Los Angeles Jazz Institute Committed to preserving, promoting and perpetuating Jazz FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
info@lajazzinstitute.org
PHONE 562.200.5477
P.O. Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808-0038

Los Angeles Jazz Institute
West Coast Jazz Heritage Series

Sept. 17, 2015

LA Jazz Institute Aug. 2015 Event - Tribute to June Christy and Bob Cooper

Tickets

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By Phone
(562)200-5477

Or Mail check or money order to:
Los Angeles Jazz Institute
P.O. Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS:
VIP $45 ($40 LAJI Member)
(VIP ticket includes priority reserved seating and pre-concert presentation by Ken Poston.)

GENERAL ADMISSION $30 ($25 LAJI MEMBER)
non reserved seating behind VIP Section

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Announcing Our October 2015 Festival

LA Jazz Institute Oct 2015 event - Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Big Band Concepts
Big Band Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra
October 29-November 1
Sheraton Gateway LAX

Download the PDF Booklet for
all the information!

Big Band Concepts is an all Big Band Celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday featuring:

  • World Class Big Bands
  • Concerts featuring Sinatra's Jazz Arrangers and Sidemen
  • Concerts featuring music from Sinatra's Jazz Sessions
  • Big Bands presenting new arrangements of music from the classic Concept Albums
  • Guest vocalists
  • Bonus Concert for early registrants (very limited availability)
  • Rare films, panels and special presentations
  • * No change in price
  • For tickets (562) 200-5477

This year's festival is another Big Band Bash presenting many of the finest Big Bands in the world. A few years ago we presented a Sinatra themed festival that revolved around a number of vocalists. This time the focus is centered around instrumental interpretations of classic songs and albums associated with Frank Sinatra.

BONUS EVENT
Wednesday, October 28,
Sheraton Gateway

Limited to the first 100 VIP Registrants (**only 20 left)

Once again, we've created a very special bonus event as an incentive to sign up right away. This time it's a dinner and extra night of music.

The dinner portion of the evening is an appropriately Italian themed "Taste of Hoboken".

The concert portion features the music of one of the great jazz arrangers who was an important contributor to Sinatra's early Reprise years as well as a rare west coast appearance of the Woody Herman Thundering Herd.

Remembering Neal Hefti
Wednesday, October 28

The Woody Herman Orchestra Directed by Frank Tiberi and The Frank Capp Juggernaut: In a Hefti Bag

The Platinum VIP registration fee, which includes the Neal Hefti event is $450 or $425 for Jazz Institute members.

The VIP registration also includes reserved priority seating which is assigned in the order received.

Festival Sneak Peak
We will still be adding more bands but here's what we have for you so far.

CONCERTS
Concerts Featuring The Great Sinatra Arrangers and Sidemen
Spotlighting the jazz oriented Sinatra arrangers and sidemen doing their own music

  • The Johnny Mandel Big Band
  • The Patrick Williams Orchestra
  • The Jazz Side of Nelson Riddle
  • Music of Billy May Big Band
  • Music of Quincy Jones Big Band
  • Emil Richards Big Band


CONCEPTS
A new look at Frank Sinatra's classic Concept albums featuring an array of outstanding Big Bands doing new arrangements of songs from eight of the classic concept albums.

  • Roger Neumann's Rather Large Band
  • The Scott Whitfield Big Band
  • Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra
  • Carl Saunders Bebop Big Band
  • Plus Much more.

Download the PDF Booklet for
all the information!

NEW ARRANGEMENTS OF MUSIC FROM:

  • Swing Easy/Songs for Young Lovers
  • In The Wee Small Hours
  • Songs for Swingin' Lovers
  • Only the Lonely
  • A Swingin' Affair
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Come Dance with Me
  • Come Swing with Me

Concerts Featuring Music of the Jazz Collaborations

  • Sinatra-Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing

PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE

  • The 1959 Australian Tour with Red Norvo
  • The 1962 World Tour
  • The Count Basie Collaborations
  • The Sinatra Arrangers


The Platinum VIP registration fee, which includes the Neal Hefti event is $450 or $425 for Jazz Institute members. The VIP registration also includes reserved priority seating which is assigned in the order received.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUNDAY BRUNCH AND SPECIAL OFFER

Since you're an early registrant for the Big Band Concepts Festival, we're sending advance notice with details of the Sunday Brunch along with a special price of $75 which includes the concert and brunch.

This year's brunch celebrates Frank Sinatra's Big Band Jazz collaborations with Count Basie and Duke Ellington

FRANKLY BASIE - FEATURING
THE BRYANT BYERS BIG BAN


In 1963 The Count Basie Orchestra recorded an album titled Count Basie Plays More Hits of the 50's and 60's. All the songs on the album were associated with Frank Sinatra and were arranged by Billy Byers. This concert will feature many of those great Billy Byers arrangements including Come Fly With Me, Only the Lonely , All of Me, In the Wee Small Hours and much more.

FRANCIS A. AND EDWARD K.
FEATURING KEN PEPLOWSKI


In 1967 Frank Sinatra collaborated with Duke Ellington for the first and only time on a recording for Reprise. Billy May did new arrangements in the Ellington style. This concert features Ken Peplowski in front of an all star big band performing the original Billy May arrangements.

Call now so as not to miss out. (562)200-5477

or mail: L.A. Jazz Institute P.O. Box 8038 Long Beach, CA 90808

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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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