Arrogant Doormats, a jazz trio, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St.
The group consists of pianist Louis Durra, drummer Jerry Kalaf and bassist John Crooks. A donation of $10 will be accepted at the door.
The trio will be performing its own deconstructed versions of popular music.
Durra works as a jazz pianist with his group and with other artists. He toured Russia and the Baltic states in 2003 with Just In Time, a jazz dance revue. His trio performs concerts and plays clubs across the Southland.
Durra was music director for The Cradle Will Rock and Animal Farm at the Theatricum Botanicum, and he composed for a new production of Woyzeck in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Rio Esmeralda in the Scandinavian Drama Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland.
He was a staff composer for CBS daytime drama “The Guiding Light” when it received a Daytime Emmy nomination for music, and he has composed for movies-of-the-week and documentaries.
Drummer Kalaf has toured Europe, Asia, South America and the United States as musical director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble and has accompanied dancer/actor Gregory Hines at the Apollo Theater and in concert at Carnegie Hall. A recipient of a “Meet The Composer/California” grant funded by the National Endowment For The Arts and the California Arts Council, Kalaf has recorded original music for piano trio “Noche” and “Trio Music” which is available on Sea Breeze Jazz.
Bassist Crooks teaches bass and computer music at UC Irvine.
Concert information, Peter at (310) 403-8627.