The Angel City Jazz Festival – LA’s most adventurous jazz festival – was conceived in 2008 as a vehicle to present the best contemporary West Coast jazz and beyond.

Since then the festival has grown into an essential multi-day celebration of creative Jazz from around the world, at some of the most exciting & prestigious venues in  LA,  such as LACMA, REDCAT at Disney Hall, Zipper Hall, the World Stage, Zebulon and 2220 Arts + Archives (formerly the Bootleg.)

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 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 musicians working today, balancing established artists with emerging talent, and focusing on west coast creative jazz, past, present and future.

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 a first-rate sampling of some of the most adventurous music on the jazz spectrum from among the best creative improvisers and composers in the world


Angel City Jazz Fest Shows Best L.A. Has To Offer


The city’s can’t miss destination for eclectic, cutting edge jazz

LA Times

The brave new Angel City Jazz Festival is our burg’s most prestigiously progressive music event


Angel City Festival Strings Together Sets of Innovative Jazz


Angel City Jazz Festival Closes With a Wadada Leo Smith World Premiere

San Francisco Classical Voice

A Japanese Elvis play and a Rosa Parks-inspired jazz ode are connected in surprising ways — no, really.

LA Times

Xenia Rubinos, Baba Orchestra at John Anson Ford Amphitheater, October 6.

Metal Jazz