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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! 

​Thursday 5/24

10AM –
LA Jazz Institute Salute To Woody Herman – Four Points Sheraton LAX – West Side 

12 Noon – Jazz Holiday Band – Joe's Great American – Burbank 

6:00PM – Donna Deussen & Paul Weitz – Thai Fusion Bistro – Woodland Hills 

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

7:00PM – Ben Rose – Perch – Downtown

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

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

7:00PM – David Garfield – Bogie's – Westlake Village 

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

7:30PM – Jaz Sawyer – Blue Guitar – South Pasadena 

7:30PM – Curtis Taylor – The Merc – Temecula

7:30PM – Steve Oliver – Vicky's Of Santa Fe – Indian Wells 

7:30PM – Fullerton Jazz Orchestra w/Tom Peterson – The Muck – Fullerton 

7:30PM – Glen Roberts Big Band – Viva Rancho Cantina – Burbank 

7:30PM – Richie Gajate Garcia – Vibrato – Bel Air  

8:00PM – Ryan Cross – Preux & Proper – Downtown 

8:00PM – Bruce Lett – Barley Forge – Downtown 

8:00PM – Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Zebulon Cafe – Downtown 

8:30PM - Nellie MacKay - Catalina - Hollywood 

9:00PM – Nick Mancini – Brack Shop Tavern – Downtown

9:00PM – Ryan Cross – Preux & Proper – Downtown

9:00PM – Jamie Shew – Blue Whale – Downtown

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

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

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

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​

​​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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