A Four Day Jazz Festival!
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
- Bonus Event for early registrants (very limited availability)
- A variety of unique concerts
- Rare films, panels and special presentations
For tickets (562) 200-5477
Seats for the festival are assigned in the order received so the earlier you order the better seats you will get.
Jazz Themes from Hollywood has been carefully designed to include rarely heard music incorporated into a variety of themed concerts. There will be numerous guest artists added to the line-up but this gives you an idea of the magnitude of the event. There has always been an important connection between the West Coast Jazz Scene and the Motion Picture Industry.
It really blossomed in the 1950s when Pete Rugolo and Shorty Rogers established themselves in the studios and opened the doors for other jazz musicians to follow.
L.A. Confidential: An Evening of Jazz Film Noir
Includes music from Anatomy of A Murder, Crime in the Streets, Sweet Smell of Success, Jazz Themes from Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlow, The Wild Party and more
- A Tribute to Johnny Mandel
The Johnny Mandel Big Band
The Johhny Mandel Songbook
Music of The Jazz Combo from I Want to Live featuring Scott Robinson
- Big Band Tribute to Henry Mancini including a special Peter Gunn Reunion
- The Film Music of Shorty Rogers
including Jazz Themes from The Wild One, Private Hell 36, Dementia, Daughter of Horror, Man with The Golden Arm and more
- Sue Raney: Hearts Desire - The Songs of Doris Day
- Barefoot Adventure
Bud Shank's original music from Bruce Brown's Barefoot Adventure and Slippery When Wet
- The Fast and the Furious
Theme Music from The James Dean Story, T-Bird Gang, Mad at the World, and Hot Rod Rumble
Barney Kessel's Jazz Interpretations of Some Like it Hot (Marilyn Monroe)
Pete Rugolo's Behind Brigitte Bardot
Jazz Themes from College Confidential (Mamie Van Doren)
- Jazz and Kerouac
Music from The Subterraneans, Heart Beat, Pull My Daisy, plus Dialectic Jazz.
- Great Songs From Lousy Movies featuring Kurt Reichenbach
- Remembering Dave Brubeck's Dave Digs Disney
- The Swing's to TV: Jazz Themes Songs From the Small Screen
Peter Gunn, Richard Diamond, The Fugitive, Johnny Staccato, Checkmate, M Squad and more
- The Dave Pell Octet Plays Music from the Movies
- The Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra
The Platinum VIP registration fee is $450 or $425 for Jazz Institute members. The VIP registration also includes reserved priority seating which is assigned in the order received.
Optional Event: Sunday October 27
Two Views of Porgy and Bess
A unique concert experience featuring the original arrangements from two big band jazz classics with two very different musical interpretations.
Bill Potts' Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess
The Miles Davis/Gil Evans Collaboration
In 1959 Samuel Goldwyn produced a film version of Porgy and Bess which led to several Jazz Interpretations of music from the classic Gershwin score. The two standouts, both released in 1959, featured Gil Evans arrangements with Miles Davis as featured soloist and Bill Potts' swinging arrangements featuring an incredible big band with a jazz superstar in every chair.
For the Bill Potts portion of our concert we've followed the same recipe and put together a Los Angeles Jazz Super Band including:
Lanny Morgan, Pete Christlieb, Don Menza, Bob Efford, Andy Martin, Scott Whitfield and Tom Ranier with more to be announced.
The Gil Evans/Miles Davis segment of the concert showcases West Coast Trumpet Giants Carl Saunders, Chuck Findley, Steve Huffsteter, Bob Summers and Ron Stout
FESTIVAL DETAILS AT A GLANCE
Dates: October 24-27
Place: Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
The special convention rate is $105 per night.
Hotel stay not included in registration fee. Reserve your room now by calling (800)-228-9290
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
There are three ticket choices to attend the festival
- PLATINUM: VIP Registration is $450 ($425 for members) includes priority reserved seating and admission to all concerts, panels and films.
- GOLD: $425 ($400 for members) includes reserved seating for all concerts, films and panels (Woody Herman Celebration and Tonight Show Brunch not included)
- INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Individual event tickets available for all concerts, films and panels range from $10-$50. Call (562) 200-5477
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