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Jazz mainstay Alan Broadbent leaves Los Angeles with a song

July 15, 2011 |  5:00 pm

Broadbent A concert in a piano story? It's not just any concert and it's not just any store. Famed jazz composer-orchestrator Alan Broadbent will be saying goodbye to L.A. in a performance Saturday at the Steinway Piano Gallery in West Hollywood.

It's part of the Jazz Bakery's Movable Feast series, and proprietor Ruth Price is pleased that Broadbent will have a worthy instrument: “He’s got a beautiful Steinway D to play, and he won’t need any amplification.”

Broadbent, 64, is moving to New York after 39 years in Southern California.

The soft-spoken New Zealand native said from his Santa Monica home: “People are making more out of this than they need to. The bulk of my work is as a touring musician, and I can do that from anywhere.”

Click here to read The Times interview.

Photo: A 1991 photos of Alan Broadbent in his composing room at his home in Santa Monica. Credit: Ricardo De Arathanha