Michael Feinstein Walt Disney Concert Hall For his Disney Hall debut, part of the L.A. Phil's Songbook series, Feinstein will appear backed by a six-piece outfit under the musical direction of pianist (and longtime Disney vocal coach) Sam Kriger. Expect plenty of well-worn standardsincluding Fly Me to the Moon," the title track from the singer's most recent studio discbut don't be surprised if he throws in some off-Broadway rarities, too. Saturday, February 5, 8:00pm
George Herms: The Artist's Life" REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall The influential figure of the Beat generation premieres a new free-jazz opera featuring large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video, and a seven-piece orchestra led by jazz legend Bobby Bradford. The program is an encompassing reflection with a libretto sourced from the diary entries and notes Herms generated almost daily throughout his 50-year career." February 5th : 8:30 p.m.
The Jack Sheldon California Cool Quartet Trumpeter-singer-raconteur Jack Sheldon may be best known to boomers as Merv Griffin's musical sidekick, but to Gen Xers, he is the voice of Schoolhouse Rock's Conjunction Junction." Jax Bar and Grill Every Thursday 7:30 to 11:30 PM
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys Steve Allen Theater Naughty ukulele tunes of the early 20th century are highly underappreciated these days. Luckily, on the first Thursday of every month, winking songstress Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys (a band featuring ukulele, mandolins, coronets and former members of R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders) revive the genre with hot little numbers like How could Little Red Riding Hood?" along with vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley and more. Every 1st Thursday of the month : 8 p.m.
Kenny Garrett Catalina Bar & Grill Fresh off a number of recent tours with Chick Corea, the Coltrane-inspired saxophonist performs with his quartet. Daily (ends February 6th)
Literary Vaudeville: Wayne White Largo at the Coronet Join Wayne for a show where he'll discuss his life, his work, his influences and his many experiences as a painter, illustrator, puppeteer, cartoonist, designer, art director, set designer and Southerner. February 8th : 8 p.m.㬆 p.m.; February 15th : 8 p.m.& 10 p.m.; February 22nd : 8 p.m.& 10 p.m.
Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses El Rey Theatre Songwriter and Oscar winner for his work on the Jeff Bridges filim Crazy Heart" Ryan Bingham and his long-time band perform from their third album, Junky Star." February 5th : 8 p.m.
Long Beach Opera: Medea Expo Furniture Building Long Beach Opera presents a performance of composer Luigi Cherubini's original 1797 version performed in the round at the EXPO Building, a former furniture warehouse. Featuring Suzan Hanson in the starring role, Ryan MacPherson as Jason," Roberto Gomez as Creon," Ani Maldjian as Dirce" and Peabody Southwell as Neris." Sung and spoken in English with English supertitles. February 5th : 2 p.m.; February 6th : 2 p.m.
Nels Cline Singers Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center February 5th : 7:30 p.m.
New Year's Parade in L.A.'s Chinatown The 112th annual Golden Dragon Parade will be held in L.A.'s Chinatown Saturday February 5th
Don Randi and Quest The Baked Potato Saturday, February 5
Tremoloco Cafe 322 Saturday, February 5
Next Level Cafe Cordiale Saturday, February 5
Todd Schroeder Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge Saturday, February 5
Laurie Melan Jax Bar & Grill Saturday, February 5
Greg Scott Left Coast Wine Bar & Gallery Saturday, February 5
Incendio Spaghettini Rotisserie & Grill Saturday, February 5
Angela Carole Brown Vibrato Grill & Jazz Saturday, February 5
Billy Childs' Jazz Chamber Ensemble Vitello's Saturday, February 5
Randy Weston FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA Saturday, February 5, 7:30pm
The Nels Cline Singers GETTY CENTER Saturday, February 5, 7:30pm
Shogun Warrior The Baked Potato Sunday, February 6
The Ron King Quartet The Lighthouse Cafe Sunday, February 6
Eli Brueggmann Red White + Bluezz Sunday, February 6
KJAZZ Sunday Champagne Brunch Twist Restaurant at Renaissance Hotel Sunday, February 6
Souls of Love, Detour The Lighthouse Cafe Sunday, February 6, 4:00pm
The Tateng Katindig Trio Charlie O's Monday, February 7
Family Time! Songs and Stories from the 2011 Children's Grammy Nominees The Mint February 12th : 10:30 a.m.㬇:30 a.m.
Wynton Marsalis The ambitious bandleader's new piece, 'Swing Symphony,' is a musical manifesto not only on the melding of jazz and classical but on the cultural crosscurrents that he feels are at the heart of America's greatness. Disney Hall February 12 and 13
The Jack Sheldon California Cool Quartet Newport Beach Jazz Party Marriott Newport Beach Hotel (near John Wayne Airport) Saturday, February 19th 10:25 AM