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Sunday, April 30th at Ascension Lutheran Church, Thousand Oaks - Saxophonist Phil Norman's Grammy-nominated tentet including pianist Christian Jacob, guitarist Larry Koonse, bassist Kevin Axt, and trumpeters Carl Saunders and Ron Stout.  4PM

Friday 4/28

1:00PM – Woody James Big Band – Viva Cantina – Burbank

6:00PM – Sweet Baby J'ai – LACMA – West L.A.

7:00PM – Bakersfield Jazz Festival – CSUB Amphitheatre - Bakersfield

7:00PM – Jeff Robinson – Pips On La Brea – West Hollywood

7:00PM – Joey Dosik – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Zach Provost – Bourbon Steak – Glendale

7:00PM – David Arnay – Parkway Grill - Pasadena

7:00PM – Al Williams – Grand Annex – San Pedro

7:00PM – Lao Tizer – Squashed Grapes – Ventura

7:00PM – Lenny Stack – Henri's Back Room – Canoga Park

7:00PM – Javier Trio – redwhite+bluezz - Pasadena

7:30PM – Saddleback Big Band – McKinney Theater – Mission Viejo

8:00PM – Ken Weiner – Industry Cafe – Culver City

8:00PM – Diane Schuur – Wallis Annenberg Center – Santa Monica

8:00PM – Homenaje – The E Spot Lounge – Studio City

8:00PM – Mongorama – Soka Performing Arts Center – Aliso Viejo

8:30PM – Rachelle Ferrell - Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Tony Galla – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Daniel Rotem - Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Doug Webb – The Baked Potato – Studio City

9:30PM – Charles & Laura – Boardroom – Downtown

​Sunday 4/30

11:00AM – Sam Hirsh – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

11:00AM – Sharon Marie Cline – The Little Easy - Downtown

11:00AM – Cal Bennett – Pips on La Brea – West Hollywood

11:00AM – Mark Fitchett- Chez Melange – Redondo Beach

11:00AM - Bri Sarikcioglu – Luxe Hotel Sunset – Bel Air

11:00AM – Javier Trio – redwhite+bluezz - Pasadena

12 Noon – Rufus Philpot – The Springs - Downtown

12 Noon – Jesse Palter – Perch – Downtown

2:00PM – Big Band All-Stars Play Stan Kenton – The Merc - Temecula

4:00PM – Phil Norman Tentet – Ascension Lutheran Church – Thousand Oaks

4:00PM – Richard Sherman Trio w/Bili Redd – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro

6:30PM – Jacques Lesure – Lavender Blue – Inglewood

7:00PM – Vignes Rooftop Revival – Grand Central Market - Downtown

7:00PM – Richard Glaser – Barkley Restaurant – South Pasadena

7:00PM – Ilya Serov – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

7:30PM – Rachelle Ferrell – Catalina - Hollywood

8:00PM – Pamela Clay – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Ross Hammond– ETA – Highland Park

9:30PM – Thelonious Monkey – The Baked Potato – Studio City

10:00PM – California Feet Warmers – Seven Grand - Downtown

Saturday May 6th at Hotel Nomandie, Downtown L.A. - Saxophonist Dale Fielder's DFQ Quartet begins a monthly jazz series at the historic Hotel Normandie in the city's Koreatown district – with Jane Getz (piano), Bill Markus (bass), and Thomas White (drums).  8PM

​​Saturday, April 29th at Caltech Gates Patio, Pasadena - The high-energy San Gabriel 7 plays the 17th annual Caltech Jazz Festival, along with the Caltech Jazz Band, The Adam Hersh Project and more. Bring a lawn chair and picnic basket for this free event!   4:30PM 

Saturday 4/29

11:00AM – David Sills – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

12 Noon – Todd Hunter – Perch – Downtown

1:00PM – Caltech Jazz Festival w/San Gabriel 7 – Gates Patio - Pasadena

2:00PM – Bakersfield Jazz Festival – CSUB Amphitheatre - Bakersfield

3:00PM – When Divas...Were Divas – BMPAC – South L.A.

5:00PM – Rose Mallett – Vicky's Of Santa Fe – Indian Wells

7:00PM – Mark Z. Stevens Trio – Desert Rose – Los Feliz

7:00PM – Yuko Mabuchi – redwhite+bluezz - Pasadena

7:00PM – David Leech – Pips on La Brea – West Hollywood

7:00PM – Gary Matsumoto – Bourbon Steak – Glendale

7:00PM – Andy Martin – Pete Carlson's – Palm Desert

7:00PM – Anne Farnsworth – Paradise Bar – Long Beach

7:30PM – Nolan Shaheed - Bar Fedora – Downtown

8:00PM – Staci Griesbach – The E Spot Lounge – Studio City

8:00PM – Mike Gurrola – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro

8:00PM – Aaron Price – BMPAC – South L.A.

8:00PM – Blake Aaron – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

8:30PM – Rachelle Ferrell – Catalina - Hollywood

9:00PM – George Kahn - Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Helen Sung – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Dean Brown - The Baked Potato – Studio City

9:30PM – Peter Smith – The Boardroom – Downtown

10:00PM – Mahesh Balasooriya – Seven Grand - Downtown​

​Saturday, May 13th at Alvas Showroom, San Pedro - The Baker Brothers Big Band will feature contemporary and classic instrumental and vocal charts from arrangers and composers such as Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Sammy Nestico, Neil Hefti, Dave Wolpe and more.  8PM

Sunday, May 7th at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach – The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 15th Anniversary with a concert featuring a 67-piece orchestra and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit in a special tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald.  7PM

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Saturdays at Desert Rose, Los Feliz - The Mark Z. Stevens Trio with Lou Forestieri on piano and Harvey Newmark on bass plus frequent special guests including John Altman, Chuck Manning, and Kim Richmond (Weather permitting).  7PM

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