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Sunday, September 4th at The E Spot Lounge at Vitello's, Studio City - Multi-cultural jazz vocalist, composer & lyricist Kat Parra's Latin World Ensemble will present songs from the American songbook, Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond.  8PM

Saturday, September 17th at Casa Arjona, Long Beach - Pianist Daniel Szabo offers a Long Beach house concert of jazz influenced by Bartok and European folk music, backed by bassist Edwin Livingston, guitarist Mitchell Long, and drummer Peter Erskine.  7PM

​Friday, August 26th at Barone's, Valley Glen - Vocalist Cat Conner will be swinging with Karen Hernandez (piano) and Billy Paul (drums), playing lots of standards and tunes you may not have heard for a while.  8PM

​​Sunday 8/28

11:00AM – Don Littleton – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

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

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

12 Noon – Rufus Philpot – The Springs - Downtown

12 Noon – Jesse Palter – Perch – Downtown

12 Noon – Jacques Lesure – Post & Beam – South L.A.

2:00PM – Charged Particles – Festival of the Arts – Laguna Beach

4:00PM – Continuum – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro

5:00PM – TRW Jazz Group – Seabird Jazz Lounge – Long Beach

6:00PM – Smooth Summer Jazz Fest – Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood

6:00PM – Jay Jackson – Maverick's Flat – South L.A.

6:00PM – Kenny G – Thornton Winery - Temecula

7:00PM – California Feet Warmers – Levitt Pavilion  - Pasadena

7:00PM – Freddie Ravel – Vibrato – Bel Air

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

7:00PM – Steve Oliver – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

7:30PM – Kenny Burrell – Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Brad Dutz – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Hazey Jane + Duston Boyer – The Baked Potato – Studio City

​​Friday 8/26

6:00PM – M-pact – LACMA – West L.A.

6:00PM – Ruben Estrada & Hamid Cooper – Petra – Thousand Oaks

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

7:00PM – Jack's Cats – Barkley Restaurant – South Pasadena

8:00PM – Jay Jackson – Aldabella Winery – Westlake Village

8:00PM – Al Jarreau – Hyatt Regency – Newport Beach

8:00PM – Cat Conner – Barone's – Valley Glen

8:00PM – Scott Jeppesen – Persia Lounge – Santa Clarita

8:30PM – Kenny Burrell – Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Terrace Martin & The Poly Seeds - Blue Whale – Downtown

9:00PM – Bob Sheppard – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:30PM – Don Randi & Quest – The Baked Potato – Studio City

Saturday 8/27

11:00AM – Glen Garrett – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

12 Noon – Todd Hunter – Perch – Downtown

5:00PM – Orchestra Charangoa – LACMA – West L.A.

7:00PM – Afro Funke – Levitt Pavilion - Pasadena

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

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

7:00PM – Doug Webb – Squashed Grapes – Ventura

7:00PM – George Benson – Thornton Winery – Temecula

7:00PM – Hard Bop Chicks – redwhite+bluezz - Pasadena

7:30PM – Fish To Birds – Bar Fedora – Downtown

8:00PM – Michael Paulo – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

8:00PM – Dayramir Gonzalez – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro

8:00PM – Urban Bush Women Dance John Coltrane – Ford Amphitheatre - Hollywood

8:30PM – Kenny Burrell – Catalina - Hollywood

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

9:00PM – Alphonse Mouzon – Seabird Jazz Lounge – Long Beach

9:00PM – Ron Stout – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:30PM – Arnold McCuller – The Baked Potato – Studio City

Sunday, September 11th at the El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood – Flamenco guitarist/vocalist Ethan Margolis leads Sonikete Blues exploring jazz, blues and the music of Spain featuring pianist Chano Dominguez and former Miles Davis keyboardist Deron Johnson. 7PM

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