A cooperative celebration by EUrope of culture, arts and original American music

Music is a unique universal language. Every musical piece always tells a story. And each time that story is retold, it changes, the music changes. The change may be simply in the artistic voice or the sound of the musicians, but it also may be a more complex consequence of the particular sensitivity of the artist.

European sensitivity is defined, like any other, by space, time and experience. EUropean Jazz @ UCLA is an attempt to illustrate the European language of jazz, in dialogue with the freedom of expression of this indigenous American art form that has travelled and expanded throughout the world. The story is told in a European voice to the sounds of local European musical experience, reinventing and paying respect to its originators.

In addition to a four-day concert series, the multidimensional festival will feature an exhibition by Croatian artist Roko Ivanda, who visualizes jazz in his work, and master classes by European musicians at UCLA.

Initiated by Croatia and supported by the EU in partnership with UCLA to advance cultural cooperation, EUropean Jazz @ UCLA is a collaboration between ten European consulates located in Los Angeles and San Francisco and UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance.

- Welcome Remarks

- Jazz in Europe

- Press Release


Events are free and open to the public on a first-come basis, with priority given to those who RSVP in advance. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes to curtain, and seats may be released to stand-by patrons. Wristbands will be issued beginning at 6 PM for the evening concerts and at 1 PM for the Sunday matinee.





Schoenberg Hall


The acoustically rich Schoenberg Hall is located on the first floor of the Schoenberg Music Building.

445 Charles E Young Drive East
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095

From Hilgard Ave., enter the east side of campus at Westholme Ave. An immediate left turn leads to Parking Structure 2. From Structure 2, walk north along Charles E. Young Dr. East to Dickson Plaza. Enter the Schoenberg Music Building from Dickson Plaza. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Parking Structure 2. Parking options on campus

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roko ivanda

A companion exhibit displayed in the lobby of Schoenberg Hall will feature 28 posters representing each of the 28 EU member states.

The original artwork (acrylic on canvas) is by internationally renowned artist Roko Ivanda, born in 1968 in Sibenik, Croatia. Ivanda attended the University of Zagreb before joining the Artresor Studio Rasic in Zagreb. During his 20-year career, his gallery, "Ispo Kampanela" (Under the Belfry), in the beautiful coastal town of Vodice, Croatia, has become a center for art and culture, and is one of the cornerstones of the annual art events known as the "Vodice Summer."

The artwork to be exhibited at EUropean Jazz @ UCLA finds its beginning in Ivanda’s "Seaside Jazz" cycle, dedicated to the music festival of the same name. The intriguing theme of the interaction of the sound and the visual has become a passion for Ivanda, as well as a permanent effort in his commitment to visualize the sensation of the sound of a jazz musician within the authentic scenography of his native landscape.


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