Ford Amphitheatre 2004 Season - Jazz Events June 27 Through September 19 Featuring Ford Debut Of Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra In "Just Jazz" Concert Series

Clayton Hamilton

The historic Ford Amphitheatre hosts a world class bill of jazz offerings this season in L.A.'s most intimate outdoor concert venue.  Season highlights include: the Ford debut of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (CHJO) and special guests in three Sunday evening jazz concerts including Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison (June 27) and John Pizzarelli (Aug 22), a showcase of the top women jazz musicians Vi Redd, Darlene Moreno, Carol Chaikin, and a musical tribute to primo percussionist Alex Acuña featuring Acuña and the Jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars.


SUN. JUNE 27 AT 8:00 P.M.
SUN. AUG. 22 AT 8:00 P.M.
SUN. SEPT 19 AT 8:00 P.M.  
The awesome machine headed by bassist John Clayton, reed player Jeff Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton comes to the Ford for the first time. Downbeat magazine's best big band 2003 and resident jazz orchestra for the L.A. Philharmonic 1998-2001 collaborates with guest artists in three summer nights celebrating the richness of jazz.

Sun June 27 features vocalists Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison and pianists Donald Vega and Gerald Clayton
Sun August 22 features guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli
Additional guests TBA

SUN. AUG 8 AT 7:00 P.M.
"Lady Jazz" proves that female musicians do more than sing to make the A-list of this genre. Top soloists and session players Vi Redd, Darlene Moreno, Carol Chaikin and others spark the 5th Anniversary performance in this ladies-only jam session.

SAT. AUG 21 AT 8:00 P.M.
The celebrated Peruvian percussionist's South American and Caribbean roots and mastery of contemporary music have made him one of the world's most accomplished musicians. The Jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars perform along with Acuña. Presented by Hollywood Arts Council.

Complete 2004 season information and tickets are available at the bilingual (English/Spanish) Ford web site, or the Ford box office, 323 GO 1-FORD (461-3673).

Ticket prices for jazz events range from $20 to $30 with a special $12 ticket for full-time students and children 12 and under. Those who purchase tickets to 3 or more evening events receive a 20% discount. Discounts for groups of 15 or more are also available.
The Ford Amphitheatre season is a program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and is produced in collaboration with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. TeleFutura KFTR Channel 46 is television sponsor for the 2004 season.
The Ford Amphitheatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, off the 101 Hollywood Freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios. The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Picnicking is encouraged.
On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows and $3 per vehicle for morning family shows. Satellite parking serviced by FREE shuttles to the Ford is available at
- Universal City Metro Station at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga in the "kiss and ride" area. Parking is free in the Metro Station lot.
- Cherokee parking structure at 1718 North Cherokee, just north of Hollywood Blvd., 1.3 miles from the Ford. Parking costs $3 with validation available at the Ford.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director, provides leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest county in the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership and staffing to support the regional blueprint for arts education, Arts for All. The Arts Commission, in addition to its grants program that funds more than 250 nonprofit arts organizations annually, funds the largest arts internship program in the country in conjunction with the Getty Trust and programs the John Anson Ford Theatres. The Commission also produces free community programs, including the L.A. Holiday Celebration broadcast nationally and a year-round music program that funds mores than 60 free concerts each year in public sites. The 2003-2004 President of the Arts Commission is Laurel Karabian.

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