By Billy Goulston and Dana Glaser
Kenny Garrett, with the modern sound of his alto saxophone and his melodic sounding soprano saxophone, received a 30-second standing ovation March 17 at Rugby Auditorium for the Harvard Westlake Jazz Festival.
He and his rhythm section combined the dramatic, roaring style of John Coltraneâs âA Love Supremeâ and Marvin Gayeâs soulful âWhatâs Goinâ On?,â two of his favorite albums. In addition to his bandâs performance, he was also featured in a combo critique for the top jazz combos from Crossroads, Brentwood, New Roads and Harvard-Westlake.
Last Friday at the fourth HarvardâWestlake Film Festival, 14 films from seven schools in the greater Los Angeles area received awards in various categories. Co-directors Lizzie Barcay â07 and Alex Wilk â07 reviewed 90 submissions before a selection committee chose the films. Five films given awards were filmed by Harvard-Westlake students. Jason Reitman â95, producer of âThank you for smoking,â was the featured speaker.