As a leading, progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers LA’s vibrant communities by: supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.
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.
Thelonious Monk is widely recognized as one of the most influential Pianists in the history of Jazz. Most of all, we appreciate Monk’s unique, improvisational style, and his ability to transcend past defined limits. Our goal is to cultivate aspiring artists and life-long listeners of Jazz through the embodiment of the Thelonious Monk ideology: To promote integrity, honesty and originality, and the pursuit of forward-thinking concepts.
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.
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.