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BEL AIR

Vibrato Grill & Jazz. 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Tel: 310.474.9400 [One of Los Angeles’ most exciting restaurants, Vibrato Grill Jazz ... etc. is also the city’s premiere jazz space. Its warm and elegant interior embraces guests with stunning visuals, world-class music & sound design, and the absolute best in contemporary American cuisine. Conceived by 7X GRAMMY-winning music icon Herb Alpe]
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BERKELEY

The Jazz House. 3192 Adeline Street. [We are a family-friendly, jazz, world and experimental music-focused performance space, working to promote both youth and music. As a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment, afficionados of all ages can come together and enjoy music. We've created an environment where the focus is music -- it's a great opportunity for fans of all ages to congregate and share...to learn and to grow....and to showcase their talent. Each member of our staff is an unpaid volunteer, allowing all funding to support our growth and youth opportunities.]
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Jupiter. 2181 Shattuck Avenue. Tel: 510-THE-TAPS [Popular beerhouse serving locally handcrafted beers & ales and premier wood-fired pizzas. Jupiter is not only the East Bay's alternative jazz venue, but is also known for its heated outdoor beer garden and outdoor summertime music schedule.]
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BRISBANE

7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore & Geneva. Brisbane. Tel: 415.467.2343 [contact: Vanessa Garcia. Friendly, historic, funky place off Hwy. 101 that has jazz at least 2 nights a week and another one in the works. The Al Molina Sextet plays on Tuesday nights and plays great arrangements of straight ahead music. Sunday has a jam session starting at 5:00 pm and has some nice players. All with no cover. The food is great. . . a chef from New Orleans creates some delicious dishes, and the prices are reasonable. Open for lunch and dinner daily. It was a stage coach stop at the turn of the 20th century! ]
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CANOGA PARK

Valley Jazz Club. 20917 Osborne St., CANOGA PARK. Tel: 818-347-3155 [contact: Robert A. Berman. First Sunday of the month. An ever changing, outstanding, musical group hired as Feature Band performs normally from 3:00 to 4:00PM. From 1:00 to 3:00PM and 4:00 to 5:00, great musicians from the Los Angeles area gather to jam--there are usually 4 jam sets. Libations and soft drinks are available at the bar. Hot dogs, sandwiches, potato salad, and coffee are available also]
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Evie Fiorani And All That Jazz - Valley Jazz Club

 

CAMARILLO

Michael D's Santa Rosa Café. 5800 Santa Rosa Road. Tel: 805-383-8990 [contact: Michael Dribben. In beautiful Camarillo, at the entrance of the sensational Santa Rosa Valley Fine Dining and Sizzling JAZZ and Blues! Michael D's Santa Rosa Cafe provides fine dining mixed with an excellent environment. Come join Michael and Linda and their exceptional staff for a glorious experience. Friday,Saturday and Sunday evenings. Be ready to enjoy some Sizzling Jazz and Blues while enjoying a fine meal or glass of wine]
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CULVER CITY

The Jazz Bakery. 3233 Helms Ave. Tel: 310-271-9039 [Originally conceived and founded eleven years ago by Ruth Price as a showcase for local talent, the venue's reputation has grown to an international stature in the world of jazz through Price's uncompromising artistic vision: bringing the finest in world-class "A" list jazz into a space to perform where the contract between jazz musician and audience is focused and unspoiled. During the gig, there are no servers plunking down drinks in front of you, there is neither food in the theater nor distractions from the bustling of a club, and every seat is an excellent seat: this is really, truly and purely about the music.]
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EL GRANADA.

Douglas Beach House (Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society). Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay. Postal Address: PO Box 302 El Granada Tel: (650) 726-4143 [contact: Pete Douglas. Operating continuously since 1964, Pete Douglas presents some of the finest music anywhere. He principally books jazz but other forms of music such as classical are also booked at the Douglas Beach House. This is an historical venue.]
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California Jazz Clubs

 

FAIRFAX.

19 Broadway Nightclub.. 19 Broadway. Tel: 415-459-1091 [contact: Gary Graham. Jazz every Sunday 4 pm - midnight. No food. Bed and Breakfast Inn connected]
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FORT BRAGG.

Headlands Coffeehouse. 120 E Laurel. Tel: 707 964 1987 [contact: Peter Gealey. Live jazz at least three nights a week (no cover). Traditional jazz standards and progressive jazz. Cafe menu-Open 7AM-10PM Sun-Thurs; 7AM-11PM Friday and Saturday. ]
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FULLERTON.

Steamers Cafe. 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue. Tel: 714-871-8800 Fax: 714-871-8801.[Manager: Terrance M. Love][Located in Fullerton California, just down the street from Disneyland and Knots Berry Farm, is Steamers Cafe, a "true" jazz club Open late every night, live top-name straight-ahead jazz 7 nights a week, featuring national and local acts such as Ernie Watts, Kurt Elling, Herb Geller Poncho Sanchez, Charles McPherson, Pete Christlieb and Tom Ranier. NO COVER CHARGE, fantastic food, fine varietal wines and premium beers. Nothing on the dinner menu is over $9.00. imported beer.]
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I Remember Clifford.  Mark Hix Big Band

 

GLENDALE.

Rusty Pelican. 300 Harvey Drive. Glendale. Tel: 818-242-9191 [contact: Christine. Jazz Friday and Saturday Nights. No Cover. No Miminum. Seafood & Steak]
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HALF MOON BAY.

Centrella. 845 Main Street. Tel: 650 726 4090 Fax: 650 726-4291 [Contact: Paul Shenkman. Live Jazz Calendar Thursday through Saturday]
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HERMOSA BEACH

The Lighthouse. 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tel: 310-376-9833 [ Since the 1940's, The Lighthouse Cafe located on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach, has been a haven for musicians and music lovers alike. The venue first gained popularity with the world renown jazz jam group "The Lighthouse All-Stars" called the club home. For years SoCal residents swarmed to the South Bay to take part in the west coast jazz movement and to see the talents of greats such as Buddy Guy, Miles Davis, Howard Rumsey, Chet Baker, and Shorty Rodgers swing every Sunday afternoon for Jazz Brunch, a tradition that continues today.]
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HOLLYWOOD

Catalina. 6725 Sunset Boulevard. Tel: (323) 466-2210 Fax: (323) 466-9217 [Our main priority is to please our diverse clientele by bringing the best jazz talent to Hollywood and continue to do so far for many years to come" said club owner Catalina Popescu. This supper club, with its Old World charm provides a warm and inviting environment for its guest, while enjoying a superb meal and great live jazz.]
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Kenny Burrell - Catalina

 

LONG BEACH.

Seabird Jazz Lounge. 730 E. Broadway. Long Beach. Tel: 310-980-5902 [contact: Tenicia Bennett The Sea Bird Jazz Lounge was formally known as the “Cotton Club”, a classy, 600 sq.ft, intimate straight-ahead and contemporary Jazz Lounge in the middle of downtown Long Beach, CA. Presenting a variety of Live World Class Local and Nationally Known Musical Acts.
The Seabird Jazz Lounge has reopened their doors and remains one of the best jazz spots in Long Beach. Adjacent to the famous Roscoes Chicken & Waffles, where you can enjoy your favorite plate of food, and then walk across the lobby to grab a drink and catch most current, top notch players in Jazz, Latin Jazz, Top 40 and Afo Cuban Jazz.
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Vault 350. 350 Pine Avenue. Tel: (562) 590-5566. [Live Jazz Thursdays Join us every Thursday night at 8pm. You never know who will show up to perform with our scheduled performer for the evening! Tickets: $ 25]
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Sir Winston's Martini Bar. 1126 Queens Highway. Tel: 562.435.3511. [contact: Queen Mary. Live jazz Thursday thru Saturday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm in a cozy, candlelit art deco setting on the water with award-winning edibles and signature cocktails. No cover. Validated parking. Valet parking available.]
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LOS ANGELES.

The Baked Potato. 3787 Cahuenga Blvd West. Tel: (818) 980-1615 [contact: Don Randi. All type of good jazz music. Live music & dinner. Full Bar. Open: 7pm Daily. Show time 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Our potatoes are the finest, healthiest, biggest and tastiest potatoes grown. Usually 14 to 16 ounces]
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Rick Latham - The Baked Potato

 

Cafe Metropol. 923 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA90013. Tel: (213) 613 1537
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Jazz at Pearl's. 256 Columbus Ave (Pacific) [Candle-lit 1930s speakeasy ambience, top jazz acts and lush cocktails make this legendary Jazz Club your perfect getaway for a romantic date, a night of world class jazz and a little trip back in time! Enjoy the world's leading jazz recording artists in a room intimate enough to be your lavish Hollywood classic movie living room. You won't bump elbows with strangers in sardine style theater seating. Best of all: Drinks elegantly appear at your table. ]
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Pete's Cafe & Bar. 400 S. Main Street. Tel: 213.617.1000. [contact: Pete McLaughlin. Pete's Hot Summer Jazz every Tuesday night at 10 PM. Incredible classic city cafe located on the corner of 4th and Main in downtown Los Angeles. Mahogany and marble paneled space with 20 foot window corner views of turn-of-the-century downtown. Plenty of parking across street - meter parking free after 6 pm. Award-winning comfort food, modestly priced. Excellent selection of wines and scotches. All styles of Jazz - currently featuring Brazilian Jazz with artists Pablo Calogero, Fabiano Macimento and Davy C.]
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2nd Street Jazz. 366 E 2nd St. Tel: (213) 680-0047 [The doors open at 7:30 PM nightly and live entertainment starts at 9:00 or 10:00 PM. Music ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz.]
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Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club. 4349 Tujunga Ave. Studio City. Tel: 818-769-0905.
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MILL VALLEY

Sweetwater Saloon. 153 Throckmorton Ave. Tel: (415) 388-7769 Fax: (415) 388-0215.[Sweetwater is the legendary Mill Valley music club which for over 30 years has been a premier live music location in the North Bay for nationally and internationally known acts.]
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NAPA

DG's. 530 Main Street. Tel: 707-253-8474
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OAKLAND

Yoshi's at Jack London Square. 510 Embarcadero West. Tel: (1-510) 238-9200 [Great Jazz Shows and Artists booked here all the time. Contemporary, Classic, all ranges of Jazz. Also has a sushi bar, restaurant, and a dinner show. Great Sake]
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The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Live at Yoshi's

 

OLD PASADENA

Holly Street Bar and Grill. 175 E. Holly Street. Tel: (626) 440 - 1421
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Redwhite+bluezz. 70 S. Raymond Avenue. Tel: (626) 792-4441 Fax: (626) 792-4449. [In one of the original historic buildings of Old Pasadena, redwhite+bluezz offers top-tier menu ingredients, a Sommelier-directed wine program (including tasting flights, a series of two-hour classes, and an exceptional bottle selection), and a stylish venue for enjoying the work of the area's best Blues and Jazz musicians.]
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REDDING

Rivercity Jazz Society. Elks Lodge, 250 Elk Dr. Tel: 530-241-3397 [All jazz for listening and dancing. 3rd Sunday of the month at the Redding Elks Lodge 1pm. to 5pm. Admission $15]
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SANTA CRUZ

Jazz Society of Santa Cruz County. 220 San Jose Ave. Tel: 831 427 2792 [Non Profit Jazz Society. Holds weekly Jazz Jam every Sunday at Bocci's Cellar. Email jazz newsletter to 1000 people every week. On line musician listing of 150 local jazz musicians.Produces annual compilation CD of local jazz groups]
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Kuumbwa Jazz Society. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 320-2 Cedar Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: (831) 427-2227 Fax: (831) 427-3342 [Premier jazz spot in Santa Cruz, CA. Great bands, good atmosphere]
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Smith Dobson Jr. & Morris Acevedo - Kuumbwa Jazz Society

 

SAN DIEGO

Anthology. 1337 India Street. Tel: 619.595.0300 [contact: Howard Berkson. Anthology is downtown San Diego\'s new and acclaimed world-class live music and fine dining experience. This intimate, 300 seat, multi-level venue boasts state-of-the-art acoustics, sound system and swank coastal modern interiors. Opening in June 2007 Anthology has built a stellar reputation among artists and has hosted jazz icons from the legendary Ramsey Lewis and Ahmad Jamal to Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell and Chick Corea. The cuisine is an inspired New American farm fresh menu from celebrity chef Bradley Ogden.]
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Dizzy's. 344 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 858.270.7467 Fax: 858.270.3415. [We are neither because we serve no food or alcohol. Dizzy's is unique: a simple space dedicated to providing the ultimate presentation of live performance in an intimate, casual setting - where both the performers and the audience are treated with respect.]
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Juke Joint Cafe. 327 4th Ave. Tel: 619 232-7685 Fax: 619 708-3663 [contact: Trey Brady. The restaurant consist of two room the Bistro and the "Kinda Blue" Supper Club. Live entertainment is present Wednesday - Sunday. Thursday - Saturday the club offers late nite dancing from 10pm-2am. A southern cusine menu featuring catfish, fried chicken and much more is available nightly]
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The Onyxroom. 852 5th Avenue. Tel: (619) 235-6699 Fax: (619) 595-1532 [contact: Tim Larson. Jam Session. Thursdays.]
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SAN FRANCISCO

BooM BooM RooM. 1601 Fillmore Street. Tel: 415-673-8000 Fax: 415-673-8053 Bar: 415) 673-8040.[contact: Alex Andreas. Opened In October, 1997. The Best In Blues & Boogie ~ Soul, R&B, Funk ~ Jazz-Fusion & Afro-Beat & New Groove * From Bay Area Legends To National Headliners. Located at 1601 Fillmore in the heart of San Francisco’s old Fillmore district, the location boasts a colorful history of playing host to the “who’s who” of blues musicians in a neighborhood known for its musical roots. Open seven days a week from 4PM to 2AM (with occasional “Late-Night/All-Night Shows). Cover charge is extremely reasonable: normally $4 on Mondays, $4 on Tuesdays, $5 on Wednesdays, $5 on Thursdays, $10- $12 on Fridays & Saturdays and $4 on Sundays (charges vary for special shows) ]
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Cafe Claude. 7 Claude Lane. San Francisco, California 94108. Tel: 415.392.3505 Fax 415.392.2226 [Café Claude has provided an intimate venue for local jazz musicians during the past twelve years. Many of these musical performers have become familiar names in the Bay Area jazz scene. Please join us for an evening of entertainment whether sitting down to a complete dining experience or just dropping by for a dessert or cocktail.]
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Jazz Greats Dick Saltzman, Terry Hilliard Recall the Filmore during 50's

 

Rasselas Jazz Club. 1534 Fillmore St. [Rasselas On Fillmore offer live jazz every night of the week. Rasselas routinely features, blues, jazz pop, Latin Jazz, contemporary jazz, and a variety of other genres in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.]
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Maria ven wedding band ala Buena Vista Social Club - Rasselas Jazz Club

 

Savanna Jazz. 2937 Mission Street - San Francisco, CA 94110 Tel: (415) 285-3369 Fax: (415) 285-5967. [Savanna Jazz presents the best in Jazz, Brazilian and Latin Jazz music six nights a week, with national and international artists on a regular basis. We are closed on Mondays. Music begins at 8 PM on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 8:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.]
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Yoshi's San Francisco. 1330 Fillmore Street. SF, CA 94115 Tel: 415.655.5600 [Great Jazz Shows and Artists booked here all the time. Contemporary, Classic, all ranges of Jazz. Also has a sushi bar, restaurant, and a dinner show. Great Sake]
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SAN GERONOMO

Two Bird Cafe at the Valley Inn.. 625 San Geronimo Drive Tel: 415-488-0105 [contact: Tony Georgio. A small, funky club with jazz/blues/ballad singer Les Bailey; piano, Dori Green; bass/percussion, Dave Bergman; flute, Carol Isaac; also guest guitars, horns, singers; every Friday, 7:30 pm. Excellent menu for dinner 5:30 - 10 pm in beautiful large indoor and outdoor dining rooms; near Samuel B.Taylor State Park, Marin County]
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SAN JOSE

Loft Bar And Bistro–A Capers Place. 90 South 2nd Street. Tel: 408.291.0677 [] Live jazz Thusdays]
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SANTA MONICA

Rocco Restaurant. 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel-Air. Tel: (310)475-9807 [contact: Rocco Somazzi. Most jazz musicians who have played this room say it's the best jazz club in Los Angeles. It's got the best sound, the most beautiful room, the best calendar of live jazz, and the best food (northern Italian cuisine). Features mostly instrumental jazz with an emphasis on bebop and experimental styles.]
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SEAL BEACH

Spaghettini Italian Grill and Jazz Club. 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, California 90740. Tel: 562-596-2199 / 714-960-6002 Fax: 562-596-6573 [Spaghettini is a place with fantastic atmosphere, lots of excitement, superb modern and classic Northern Italian cuisine and of course, some of the best live jazz. A visionary partnership creates cnique blend of taste and entertainment in Southern California Leading Southern California restaurateurs Laurie Sisneros and Cary Hardwick have created a meeting place for LA and Orange counties in their award-winning restaurant - Spaghettini Italian Grill and Jazz Club. Located just off the 405 freeway at the Seal Beach Blvd exit, Spaghettini features fine Northern Italian Cuisine and great live jazz.]
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Anne Walsh "Pretty World" Live at Spaghettini's

 

SHERMAN OAKS

SIERRA MADRE Cafe 322. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Tel: 626) 836-5414. [conact: Mario. A fun jazz club with great food. We are a gem in the middle of Sierra Madre California.]
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STUDIO CITY

Upstairs at Vitello's. 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604 Tel: 818.769.0905 []
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SUNNYVALE

South Bay Traditional Jazz Society. Mailing address: P.O. Box 70457 Sunnyvale, CA 94086-0457 Venue address: 375 N Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, Tel: (408) 736-2763 [Enjoy an afternoon of Dixieland jazz at our next Concert & Dance session. You can swing to the sounds of our featured band on the large dance floor, socialize at the many tables, or just listen to the music.]
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South Bay Traditional Jazz Society

 

 

 

 

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