.K. Toney, Miriam Peniche, Margaret Laurena Kemp, and many others.