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Tuesday 5/22

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

6:00PM – Terry Wollman & Melanie Taylor – Nerano – Beverly Hills

6:30PM – Rose Mallett – Purple Room – Palm Springs

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

7:00PM – Brian Swartz – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Barbara Morrison – Pips on La Brea – West Hollywood

7:00PM – Millikan High School Jazz Band – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

7:00PM – DeLuna/Marder/Kronstadt – Bogie's – Westlake Village 

7:30PM – David Marcus – Il Piccolo Verde – Brentwood

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

8:00PM – Ron King Big Band – Vitello's – Studio City 

8:00PM – Diana Purim & Eyedentity – SOhO – Santa Barbara 

8:00PM – Nick Mancini – TRiP – Santa Monica 

8:00PM – Paul Simon – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood 

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

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

8:30PM – Dave Tull – Catalina – Hollywood  

9:00PM – Madeleine Peyroux – The Rose – Pasadena 

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

9:00PM – Blanco Diablo – TRiP – Santa Monica 

9:30PM – Javo Barrera – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

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

10:00PM – Joey De Leon – Las Perlas – Downtown 

Wednesday May 23rd - Sunday May 27th at Four Points by Sheraton LAX - The LA Jazz Institute presents Woodchoppers Ball, a tribute to clarinetist Woody Herman, featuring 16 bands plus rare films, band alumni, panel discussions and much more! 

Tuesday, June 26th at Vibrato, Bel Air - Singer Kevin Ahart returns to Vibrato with his original songs and favorite covers including Bill Withers, Jimmy Webb and Roger Miller, backed by Ed Czach (piano), Don Kasper (bass) and Sinclair Lott (drums).  7:30PM​

​​Monday 5/21

7:00PM – Molly Miller – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Eric Ekstrand – Colombo's – Eagle Rock

8:00PM – Gretje Angell – The Famous – Glendale

8:00PM – El Camino College Big Band – Haag Recital Hall – Torrance 

9:00PM – Hot Club Of Los Angeles – Cinema Bar – Culver City

9:00PM – Matthew Yeakley Monday Night Jam – Falls Lounge – Downtown

9:00PM – Jazz Eclectic Jam – Sofitel Riviera 31 – Beverly Hills

9:00PM – Eric Ekstrand Jam Session – Colombo's – Eagle Rock

9:00PM – Michael Ragonese – The Mint – West L.A. 

9:00PM – Tim Lefebvre – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:00PM – Grand Slam Sextet – Joe's Great American – Burbank 

9:30PM – Scott Kinsey – The Baked Potato - Studio City

10:00PM – Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam – The Mint – West L.A. 

​​Wednesday 5/23

6:00PM – Glenn Garrett – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

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 – LA Jazz Institute Salute To Woody Herman – Four Points Sheraton LAX

7:00PM – Liela Soder – Edwin Mills – Pasadena 

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

8:00PM – Billy Stritch – Vitello's – Studio City 

8:00PM – Ryan Cross w/Spanky Wilson – Vibrato – Bel Air 

8:00PM – Paul Simon – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood 

8:00PM – El Camino College Studio Big Band – Campus Theatre – Torrance 

8:30PM – Bernie Dresel's BBB – Joe's Great American – Burbank 

9:00PM – Cormac De Barra – Blue Whale – Downtown

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

9:30PM – Tony MacAlpine & Vinnie Moore – The Baked Potato – Studio City  

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May winds down with a SoCal jazz week featuring John Daversa, Chris Potter, Joe La Barbera, Walter Smith III, Teodross Avery, Scott Kinsey, Danny Janklow, Jamie Shew, Dave Tull, DeLuna-Marder-Kronstadt, Tim Lefebvre, Ron King, Bernie Dresel, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Ann Hampton Callaway, and the LA Jazz Institute's salute to Woody Herman.   Check the week's upcoming live jazz best bets in Tom Meek's About & Out.