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Friday, December 22nd at Rendezvous Lounge, Downtown - Celebrate the holidays with an evening of jazz at the landmark Millenium Biltmore Hotel saxophonist Ralph Gibson's quartet offering classic straight-ahead jazz and holiday standards.  7PM & 9PM

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

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Thursday 12/14

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

7:00PM – David Ross – LA Athletic Club – Downtown

7:00PM – Ben Rose – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Meridian Trio – Squashed Grapes – Ventura 

7:00PM – Reginald Paul – Pips On La Brea – West Hollywood

7:00PM – Angie Walitt Jazz/Soul/R&B Jam – Industry Cafe – Culver City

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

7:30PM – Jennifer Leitham – The Merc – Temecula

7:30PM – Mark Goldenberg – Blue Guitar – South Pasadena

8:00PM – The Summit – Vibrato – Bel Air  

8:00PM – Stefan Kac Quartet – Barley Forge – Costa Mesa

8:30PM – Nick Mancini – Brack Shop Tavern – Downtown

8:30PM – Mike Stern – Catalina – Hollywood

8:30PM – Theo Katzman – Bootleg Theater – Downtown

8:30PM – Matthew Keating – The Press Restaurant - Downtown

9:00PM – Steve Coleman & Five Elements – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Katja Rieckermann – The Baked Potato – Studio City

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

10:00PM – Curtis Parry – Seven Grand – Downtown 

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Thu-Sun at Catalina Jazz Club​

Cheryl Barnes

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Kiki Ebsen

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Lois Mosgrove

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Warren Hagood

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Yevette Stewart

Jazz Vocalist


Sharon Marie Cline

Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter


Gerry Rothschild

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Angelo Divino
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Liz Holmes
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Bill A. Jones
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Shea Welsh
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​Sal Crocker
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SoCal jazz highlights this week include Mike Stern with Randy Brecker, Gordon Goodwin, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Hadrien Feraud, Theo Katzman, Brenna Whitaker, Christian Euman, Hefti Plays Hefti, Brad Rabuchin, Keiko Matsui, The Cranktones, Dale Fielder, Nora Germain, Sandra Booker, Melissa Morgan, Bill Cunliffe, and Vardan Ovsepian.   Check the week's upcoming live jazz best bets in Tom Meek's About & Out.

Friday 12/15

6:30PM – Melissa Morgan – Vibrato – Bel Air

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

7:00PM – James Cornelison – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Todd Hunter – Parkway Grill – Pasadena

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

7:00PM – Liela Avila – Edwin Mills - Pasadena 

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

8:00PM – Joshua White – Dizzy's – San Diego

8:00PM – Thom Rotella – Canyon Bistro – Topanga 

8:30PM – Mike Stern – Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Melissa Morgan – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Steve Coleman & Five Elements – Blue Whale - Downtown

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

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Wednesday 12/13

6:00PM – Benn Clatworthy – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

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

7:00PM – Elyadeen Anbar – Blue Table – Agoura Hills

7:00PM – Amber Navran – Edwin Mills – Pasadena

7:30PM – Matthew Yeakley – Continental Club – Downtown

8:00PM – Margo Rey – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Jeff Goldblum – Rockwell Table & Stage – Los Feliz

9:00PM – Steve Coleman & Five Elements - Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Brad Rabuchin - The Baked Potato – Studio City

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Saturday, December 16th at Hotel Normandie, Koreatown - Saxophonist Dale Fielder returns to the Hotel Normandie playing originals and standards with special guest vocalist Rita Edmond, along with Jane Getz (piano), Bill Markus (bass) and Thomas White (drums).  8PM

Sunday, December 17th at Vibrato, Bel Air - Paul Hefti's Hefti plays Hefti returns to Vibrato for a special holiday show, featuring the music of Neil Hefti with vocalist Devyn Rush.  Neal Hefti's timeless classics, showcased with an all-star nine-piece band.  7:30PM

Thursday, December 14th at Industry Cafe, Culver City - Angie Walitt hosts a jazz, blues & R&B jam session where participants can enjoy live music, friendship and networking - the house band opens, and sign-ups for vocalists and instrumentalists are welcomed.  7PM 

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