Steve Coleman and Five Elements: 2016 Los Angeles Residency (past event)


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 Saturday Dec 1-3
Monday through Saturday, Dec 5-10
Monday through Thursday, Dec 12-15

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We will be presenting advanced intensive workshops for musicians Monday December 5 through Saturday December 10, 2016, from 3-6pm each day.

These six 3-hour workshops will focus on merging intuitive and logical faculties. Sessions led by Coleman will develop individual work, demonstration, theoretical skills, and listening. Sessions led by the band will focus on ensemble demonstrations, communication, and instrumentation. Includes some public rehearsals and performances. All workshops will be held at The Blue Whale at 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The workshops are $25 per day, or $125 for all six days, payment can be made at the Blue Whale on the days of the workshop.


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.

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

Please bookmark this page and check back with for frequent updates – or if you want to participate, contact us at info1 at m-base dot org

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.

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