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Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias headlines a SoCal jazz week including Soft Machine, Remy Le Boeuf, Bernie Dresel, Justo Almario, Ron King, Henry Hey, Clayton Cameron, Chris Wabich, and Paul McCallum, along with Thursday's Baked Potato Benefit For Joey Heredia and Sunday's The Scene Volume 3 at Hotel Cafe.  


Please see the Quick Calendar (below) and About & Out online at lajazzpicks.com for ten days of curated SoCal live jazz picks – both are updated on a regular basis throughout the week.


Tom Meek, President & Managing Editor        


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Thursday 6/20

3:00PM – JazzZone – The Arboretum – Arcadia 

5:00PM – Brad Bietry – The George – Pasadena 

6:00PM – Jake Tompkins – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:00PM – Ron Kobayashi – Bayside Restaurant – Newport Beach

6:00PM – Doug MacDonald – Edwin Mills – Pasadena 

6:00PM – Roman Palacios – Il Sogno Italiano – San Diego 

6:00PM – West Coast Jazz Duo – Stella's – Dana Point 

6:30PM – Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys – Meet In Paris – Culver City 

7:00PM – Brian Clemens Big Band w/Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim – Campus Jax – Newport Beach 

7:00PM – Stinkfoot Orchestra – Venice West – Venice 

7:00PM – Besos Trio – Madam Bonnie's – San Diego 

7:00PM – Ed Kornhauser – Books & Records – San Diego 

7:00PM – Karim Yengsep – Basil Brazil – San Juan Capistrano

7:00PM – Rob Thorsen – Lou Lou's – San Diego 

7:00PM – Jacques Lesure – Norma – West Hollywood 

7:00PM – David Patterson – Pips On La Brea – West L.A. 

7:00PM – Strada Swing – Cascade Lounge – Palm Springs  

7:30PM – Emiliano Lasansky – Sam First – West L.A.

7:30PM – Chuck Johnson – The Merc - Temecula 

7:30PM – ESP Jazz Collective – Black Rail Kitchen & Bar – Carlsbad 

8:00PM – Joey Heredia All-Star Benefit – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

8:00PM – Valentina Shelton – Langham Hotel Tap Room – Pasadena 

8:00PM – Four And More – Casey's Tavern – Canoga Park 

8:00PM – Billy Higgins Instrumental Jam Session – The World Stage – South L.A.

8:00PM – Soft Machine – Dizzy's – San Diego 

8:30PM – Matthew Yeakley – Continental Club – Downtown

8:30PM – Eliane Elias – Catalina – Hollywood 

9:00PM – Nick Gomez – TRiP – Santa Monica 

10:00PM – Joel Schnaper – Seven Grand – Downtown 

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



Friday 6/21

5:00PM – Doug MacDonald  w/Sherry Willams – Vicky's Of Santa Fe – Indian Wells 

6:00PM – Chris Wabich – Grand Performances California Plaza – Downtown 

6:00PM – Devin Daniels – LACMA – West L.A.  

6:00PM – Rob Thorsen – Panama 66 – San Diego 

6:30PM – Maria Puga Lareo w/Bob Sheppard – Libretto – Paso Robles 

6:30PM – Ron Kobayashi – Bayside Restaurant – Newport Beach 

6:30PM – Melonie & Richard Grinnell – Golden Island – San Diego 

6:30PM – Mikan Zlatkovich – Westgate Hotel – San Diego

6:30PM – Jazz Cartel – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:30PM – Marc LeBrun – Eddie V's – El Segundo 

7:00PM – Josh Johnson – Gold-Diggers – Hollywood 

7:00PM – Amanda Castro – Vibrato – Bel Air 

7:00PM – Paul Combs – Jazz Lounge – San Diego 

7:00PM – Garners Trio – Books & Records – San Diego 

7:00PM – Mercedes Moore – Il Sogno Italiano – San Diego 

7:00PM – Lisa Andrea Torres – Sorriso Bar Celona – Pasadena 

7:00PM – Grace Fae & The Grandbirds – Edwin Mills – Pasadena 

7:00PM – Route 66 Trio – Bourbon Steak – Glendale 

7:00PM – Karim Yengsep – OC Fish Grill – Irvine 

7:30PM – Remy Le Boeuf Assembly Of Shadows – Sam First – West L.A.

7:30PM – Ed Roth – Urban Press Winery – Burbank 

8:00PM – Soft Machine – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

8:00PM – Bernie Dresel BBB – The Write-Off Room – Studio City 

8:00PM – Justo Almario – The World Stage – South L.A.  

8:00PM – Paul Baker – Lou Lou's – San Diego 

8:00PM – Greg Solman – Azo Vino – Covina 

8:00PM – Joel Taylor – 1881 – Pasadena 

8:30PM – Eliane Elias – Catalina – Hollywood 



Saturday 6/22

12:30PM – Clayton Cameron – Polliwog Park – Manhattan Beach 

3:30PM – San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival – Rady Shell – San Diego 

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

6:00PM – Max Roach Celebration – Grand Performances California Plaza – Downtown 

6:00PM – Aimee Nolte w/Mike Scott – Sakana Sushi Lounge – Downtown 

6:00PM – Garners Trio – Hotel Republic – San Diego 

6:30PM – Max Haymer – Libretto – Paso Robles 

6:30PM – Adam Wolff – Westgate Hotel – San Diego 

6:30PM – Marc LeBrun – Eddie V's – San Diego 

6:30PM – Adryon De Leon – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

7:00PM – Bill Cantos – Vibrato – Bel Air 

7:00PM – Irving Flores – Books & Records – San Diego 

7:00PM – Paul Combs – Jazz Lounge – San Diego 

7:00PM – San Diego Latin Jazz Collective – Lou Lou's – San Diego 

7:00PM – Mikan Zlatkovich w/Laura Ingraham – Il Sogno Italiano – San Diego 

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

7:00PM – Chloe Perrier – Edwin Mills – Pasadena 

7:00PM – Douglas Roegiers – Hawg Heaven BBQ – Pasadena 

7:00PM – Greg Adams & East Bay Soul – Spaghettini – Seal Beach 

7:30PM – Remy Le Boeuf Assembly Of Shadows – Sam First – West L.A.

7:30PM – Angelo Metz – Urban Press Winery – Burbank 

7:30PM – Alpha Rhythm Kings – Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association – Pasadena 

8:00PM – Soft Machine – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

8:00PM – Paul McCallum – The Grape – Ventura 

8:30PM – Eliane Elias – Catalina – Hollywood 

9:00PM – Dale Fielder – The Dresden – Los Feliz 

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Saturday, June 28th at Hawg Heaven BBQ & Gastropub, Pasadena - Howie Levine sings Sinatra & The Great American Songbook with guest vocalist Paula Sargent and the the Mike Saul Jazz Quartet.  7PM

Saturday, July 13th at the Victory Theatre Center, Burbank - Performing songs from her new CD "Shall We Dance", vocalist Elena Gilliam is accompanied by George Gilliam on guitar, Michael LeVan on piano, Steve Hommel on sax, Jeff Littleton on bass, and  Paul Kreibich on drums.  Pre-show mingle w/wine and appetizers.   7PM

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LA Jazz Quick Calendar

Visit The Neighborhoods Pages For More Venue Information & About & Out Online At lajazzpicks.com For Ten Days Of Curated SoCal Jazz Listings

Sunday, July 14th at Catalina, Hollywood - Celebrate Bastille Day with Tyrone "Mr SuperFantastic" Perkins and the Fantastic 8 Band featuring Rickey Woodard & Louis Van Taylor (sax), Rich Eames (piano), Greg Poree (guitar), Kevin O'Neal (bass), Nolan Shaheed (trumpet), Lyndon Rochelle (keys) & Art Velasco (trombone).  7:30PM

Justin Chart

Saxophonist, Colorstorm


Natalie Jacob

Vocalist, Recording Artist


Douglas Flaker

SoCal Jazz Fan


Dean Mucetti

Drummer, Bandleader


Cheryl Barnes

Jazz Vocalist, Performer


Kiki Ebsen

​Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter


Lois Mosgrove

Marketing Professional


Liz Holmes
Vocalist, Retro Swing


Bill A. Jones
Actor, Singer


Shea Welsh
Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter


​Sal Crocker
Jazz Saxophonist, Airline Pilot



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