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LAJI Bird Lives!

ANNOUNCING OUR NEXT JAZZ FESTIVAL
POSTPONED! New Dates: September 3-6, 2020

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L.A. Jazz Institute Presents
BIRD LIVES!
A CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


THE WESTIN LOS ANGELES AIRPORT
5400 WEST CENTURY BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90045

ADMISSION $450 VIP Registration ($425 for members)
Includes priority reserved seating

Currently only full festival tickets are available - -
Tickets for individual events will be available soon.

FOUR WAYS TO ORDER!

1.) On-line: CLICK HERE!

Or save the online fees by ordering through one of these methods:

2.) By phone: 1-909-939-0777 (credit cards accepted)
3.) By mail: Just send a check to:

            The Los Angeles Jazz Institute
            403 N. Escondido Blvd., # 454
            Escondido, CA 92033

4.) At the door.

15 Concerts

A Kansas City Jam Session: Tenor Battle
featuring Ricky Woodard, Charles Owens, Loren Schoenberg, Doug Webb and Harry Allen

One O'Clock Jump - Nights at the Reno Club The Music of the Count Basie-Buster Smith Barons of Rhythm Directed by Loren Schoenberg

Hootie Blues Music of the Jay McShann Big Band

A Night at Minton?s Playhouse An all-star session in the spirit of the after hours sessions at Minton's and Monroe?s.

Opus X The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra
The Music of Billy Eckstine?s Big Band Directed by Michael Berkowitz

Groovin' High-Bird & Diz The Bobby Watson Sextet

Yardbird in Lotus Land The Vincent Herring Sextet

Dial Days The Richie Cole Quintet

Scrapple From the Apple Supersax Revisited

Just Friends Charlie Parker with Strings Featuring Bobby Watson, Vincent Herring, Richie Cole and Lanny Morgan

Au Privave The Bobby Watson Quintet

Supersax & the L.A. Voices Revisited The re-vamped Supersax group with a unique concert of Bird with Voices.

Big Band Bird The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Directed by Michael Berkowitz with special guest Lanny Morgan

Charlie Parker South of the Border The Arturo O' Farrill's Big Band

Jazz at Massey Hall The Bobby Shew All-Star Sextet

8 Presentation / Panels

  • K.C. Blues
  • Lester Leaps In
  • The Legendary Buster Smith
  • The Birth of Bebop in Harlem
  • 52nd Street and the 1945 Sideman Sessions
  • Special Guest: Terry Gibbs
  • Ross Russell?s Dial Records
  • Birdland:The Jazz Corner of the World
  • Chasing the Bird

3 Rare Film Programs

  • The Roots of Modern Jazz
  • Bebop Invades the West
  • The Bebop Era

2 Special VIP Events!

  • SPECIAL VIP DINNER
  • Private Dinner Party at Dinah's Fried Chicken Restaurant

ADDED SPECIAL VIP EVENT:

Tour of Charlie Parker's Los Angeles with lunch at the site of the original Billy Berg's Nightclub



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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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