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.

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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

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

Monday 12/18

7:00PM – Molly Miller – Perch – Downtown

7:00PM – Eric Ekstrand – Colombo's – Eagle Rock

8:30PM – Westlake Studio Jazz + John Daversa Small Band – Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Matt Gordy Sextet – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:00PM – Hot Club Of Los Angeles – Cinema Bar – Culver City

9:00PM – Monday Night Jam – Falls Lounge – Downtown

9:00PM – Jazz Eclectic Jam – Sofitel Riviera 31 – Beverly Hills

9:00PM – Eric Ekstrand Jam Session – Colombo's – Eagle Rock

9:00PM – Steve Cotter – The Mint – West L.A.  

9:30PM – Scott Kinsey – The Baked Potato - Studio City

10:00PM – Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam – The Mint – West L.A.  

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Tuesday 12/19

6:30PM – Route 66 Trio – Bourbon Steak – Glendale

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 – Javier Vergara – Edwin Mills – Pasadena

7:00PM – John Pisano's Guitar Night w/Bruce Forman – The Mixx – Pasadena  

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

8:00PM – Jennifer Leitham – Vibrato – Bel Air

8:00PM – Dave Koz – McCallum Theater – Palm Springs

8:30PM – Frank Vardaros Big Band – Catalina - Hollywood

8:30PM – Jacques Lesure – The Parker Room – Hollywood

8:30PM – Elyadeen Anbar Trio & Jam Session - The San Fernando – Glendale

9:00PM – Julian Coryell – TRiP -  Santa Monica

9:00PM – John Tegmeyer – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Showcase Night – The Baked Potato – Studio City

10:00PM – The Makers – Seven Grand – Downtown

10:00PM – Francisco Torres – Las Perlas – Downtown

Sunday 12/17

11:00AM – Slide FX – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

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

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

11:00AM – Mark Fitchett - Chez Melange – Redondo Beach

11:00AM - Bri Sarikcioglu – Luxe Hotel Sunset – Bel Air

12 Noon – Rufus Philpot – The Springs - Downtown

12 Noon – Jesse Palter – Perch – Downtown

3:00PM – Keiko Matsui + Euge Groove – Cerritos Performing Arts Center - Cerritos

6:30PM – Jacques Lesure – Lavender Blue – Inglewood

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

7:00PM – Spencer Day – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

7:30PM – Mike Stern w/Randy Brecker – Catalina – Hollywood

7:30PM – Hefti Plays Hefti – Vibrato – Bel Air

8:00PM – Vardan Ovsepian – Sam First – West L.A.

8:00PM – Bubbeleh + Trevor Anderies + Izela – Bootleg Theater - Downtown

9:00PM – Christian Euman – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:00PM – Ryan Cross - Delilah – West Hollywood

9:30PM – Teryn Ré Big Band – The Baked Potato – Studio City

10:00PM – Los 440's – Seven Grand - Downtown