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Spring Jazz Los Angeles Basin

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Gordon Goodwin Esperanza Spalding opens for Prince
Esperanza Spalding, fresh off of her Grammy win for Best New Artist, will open for Prince during two Los Angeles concerts this week. Her band for the dates includes Raymond Angry (keyboards), Joe Lovano (saxophone), Jef Lee Johnson (guitar) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums).
The Forum
Los Angeles
May 6 and 7

Rafael Moreira
The Baked Potato : Thu., May 5
San Fernando Valley

Dirty Dave Osti & Bastards of Belleville; Bankshot
Cafe 322 : Thu., May 5
Foothill Cities

Nick Campbell and the Bluefields
Hip Kitty : Thu., May 5
Pomona

Jazz Legacy with Frank Strazzeri
Jax Bar & Grill : Thu., May 5
Glendale

Tijuana Underground
Vitello's : Thu., May 5
San Fernando Valley

Bubba Lugatz
The Baked Potato : Fri., May 6
San Fernando Valley

Virgil Donati Super Fusion
The Baked Potato : Sat., May 7
San Fernando Valley

Wavefest
The Greek Theatre : Sat., May 7
Los Feliz

South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk
South Pasadena : Sat., May 7, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Pasadena

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Del McCoury Band
Royce Hall : Thu., May 12, 8:00pm
West L.A.

Gregg Young & the Second Street Steel Drum Band
ArcLight Hollywood : Sat., May 14, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Broad Stage : Thu., May 19, 7:15pm
Santa Monica

Western Boulevard
El Segundo Library : Sat., May 21, 2:00pm
South Bay

The Backboners
The Talking Stick : Sat., May 21, 7:00pm
Venice/ Marina del Rey

Topanga Days
Topanga Community Club : Mon., May 30, 10:00am-7:00pm
Malibu

Opening Night
Hollywood Bowl : Fri., June 17, 8:30pm
Hollywood

Steely Dan
The Greek Theatre : Daily from Fri., July 8 until Sat., July 9
Los Feliz

Esperanza Spalding
The Orpheum Theatre : Fri., September 30

Sinatra Mondays at Crown Bar
Mondays : 8 p.m.㬇 p.m.
Crown Bar
7321 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90046
Max Vontaine must have been born in the wrong era, since he's been blessed with a voice like someone right out of the Rat Pack. Listen to him croon his way into your heart at Sinatra Mondays

Foundry Jazz Series
Thursdays : 9 p.m.ק a.m.
The Foundry restaurant is courting a late night bar crowd with its new Thursday night jazz series. Every Thursday, the Melrose Ave. hotspot features cutting edge new jazz (and Absinthe) in a hip environment from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Jazz Tuesdays @ Citizen Smith
Citizen Smith
1600 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Jazz night at the Green Door
Green Door
1429 Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA

Monday Night Jazz
Typhoon
3221 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica, CA

Thursday Night Jazz Series at The Foundry
The Foundry on Melrose

Hot Jazz Sundays at The Whale and Ale
The Whale & Ale
327 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA

Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble
Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

The Cocaine at 2nd Street Jazz Bar & Grill
2nd Street Jazz
366 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA

Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World
Fowler Museum at UCLA
W Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Amat
Whittier College, Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
Wed., April 20, 7:30pm
Southeastern Cities

Jazz Funk Fest
The Rumor Mill : Sat., April 23, 7:00pm

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Del McCoury Band
Royce Hall : Thu., May 12, 8:00pm
West L.A.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Broad Stage
Thu., May 19, 7:15pm
Santa Monica

Western Boulevard
El Segundo Library : Sat., May 21, 2:00pm
South Bay Country

Suzy Williams
The Talking Stick : Sat., May 21, 7:00pm
Venice/ Marina del Rey

Mews Small & Her Fabulos Females
UnUrban Cafe : Every week Sundays 4pm to 6pm
Santa Monica

Opening Night
Hollywood Bowl : Fri., June 17, 8:30pm
Hollywood

The Gaell Schell Trio
CiaoCristina : Every week Thursday
Burbank

Vocalist/Instrumentalist showcase
Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill : Every week Thursday
Hollywood

Jack Sheldon
Jax Bar & Grill : Every week Thursday
Glendale

Kevin Crabb and Friends
Kravings : Every week Thursday
San Fernando Valley

Marc Bosserman
Left Coast Wine Bar & Gallery : Every week Thursday
Glendale

Shine Muwasi Women's Drum Circle and Jazz Jam Session
The World Stage : Every week Thursday
USC to South L.A.

The Fine Arts Jazz Group
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe : Every week Thursday, 5:00pm
Malibu

The Peter Smith Trio
Angel's : Every week Friday
Santa Monica

Tiera Church
The World Stage : Every week Friday
USC to South L.A.

Lynda Carter
Catalina Bar & Grill : Sat., April 2
Hollywood

The Mark Z. Stevens Trio
Desert Rose Bar & Lounge Inc. : Every week Saturday
Los Feliz

J.R. Rotem
Ivan Kane's Cafe Was : Every week Saturday
Hollywood

Serge Kasimoff
Duna Csardas : Every week Sunday
Mid-Wilshire/ Hancock Park

The Karen Hernandez Trio
Jax Bar & Grill : Every week Sunday
Glendale

Peter Kavanaugh
Vintage Enoteca : Every week Sunday
West Hollywood

The Mike Guerrero Trio
Whale & Ale : Every week Sunday
South Bay

Sisters of Jazz
The World Stage : Every week Sunday
USC to South L.A.

Monday Night Jammz
The Baked Potato : Every week Monday

The Richard Glaser Band
Angel's : Every week Tuesday
Santa Monica Jazz

All-Star Jam
Cafe Cordiale : Every week Tuesday

John Pisano's Guitar Night
Vitello's : Every week Tuesday
San Fernando Valley

Rose Gales
The World Stage : Every week Tuesday
USC to South L.A.

The Mad Alsacians
Angel's : Every week Wednesday
Santa Monica

Rick Whitfield
Bleecker Street : Every week Wednesday
San Fernando Valley

Mark Miller
Duna Csardas : Every week Wednesday
Mid-Wilshire/ Hancock Park

Kevin Kanner's Joy Band
Eastside Luv : Every week Wednesday
East L.A.

This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band
Las Hadas : Every week Wednesday
San Fernando Valley

Greg Poree and Keith Jones
Red White + Bluezz : Every week Wednesday
Pasadena

Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
Steve Allen Theater : First Thursday of every month, 8:00pm
Los Feliz

Rachelle Ferrell
Catalina Bar & Grill : Sun., April 10
Hollywood

Richard Gomez
Desert Rose Bar & Lounge Inc.
Every week Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Los Feliz

The Victor Wooten Band
Catalina Bar & Grill : Sat., April 16
Hollywood

Brian Elliot
Jax Bar & Grill : Every week Monday, Tuesday
Glendale

The East L.A. College Latin Jazz Orchestra
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
Last Wednesday of every month
Chinatown/ Elysian Park

J.R. Rotem
Ivan Kane's Cafe Was : Every week Saturday
Hollywood

Monday Night Jammz
The Baked Potato : Every week Monday

The Makers
Seven Grand : Every week Tuesday
Downtown

Jimmy Spencer and Karen Hernandez
Colombo's : Every week Wednesday
Northeast L.A.

The Rio Fiumara Quartet
Colombo's : Every week Thursday
Northeast L.A.

DW3
Spaghettini Rotisserie & Grill : Every week Thursday
Long Beach

Gonzalo's Gypsy Jam Balboa Night
Joe's Great American Bar & Grill
Last Monday of every month, 8:00pm

The Eric Ekstrand Trio
Colombo's : Every week Monday, Sunday
Northeast L.A.

Zaia Lebtahi
Ratata French Cafe
Every week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
West L.A.

The Jim Gala Jazz Combo
Cellar 55 : Every week Friday, Saturday
Melrose/ Beverly/ Fairfax

The John Heard Trio
Charlie O's
Every week Friday, Saturday

The Playboy Jazz Festival
Hollywood Bowl : June 11 & 12
Hollywood

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 8:00PM
Artists: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Hugh Masekela


Gladys Knight Gladys Knight
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 8:00PM
Artists: Gladys Knight James Ingram

Joni's Jazz
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 8:00PM
Artists: Herbie Hancock, special guest Chaka Khan, special guest Wayne Shorter, special guest Cassandra Wilson, special guest Additional artists to be announced Brian Blade, drums/music director Jon Cowherd, piano, keyboards/co-music director Greg Leisz, guitars Marvin Sewell, guitars Chris Thomas, bass

George Benson * DMS feat. George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 8:00PM
Artists: George Benson DMS feat. George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn

Chris Botti Chris Botti * Bobby McFerrin with Yellowjackets
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 8:00PM
Artists: Chris Botti Bobby McFerrin with Yellowjackets

Blues Night: Robert Cray * Keb' Mo' * Mavis Staples
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8:00PM
Artists: Robert Cray Keb' Mo' Mavis Staples

Buena Vista Social Club Featuring Omara Portuondo
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 8:00PM


The Quincy Jones Band featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars and Friends
Hollywood Bowl : Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 8:00PM
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