May Jazz at Charlie O's


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Great jazz performances at Charlie O's this May including the return of our own Jack Sheldon for his regular Wednesday gigs.

A very special Saturday performance on the 16th presenting the music of John Beasley with John Heard, Roy McCurdy and outstanding vocalist Dwight Trible. Followed by a birthday celebration for Denise Donatelli on the 21st, and a fun night with the Mike Stephans Reunion Band (Mike, Bob Sheppard, Theo Saunders, Jeff D'Angelo) on the 28th.

A special Mother's Day evening on the 10th (a rose for all the Moms) featuring the Jim Cox Trio - (check the website for an interesting article about Jim>). Amazing Latin Jazz with the Banda Brothers Sextet on the 11th and the Bill Cunliffe Quintet on the 31st featuring Clay Jenkins and Bob Sheppard some new groups and all of the finest jazz musicians in Los Angeles.

Our Monday performances in May include:
The Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom Quartet on the 4th
The Banda Brothers Sextet on the 11th
Pete Christlieb's Tall & Small Big Band on the 18.

We will be closed on Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day holiday. Reservations suggested for these performances especially on the 11th and 18th.

Our Friday and Saturday line ups
Always feature terrific guests and this month is no exception.
Don Menza performs May 1st
with Roy McCurdy, Chris Conner and Andy Langham.
Charles Owens is here on the 2nd
with Roy McCurdy, Brandino and Andy Langham
Don Rader is here on the 8th
with Dick Weller, Frank Strazzeri and Chris Colangelo
vocalist Julie Kelly is here on the 9th
with Roy McCurdy, Theo Saunders and Chris Conner.

Our own John Heard finally returns to us on the 15th after a two week hiatus to host the remaining weekend guest -
Andy Martin on the 15th
Janis Mann on the 22nd
Plas Johnson on the 23rd
Bill Henderson on the 29th
Don Menza on the 30th

Our great Sunday line-up for May includes:
The Ron Anthony Trio
(Ron, Luther Hughes, Matt Gordy) on the 3rd
Jim Cox Trio
(Jim, Domenic Genova and John Ferraro) for our Mother's Day celebration on the 10th
Kate Reid Trio
(Kate, Chris Conner, Steve Barnes) on the 17th
CJS Quintet
featuring Chuck Johnson and James “Smitty" Smith on the 24th
Bill Cunliffe Quintet
featuring Clay Jenkins and Bob Sheppard on the 31st

Our Tuesday performances include
The Carl Saunders Sextet on the 5th
The Roger Neumann Quartet on the 12th
Theo Saunders Quartet on the 19th
Chuck Berghofer Midnight Jazz Band
featuring Gary Foster and Tom Ranier on the 26th.

Our Wednesday guests include
Don Menza Quartet on the 6th
Jack Sheldon California Cool Quartet on the 13th and 27th
Chris Colangelo Quartet
featuring Chris, John Beasley, Rob Lockhart and Steve Hass on the 20th.

The Thursday line-up features
Emil Richards/ Joe Porcaro Quartet
(Emil, vibes, Joe, drums, Mike Lang, piano, Bruce Lett, bass) on the 7th
Bob Sheppard Quartet on the 14th,
Birthday party for Denise Donatelli on the 21st
with the Bill Cunliffe Trio
Mike Stephans Reunion Band on the 28th
with Mike, Bob Sheppard, Theo Saunders and Jeff D'Angelo).

We are located at 13725 Victory Blvd. in Van Nuys
(on Victory, just West of Woodman Avenue).
Jo-Ann, Mike, Matt, Teesee, Naomi, Nicole and Lo Tara look forward to seeing you in May at Charlie O's.

Come to Charlie O's for the best in jazz entertainment at the “ultimate jazz bar, restaurant" (Don Heckman, LA Times).
Charlie O's has been voted by Downbeat magazine every year as one of the top 100 best jazz clubs in the world since 2001!
“A great intimate jazz club in the valley" said Chuck Niles in the November 2003 issue of Sunset magazine.
Charlie O's is where all the musicians hang and “all the best jazz players in LA are there" said Mort Sahl.
Les McCann says “Charlie O's is the best jazz club in L.A.
Clint Eastwood said “it's like listening to great jazz in your living room."

Our sincere thanks to all of you all over the world for helping to make Charlie O's so successful! Thank you all for keeping Charlie dream alive. We hope to see you in May to celebrate and appreciate these wonderful jazz musicians!

Best, Jo-Ann

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