34th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival
The 34th annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival happens Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Watts Towers (1727 E. 107th St.).
Highlights include pianist Harold Land's tribute to the late and much-missed Nate Morgan; the Babatunde Lea Quintet; reed master Bennie Maupin with a high-powered L.A. all-star band; and, best of all, legendary pianist Randy Weston. The cat is 85 and still creating music, still a force and a presence, and he makes this free event a serious pick.
The iconic McCoy Tyner is at Catalina's on Wednesday and Thursday. He plays through the weekend.