Cadenza Artists and IMG Artists
Wednesday, August 31, 12:15 - 2:00 pm
Platinum Ballroom, JW Marriott at LA Live
Tickets: Registrants $55, Guests $65
It’s an eclectic program as Western Arts Alliance serves up the 2016 Annual Luncheon. We’ll start with a delicious 3-course plated lunch. For the digestif, we offer a picante program in two parts, composer and guitarist Kaki King and bluegrass four-piece The Slocan Ramblers. Space is limited so register soon because you won’t want to miss these amazing shows!
Mesclun greens, sliced strawberries and segments of orange, goat cheese and toasted walnuts with raspberry vinaigrette and a choice of:
Sea Salt and Oregano Seared Chicken Breast
Served with artichoke-mascarpone roasted Yukon potato mash, garlic sautéed french beans, and caramelized leek and shallot jus.
Herb and chickpea “medallions” served with multi-color lentil, caramelized onion and basmati pilaf, curry roasted cauliflower, and lemon tahini cream and harissa oil.
Top it off with Vanilla Crème Brulee with assorted berries!
Kaki King represented by Cadenza Artists
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 8 albums over the past 12 years, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated “Into The Wild” and “August Rush,” and performed innumerable world tours.
Kaki’s groundbreaking new work, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other. In addition to her own solo work, Kaki frequently collaborates with NYC-based string quartet ETHEL.
Slocan Ramblers represented by IMG Artists
The Slocan Ramblers – Frank Evans, Banjo; Adrian Gross, Mandolin; Darryl Poulsen, Guitar; Alastair Whitehead, Bass – are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for memorable, energetic live shows and impeccable musicianship. Named “Best new artist of 2013 Toronto Jazz Fest” and a “Top Discovery from Folk Alliance 2014,” this four piece with extensive national and international touring under their belt, and a sophomore release in the works, is sure to keep garnering attention far beyond the traditional bluegrass fan-base.