The Board of Directors of the Jazz Bakery today announced the appointment of Jeff Gauthier as the Bakery’s first executive director. With experience as a nonprofit manager, concert promoter, music producer and musician in Los Angeles, Gauthier brings many relevant skills to the 20-year-old nonprofit organization. Gauthier will work closely with Ruth Price, Bakery founder, President and Artistic Director.
Culver City recently agreed to transfer a parcel of land adjacent to the Kirk Douglas Theater to the Jazz Bakery for a new jazz performance and cultural center to be designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The hiring of an executive director marks an important step toward strengthening the Bakery’s organizational resources and capacity, and establishing a new home for this cherished Westside institution. Ruth Price said, “I’ve been impressed by Jeff for years as a musician, record company producer, and forward-thinking entrepreneur. This is serendipity at its best!” Continue reading