ANGEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 16
"THE CITY'S CAN'T MISS DESTINATION FOR
ECLECTIC, CUTTING EDGE JAZZ...."
— Los Angeles Times
The Angel City Jazz Festival - LA’s only non-commercial jazz and new music festival - was founded in 2008 by music promoter Rocco Somazzi. From 2009, Cryptogramophone's founder Jeff Gauthier became a festival coproducer and the festival moved to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Since then the festival has grown into an essential multi day celebration of cutting edge Jazz at some of the most exciting & prestigious venues in LA, such as LACMA, REDCAT, Zipper Hall, the Blue Whale, the Moss Theatre and The Edye by the Broad Stage.
The 2016 festival is presented by Angel CIty Arts, a non-profit organization committed to cultivating and revitalizing jazz culture in Los Angeles by producing concerts by established and emerging music innovators who have achieved exceptionally high levels of musicianship and brought forward a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and improvised music.
The Angel City Jazz Festival consistently features the most innovative and original national and international jazz musicians working today, balancing established jazz artists with emerging talent, and focusing on west coast creative jazz, past, present and future.
The Angel City Arts Young Artist Competition is an avenue for young jazz musicians in the Los Angeles area to create and collaborate with one another in an effort to expand upon the traditional concepts of jazz and improvisation. The competition gives young musicians the opportunity to have their original music heard and evaluated by working jazz professionals.
The winning ensemble will be awarded a $1500 prize and will perform a live set on the opening night of the 2016 Angel City Jazz Festival. In addition, UCSD Jazz Camp will award a scholarship to a musician performing in the finals chosen by our judging panel.
Submissions will be accepted until September 20, 2016
All donations to the Angel City Jazz Festival are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. Angel City Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by volunteers and has very low administrative costs. Over 80% of funds raised go towards paying musicians fees, travel and production expenses.
The Angel City Jazz Festival is now offering sponsorship opportunities. By sponsoring our festival you can reach a truly diverse audience made up of arts & music lovers, creative professionals, college students, urban dwellers, young families and retirees from all walks of life. Our audiences all share a passion for genuine artistic experiences, individual expression and creative freedom.
Please see the Sponsorship Deck below to get more information.
The Herb Alpert Foundation envisions a world where all young people are blessed with opportunities that allow them to reach their potential and lead productive and fulfilling lives.
What will you find when you check out the Ford this summer? A new stage, better lighting, better sound. A new picnic terrace with more dining options. And, best of all, LA’s freshest artists doing what they do best.
The mission of the Los Angeles Jazz Society is to excite, educate & engage public school students with the vibrant rhythms & sounds of the only indigenous American music – jazz. We present multi-cultural & interactive in-school & off-campus jazz education programs. We also promote & honor the legacy of jazz & ensure its future by identifying & nurturing the emerging jazz musicians of tomorrow.
With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.
Completed in February 2013, The Moss Theatre is a state-of-the-art, 341 seat professional performance space with acoustics designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, acoustician for The Music Center’s Disney Hall. The Moss serves as the home for New Roads School’s vibrant performing arts programs and as a resource to the entire community.
Cryptogramophone Records presents state of the art recordings of creative jazz in beautifully designed packages. Some artists on Cryptogramophone include Nels Cline, Alex Cline, Mark Dresser, Jeff Gauthier, Ben Goldberg, Myra Melford. and Bennie Maupin.
Opened in December of 2009, bluewhale is a live jazz club, art gallery and bar located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Since its opening, bluewhale has been about one thing; providing the highest level of live music for true music lovers in an innovative space boasting an intimate, yet sophisticated design. The brainchild of jazz vocalist Joon Lee, bluewhale has become the goto venue for the best creative musicians, young as well as established, to showcase their latest projects.
The Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, including information and resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations and municipalities.