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LA Jazz Institute May 2015 Event - Tribute to Howard Rumsey


May 21 - 24, 2015
A Multitude of Concerts!

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  • Rare films, panels and special presentations
  • Inter-Collegiate Jazz Festival
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For four full days and nights the sounds of West Coast Jazz past and present will echo through the halls of the Sheraton Gateway in an unprecedented schedule of concerts and events. There will be many concerts featuring the original Lighthouse All-Stars music as well as concerts presenting music of famous Lighthouse alumni. There will also be concerts and events celebrating the original Stan Kenton Orchestra and Howard Rumsey's Concerts By the Sea.

Howard will be in attendance as our very special Guest of Honor and I want as many people to be there as possible to give Howard the tribute he deserves.


CONCERTS FEATURING ORIGINAL LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS MUSIC

  • Big Boy: The Lighthouse All-Stars Volume 1 - The Shorty Rogers- Jimmy Giuffre-Shelly Manne era
  • Witch Doctor: The Lighthouse All-Stars Volume 2
    The Bud Shank-Bob Cooper-Claude Williamson-Max Roach era
  • Hermosa Summer: The Flute-Oboe Music
    featuring Holly Hoffman and Gene Cipriano
  • In the Solo Spotlight: The Octet Arrangements
    by Bill Holman, Marty Paich, Bob Cooper
  • Evening in Paris: The Lighthouse All-Stars Volume 4
    The Vic Feldman-Bob Cooper-Frank Rosolino-Stan Levey era
  • Bijou the Poodle: The Lighthouse All-Stars Volume 5
    The Art Pepper-Conte Candoli-Terry Trotter era
  • Jazz Rolls Royce: The Lighthouse All-Stars Big Band
  • Crazy Sunday: All-Star Celebration of the Sunday Marathon Concerts

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CONCERTS CELEBRATING THE LIGHTHOUSE ALUMNI

  • Hawes Claws: The Music of Hampton Hawes
    featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi
  • Martians Go Home: Music of Shorty Rogers Giants
    featuring Ron Stout
  • Jimmy Giuffre's Tangents in Jazz: featuring Ken Peplowski
  • Shelly Manne's West Coast Sound: featuring Peter Erskine
  • Coop: The Music of Bob Cooper: featuring Ken Peplowski
  • Bud Shank's Bud Shank and the Sax Section
    featuring Don Shelton
  • Daahoud:Brown-Roach Incorporated with Bobby Shew
  • Portrait of A Count: All-Star Tribute to Conte Candoli
    featuring Chuck Findley and Bobby Shew
  • Frank Speaking: All-Star Tribute to Frank Rosolino featuring Andy Martin, Scott Whitfield, and Bob McChesney
  • Love Me or Levey: Stan Levey's Drummin the Blues
  • Jazz Impressions: Celebrating Vince Guaraldi
    featuring Larry Vuckovich

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CONCERTS FEATURING EASTER WEEK COLLEGIATE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

Long before jazz was included in University music curriculums, Howard was championing and encouraging young jazz musicians by giving them a spotlight every Easter week at The Lighthouse. Many of them will be on hand to participate in the various concerts as well as specific concerts honoring Howard's role as a pioneer of Jazz Education.

  • Les McCann, Mike Wofford, Lanny Morgan, Don Shelton, Charlie Shoemake, Steve Huffsteter, Barry Zweig, Pete Christlieb and many more

INTER-COLLEGIATE JAZZ FESTIVAL

In celebration of the Easter Week Collegiate festivals we're having a mini Inter-Collegiate Festival of our own. Thursday-Sunday we will feature 2 University groups each day at the pool who will be critiqued by a panel of judges. The winning band will be invited back to perform on a Sunday Night Showcase.

REMEMBERING CONCERTS BY THE SEA

  • All-Star Big Band
    featuring Bob Florence Alumni playing music from Bob Florence at Concerts by the Sea. Directed by Kim Richmond

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Rodney Evans Bacon and the "Art" of the Lighthouse
  • Live at the Lighthouse Unissued recordings from the Los Angeles Jazz Institute Archive
  • Jazz Images from The Lighthouse Rare photos from the lens of Ray Avery, William Claxton, Cecil Charles, Howard Lucraft, Stan Levey, Dave Pell and more
  • Memorabilia from the Howard Rumsey Archives
  • Concerts by the Sea


Pre-Festival Party-$75
(extra event not included with registration)

Wednesday, May 20
Balboa Bandwagon
Balboa Pavilion, Balboa Beach, CA

Lunch and Concert 12:00 Noon
All-Star Big Band: Music from Stan Kenton's first Summer at Balboa Beach

After stints with Vido Musso and Johnny Scat Davis Howard came to prominence as one of the original members of Stan Kenton's Orchestra that premiered at Balboa Beach in the summer of 1941. This concert features an all-star big band playing music from the original Kenton book. It will be a great way to kick off the festival as we take Howard back to the place it all began. The event includes lunch at the Pavilion and the special concert.

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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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