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ANGEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 16

"THE CITY'S CAN'T MISS DESTINATION FOR

ECLECTIC, CUTTING EDGE JAZZ...."

Los Angeles Times                                     

 

 
An end of summer fixture since it’s debut...
the Angel City Jazz Festival has drawn top tier talent from figures across the jazz vanguard.
— LA Times

2016 FESTIVAL ARTISTS

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ABOUT

Jazz never stands still. 

It’s constantly evolving and reinventing itself.  

While some festivals nostalgically look back, Angel City looks forward to encourage and embrace the metamorphosis of this American art form we call jazz. 

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.

 


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2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 

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THE YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION

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

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GET INVOLVED

 

 

Donate

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.

 
 

Sponsor

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.

OUR PARTNERS


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CONTACT US


Rocco SomaZzi, Artistic Director 

rocco@angelcityjazz.com

Rob Woodworth, Executive Director

rob@angelcityjazz.com 

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