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Friday 5/24

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

6:00PM – Katisse Buckingham – LACMA – West L.A.  

6:00PM – Trio De Janeiro – Jazz Lounge – San Diego 

6:30PM – Christopher Linman – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:30PM – Gaile Gillaspie – Libretto – Paso Robles 

6:30PM – Dave Tull – Eddie V's – El Segundo 

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

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

6:30PM – Zzymzzy Quartet – Golden Island – San Diego 

7:00PM – Sue Palmer – Books & Records – San Diego 

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

7:00PM – Tasha Taylor – Vibrato – Bel Air 

7:00PM – Rastine Calhoun & The Bistro All-Stars – Canyon Bistro – Topanga 

7:00PM – Catalina Combo – Edwin Mills – Pasadena 

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

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

7:30PM – Sasha Berliner – Sam First – West L.A.

8:00PM – John Daversa Big Band – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

8:00PM – Peter Sprague – La Jolla Community Center – La Jolla 

8:00PM – Ann Hampton Callaway – Purple Room – Palm Springs 

8:00PM – Charles Owens – The World Stage – South L.A.  

8:30PM – Tito Puente, Jr.– Catalina – Hollywood 



Saturday 5/25

10:00AM – Nick Gomez – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach 

1:00PM – Gilbert Castellanos – Seaport Village – San Diego 

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

6:30PM – Karl McComas-Reichl – Libretto – Paso Robles 

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

6:30PM – Dave Tull – Eddie V's – El Segundo 

6:30PM – Dave Stephens – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:30PM – Howie Levine's “JazzNatra” - Hawg Heaven BBQ – Pasadena 

7:00PM – David Gomez – Madam Bonnie's – San Diego 

7:00PM – Denise Morgan – The Gardenia – West Hollywood 

7:00PM – Trio De Janeiro – Jazz Lounge – San Diego 

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

7:00PM – Gerald Albright – Thornton Winery – Temecula 

7:00PM – Justin Chart – Grand Central Market – Downtown 

7:00PM – Flat Top Tom & The Jump Cats – Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association – Pasadena 

7:00PM – Melonie Grinnell & Justin Grinnell – Books & Records – San Diego 

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

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

7:00PM – Angela O'Neill & The Outrageous 8 – Mayflower Club – North Hollywood 

7:00PM – Patrick Lamb – Spaghettini – Seal Beach 

7:30PM – Andy Milne & Unison – Sam First – West L.A. 

7:30PM – Eric Ching – Collage – San Pedro 

8:00PM – John Daversa Big Band – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

8:00PM – Ann Hampton Callaway – Purple Room – Palm Springs 

8:00PM – David Garfield – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro 

8:00PM – Nolan Shaheed – St. Barnabas Harmony Room – Eagle Rock 

8:00PM – Derek Frank – The Grape – Ventura 

8:00PM – Pat Kelley – Lost Chord Guitars – Solvang 

8:30PM – Tino Productions – Cicada Club – Downtown 

8:30PM – Tito Puente, Jr.– Catalina – Hollywood 



Sunday 5/26

10:00AM – Lia Booth – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach 

11:00AM – Cobby Brzeski – Books & Records – San Diego 

11:00AM – Mercedes Moore – Hotel Republic – San Diego 

12 Noon – David Marcus – Sogno Toscano – Santa Monica 

1:00PM – Sam Shepherd – Jack's Restaurant – Dana Point 

4:00PM – Veritus Miller Jam Session – ORA – South L.A.  

5:00PM – Mikan Zlatkovich – Tio Leo's Lounge – San Diego 

5:00PM – Beth Rohde Jam Session – Barsha – Hermosa Beach 

5:30PM – Jacques Lesure – Lavender Blue – Inglewood 

5:30PM – Crystal Clulee – The Drake – Laguna Beach 

6:00PM – Irving Flores – Madison On Park – San Diego 

6:00PM – Mike Wofford – The Manhattan – La Jolla 

6:00PM – Ken Song – Edwin Mills – Pasadena 

6:00PM – Jelly Roll Jazz Band – Casey's Tavern – Canoga Park 

6:30PM – Jake Leckie – Libretto – Paso Robles 

6:30PM – Soul Sauce – Roscoe's Jazz Lounge – Long Beach

6:30PM – Jacqui Hylton – Wolfsglen – Westwood 

6:30PM – Tommy Gannon w/Andrea Miller – Il Sogno Italiano – San Diego 

7:00PM – Mark Lettieri – Scherr Forum – Thousand Oaks 

7:30PM – Noah Haidu – Catalina – Hollywood 

7:30PM – Matt Mauser – Campus Jax – Newport Beach 

7:30PM – Debbie Torres – Vibrato – Bel Air 

8:00PM – Fathers Voice – The Mint – West L.A.

8:00PM – John Daversa Big Band – The Baked Potato – Studio City 

9:30PM – Sam Hirsh Trio & Jam Session – The Mint – West L.A.  

10:00PM – Ryan Cross – Delilah – West Hollywood 

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​​Wednesday, May 29th at Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood - Multifaceted singer-songwriter Phillip Brandon returns to Catalina for the first time since 2015, celebrating the release of his latest single "Mystery", which reached #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts!   8:30PM

Saturday, May 25th at Alvas Showroom, San Pedro - Veteran pianist and keyboardist David Garfield leads an all-star band at Alvas featuring Chad Wackerman on drums, John Peña on bass, and special guest Grant Geissman on guitar.  8PM 

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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).  8:30PM

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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Jazz highlights this week in SoCal include Noah Haidu, John Daversa, Jay Jennings, Nate Smith, Jeff Hamilton, Tim Lefebvre, Emmet Cohen, David Garfield, Deron Johnson, Sasha Berliner, Charles Owens, Katisse Buckingham, Gary Novak, Daniel Szabo, Andy Milne, Emily Braden, and the Barclay Jazz & Beyond Orchestra.  ​


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