Etta At Last

Etta At Last

Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14 at The Huntington
Sunday, October 17 at The Skirball
Doors open at 6:30pm. Music begins at 7:30pm. 
Current members have admission to the entire season. 
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About Etta At Last
All we ever needed to make our lives whole was the voice of Etta James. Born in Los Angeles in 1938, her storied career came to symbolize the multi-layered creative innovations of our city. She made the world's best musicians—from Elvis to B.B. King to Chuck Berry—even better. And with her vocal magic, she masterfully blended the best of the American sound—from blues, R&B, and soul to rock, jazz, and gospel. In this life-affirming performance, we explore Etta's influences (from Billie Holiday to gospel and beyond), celebrate our favorite Etta songs, and relive her most famous collaborations.

With special guest, GRAMMY-winning guitarist Josh Sklair, long-time bandleader, arranger, and co-writer with Etta James.

Also featuring:

Kecia Lewis, vocalist
Highlights: On Broadway, Lewis originated the roles of Asaka, Trix, and Ida Mae in Once on this Island The Drowsy Chaperone, and Leap of Faithrespectively. Additionally on Broadway: Chicago, Big River, Ain't Misbehavin, The Gospel at Colonus and in her debut in Dreamgirls.

Briana Lee, vocalist
Highlights: touring and recording with Katy Perry, Nick Jonas, Elvis Costello, Hans Zimmer, John Legend, Smashing Pumpkins, Dolly Parton, Sia, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Sturgill Simpson, Linda Perry, Daniel Caesar, Sy Smith, Natasha Bedingfield, Andra Day, Pentatonix, and more.

Ashley Faatoalia, vocalist
Highlights: Pulitzer-prize-winning Central Park Five with Long Beach Opera, Porgy & Besswith Seattle Opera, EUROPERAS with LA Philharmonic and The Industry, Albert Hoffman inLSD: The Opera with The Industry, Emmy-Award-winning, Pulitzer-Prize-nominated Invisible Cities with The Industry, Charles Edward in Candide with LA Philharmonic.

Tim Carmon, piano
Highlights: B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Babyface, Buddy Guy, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Queen Latifah, Gladys Knight, Macy Gray, Sheryl Crow, Earth Wind & Fire, Carlos Santana, and more

Jonathan Richards, bass
Highlights: touring and studio: David Foster, Khalid, Toni Braxton, Joe LaBarbera, Marquis Hill, Snuffy Walden, Van Hunt, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Wilson, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; recording projects with: Beyoncé and Katherine McPhee; Scoring sessions for shows such as The Night Of (HBO), Mrs. America (HULU), and Dear White People (Netfilx).

Jamey Tate, drums/arrangements
Highlights: Jesus Christ Superstar, David Benoit, Jane Monheit, Al Jarreau, Mindi Abair, Fox’s "X-Factor", Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Paul Anka, David Foster, and of course, MUSE/IQUE

Dancers from the esteemed Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Los Angeles Vocal Artists (LAVA)

Andy Martin, trombone
Brian Scanlon, tenor saxophone
Dan Fornero, trumpet
Chris Gray, trumpet

This event is part of L.A. ComposedA Festival of Los Angeles Music Led by Artistic Director Rachael Worby.


About the series

Los Angeles has always been a city of dreamers and doers; a collector of transplants, a haven for explorers; a bubbling hub of innovation and wild creativity. What happens in Los Angeles can only happen here.

The musical legacy of Los Angeles is full of musical change-makers, rule-breakers, and risk-takers. It’s a vibrant tapestry woven with thousands of threads.

In the spirit of rediscovery and radical celebration, MUSE/IQUE tells the story of Los Angeles, celebrating the intersections where musical magic was made.

This season, we're offering multiple showings of each event in order to bring the live music experience to as many people as possible. Join us as we return to The Huntington and at a brand new location: The Skirball! 

Current members have admission to the entire season. To become a member, or to renew or upgrade your membership, click here.