Josef Leimberg playing trumpet

Photo by Marina Tomàs Roch

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Josef Leimberg

With a DJ Set by Novena Carmel

Thursday, August 22, 8:00 pm (Doors and DJ set at 6:30 pm)

About the Program

Trumpeter-lyricist-producer Josef Leimberg entrances audiences with a rich tapestry of Afro-futurist sounds.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leimberg fuses jazz, world music, R&B, and golden era hip-hop instrumentalism that, according to the Los Angeles Times, “blasts into a decidedly cosmic realm … channeled through contemporary beat-based Los Angeles and filled with generational vigor.” Over the years, Leimberg has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir, and Busdriver. He garnered critical acclaim following his work on Kendrick Lamar’s multiple Grammy Award–winning album To Pimp A Butterfly.

Close out the season with tracks from Leimberg’s solo debut, Astral Progressions, and his much-anticipated forthcoming album, The Archer.

Arrive early to hear a DJ set by KCRW’s Novena Carmel!

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Hear from Josef Leimberg about his album Astral Progressions.

Listen to Josef Leimberg's album Astral Progressions.


Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

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