The brave new Angel City Jazz Festival is our burg's most prestigiously progressive music event - LA WEEKLY
The city's can't miss destination for eclectic, cutting edge jazz - LA Times
Jazz never stands still.
It’s constantly evolving and reinventing itself.
While nurturing a deep respect for the history of jazz, Angel City focuses on its future by encouraging and embracing persistent innovation and experimentation
The Angel City Jazz Festival - LA’s most adventurous jazz festival - was founded in 2008 by music promoter Rocco Somazzi. In 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 Bluewhale, the World Stage, the Lodge Room and Mr Musichead Gallery.
The 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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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.
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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.
Our 2019 poster includes a design created by amazing illustrator Dan Sulzberg. he specializes in creating whimsical, colorful, surreal, and positive illustrations to connect with people through brand projects, character design, children’s books, beer can labels, murals, editorial, and other fun media.
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.
REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, is a multidisciplinary center for innovative visual, performing and media arts founded by CalArts in the Walt Disney concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature.
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.