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

LA Jazz Institute Tribute to Buddy Rich - May 19 - May 22, 2016

May 19th - May 22, 2016
Sheraton Gateway Hotel - Los Angeles
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045

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Festival Details

  • Big Bands and Small Groups featuring Buddy Rich Alumni
  • All Star Alumni Bands performing the original Buddy Rich arrangements
  • A Gathering of some of the world's greatest drummers
  • Bonus Concert for early registrants (very limited availability)
  • Rare films, panels and special presentations
  • No change in price for tickets (562) 200-5477

Bonus Event (free to first 100 registrants)
Wednesday, May 18
An All-Star Tribute to Terry Gibbs
with special guests Chuck Redd, Gerry Gibbs and more.

A gala evening paying tribute to Jazz Legend (and Buddy Rich Alumnus) Terry Gibbs. Features the All-Star Big Band and many special guests. Features music from all eras of Terry's career including Benny Goodman, Woody Herman's Second Herd, Buddy Rich and the Terry Gibbs Dream Band. We?re currently finalizing many of the details but it?s a very special event that you won?t want to miss.

Festival Line-Up

The Buddy Rich Orchestra featuring Cathy Rich and Greg Potter
The Bill Holman Band
The Johnny Mandel Big Band
John LaBarbera Big Band featuring Pat LaBarbera
The Peter Myers Orchestra
Carl Saunders Be Bop Big Band Plays the Music of Herbie Phillips
Richie Cole Alto Madness Orchestra
Harry James-The Buddy Rich Years featuring the Ernie Wilkins, Bob Florence and Neal Hefti charts.
The Luckman Jazz Orchestra Directed by Charles Owens
Terry Gibbs
Bobby Shew
Chuck Findley
Bill Cunliffe
Charlie Davis
Jeff Hamilton
and much more


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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