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2005 IAJE Conference

International Association for Jazz Education

Hundreds of jazz musicians and educators and thousands of spectators converged on Long Beach, California, in January 2005. Several monumental canvasses by E.J. Gold provided stage installations for the performance and instructional venues. Click on any image for a larger view and for more information.

Oregon Jazz Ensemble, Terrace Theatre Seaside Ballroom

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Press Release

JazzArt ® GOES BI-COASTAL -- FROM IAJE NEW YORK CITY TO IAJE LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA

By Beverly Korenwaser, David Franco, and Iven Lourie

Artist E.J. Gold with his painting of the Wings exhibited at the Herbie Hancock Awards Ceremony

Artist E.J. Gold with his painting of the Wings exhibited at the Herbie Hancock Awards Ceremony

Grass Valley, CA, December 19, 2004 -- Imagine a quintessential jazz setting. The house lights are down, color lekos are sparkling off the musician's stands, horns, cymbals. The musicians are concentrated and tight, the music is flowing, the audience is engaged. Behind the players is a set of 5 stage height backdrops, murals with broad brushstrokes in smoky blues and violets on black canvas -- jazz murals, portraying a sizzling nightclub ensemble -- magical, with a swirl of motion and color, a rush of improvization and startling unexpected passages, melody and harmony, collaboration and solo virtuosity.

JazzArt ® has been honored once again to collaborate with the International Association for Jazz Education in creating an atmosphere of creativity and performance. For the third year JazzArt ® has been invited to dress the stages that host this international cast of jazz musicians and educators. Toronto, New York and now Long Beach, January 5-8, 2005.

E.J. Gold painting several monumental-sized paintings for the IAJE 2005

E.J. Gold painting several monumental-sized paintings for the IAJE 2005

JazzArt ® is the production of Heidelberg Editions International and features the artwork of internationally acclaimed artist E.J. Gold and the Grass Valley Grahics Group.

JazzArt ® has joined Wynton Marsalis, Oscar Peterson, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, Howard Johnson and The Dukes Men, the Jazz Journalists Association, The Jazz School, Berkeley, The Jazz Bakery, Jazz @ the "A" Frame, New School University, N.Y. and in Long Beach, Herbie Hancock.

E.J. Gold painting an electric guitar for IAJE 2005

E.J. Gold painting an electric guitar for IAJE 2005

Blending art on stage with live musicians has been the experiment of JazzArt ®. What others have said to us:

Howard Mandel, President, Jazz Journalists Association: The paintings are bold, dynamic. Strong visual impression from a distance. Very appropriate for the uses by the IAJE, and the Jazz Journalist Association has been very happy to donate them to Englewood Hospital where they hang at the Dizzy Gillespie Cancer Center...seen by thousands.

Ian Dogole, Band leader, "Hemispheres": Be sure to pay attention to the visually intoxicating and highly emotive backdrops supplied by E.J. Gold and the Grass Valley Graphics Group. Their presence adds depth and character throughout the presentation.

Wynton Marsalis: This was beautiful. It made the space a whole lot more alive! Jazz, jazz themes, different artists; a feeling of community where everybody is coming together in a meaningful way. This is something that should happen more.

It's been a wonderful success. It reminds us of the successful collaboration, a fusion of the arts by Hockney with Ravel and Satie; Sendek and Mozart's "The Magic Flute"; Kandinsky and Wagner; and Picasso and The Ballet Russe.

If you want to know more about the collaboration of JazzArt ® for Movie Sets, Concert Halls, Theatrical Stage Productions, TV Set Designs, University Museum Galleries, Corporate Installation, please contact us.

E.J. Gold paints a guitar for IAJE 2005

E.J. Gold paints a guitar for IAJE 2005