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ANNOUNCING OUR NEXT JAZZ FESTIVAL

NEW DATES! May 26-29, 2022 !!

SWING IS HERE!

An All-Star Tribute to Terry Gibbs

Guest of Honor: Terry Gibbs

Terry Gibbs

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

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Our Mission

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May 27-29, 2022 Four Points Sheraton at LAX.

May 26: Woody Herman Four Brothers Celebration at Balboa Pavilion.

Jazz Legend Terry Gibbs just turned 97 years old and has been a big part of our events for over thirty years. His career has encompassed many eras and has created one of the most significant musical legacies in the history of jazz and big band music.

Please plan to join us as we celebrate his legacy in a big way. It will be a musical “this is your life” that will be very special.

Throughout the four day event there will be concerts of bands that he was part plus concerts of his own groups large and small.

Most notably there will be two nights of The Terry Gibbs Dream Band featuring all the classic music from the pens of Al Cohn, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Bob Brookmeyer and Marty Paich.

*Three Full Days of Big Bands and Small Groups

*Featuring Ken Peplowski, Chuck Redd, Charlie Shoemake, Gerry Gibbs, Tom Ranier, Kim Richmond, Scott Whitfield, Chuck Berghofer, Doug Webb, Frank Devito, Carl Saunders, Ron Stout, Steve Huffsteter, Ricky Woodard, Gene Cipriano, Jerry Pinter, The Terry Gibbs Dream Band and dozens of L.A.’s finest musicians.

*Films, Panels and Special Presentations

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Membership Benefits


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.

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Our Mission


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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