Royce Hall

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Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone), Robert Hurst (Bass), David Virelles (Piano), Karriem Riggins (Drums). Christian McBride Trio: Christian McBride (Bass), Christian Sands (Piano), Ulysses Owens (Drums) at Royce Hall
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Photograph: Shalev Netanel
Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone), Robert Hurst (Bass), David Virelles (Piano), Karriem Riggins (Drums). Christian McBride Trio: Christian McBride (Bass), Christian Sands (Piano), Ulysses Owens (Drums) at Royce Hall
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Kenny Burrell with B.B. King at Royce Hall
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Photograph: Reed Hutchinson
Kenny Burrell with Stevie Wonder, BB King and DeeDee Bridgewater at Royce Hall
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Photograph: Shalev Netanel
Mingus Dynasty at Royce Hall
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Photograph: Shalev Netanel
Royce Hall

Named for American philosopher Josiah Royce, UCLA's grand 1,800-seat theater has a history of legendary performances that dates back to the 1930s, when Jimmy Dorsey’s Band, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Arnold Schoenberg graced the stage. The stellar jazz lineup reflects the diversity and scholarship of the current scene; greats like Ron Carter, Bill Frisell, Robert Glasper, Vijay Iyer and Meshell Ndegeocello were featured in 2012. Grab a drink at the Royce Bar and take in the Romanesque architecture that makes this one of the more elegant places in the city to absorb jazz.

Venue name: Royce Hall
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Address: 340 Royce Dr
at UCLA
Los Angeles

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Raakhee

I have walked past Royce Hall a few times. Last week I witnessed the grandeur within at Oprah's Super Soul Session. It's an elegant and comfortable space. The sound quality was exceptional and despite it's large size, it creates intimacy as good theatre's should. A 1930's visual marvel, if your eyes tire of the performance then the gorgeous architecture offers respite. The venue has typical auditorium flip seats on the upper level, so it's a squeeze when people walk by.