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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 August 6th at The E Spot Lounge at Vitello's, Studio City – SoCal favorite Latin percussionist and vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran performs with Carlos Vivas (piano), Andrew Ford (bass), Ramon Banda (drums), and Justin Janer (sax/flute).  8PM

​​Friday 7/22

5:30PM – Tim Weisberg – Festival of the Arts – Laguna Beach

6:00PM – Sasha's Bloc – LACMA – West L.A.

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

7:00PM – Lenny Stack – Henri's Back Room – Canoga Park

7:00PM – Ruben Estrada & Hamid Cooper – Petra – Thousand Oaks

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

7:30PM – Mindi Abair – Hyatt Regency – Newport Beach

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

8:00PM – Tritone Asylum – The E Spot Lounge – Studio City

8:00PM – Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre – Bar Fedora – Downtown

8:30PM – Jack Jones – Catalina - Downtown

9:00PM – Andy Martin – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Dayna Stephens – Blue Whale - Downtown

9:30PM – Alphonso Johnson & Chester Thompson – The Baked Potato – Studio City

Thursday, August 25th at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena - The World's Finest Apples bring their California-meets-New Orleans traditional jazz to SoCal with Nahum Zdybel (guitar), Keith Penney (accordion), Molly Reeves (guitar) and  Joshua Gouzy (bass).  8PM 

Saturday 7/23

11:00AM – Kim Richmond – Lighthouse - Hermosa Beach

12Noon – Todd Hunter – Perch – Downtown

1:00PM – Greg Adams & East Bay Soul – Festival of the Arts – Laguna Beach

5:00PM – Louie Cruz Beltran – LACMA – West L.A.

5:30PM – Heartbeat Brazil – Chalres White Park - Altadena

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

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

7:30PM – BWB – Thornton Winery - Temecula

8:00PM – Al Williams Jazz Society – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

8:00PM – Azar Lawrence – Seabird Jazz Lounge – Long Beach

8:00PM – Madeline Peyroux – The Broad Stage – Santa Monica

8:00PM – Armando Compean – Bar Fedora – Downtown

8:30PM – Jack Jones – Catalina - Downtown

9:00PM – Emil Richards – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Dayna Stephens – Blue Whale – Downtown

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

Sunday, August 21st at King's Road Park, West Hollywood – Vocalist Mark Christian Miller headlines this free afternoon jazz concert entitled “Mark In The Park”, backed by Jameison Trotter (piano), Larry Koonse (guitar), Dave Robaire (bass) and Dan Schnelle (drums). 4PM

​Sunday 7/24

11:00AM – Lenny Stack Big Band – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

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

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

11:00AM – Jazz Angels – Seabird Jazz Lounge – Long Beach

12 Noon – Jesse Palter – Perch – Downtown

12 Noon – Jon Mayer – Post & Beam – South L.A.

12 Noon – Rufus Philpot – The Springs - Downtown

5:00PM – Dwight Trible – Japanese-American Cultural & Community Center - Downtown

6:00PM – Betty Bryant + Sonji Kimmons + Yuko Mabuchi – Maverick's Flat – South L.A.

7:00PM – Louie Cruz Beltran – Levitt Pavilion - Pasadena

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

7:00PM – Mark Allen Felton – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

8:00PM – Django Festival All-Stars with Roger Kellaway – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:00PM – Hatamiya/Athayde Big Band – Blue Whale - Downtown

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

​Saturday, August 6th at Casa Arjona, Long Beach - As part of Casa Arjona's 10th anniversary house concert  celebrations, we are very pleased to present the amazing Kátia Moraes and her band Brazilian Hearts - bossa nova, samba, chorinhos, and more!  7PM

Our Latest Blogs

Cathy Segal-Garcia reviews Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Quartetto Fantastico in performance at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Quality Jazz In L.A..

Dee Dee McNeil reflects on the 2015 passing of three fixtures in the SoCal jazz community - Tina Walker, Stephanie Haynes, and Joel Scott. Dee Dee took the time to attend memorial events for each - check out her reflections -  In Loving Memory: Dee Dee's Jazz Diary. 

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Saturdays at Desert Rose, Los Feliz - The Mark Z. Stevens Trio with Jon Mayer on piano and Harvey Newmark on bass plus frequent special guests including John Altman, Kim Richmond and Janis Mann.  7:00PM

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