Los Angeles Jazz Institute Committed to preserving, promoting and perpetuating Jazz FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
PHONE 562.200.5477
P.O. Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808-0038
All Star Tribute to Gerry Mulligan


Our spring festival is going on now! So we're sending advance notice of the Fall Festival so everyone has an equal opportunity to sign up now and get the best seats as well as the Wednesday bonus event and the early-bird discount!


October 26-29

Four Full Days
plus a bonus for early registrants on October 25.
Discount price for early registrants! (562)200-5477

I'm very pleased to announce our October Jazz Festival: a comprehensive presentation of the Music of Gerry Mulligan featuring four full days of concerts that showcase Gerry's musical legacy from the beginning to the end. As usual the concerts will be loaded with all of the great west coast based jazz giants as well as Mulligan alumni and associates.

In addition we're gathering many of the world's elite baritone saxophonists to take part in the Celebration

Bonus Event (60 people only)
October 25, 2017

Bus Tour, Dinner and Concert

Narrated bus tour of Mulligan's West Coast residences, recording studios, clubs (including the site of The Haig) and other sites of interest. Culminates in a Pizza Party at
Little Toni's (formerly Cottage Italia). The Cottage Italia was where Gerry formed and rehearsed the original Quartet. It's also the place that Gerry first met Chet Baker. (hallowed ground for West Coast Jazz fans!)
I Want to Live
Discussion, Film Screening and Concert Hotel Ballroom
Pre-Film discussion, Johnny Mandel's historically important film score and Gerry Mulligan's involvement

The Jazz Combo from I Want to Live featuring Ken Peplowski


Special Guests: Gary Smulyan, Scott Robinson, Ken Peplowski, Bob Efford, Adam Schroeder More to be announced. Concerts include:

  • *Elevation: Music of the Elliot Lawrence Orchestra featuring Mulligan's early works for the Elliot Lawrence Big Band
  • *Disc Jockey Jump: The Gene Krupa Orchestra Directed by Michael Berkowitz
  • *Jeru: Music of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra features Mulligan's compositions/arrangements written for Thornhill many un-recorded
  • *The Birth of the Cool includes all the music written for the Birth of the Cool including some un-recorded Mulligan arrangements
  • *Mullenium: Music of the New York Tentet Mulligan's New York Tentet that rehearsed in Central Park
  • *Swinghouse Kenton Plays Mulligan The Kenton compositions/arrangements written for Stan Kenton?s New Concepts In Modern Music
  • *Bernie's Tune Music of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet The classic piano-less Quartet
  • *Westwood Walk Music of the Gerry Mulligan West Coast Tentet
  • *Open Country Collaborations with Bob Brookmeyer
  • *Western Reunion The Music The Gerry Mulligan Sextet
  • *The Gerry Mulligan Songbook arranged by Bill Holman
  • *Music of the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band *The Age of Steam music from the 1971 album
  • *Walk on the Water The Gerry Mulligan Big Band of the 1980s
  • *K-4 Pacific The later music of Gerry Mulligan Plus special concerts of Mulligan's Symphonic Dreams and works written by Alec Wilder
  • The Platinum VIP registration fee (which includes Bonus Day)
    $450 ($475 after May 28)
    $425 for Jazz Institute members. ($450 after May 28)

    The VIP registration also includes reserved priority seating which is assigned in the order received.

    Call now and plan to join us for this very important event. (562) 200-5477

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LAJI Big Band Spectacular



Big Band Spectacular
May 25-28, 2017
Bonus Event May 24

  • Largest Big Band Festival of all time!
  • Showcasing many of the greatest Arrangers and Jazz Soloists
    in the world today!
  • Bonus Concert for early registrants featuring outstanding
    Collegiate Big Bands!
  • Rare films, panels and special presentations!

Tom Kubis Big Band
Bill Watrous Big Band
Carl Saunders Bebop Big Band
Steve Huffsteter Big Band
Mike Barone Big Band
Phil Norman Tentet
Roger Neumann Rather Large Band
Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra
Peter Myers Big Band
Les Hooper Big Band
Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra
Ron King Big Band
Brent Fischer + Clare Fischer Big Band
Mike Price Big Band
Bill Cunliffe Big Band
The Luckman Jazz Orchestra
Bernie Dresel B.B.B.
John Daniel Stephens Big Band
John Daversa Big Band
David Angel Big Band
Ann Patterson Maiden Voyage
Joey Sellers' Jazz Aggregation

Bonus Event (free to first 100 registrants)
Wednesday, May 24
Los Angeles Jazz Institute Collegiate Big Band Invitational

A full day Big Band Marathon featuring outstanding Collegiate Big Bands
culminating with an evening performance by

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Optional Sunday Brunch-Two Big Bands

Since you're receiving this advance notice, we're offering a special price of $75 which includes the concert and brunch. As always, the special brunch fundraisers feature musical pairings that provide a very unique concert experience.  

Sketches of Spain

A live performance of the classic Miles Davis-Gil Evans collaboration from 1960 featuring and all-star big band and an array of world-class trumpet soloists.


The Bill Holman Band-  Echoes of Aranjuez


PLATINUM VIP registration fee
(includes priority reserved seating: $475 or $450 for Jazz Institute members.)

GOLD VIP registration fee
(includes priority reserved seating: $450 or $425 for Jazz Institute members.)

Individual Tickets range from $10 - $25.

Optional Brunch: $100 includes concert and brunch

To Order call (562)200-5477

or mail check or money order to:
Los Angeles Jazz Institute
P.O Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808

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