Monday, October 3, 2011

Los Angeles Jazz Society - 28th Annual Jazz Tribute Awards honoring Arturo Sandoval

28th Annual Jazz Tribute/Dinner/Concert Honoring Arturo Sandoval plus Jeff Clayton (Lifetime Achievement Award), Monica Mancini (Jazz Vocalist Award), Ira Nepus (Jazz Educator Award), Max Lesser (Shelly Manne Memorial New Talent Award) and Andy Garcia (Honorary Chair).

Sunday, October 9, 2011 @ Hilton Los Angeles
555 Universal Terrace Parkway
Universal City, CA
Valet parking available in front of the hotel

MC: Leonard Maltin
Awards Presenters include Quincy Jones, Jeff Hamilton, Peyton Glover, Howard Stone and a few surprisesThe Los Angeles Jazz Society (LAJS) was founded in 1985 by a group of musicians and jazz lovers committed to elevating the image of jazz and its artists in the community.

The mission of the Los Angeles Jazz Society is to excite, educate and engage public school students with the vibrant rhythms and sounds of the only indigenous American music – jazz. We present multi-cultural and interactive in-school and off-campus jazz education programs. We also promote and honor the legacy of jazz and ensure its future by identifying and nurturing the emerging jazz musicians of tomorrow.

The Los Angeles Jazz Society is a California nonprofit, educational corporation organized under the laws of the State of California, and under section 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The primary focus of the organization is on jazz education for young people; to identify and nurture emerging jazz musicians and to help create future audiences by stimulating an appreciation for jazz through its education programs.

•JAZZ IN SCHOOLS: Initiated in 1988 as a project to conduct free jazz concerts in schools during the month of February, Black History Month. Each year, over 23,000 children in 45 Los Angeles City elementary schools have an opportunity to see and hear a live concert performed by professional jazz artist/educators and learn about jazz, its history, styles and artists. Schools receive a set of preparation materials which includes a teacher outline, a supporting CD and a book about jazz which is donated to the school library.

•THE BILL GREEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: Designed to provide opportunities for selected music students in the public school system to receive training in advanced music techniques from professional musicians, individually and in small group workshops. Many graduates are now successful performing musicians.
•JAZZ COOLCATS : A ten-week series of jazz education classes in jazz and basic rhythms, conducted in association with LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program in LAUSD elementary schools.
•JAZZGIVING: Receives donated musical instruments and distributes them to the Los Angeles City School District .
THE VIBE SUMMIT : Hosted by the Society, the Summit is an all-day concert with performances by great jazz vibraphone artists who come from all over the West to participate in this popular celebration.

The ANNUAL JAZZ TRIBUTE AWARDS DINNER & CONCERT was established in 1983 to recognize and honor Los Angeles based artists for their contributions in furthering the art form of jazz. This major fund-raising event attracts musicians and jazz lovers from all over Southern California and supports the general operations of the organization and its education programs.

The Los Angeles Jazz Society presents an on-going calendar of activities throughout the year which includes a variety of concerts, mixers and other events. The Society keeps its members and others informed about its many activities as well as other "jazz news" through its quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes.

Mr. Arnaldo DeSouteiro is an active member of the Los Angeles Jazz Society, which continuously works to recognize the contributions of jazz musicians and to promote the future of jazz.

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