Nicole Mitchell’s Sun Dial Ensemble at the Angel City Jazz Festival

Mark DresserOnTour

7pm at LACMA, Angel City Jazz Festival Free Concert

After decades of working actively in the Chicago scene, Nicole Mitchell is excited to present her first LA-based project: the Sun Dial Ensemble. Sun Dial unites luminary musicians from diverse musical communities, connecting forces of bassist Mark Dresser, trombonist Michael Dessen, Nigerian percussionist and cultural visionary Najite Agindotan, Pan Arkestra vocalist Dwight Trible, and Chicago AACM members Nicole Mitchell (flute) and Jeff Parker (guitar). Nicole Mitchell is a creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. With contemporary ensembles of varying instrumentation and size (from solo to orchestra). As the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, Black Earth Strings, Ice Crystal and Sonic Projections, Mitchell has been repeatedly awarded by DownBeat Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association as “Top Flutist of the Year” for the last four years (2010-2013.


  • Nicole Mitchell flutes, composition
  • Michael Dessen trombone
  • Dwight Trible vocals
  • Jeff Parker guitar
  • Mark Dresser bass
  • Najite Agindotan percussion