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Saturday 1/26

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

12 Noon – Ryan Roberts – Perch – Downtown

1:00PM – Steve Johnson – Viva Rancho Cantina – Burbank

1:30PM – Hugh Von Kleist – Whale & Ale Pub – San Pedro

6:00PM – Teddy Bang – Seven Grand – Downtown 

7:00PM – David Garfield & NAMM Guests – Vibrato – Bel Air

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

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

7:00PM – Ben Rose – Perch – Downtown 

7:00PM – Holly Hofmann & Mike Wofford – Pete Carlson's – Palm Desert 

7:00PM – Hans Ottsen – Hong Kong Inn – Ventura 

7:00PM – Liela Avila – Baltaire - Brentwood 

7:00PM – Chris Botti – The Wiltern – West L.A.  

7:30PM – Joe Hubbard – Casa Arjona – Long Beach 

7:30PM – Greta Matassa – Vitello's – Studio City 

8:00PM – Matt Wilson – Moss Theater – Santa Monica  

8:00PM – Marcus Anderson – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

8:00PM – Jonathan Rowden – Dry Society – Mission Viejo

8:00PM – Gilad Hekselman – Sam First – West L.A. 

8:00PM – Kevin Ahart – Mr. C – Beverly Hills 

8:00PM – Charlie Hunter – The Mint – West L.A.   

8:00PM – Brian Charette – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro 

8:00PM – Andrea Miller – Barone's – Valley Glen 

8:30PM – Simon Phillips Protocol – Catalina – Hollywood 

9:00PM – Zach Danziger – Blue Whale – Downtown 

9:00PM – Rayford Griffin – The World Stage – South L.A. 

9:00PM – Sax Offenders – Barkley Restaurant – South Pasadena 

9:00PM – Ozomatli – Zebulon – Silver Lake 

9:30PM – Michael Landau – The Baked Potato – Studio City

​​Wednesday 1/23

5:30PM – Sylvia Rodriguez – Crowne Plaza Hotel Blu Restaurant – San Pedro 

6:00PM – Zephyr Avalon – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach 

6:30PM – Shelley Yoelin – Woody's Palm House – Palm Springs 

6:30PM – Slim Man – Vicky's Of Santa Fe – Indian Wells 

6:30PM – Route 66 Trio – Bourbon Steak – Glendale 

7:00PM – Doug MacDonald – AJ's On The Green – Cathedral City

7:00PM – Jimmy Spencer & Karen Hernandez – Colombo's – Eagle Rock 

7:00PM – Sunny Na – Edwin Mills – Pasadena

7:00PM – Jerome Bryerton – Battery Books & Music – Pasadena

7:00PM – Elena Gilliam – Les Amis – Fullerton   

7:30PM – Flight 584 Big Band – Viva Rancho Cantina – Burbank

7:30PM – Mark Dresser – Mr. Musichead Gallery – West Hollywood 

7:30PM – Jeanie Brandes – Vitello's – Studio City 

7:30PM – Nan Schwartz – Vibrato – Bel Air 

8:00PM – Yayennings Quartet – Sam First – West L.A.  

8:00PM – Mordy Ferber – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro  

8:00PM – Debbie Joyce – Pips On La Brea – West Hollywood

8:00PM – Brandon Fansher – Oeno Wine Bar – Atwater Village 

8:00PM – Sergio Mendes – MaCallum Theatre – Palm Springs

8:00PM – Vahagni – The Stage – Burbank  

8:30PM – Tyrone Perkins – Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Jeff Babko – Blue Whale – Downtown  

9:30PM – Matthew Yeakley – Continental Club – Downtown

9:30PM – OHM – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

10:00PM – Rosa Lee Brooks – Seven Grand – Downtown 

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Bill Frisell​Tuesday at Pepperdine Smothers Theatre

​Thursday at Lobero Theatre

Saturdays at Desert Rose, Los Feliz - The Mark Z. Stevens Trio plus frequent special guests including John Altman, Chuck Manning, Bill Cunliffe, Theo Saunders and Kim Richmond (weather permitting - check for reservations and music).  7PM

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Thursday 1/24

12 Noon – Jazz Holiday Band – Joe's Great American – Burbank

6:00PM – Javier Vergara – Senor Fish – Downtown

6:30PM – Steve Oliver – Vicky's Of Santa Fe – Indian Wells 

6:30PM – Donna Deussen & Tom Rizzo – Thai Fusion Bistro – West Hills 

7:00PM – Ben Rose – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Cassia DeMayo – Barcito – Downtown 

7:00PM – Ken Bauer Big Band – Viva Rancho Cantina – Burbank

7:00PM – David Ross w/Elaine Woodard – LA Athetic Club – Downtown

7:00PM – NAMM Bass Bash – Phoenix Club - Anaheim

7:30PM – Sheila Jordan – Athenaeum Library – La Jolla

7:30PM – Wayne Wilkinson & Howard Paul – The Merc – Temecula 

7:30PM – Kristina Koller NAMM Jam – Blue Guitar – South Pasadena

7:30PM – Tom Francini – Vitello's – Studio City 

7:30PM – James Torme – Vibrato – Bel Air 

8:00PM – Sunny Blue – Pips On La Brea – West Hollywood 

8:00PM – Miro Sprague – Sam First – West L.A. 

8:00PM – Peter Kavanaugh – The Mixx – Pasadena  

8:00PM – Branford Marsalis – CSUN The Soraya – Northridge 

8:00PM – Bill Frisell – Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara 

8:00PM – Diego Figueiredo – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro  

8:00PM – TrioKait – Barley Forge – Costa Mesa  

8:30PM – Homero Chavez & Una Noche – The Press Restaurant – Claremont 

9:00PM – Bob Reynolds – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:00PM – Woody Mankowski – Joe's Great American – Burbank 

9:00PM – Marina Pacowski & Steve Cotter – The Gardenia – West Hollywood 

9:30PM – Gary Willis – The Baked Potato – Studio City

10:00PM – Joey De Leon – Cana Rum Bar – Downtown 

10:00PM – The White Blinds – Seven Grand – Downtown 

​​​Sunday 1/27

11:00AM – Doug Webb – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach 

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

12 Noon – Jesse Palter – Perch – Downtown 

2:00PM – Greta Matassa – Fantasy Springs Resort – Indio 

3:00PM – Gilbert Castellanos – Quartyard – San Diego 

4:00PM – Scott Henderson – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro 

5:00PM – Jacques Lesure – Lavender Blue – Inglewood

6:00PM – Cougar Estrada – The Press Restaurant – Claremont 

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

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

7:00PM – Ben Rose – Perch – Downtown 

7:00PM – Laura Pursell – Viva Rancho Cantina – Burbank 

7:00PM – Innervision NAMM Jam – Spaghettini – Seal Beach  

7:00PM – Alexander Anderson Jam Session – Industry Cafe – Culver City

7:30PM – Paris Chansons – Vibrato – Bel Air

7:30PM – Chris Pierce – Vitello's – Studio City  

7:30PM – Black Art Jazz Collective – Moss Theater – Santa Monica

7:30PM – Pete Escovedo – Catalina – Hollywood 

8:00PM – Justin Kauflin – Sam First – West L.A.  

9:00PM – David Binney – Blue Whale – Downtown 

9:30PM – El Trio – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

10:00PM – California Feetwarmers – Seven Grand – Downtown 

Slideman Slim & Penny Hanna - Procrastination

​​Tuesday 1/22

12 Noon – Magnolia Street Jazz Band – Joe's Great American – Burbank

6:30PM – Yve Evans & John Bolivar – Woody's Palm House – Palm Springs

7:00PM – Brian Swartz – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Mark Dresser – UCSD The Loft – La Jolla 

7:00PM – LMT Connection – The Country Club – Costa Mesa 

7:30PM – John Pisano's Guitar Night w/John Chiodini – Viva Rancho Cantina – Burbank

7:30PM – Cory Pesaturo – Vibrato – Bel Air 

8:00PM – Bill Frisell – Pepperdine Smothers Theatre – Malibu 

8:30PM – Joey Heredia NAMM Jam – Joe's Great American – Burbank 

8:30PM – Tabari Lake – The Write-Off Room – Woodland Hills 

8:30PM – Jacques Lesure – The Parker Room – Hollywood

8:30PM – Elyadeen Anbar Trio & Jam Session - The San Fernando – Glendale

8:30PM – ASL Cabaret – Catalina – Hollywood 

9:00PM – Artyom Manukyan & Vardan Ovsepian – Blue Whale – Downtown 

9:30PM – Alex Skolnick & Stuart Hamm – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

10:00PM – The Makers – Seven Grand – Downtown

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Saturday, February 2nd at Industry Cafe, Culver City - Join saxophonist Dr. Bruce Eskovitz for his birthday bash featuring Mark Balling on keys, Sherry Luchette on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums. 8 & 930PM. ​

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Wednesday, February 20th at Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood - Vocalist & pianist Diane Marino offers music from her new CD devoted to Gloria Lynne, plus the Great American Songbook, featuring Rickey Woodard (sax), Larry Koonse (guitar), and Clayton Cameron (drums).  8:30PM 

​Tuesday & Wednesday January 29th and 30th at The Baked Potato, Studio City - Join The Levin Brothers for a rare L.A. appearance led by bassist Pete Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and keyboardist Tony Levin (Gil Evans, Paul Simon) at LA's oldest jazz club.  9 and 11PM 

Thursday January 31st and Friday, February 1st at The Baked Potato, Studio City - Pioneering UK fusion band Soft Machine, featuring John Etheridge (guitar), Roy Babbington (bass), John Marshall (drums) and Theo Travis (reeds/keys) in an ultra-rare L.A. appearance.  9 & 11PM

Friday 1/25

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

6:00PM – Holy Crow – Seven Grand – Downtown 

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

7:00PM – James Cornelison – Perch – Downtown

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

7:00PM – Paul Gormley – Whale & Ale Pub – San Pedro

7:00PM – Liela Avila – Baltaire – Brentwood 

7:00PM – David Garfield & NAMM Guests – Vibrato – Bel Air

7:00PM – NAMM Bass Bash – Phoenix Club - Anaheim 

7:00PM – Greta Matassa – Hong Kong Inn – Ventura

7:30PM – Keith Borden – Vitello's – Studio City 

8:00PM – Branford Marsalis – Segerstrom Center For The Arts – Costa Mesa 

8:00PM – Pat & Tap – Sam First – West L.A.  

​8:00PM – Joel Taylor – 1881 Club – Pasadena

8:00PM – Leslie Smith – Canyon Bistro – Topanga

8:00PM – Grace Kelly – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

8:00PM – Teddy Bang – Industry Cafe – Culver City  

8:00PM – Laura Pursell – Barone's – Valley Glen 

8:30PM – Simon Phillips Protocol – Catalina – Hollywood 

9:00PM – Darryl Moore's Electric Trees – The World Stage – South L.A. 

9:00PM – Gilad Hekselman – Blue Whale – Downtown 

9:30PM – Scott Henderson – The Baked Potato – Studio City