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Here are a few photos from our amazing Gala that took place in Los Angeles on April 6, 2019

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Now Available – Photos and Video from CJF’s April 14, 2018 Gala

A Huge Thank You to All our Guests

Check out photos by Bob Barry, and Don Saban, plus a Video from the Evening by Billy Mitchell



JazzLatino Performance


Interviews by Alton Patton, Lilal Network TV

The California Jazz Foundation Gala at The Downtown Hotel LA 4/8/17
By Bob Barry

It comes once a year, sort of like Christmas, when the California Jazz Foundation puts on its Gala to honor and celebrate the "greats " of jazz.

Being honored this year was the legendary and brilliant guitarist and educator, Kenny Burrell, who was presented with the "Nica Award" for his devotion to the music and the support of the students of jazz.

Also being honored posthumously was the great orchestrator, educator and band leader, Gerald Wilson, who received the "Heritage Award".

There were the auctions, silent and otherwise, and after the presentations made by the President of the California Jazz Foundation, Edythe Bronston, to Mr. Burrell (accepted by Russell Malone) and to Mr. Wilson (accepted by Anthony Wilson), the music began.

The show was charmingly hosted by Russell Malone. After a heart-warming tribute performance to Kenny Burrell by pianist Tamir Hendelman, the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, conducted by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, and later by Charley Harrison, took the stage.

Kenny Burrell created this Orchestra because he felt that the City of Los Angeles deserved a world class jazz orchestra. It would also be a vessel for the younger musicians to have a chance to play with the masters in a big band. Several key musicians from Gerald Wilson’s big band joined the orchestra, conducted by Anthony Wilson, when Gerald’s orchestrations were played.

To tell you it was a great musical experience would be a gross understatement.

I am posting photos from the evening as well as a fabulous video featuring three great guitarists and the orchestra playing Kenny Burrell's "Midnight Blue".

- - "Midnight Blue"

This video was made by my good friend and fellow photographer, Don Saban.

- Bob Barry/Jazzography (Step & Repeat -- Photos by Don Saban) (Photos by Bob Barry) (video by Don Saban -- performance by Russell Malone, Paul Jackson Jr, and Anthony Wilson with the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez)