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- KCRW Presents Bonobo, Z-Trip, and Jason Bentley
- When: Saturday, August 24, at 7 p.m.
- Where: The Pacific Amphitheatre
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $16 for terrace and side terrace (up to a $32.45 value)
- $21 for orchestra (up to a $43.65 value)
- Click here to view the venue layout.
KCRW Presents Bonobo, Z-Trip, and Jason Bentley
Bonobo performing "Sapphire" on KCRW
- What it is: an evening of electronic dance music presented in traditionally classical environment, as part of Pacific Symphony’s Wavelength Festival of Music,
- Bonobo's birth name and country: Simon Green from England
- His genres: downtempo electronica, trip-hop, world music
- What sets him apart from most EDM artists: he plays bass guitar and leads a full band instead of just operating a computer onstage or humming all of his songs into the microphone
- Bonobo albums to listen to while swinging in a hammock: Animal Magic, Black Sands
- What's new: The North Borders, Bonobo's latest album of textured moods
- "America's Best DJ": the title awarded to Z-Trip by DJ Times in 2009
- Where you've seen Z-Trip: headlining the Coachella Music Fest, spinning with LL Cool J and Talib Kweli
- How you know Jason Bentley: he's the music director of KCRW and host of the popular shows Morning Becomes Eclectic and Metropolis
- What to expect at the show: a DJ set from Bentley, sets from Bonobo and Z-Trip featuring members of the Pacific Symphony
For the Pacific Symphony, it's not just about the music. Although the grand orchestra, one of the largest formed in the United States in the last 40 years, produces more than 100 concerts every year, they do it with a goal of engaging the community and edifying the human spirit. Under the direction of Carl St. Clair, the platoon of virtuosos fills its repertoire with classic orchestral masterworks while nurturing the talents of new composers at their annual American Composers Festival. The symphony also expands its community outreach through all-ages music-education programs that have scored honors from the National Endowment of the Arts and the League of American Orchestras.