Metro Art and LACMA presents: Daniel Rotem Quartet
Sunday, June 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm -- Union Station North Patio
Metro Art is excited to partner with LACMA for a co-presentation of events in honor of artist Charles White; the subject of two current LACMA exhibitions commemorating his life. For this presentation, we are excited to partner with LACMA to bring their popular jazz series to Union Station. Featuring the Daniel Rotem Quartet, the program celebrates the music of the "wise one," John Coltrane.
Line-up: Daniel Rotem – Saxophones / Arrangements Billy Childs – Piano Darek Oles – Bass Christian Euman – Drums
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please arrive on time to ensure your seat.
Saxophonist, composer, and educator Daniel Rotem fell in love with music at an early age and started playing tenor saxophone when he was 13. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and the world-renowned Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, Daniel has performed on four continents and has had the honor to share the stage with legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Billy Childs, Dave Liebman, Esperanza Spalding, Stevie Wonder, Usher and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Daniel had the privilege of leading and narrating a jazz history masterclass and performance at the White House hosted by the First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, and has performed at acclaimed festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival and the Red Sea Jazz Festival, and at famed venues such as the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and Hollywood Bowl.
Daniel's debut album “Be Nice” was released independently in February 2017 and in December 2018 an album he recorded with a quartet co-led by alto saxophonist Josh Johnson was released by Fresh Sound Records.
Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of year-round arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. More information: metro.net/art and unionstationla.com.