Los Angeles Jazz Institute hosts extensive
four-day fest celebrating all things 'cool'
Things were different back in mid-century America—when the West was still somewhat of a frontier, not considered on the scale of the great Eastern and even Midwestern metropolitan cultures.
But one of the things that truly established California on the American cultural radar was its distinct brand of 'Cool Jazz,' also known back then as the 'West Coast Sound.'
Ready for a revival? The Los Angeles Jazz Institute casts a slightly wider net with its upcoming festival, 'Something Cool,' a series of 26 concerts and assorted presentations and panel discussions October 30 through November 2 at the Sheraton Gateway on Century Boulevard, near LAX.
In fact, though the terms have sometimes been used synonymously...