President & Artistic Director
Ruth Price is an excellent jazz singer and knows what it takes to create the right environment for music. Price established a career as a singer of jazz and American popular song, having performed, recorded or toured with such jazz greats as Mel Torme, Shelley Manne, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Taylor, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, the Charles Mingus Quintet, Art Pepper, Victor Feldman, Russ Freeman and Hank Jones. A jazz poll winner, she is highly respected for her knowledge and performances of those rare gems in American popular song. She continues to record and receive critical acclaim for her work. In recent years Price has also enjoyed the teaching experience. In addition to teaching at UCLA, she has taught at the renowned Dick Grove School of Music. She feels that her strong points as a vocal teacher are helping the students with diction and helping them to relax and incorporate natural movement while on stage, and most important, introducing them to the vast treasure trove of the "great American songbook."
Jeff Gauthier- Executive Director – Musician, producer, label owner and concert presenter Jeff Gauthier was named Downbeat Magazine’s #1 Rising Star Producer in 2012. He is co-artistic director of The Angel City Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, and owner/producer at Cryptogramophone Records. As a music producer Gauthier has worked with artists such as Alan Broadbent, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, Peter Erskine, Bill Frisell Bennie Maupin, Myra Melford, Jimmy Rowles, Stacy Rowles, Alan Pasqua, Don Preston, Jenny Scheinman, Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, the Eclipse Quartet, and many others, having produced CDs for Bridge, Cryptogramophone, Delos, Nine Winds and New World Records. He is currently executive director of the Jazz Bakery Performance Space in Los Angeles.