GIVE THE BAND A HAND
Give the Band a Hand was a rousing success!
The 2014 Gala on April 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Los
Angeles was a stellar event. Ruth Price, founder and impresario of the
Jazz Bakery, was awarded CJF’s first Nica for lifetime
Edy Bronston presented the Nica to Ruth Price.
Photo by Bob Barry
Masters in the jazz world, all of whom have played at
the Jazz Bakery, presented the best in jazz. On stage were the Heath
Brothers Quartet, the Clayton Brothers and Billy Childs with their
Sextet, the Gerry Gibbs Quartet, Dwight Trible with John Beasley, and
LeRoy Downs was the MC. A silent auction preceded the program, and
Mark Shustrin presided over the live auction. Ruth was presented with
a video of her life, video tributes from musician unable to be there,
and remarks from the Jazz Bakery board.
This was truly a gala worthy of the name. Proceeds of the event will
support the CJF mission to assist California’s jazz musicians in
financial or medical crisis.
Give the Band a Hand - Arturo Sandoval - April 21, 2013
Groovin' with the Stars - October 7, 2012
Your Music - Learn How to Protect and Promote it - May 12, 2012
- An Unforgettable Night - October 17, 2011
Traps 'n Taps - March 30, 2010
Great Night in the Fillmore - February 21, 2010
An Evening with Leroy Neiman - February 17, 2009
Jazz Summit II - December 14, 2008
Freddy Cole at Crowne Plaza Hotel - August 28, 2008
2nd Annual Jazz Explosion - Sunday, May 4, 2008
Jazz Summit - Sunday, December 2, 2007
Orange County Event - Sunday, July 15, 2007
A Great Afternoon of Jazz - Sunday, March 18, 2007