Events | Farewell Concert & Membership Drive

Los Angeles | December 8, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Farewell Concert & Membership Drive

Sunday Matinee!

Featuring Jazz greats


Jazz pianist Markus Burger is joining Bosnian-born guitarist Almer Imamovic for an acoustic mélange centering around melodies that cross the bridge between music from the Balkan with jazz and European chamber music, creating melodies that bridge the gap between two different high cultures.

Burger is the creator of “Spiritual Standards” and founder of the North Atlantic Jazz Alliance. His musical output is documented on 15 CDs ranging from solo piano work (Ultreya) to his renowned duo with saxophonist Jan von Klewitz entitled Spiritual Standards to his Trio Accidental Tourist with Jazz legends Bob Magnusson on bass and Peter Erskine on drums.

He performs internationally from the Vatican to Russia, Brazil and Iceland.

Imamovic is a highly sought-after composer having played in concerts on five continents. As a versatile and innovative guitar player, he is a master of the electric guitar as well as of Latin and Balkan stringed instruments. Most recently, Imamovic's song “Stani Draga" was featured in the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey", by Angelina Jolie.

Almer and Markus would like to debut some of their new titles LIVE at Villa Aurora.


This concert is also a gift to Villa Aurora and a farewell to Margit Kleinman who will leave her post as director in February of 2020.



Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Shuttle Service

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 2:00 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!


  1. Buy a ticket at $30 each.
  2. Renew your membership or join as a member at the basic $100 level, and bring a guest.
  3. Renew your membership or join as a member at the $250 level, bring a guest, AND attend our annual OSCAR ® reception with a guest.


  • send a check to: Villa Aurora/Jazz Matinee, 520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • call the office at 310-454-4231 and pay by credit card
  • pay via paypal (


For more information, to check you membership status or to make a contribution to Villa Aurora in Margit’s honor call 310.454.4231 or e-mail to



Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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