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LAJI Out of This World

ANNOUNCING OUR FALL 2019 JAZZ FESTIVAL

DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKLET

(Out of this) World Series
of Big Band Jazz
Oct. 24-27 2019
Four Points Sheraton at LAX

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
3.) By mail: download the ORDER FORM and send a check
4.) At the door.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
• Four Full Days of Big Bands
• Unique Concerts featuring music rarely heard live
• World Renown Guest Conductors and Soloists
• Films, Panels and Special Presentations
• Sunday Brunch Concert Celebrating the US
(Stan Kenton) - British (Ted Heath) exchange of 1956


FESTIVAL LINE-UP

The theme for October is The World Series of Big Band Jazz, celebrating bigs bands from around the world. The following are the confirmed concerts so far and there will be more added. There will also be a number a guest soloists and bandleaders from Los Angeles and beyond that will be announced in the coming weeks.

  • Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Wide World of Quincy Jones
  • Music of the Tubby Hayes Big Band
  • Gil Evans Centennial Celebration
  • Music of Rob Pronk and the Metropole Orchestra
  • Americans in Europe: John Clayton, Don Menza, Bobby Shew
  • Remembering The Clarke-Boland Big Band
  • Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination and Brass
  • Europe Goes Dizzy: Dizzy Gillespie's 1948 European Tour
  • The Chris Walden Big Band
  • The John Altman Big Band
  • The Christian Jacob Big Band

Sunday Brunch Concert
Celebrating the Stan Kenton-Ted Heath Band Exchange of 1956
For many years American bands were restricted from playing engagements in Great Britain. Finally in 1956 there was an agreement that American bands could perform as long as a British band was able to perform in American to reciprocate. This historic exchange of bands featured Stan Kenton's Orchestra performing in Great Britain with Ted Heath's Orchestra booked for a U.S tour. That 1956 exchange opened the door for a wave of others that followed. This special Sunday Brunch features two full bands performing music played during the 1956 tours.

  • Ted Heath and His Music
  • Big Band Directed by John Altman
  • Royal Blue All Star Big Band featuring Stan Kenton Alumni

Special Presentations include:

  • Django Reinhardt's 1946 US Tour with Duke Ellington
  • Lionel Hampton's 1953 European Tour
  • Stan Kenton's 1953 European Tour
  • Rob Pronk and the Dutch Metropole Orchestra



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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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