Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Performance Space to Open Downtown with Shows Next Weekend

The Grand Vision Foundation is opening the Grand Annex at 434 W. Sixth Street with a Sept. 20 performance of Japanese drumming.

The annex is a small, intimate performance space a few doors down from the Warner Grand Theatre.

“We’re really excited about bringing live music to our local and intimate listening room setting,” said Liz Schindler-Johnson, director of the Grand Vision Foundation. “This is something the community has said they want and that’s what we’re going to provide.”

The annex’s fall calendar includes a mix of familiar acoustic performers and a significant array of new and unique programming.

The inaugural season kicks off with a Japanese Fusion Series.

The Sept. 20 performance features Hiroyuki Hayashida and Zi-Pang taiko drummers, preceded by a workshop to learn the taiko drumming technique.

The next day, straight-ahead jazz is the theme as the Richard Glaser Band performs on Sunday, Sept. 21 with special guest artist Bill Tapia on his Hawaiian-style jazz ukulele.

For tickets and more information, visit or call (310) 833-4813.

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