Trombonist/composer Michael Vlatkovich brings a unique ensemble to the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of the Santa Monica Main Library, at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Described by Jazz Review as “the finest improvising trombonist working today,” Michael Vlatkovich is an in-demand studio musician, performing and recording with artists from Peggy Lee and Brian Setzer to Vinny Golia and Anna Homler.

He will be joined by Dan Clucas and Greg Zilboorg on trumpets and Andrew Pask and Bill Plake on saxophones, to form a jazz-inflected version of a brass or wind quintet. Each of these artists will bring a distinctive personal voice to this set of Vlatkovich’s challenging original compositions.   

This show is part of Soundwaves, a concert series emphasizing artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at

Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For other disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

Submitted by Jeff Schwartz, Reference Librarian

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