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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Programs
Jazz Festival
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The Los Angeles Jazz Institute has designed a number of programs which utilize the many elements of the Archive. This includes Concerts, Festivals, Symposiums, The Los Angeles Oral History Project and The Lighthouse Record Company.

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The Jazz Institute produces an annual four day jazz extravaganza that explores a specific topic through concerts, panel discussions, film showings and special presentations. Jazz fans travel to Los Angeles from all over the world to participate in this unique event. Hundreds of artists have participated over the years including; Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, John Lewis, Bud Shank, Howard Rumsey, Teddy Edwards, Lee Konitz, Bill Holman, James Moody, Barry Harris, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Buddy Defranco, Jimmy Heath, Frank Morgan, Allen Eager, Tootie Heath, Anita O' Day, Chris Connor, Bill Russo, Flip Phillips, Chubby Jackson, Ralph Burns, Jack Sheldon, Lou Levy, Bobby Troup, Russ Freeman, Bill Perkins, Buddy Collette, Gerald Wilson, Jack Montrose, Harold Land, Charlie Haden, Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Lennie Niehaus, Bill Potts, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Bobby Shew, John LaPorta, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli, Russ Garcia, Buddy Childers, Charlie Mariano, Billy Harper, Johnny Coles, Supersax, Jimmy Rowles, Jimmy Giuffre, Louie Bellson, Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Artie Shaw, The Count Basie Orchestra, Pete Rugolo, Bob Brookmeyer, Manny Albam, Clare Fischer, Gary Smulyan, Ralph LaLama, Byron Stripling, Ted Brown, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Jimmy Cleveland, Billy Bauer, Terry Gibbs, Marty Paich, Britt Woodman, Helen Merrill and many more.

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click on the images below to view los angeles jazz institute's past festival brochures in their entirety

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The Jazz Institute also presents a variety of concerts throughout the Los Angeles area. Recent events have included: Rugolomania, A Tribute to Pete Rugolo, Lighthouse at Laguna, A West Coast Jazz Christmas, Stan Kenton 60th Anniversary Celebration, Bill Holman-Bill Russo Concert Encores and a 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet.

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The Jazz Institute has initiated an an oral history project interviewing as many artists as possible who played a role in the development of jazz on the west coast. Subjects include Gerry Mulligan, Howard Rumsey, Pete Rugolo, Bob Enevoldsen, Roy Porter, Gerald Wilson, Bill Holman, Terry Gibbs and many others.

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The Los Angeles Jazz Institute, under the guidance of Howard Rumsey, has been granted permission to relaunch The Lighthouse Record Company. Releases on the Lighthouse label are available only to members of the Jazz Institute

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