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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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Cheryl Barnes

Jazz Vocalist, Performer

Warren Hagood

Musician, Sai Whatt Band

Yevette Stewart

Jazz Vocalist

Sharon Marie Cline

Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter

Gerry Rothschild

Leader, Gerry Rothschild Band

Angelo Divino
Vocalist, Writer, Producer

Liz Holmes
Vocalist, Retro Swing

Doug Miller
Jazz Fanatic

Alison Freebairn-Smith
Independent Promoter

Bill A. Jones
Actor, Singer

Shea Welsh
Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter

​Sal Crocker
Jazz Saxophonist, Airline Pilot


Newport Beach Jazz Party at Newport Beach Marriott

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.  7PM

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SoCal jazz highlights this week include Gary Peacock, Alex Machacek, Tierney Sutton, Willie Jones III, Brent Fischer, Jeff Hamilton, Alan Chan, Brenna Whitaker, Dave Slonaker, Steve Tyrell, Bob Reynolds, Gordon Goodwin, Shelly Berg, David Garfield, Jerry Vivino, Joshua White, and Anna Mjöll.  Check the week's upcoming live jazz best bets in Tom Meek's About & Out.

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Sunday 2/13

9AM-MID – Newport Beach Jazz Party - Marriott Hotel & Spa – Newport Beach

11:00AM – Clay Jenkins & Kim Richmond – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

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

11:00AM – Mari Nobre – Colombo's – Eagle Rock

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

12 Noon – Connie Han – Post & Beam – South L.A.

12 Noon – Jesse Palter – Perch - Downtown

2:00PM – Big Band All-Stars – The Merc - Temecula

5:00PM – Janice Anderson – Mount Olive Lutheran Church – Santa Monica

7:30PM – Gregg Arthur – Spaghettini – Beverly Hills

7:30PM – Steve Tyrell – Catalina - Hollywood

8:00PM – Gary Peacock Trio – Moss Theater – Santa Monica

9:00PM – Joshua Crumbly – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:30PM – Jerry Vivino – The Baked Potato – Studio City

10:00PM – Nick Manini – Las Perlas – Downtown

10:00PM – Fabrice Martinez – Seven Grand - Downtown

​​Sunday, March 6th at Private Home, Brentwood - Don't miss this exclusive Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) concert fundraiser with legendary jazz vocalist and pianist, Diane Schuur. Tax-deductible tickets include a pre-concert reception with appetizers, desserts, and wine. 2PM

Saturday, March 19th at Blue Whale - Scintillating and soulful vocalist Gillian Margot brings her A-list band of Geoffrey Keezer (piano), Carlitos del Puerto (bass) and Munyungo Jackson (percussion) to the Blue Whale for an evening of jazz, soul, R&B and more!  9PM

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​​Friday 2/11

10AM-MID – Newport Beach Jazz Party - Marriott Hotel & Spa – Newport Beach

6:30PM – Connie Han – redwhite+bluezz – Pasadena

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

7:30PM – Michelle Coltrane – H.O.M.E. - Beverly Hills

8:00PM – Jazz Legacy – Jax - Glendale

8:00PM – Mann Sextet – Typhoon – Santa Monica

8:00PM – John Proulx – Pete Carlson's – Palm Desert

​8:00PM - Elan Trotman - Spaghettini - Seal Beach

8:00PM – F.A.T. - Alvas Showroom – San Pedro

8:00PM – Alexander Noice – Curve Line Space – Eagle Rock

8:30PM – Steve Tyrell – Catalina - Hollywood

9:00PM – Blue Whale Fundraiser – Blue Whale - Downtown

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

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

Saturday 2/12

9AM-MID – Newport Beach Jazz Party - Marriott Hotel & Spa – Newport Beach

11:00AM – Ron Meza – Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach

7:00PM – Sanra Booker – Sqiashed Grapes - Ventura

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

7:00PM – Jessy J – Spaghettini – Seal Beach

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

7:30PM – Frank McComb – H.O.M.E. - Beverly Hills

8:00PM – USC Student Jazz Band – Bar Fedora - Downtown

8:00PM – Dale Fielder – Alvas Showroom – San Pedro

8:00PM – Holly Hofmann & Mike Wofford – Pete Carlson's – Palm Desert

8:30PM – Steve Tyrell – Catalina – Hollywood

9:00PM – Joshua White Codes – Blue Whale – Downtown

9:00PM – Mark Copeland – Vibrato – Bel Air

9:30PM – Anna Mjöll – The Baked Potato – Studio City

9:30PM – Ryan Cross – Spaghettini – Beverly Hills​​

Sunday, February 14th at The E Spot Lounge, Studio City – “Love and Other Stuff” - A Valentine's Day brunch featuring vocalist Mark Christian Miller with pianist Josh Nelson, bassist Jennifer Leitham and drummer Dan Schnelle.  1PM

Monday, February 22nd at Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert -Celebrity Jazz Jam Latin night with 15 artists including Bob DeSena, Gretje Angell, Dori Amarillo, Slim Man, Rick Parma, Rose Mallett,  Conga Beth, Joe Baldino, Victor Robles, Rose Mallett, and more!  5PM

Monday, February 22nd at Blue Whale- A night of duos features the Bay Area's Brasiliense with guitarist/vocalist Ian Faquini and flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmannfollowed by LA's 7-string guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento with multi-instrumentalist Sam Gendel.  9PM

Saturday, February 20th at The E Spot Lounge, Studio City - Vocalist Judy Wexler presents “Back To The Garden” featuring jazz versions of classic songs from the 60's and 70's with Larry Koonse (guitar), Jeff Colella (piano), Chris Colangelo (bass) and Dan Schnelle (drums). 8PM

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..