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LAJI Something Cool

ANNOUNCING OUR OCTOBER 2018 FESTIVAL:

SOMETHING COOL
Celebrating the Great Vocalists of the
West Coast Jazz Era

October 25-28
Four Points Sheraton LAX
9750 Airport Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Note: new phone # (909) 939-0777

  • Many outstanding singers paying tribute to the giants of West Coast Jazz
  • Emphasis on Big Bands and the great Arrangers
  • Bonus Event for early registrants (very limited availability)
  • Rare films, panels and special presentations
  • Discount for early registrants   (for tickets 909-939-0777)


The concept of this event is to present a variety of modern day vocalists paying tribute to the West Coast vocal giants as well as the bands and arrangers that produced the classic arrangements.  

It's another historic event not to be missed!

THE FESTIVAL

The festival will feature a variety of vocalists performing chosen specifically as the ideal artist to perform this classic material. There will be many familiar names as well as a few surprises.

  • The Four Freshmen
  • Tierney Sutton
  • Stephanie Nakasian
  • Veronica Swift
  • Mark Winkler
  • Pinky Winters
  • Kurt Reichenbach
  • Barbara Morrison
  • John Proulx
  • Ginger Berglund
  • Michael Dees
  • and more TBA

Performing the Arrangements of:

  • Bill Hollman
  • Shorty Rogers
  • Johnny Mandel
  • Buddy Bregman
  • Nelson Riddle
  • Billy May
  • Pete Rugolo
  • Marty Paich
  • Bob Cooper

FEATURED CONCERTS

Concerts feature a variety of Big Bands and Ensembles with various guest vocalists. It's a rare opportunity to hear the original music performed live. Each band is loaded with star soloists making this an event not to miss.

  • The Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks
  • Four Freshmen and Five Trombones
  • The Music of June Christy
  • Celebrating Chet Baker Sings
  • Music of Bobby Troup
  • Mel Torme: I Dig the Count, I Dig the Duke
  • Remembering Julie London
  • Music of Ann Richards and Stan Kenton
  • Pinky Winters
  • The Anita O? Day-Bill Holman Arrangements
  • The Sinatra-Riddle Collaboration
  • The Lucy Ann Polk-Dave Pell Octet Charts
  • Shelly Manne My Fair Lady
  • Kurt Reichenbach Sings Johnny Mandel
  • Tribute to Gene Puerling

PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE

Remembering the Hi Lo's featuring Don Shelton and Clark Burroughs

BONUS EVENT

(Free to the first 100 registrants)

An All-Star Celebration of Marty Paich
Marty Paich was the most in-demand vocal arranger on the west coast. His "Dek-tette" instrumentation was used by many singers including Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Jeri Southern, Joanie Sommers, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more. This celebration brings together a variety of vocalists performing the classic Marty Paich sound.

Special Offer to Early Registrants?The Platinum VIP registration fee with the early registration discount is  $450 or $425 for Jazz Institute members.  The VIP registration also includes reserved priority seating which is assigned in the order received.  You can also add the Sunday brunch for a discounted fee of $75. Brunch concert is The Kenton Singers featuring the original charts for Anita O? Day, June Christy and Chris Connor.

CALL: 909-939-0777
or send check to:
Los Angeles Jazz Institute
1613 S. Escondido Blvd. PMB 1
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025



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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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