Los Angeles Jazz Institute Committed to preserving, promoting and perpetuating Jazz FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
info@lajazzinstitute.org
PHONE 562.200.5477
P.O. Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808-0038

Win-Win opportunity for you and LAJI if you are 70.5 and have an IRA or other tax deferred savings plan!

Dear Friend of LAJI,

The highly publicized tax bill has passed Congress and was signed by The President. If you are 70.5 and have an IRA, Keogh or other tax deferred savings plan you are required to take a required minimum distribution. These funds become part of your taxable income for 2016, and subsequent years. However under action taken by the US Congress and President Obama December 18, 2015, you can transfer part or all of this required minimum distribution directly to charitable organizations such as the Los Angeles Jazz Institute. If you do, the distribution is not considered taxable income to you. By taking this action you are reducing your tax bill and helping LAJI at the same time!! Its a win-win!

ACTION HAS TO BE TAKEN PROMPTLY SINCE 2016 IS ALMOST OVER. Consult your tax advisor with any questions. The December 19, 2015 Wall Street Journal has a brief article that concisely states the details.

Thanks for supporting the LAJI.


ANNOUNCING OUR MAY 2017 FESTIVAL
(Last Chance for Discount Price)
Big Band Spectacular

40 Big Bands
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 10 Collegiate Big Bands!
  • Rare films, panels and special presentations!

Tom Kubis Big Band
Bill Watrous Big Band
Carl Saunders Bebop Big Band
Frank Capp Juggernaut
Steve Huffsteter Big Band
Mike Barone Big Band
Phil Norman Tentet
Roger Neumann Rather Large Band
Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra
Don Menza Big Band
Pete Christlieb and Linda Small Tall and Small Band
Chris Walden Big Band
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

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 10 Collegiate Big Bands culminating with an evening performance by

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
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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.

Plus

The Bill Holman Band-  Echoes of Aranjuez

Tickets:
The Platinum VIP registration fee
(includes preferred seating: $450 or $425 for Jazz Institute members.)

Optional Brunch $75 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

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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