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​Sam First is the West Side's newest jazz venue, located at 6171 West Century Boulevard just east of LAX.  Sam First features the finest in jazz with a quality piano and sound to match, offering music with light bites and a full bar on Saturday and Sunday nights. Discounted garage parking available nearby. 

​May highlights at Sam First include Chris Potter, John Beasley, Nick Mancini, and Max Haymer - Click here for the Sam First calendar.  

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 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! 

Featured Jazz Venues - Hollywood - West Side - Santa Monica

Saturdays at Desert Rose in Los Feliz - The Mark Z. Stevens Trio with Harvey Newmark on bass plus frequent special guests including Bill Cunliffe, John Altman, Chuck Manning, and Kim Richmond (weather permitting).  7PM

Premiere Concert Venues - Hollywood - West Side - Santa Monica

Bel Air - Luxe Sunset Hotel

Bel Air - Skirball Cultural Center

Beverly Hills - Mr. C

Beverly Hills - Nerano

Beverly Hills - Saban Theatre

Beverly Hills - The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts

Brentwood - Contrapuntal Performance Hall

Brentwood - West Lounge and Restaurant

Culver City - Alley Lounge

Culver City - Culver Hotel

Culver City – Jazz Bakery

Culver City - Mayme Clayton Museum and Library

Hollywood - 9 on Vine - CLOSED

Hollywood - Ford Amphitheatre

Hollywood - Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood - Hollywood & Highland Center

Hollywood - Hotel Cafe

Hollywood - Jazz at the "A" Frame

Hollywood - Musicians Institute

Hollywood - Piano Bar - CLOSED

Hollywood - Sassafras Saloon

Hollywood - The Parker Room

Los Feliz - Desert Rose

Los Feliz - Dresden Room

Los Feliz – Rockwell Table & Stage

Malibu - Rosenthal Wines

Malibu - Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University

Santa Monica - Areal Restaurant

Santa Monica - Hotel Casa del Mar

Santa Monica - McCabe's Guitar Shop

Santa Monica -Miles Memorial Playhouse

Santa Monica - Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Santa Monica - Santino's - CLOSED

Santa Monica - Stewart Street Park Jazz On The Lawn

Santa Monica - The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College

Santa Monica - The Moss Theater at New Roads School

Santa Monica – TRiP

Santa Monica - Typhoon - CLOSED

Topanga - Canyon Bistro

Venice - Danny's - CLOSED

Venice - Del Monte Speakeasy

Venice - The RG Club - CLOSED

West Hollywood - Genghis Cohen

West Hollywood - Kings Road Park

West Hollywood - Largo at The Coronet

West Hollywood - The Gardenia

West L.A. - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

West L.A. - Molly Malone's

West L.A. -The Ebell Of Los Angeles

West L.A. - The Mint

West L.A. - William Grant Still Arts Center

Westwood - Schoenberg Hall at UCLA

Westwood – The Fowler Museum at UCLA

Westwood – The Hammer Museum at UCLA

Occasional Jazz Venues - Hollywood - West Side - Santa Monica

Bel Air – Vibrato

Beverly Hills – H.O.M.E. - CLOSED

Beverly Hills - Spaghettini & The Dave Koz Lounge - CLOSED

West Hollywood - Pips on La Brea

Regular Jazz Venues - Hollywood - West Side - Santa Monica

Upcoming  Featured Events - Hollywood - West Side - Santa Monica

May highlights at Catalina Jazz Club include Chick Corea, Gordon Goodwin Ann Hampton Callaway & Amanda McBroom, Dave Tull, Frank Vardaros, and Dr. Bobby Rodriguez - click here for the Catalina Jazz Club calendar.


​​Catalina Jazz Club provides a warm and inviting environment for its guests, while enjoying a superb meal and live entertainment by internationally known jazz artists. The club is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 7PM-1AM. Tuesday - Saturday shows at 8:30PM - Major Acts Second Show at 10:30PM.  Sunday Shows 7:30PM  - Major Acts Second Sunday Show at 9:30PM (Check the Catalina website calendar).  Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 3PM - Address - 6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood 90028 - Phone - (323) 466-2210.  Cover charge plus food/drink minimum.

Major Jazz Venues - Hollywood - West Side - Santa Monica