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.
70th Anniversary Film Screening and Concert
Dave Pell's Prez Conference
Special Guests: Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen
Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank California
LESTER LEAPS IN - THE FRANK CAPP JUGGERNAUT BIG BAND
A special concert featuring the original Basie charts that introduced Lester Young to the world.
EARLY AUTUMN - WOODY HERMAN ALUMNI BAND
WITH SPECIAL GUEST KEN PEPLOWSKI
Features classics from the 2nd and 3rd Herds including some rarely heard arrangements.
SHORTY ROGERS COURTS THE COUNT - SHORTY ROGERS BIG BAND
In 1954 Shorty recorded an album of music associated with Count Basie that uses a "Four Brothers" type saxophone section bringing all the elements together.
THE CHASE - CELEBRATING DEXTER GORDON WARDELL GRAY
with special guests Rickey Woodard & Keith Fiddmont
DON MENZA?S TRIBUTE TO STAN GETZ
REMEMBERING AL COHN AND ZOOT SIMS
featuring Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen
OUT ON A LIMB - THE ALAN BROADBENT TRIO
Alan Broadbent, who studied with Tristano in the 1960s presents new explorations into the music of Lennie Tristano.
WOW: MUSIC OF THE LENNIE TRISTANO SEXTET
Gary Foster All Stars featuring Alan Broadbent, David Sills, Larry Koonse, & Putter Smith
A concert of the Lennie Tristano Sextet music that was originally recorded in 1949, just a A rare opportunity to hear this important music in a live concert setting.
FREE WHEELING - TED BROWN SEXTET
In 1957 Ted recorded a classic album called Free Wheeling for the Vanguard Label which we are pleased to present, in concert, for the first time.
THE MUSIC OF WARNE MARSH - THE PETE CHRISTLIEB-GARY FOSTER QUINTET
A Tribute to the music of Warne Marsh presented by two of his closest musical companions.
VERY COOL - LEE KONITZ & THE JEFF DENSON TRIO
SUBCONSCIOUS-LEE - ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO LEE KONITZ
Gary Foster, Ted Brown, Alan Broadbent, and more
THE REAL BIRTH OF THE COOL - MUSIC OF THE CLAUDE THORNHILL ORCHESTRA
featuring the arrangements of Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan
THE BIRTH OF THE COOL - THE BOBBY SHEW NONET
This concert features the original Birth of the Cool arrangements in their entirety.
MORPO - THE RCA SESSIONS - SHORTY ROGERS NONET
This Shorty Nonet concert features music from the RCA sessions including west coast classics: Bunny, Morpo. Pirouette, Diablo?s Dance, Powder Puff, Indian Club and more.
MARTY PAICH DEK-TETTE
featuring music from Art Pepper + Eleven and Mel Torme
with special guests Jeff Clayton and Kurt Reichenbach
A STUDY IN DAMERONIA - MUSIC OF THE TADD DAMERON BIG TEN
Tadd Dameron created his Big Ten in 1948 which was an important ensemble that also has cool jazz elements. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear this music live and in concert
THE MUSIC OF THE DAVE BRUBECK OCTET
Directed by Bill Smith
LESTORIAN MODE - MUSIC FROM THE JAZZ WORKSHOP OF JOHNNY CARISI
GIL EVANS & TEN
Music from Gil Evans classic Prestige album of 1956
GERRY MULLIGAN TENTET - FEATURING PETE CHRISTLIEB
Music from Gerry Mulligan?s West Coast Tentet of 1953
STAN KENTON'S IN LIGHTER VEIN - DIRECTED BY BILL MATHIEU
featuring the arrangements of Bill Russo, Bill Holman and Gerry Mulligan
The New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm Orchestra of the early 50s was loaded with cool styled players and Lestorian inspired tenors including Lee Konitz, Richie Kamuca, Zoot Sims and Bill Holman. It was one of Kenton?s greatest eras.
SHORTY ROGER'S COOL AND CRAZY
Cool and Crazy is one of the greatest big band recordings of all time.
THE BOBBY TROUP SONGBOOK
featuring Kurt Reichenbach, Mark Winkler and the John Proulx Trio
Three outstanding jazz singers interpreting classics from the pen and piano of Bobby Troup.
SOMETHING COOL - STEPHANIE NAKASIAN SINGS JUNE CHRISTY
All Star Big Band featuring Stephanie Nakasian singing the original Pete Rugolo arrangements from the classic album Something Cool
THE GENIUS OF BILL EVANS
featuring the Bill Mays Trio with Joe Labarbara
NEW INTERPRETATIONS OF KIND OF BLUE
Bobby Shew All Stars featuring Jeff Clayton, Bill Mays, and more
The Bobby Shew All Stars explore the music from Kind of Blue which is considered by many to be the greatest jazz album of all time.