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CALIFORNIA Jazz Clubs

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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]
 

BERKELEY

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.]
 

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! ]
 

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.]
 

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. ]
 

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

Roscoe's 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.
 

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]
 

 OAKLAND

The Sound Room.   3022 Broadway. Tel:510-708-9691

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]
 

The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Live at Yoshi's

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]
 

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]
 

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.]
 

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.]
 

SAN FRANCISCO

Black Cat Jazz Supper Club. 400 Eddy St. Tel: 415.358.1999 

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) ]
 

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.]
 

Jazz Greats Dick Saltzman, Terry Hilliard Recall the Filmore during 50's

 

Jazz Chez Hanny. 1300 Silver Ave. Tel:415/552-2729 {A Sunday afternooàn jazz salon} 

 

Local Edition. 691 Market Street. Tel: (415) 795-1375 [ Jazz on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday night big band (Fil Lorenz Orchestra) in the style of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich. Wednesday night straight-ahead quintet (Rob Figliuzzi Quintet).]

Mr. Tipple's Jazz Club. 39 Fell St. Tel: 

 

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.]
 

STUDIO CITY

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

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.]
 

South Bay Traditional Jazz Society

VENTURA

The Grape. 2733 E Main St. Tel:(805) 212 6130 { 11 jazz bands per week on two stages. Located in mid-town Ventura, showcasing A-list musicians from all over the country and the world.}

 




 

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