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PHONE 562.200.5477
P.O. Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808-0038

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ANNOUNCING OUR OCT 2017 FESTIVAL

MULLIGANESQUE
- an All Star Tribute to Gerry Mulligan
and his musical legacy

18 Concerts, rare films & special presentations
Featuring: Bill Holman • Scott Robinson • Bobby Shew • Michael Berkowitz
Andy Martin • Roger Neumann • Scott Whitfield • Adam Schroeder • Carl Saunders • Bob Efford • Doug Webb • Pinky Winters • Ron Stout & many more!

Oct 27-30, 2017
Four Points Sheraton at LAX
9750 Airport Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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

Four Full Days – plus a bonus Event for Platinum VIP registrants on October 26. 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 some of the world's elite baritone saxophonists to take part in the Celebration Bonus Event: October 26, 2017 – I Want to Live
Pre-Film discussion, Film Clip Screening, Concert: The Jazz Combo from "I Want to Live" featuring Scott Robinson, Doug Webb, Andy Martin, and Bobby Shew

FESTIVAL DETAILS

  • Elevation: Music of the Elliot Lawrence Orchestra featuring Mulligan's early works for the Elliot Lawrence Big Band Disc Jockey
  • Jump: Gerry Mulligan and The Gene Krupa Orchestra presented 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: Themes from Mulligan's New York Tentet that rehearsed in Central Park
  • Youngblood: Kenton Plays Mulligan-The Kenton compositions/arrangements written for Stan Kenton's New Concepts In Modern Music
  • Walking Shoes: Music of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet - The classic piano-less Quartet
  • Westwood Walk: Music of the Gerry Mulligan West Coast Tenet
  • Open Country: Collaborations with Bob Brookmeyer
  • Western Reunion: The Music The Gerry Mulligan Sextet
  • The Gerry Mulligan Songbook arranged by Bill Holman
  • A Concert In Jazz: Music of the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band
  • Suite For Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra: Mulligan's piece for Stan Kenton's Neophonic Orchestra
  • Summer's Over: The Songs of Gerry Mulligan and Judy Holliday featuring Pinky Winters
  • The Age Of Steam: Music from Gerry Mulligan's 1971 Album
  • Walk on the Water: The Gerry Mulligan Big Band of the 1980s
  • Baritone Summit

Platinum VIP registration fee (which includes Bonus Day) $475 ($450 for Jazz Institute Members)

Gold registration $450 ($425 for Jazz Institute members)

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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NEW!
Jack Goodwin donates his priceless Warne Marsh Collection!


Los Angeles Jazz Institute Membership

In addition to producing a number of live jazz events throughout the year, The Los Angeles Jazz Institute is the largest jazz archive and research center on the west coast and one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

The Los Angeles Jazz Institute is a 501c3, tax exempt, public benefit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Basic membership is $50 per year

Click here for a printable, faxable membership form


ALL MEMBERS RECEIVE:
*The special "Members Only-Limited Edition" CD
*Advance notice and discounts to all events

We also encourage monetary donations beyond the $50 membership level. All contributions go directly to the maintenance and operation of the Jazz Institute Archive. We also welcome donations of all types of jazz materials including recordings in all formats, books, magazines, paper items, artwork

Members Only CD
Currently there are 4 "members only" CDs to choose from. Quanities are extremely limited.

  1. HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL STARS ON THE AIR - LAJI 0010
    features unissued radio broadcasts of the 1957 All Stars live from the Lighthouse. These broadcasts come from a short lived Los Angeles radio program called Nightlife that aired on KMLA on Wednesday nights at 11:30. This edition of the All-Stars featured Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, Frank Rosolino, Victor Feldman, Howard Rumsey and Stan Levey.

  2. ASCENT OF THE COOL
    Rare and Unissued Chet Baker from the 1950s
    LAJI 009

    Chet Baker, Ascent of the Cool features rare and unissued recordings that document Chet's early years on the west coast. These recordings come from a variety of sources all of which are part of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute archive. The recording quality varies from track to track but the historical importance makes up for whatever flaws may exist. The sessions range from Chet's first known recording in 1949 to an appearance on the Stars of Jazz Television program in 1956. We've programmed the disc in chronological order which creates a fascinating listening experience. We hear Chet grow from a 19 year old trumpet player who is just beginning to find his way around the horn, to a full fledged jazz giant fully in command of his instrument.

  3. SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ALL STAR GIANTS
    LIVE AT THE RENDEZVOUS BALLROOM 1952 VOLUME 1
    LAJI 007
    Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Bob Enevoldsen, Hampton Hawes, Joe Mondragon, Lawrence Marable and June Christy. An unprecended gathering jazz stars captured live at the beginning of the west coast jazz movement.

  4. SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ALL STAR GIANTS
    LIVE AT THE RENDEZVOUS BALLROOM 1952 VOLUME 2
    LAJI006
    Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Bob Enevoldsen, Hampton Hawes, Joe Mondragon, Lawrence Marable and June Christy.

Click here for a printable, faxable membership form

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Our mission is to collect and preserve jazz materials and make them accessible to scholars, students, researchers and the jazz community. To accomplish this, we actively acquire new materials and continue to seek out important private collections. We also provide a setting where musicians and their estates can donate or loan their materials with the assurance that they will be preserved for future generations.


One of the things that makes the LAJI unique is that we actively use the materials in the Archive by maintaining a busy schedule of outreach activities including concerts, festivals, broadcasts, publications and the release of important recordings on compact disc. Member support along with private and corporate gifts play a vital role in keeping the Jazz Institute alive. Please consider becoming a member today.

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