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LA Basin Blues

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Michael Feinstein 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 standards—including “Fly Me to the Moon," the title track from the singer's most recent studio disc—but 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.

Almardiente
El Cid
Flamenco Dancing Dinner Theater
Thursdays : 6:30 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
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