"The Jazz Bakery
is "the most prestigious jazz space in Los Angeles" â€” a serious, no-frills, seven-nights-a-week nonprofit listening room of international renown, where everybody who's anybody has played; where iconic musicians turn up as regularly in the audience as on the bandstand; where just ascending the stage is a sure sign that you've made it into the music's highest ranks."
--Brandt Reiter, LA Weekly
The Jazz Bakery
has a mission - to bring up a new generation of jazz fans to appreciate, preserve and cultivate a unique American legacy and a gift to the world, an art form that simultaneously conveys at its heart freedom, struggle and innovation: Jazz!
Originally conceived and founded sixteen years ago by Ruth Price as a showcase for local talent, the venue's reputation has grown to an international stature in the world of jazz through Price's uncompromising artistic vision: bringing the finest in world-class "A" list jazz into a space to perform where the contract between jazz musician and audience is focused and unspoiled. During the gig, there are no servers plunking down drinks in front of you, there is neither food in the theater nor distractions from the bustling of a club, and every seat is an excellent seat: this is really, truly and purely about the music.
Now, our favorite jazz theater in the world has launched its own label, and released its premier CD Two Pianos
by Roger Kellaway and Dick Hyman in 2008. Eastwind Import is proud to be the first retailer/distributor for this wonderful release. If you are a jazz fan living in the Los Angeles area, go to The Jazz Bakery
and enjoy their great concerts! If you are a jazz fan who live outside of LA, buy their CDs and support this wonderful nonprofit jazz organization!