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Friday, August 29, 2014 • 8:30pm
Los Angeles Musicians Union Auditorium
817 Vine Street • Hollywood, CA

In December of 1945 Dizzy Gillespie brought an all star sextet to Hollywood for an eight week engagement at Billy Berg's Nightclub. It was a significant event in Los Angeles Jazz history which brought the creators of modern jazz to the west coast. In addition to Bird and Dizzy the group included Milt Jackson, Al Haig, Ray Brown and Stan Levey. To celebrate this momentous occasion we return to Vine Street to present an incredible all star sextet performing the bebop classics that were introduced to west coast audiences during that historic engagement. August 29 is also Charlie Parker's birthday so it will be a double celebration and a night you won't want to miss.

$75 VIP 6pm • $40 Concert Only 8:30pm
VIP package includes preferred reserved seating plus

Pre-Concert Dinner/Party
Only 50 tickets available!
"Billy Berg's Revisited"

6pm • Los Balcones, 1360 Vine Street, Los Angeles

The original building which housed Billy Berg's still stands and is now Los Balcones Restaurant. We're having a special pre-concert dinner/party in this historic location which will include a screening of Billy Berg's home movies from 1945-46 and rare broadcast recordings from the club. The party includes a sumptuous dinner.

The VIP package will sell out very quickly
so call now. Seats are assigned in order received.
You can use your credit card to order tickets at


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Something Cool - Celebrating the Sounds of the Cool School of Jazz

October 30-November 2, 2014
Preview Concert October 29 at Warner Brothers Studios

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles
6101 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

26 Concerts, rare films, panel discussions, and special presentations

Special Guest: Jazz legend Lee Konitz


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Ken Peplowski, Alan Broadbent, David Sills, Larry Koonse, Bobby Shew, Putter Smith, The Frank Capp Juggernaut Big Band, Jeff Clayton, Rickey Woodard, Keith Fiddmont, Harry Allen, Pete Christlieb, Kurt Reichenbach, Mark Winkler, The John Proulx Trio, Gary Foster, Stephanie Nakasian, Ted Brown, The Bill Mays Trio, Joe Labarbara, the Jeff Denson Trio, Bill Smith, Bill Mathieu, and more

The Story of "Cool Jazz"
Something Cool is a unique five day musical excursion through the many facets of "Cool Jazz" The festival has been carefully designed to pay tribute to the music and musicians who were the architects of the style through concert performances, rare films, panel discussions and special presentations.

The festival covers the four major strains of Cool Jazz. Woody Herman and the Four Brothers Sound, The Music of Lennie Tristano and His Disciples, The Birth of the Cool and it's participants and West Coast Cool.

We are especially proud to welcome our very special guest of honor Lee Konitz, one of the great jazz innovators and an integral part of much of the music that will be featured throughout the festival.



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