Josef Leimberg—Sunset Concerts at the Skirball
Trumpeter-lyricist-producer Josef Leimberg entrances audiences with a rich tapestry of Afro-futurist sounds.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leimberg fuses jazz, world music, R&B, and golden era hip-hop instrumentalism that, according to the Los Angeles Times, “blasts into a decidedly cosmic realm … channeled through contemporary beat-based Los Angeles and filled with generational vigor.” Over the years, Leimberg has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir, and Busdriver. He garnered critical acclaim following his work on Kendrick Lamar’s multiple Grammy Award–winning album To Pimp A Butterfly.
Close out the season with tracks from Leimberg’s solo debut, Astral Progressions, and his much-anticipated forthcoming album, The Archer.
Arrive early to hear a DJ set by KCRW’s Novena Carmel!
Thursday, August 22
8:00 pm (Doors and DJ set at 6:30 pm)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Directions and Parking
About the sponsor:
The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. We welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.