Steve Coleman and Five Elements: 2016 Los Angeles Residency


From December 1 through December 15, 2016, Steve Coleman and Five Elements will present a residency in Los Angeles. The primary location of activities will be the Blue Whale in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Outreach Programs for the Community

There will be frequent performances and workshops at the Blue Whale, and also other locations in the Los Angeles area. There will also be outreach activities mostly done in the Southern California area.

Steve Coleman and Five Elements will perform 6 nights a week at The Blue Whale with the following schedule: Thursday through Sunday Dec 1-4 Tuesday through Sunday, Dec 6-11 Tuesday through Thursday, Dec 13-15

We will also be presenting advanced intensive workshops for musicians Tuesday December 6 through Saturday December 10, 2016 (at the Blue Whale during the daytime).

This is a production of M-Base Concepts, Inc., in collaboration with the Blue Whale, various Universities and other nonprofit partners in the LA area.


Steve Coleman and Five Elements have presented successful residencies all around the country. These residencies are designed to generate energy in the areas where they occur, educate local musicians and introduce audiences to creative and progressive music.

Please join our creative music community at, if you are interested in exploring new perspectives in creative music (registration is free).

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