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Concerts in Southern California

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Jazz Music in Los Angeles and Upcoming Concerts

Smooth Summer Jazz
Hollywood Bowl
The Bowl's annual contemporary jazz night features Brian McKnight, R n R—Featuring Rick Braun and Richard Elliot, Patrice Rushen & Friends, Spencer Day and MTH Express feat. Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor and Warren Hill.
August 15, 2010 6:00 p.m.

Garage A Trois
The Mint
August 14, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Voodoo Lounge
Mountain Bar
473 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA
August 26, 2010 9:00 p.m.

Grand Star Jazz Club
943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
213-626-2285
Opened in 1941, the two-floor Grand Star has been a chameleon of sorts, home to cool jazz acts as much as the regular Firecracker hip-hop dance night.

Downbeat Cafe
1202 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park, CA
213-483-3955
Downbeat Cafe is a true haven for jazz lovers, with weekly live performances from house band.

James Lent
The Other Side
2538 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA
August 6, 2010 9:00 p.m.
August 13, 2010 9:00 p.m.

Venezia
655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA
310-379-2900

The Cellar
201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
562-495-9000 The Cellar is now one of Southern California and Downtown Long Beach's live-music destinations.

Hot Jazz Sundays at The Whale and Ale
The Whale & Ale
327 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA
August 8, 2010 5:00 p.m.
August 15, 2010 5:00 p.m.

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, CA
818-980-1615
A NoHo blues and baked potato bar

Industry Cafe & Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City, Ca
310-202-6633

The Other Side
2538 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA
323-661-4233

Vibrato
2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air, CA
310-474-9400

Tom Bergin's Tavern
840 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA
323-936-7151

Hal's Bar & Grill
1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
310-396-3105
Opened in 1987, Hal's is the quintessential classy neighborhood joint. The dining room, featuring work from local artists, is huge and anchored by an impressive 40-foot wood and stainless steel bar, so there's always room (and a martini) for you somewhere.

La Ve Lee
12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA
818-980-8158
This jazz supper club distinguishes itself from the Baked Potato up the road by emphasizing Latin and Brazilian acts.

Club Cohiba
110 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
562-491-5220

Old Towne Pub
66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA
626-577-6583

Abbey Brewing Co.
1115 16th St., Miami Beach, FL
305-538-8110

Baleen
260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA
310-379-8481

Bistro of Santa Monica
2301 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
3104535442
An elegant, versatile spot for Italian

Blue Monday's New Orleans West
Fais Do-Do
5257 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
August 9, 2010 7:00 p.m.

The Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles CA, CA
213-620-0908
The Little Tokyo newcomer looks to establish itself as a downtown destination for jazz, featuring local performers such as Anthony Wilson and Larry Koonse.

Jazz Bakery
3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, CA
310-271-9039
After a run as one of Los Angeles' premier jazz clubs, the Jazz Bakery's Culver City location is closed. Follow their progress in finding a new home at their website and sign up for their mailing list for updates.

Jazz night at the Green Door
Green Door
1439 Ivar Ave., Los Angeles, CA
A glam night out that'll put you in the mood for sax
August 10, 2010 10:30 p.m.
August 17, 2010 10:30 p.m.

Low End Theory
The Airliner
2419 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
August 4, 2010 10:00 p.m.

Redwhite+bluezz
70 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA
626-792-4441
Redwhite+bluezz is a speakeasy-style venue swings to the sounds of some of the area's best jazz performers and acclaimed special guests.

Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA
310-375-0035
A live music venue in Hermosa Beach that's full of surprises, from dueling pianos to acoustic sessions to big-name bands. Even the cool kids from Hollywood make the trek.

The Talking Stick
1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
310-450-6052
The Talking Stick embraces the very point of being at a coffeehouse: community. With staples like Open Mic night for budding comics, poets and singer-songwriters and bonus features like free Wifi, the crowd is lively and diverse. Weekly events like the Tuesday night “Stitch 'n' Bitch."

Upcoming Concerts

UCLA Live
John Cale, Sept. 30
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Oct. 2
Laurie Anderson, Oct. 21
Taj Mahal, Oct. 2
Ornette Coleman, Nov. 3
Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg, Nov. 5
Gamelan Cudamani, Nov. 11
Dengue Fever, Nov. 12
Richard Thompson's Cabaret of Souls, Nov. 19
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension, Dec. 1
Alice Coltrane Tribute, Dec. 5
Karsh Kale and MIDIval Punditz, Jan. 29
Chick Corea & Gary Burton, March 5
Habib Koité, Oliver Mtukudzi & Afel Bocoum, March 26
Bill Frisell Trio, April 2
Arlo Guthrie, April 8
Kayhan Kalhor, Shujaat Khan and Samir Chatterjee, April 21
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, May 12

Hollywood Palladium
Elton John & Leon Russell, Nov. 3

Gibson Amphitheatre
Gorillaz, Oct. 27
Alejandra Guzman, Oct. 14
Marco Antonio Solis, Sept. 26

Music Box
Neon Indian, Oct. 1
Caribou, Oct. 8
Deerhunter, Nov. 1
Ingrid Michaelson, Nov. 3
Joshua Radin, Nov. 18

Club Nokia
All for the Hall with Taylor Swift and more, Sept. 23

Nokia Theatre
93.5 KDAY's Fresh Fest with Ice Cube and more, Sept. 18

The Orpheum
Yoko Ono, Oct. 1-2

El Rey Theatre
Triptykon, Oct. 24
The Sword, Oct. 1
Black Mountain, Nov. 24
the Weepies, Oct. 10

Wiltern
Trailer Park Boys, Oct. 30

Grove of Anaheim
Andre Nickatina, Oct. 22

Lobero Theatre
Smashing Pumpkins, Sept. 4

Avalon
Motion City Soundtrack, Oct. 15
Circa Survive, Nov. 6

Bootleg Theater
Mike Doughty, Oct. 15
the Dollyrots, Aug. 13
Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Aug. 25
the Submarines, Aug. 31
Jail Weddings, Oct. 22
El Ten Eleven, Oct. 13

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