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The city’s can’t miss destination for eclectic, cutting edge jazz
— Los Angeles 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 the metamorphosis of this American art form we call Jazz

The Angel City Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year, was founded by Cryptogramophone's head Jeff Gauthier and long time promoter/club owner Rocco Somazzi in 2008 and has been presenting some of the most exciting jazz musicians working today, including Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Tigran Hamasyan, Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, Dave Holland, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Bennie Maupin, Arthur Blythe, Don Byron, Elliott Sharp, Satoko Fujii, Larry Goldings, Theo Bleckmann, Wayne Horvitz, Kneebody, Nels Cline, Tim Berne, Henry Grimes, Lukas Ligeti, Larry Karush, Allison Miller, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser and many more.


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