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Thursday OCT 19  7:30pm – TICKETS
Hank Mehren Trio (Bryan Dedlow/Jesse Ajamian)

Hank Mehren has been playing the piano since he was a young kid. He has a deep love for great songwriters such as Gershwin, Arlan, and Young. He began his jazz journey at Pasadena City College in 2011 before moving on to Cal State Northridge where he studied with Matt Harris, Gary Fukushima, and Tamir Hendelman. Hank graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance last spring and is now working as a pianist, writer, and arranger. Bryan Dedlow is an LA based jazz guitarist who studied with renowned classical and jazz guitariart Ron Berman and subsequently with Larry Conse at Cal Arts. A fanatic of the Nat King Cole Trio, he plays in swing bands in addition to doing production work in the jazz and R&B fields. Jesse Ajamian moved to LA from Northern California in 2011 to pursue a career as a jazz drummer. Beginning at PCC, he studied with great jazz musicians such as Ralph Penland and Dave Tull. He later attended CSUN where he was mentored by Gene Coye and exposed to more modern music. A CSUN Jazz Performance graduate, he has been teaching and performing regularly ever since.

A Special Tuesday Show! OCT 24  7:00pm – TICKETS
An Evening with Gypsy Soul

A special Tuesday evening show with this wonderful duo based in Jacksonville, Oregon. In 2017 Gypsy Soul celebrates their 20th anniversary as professional recording & touring artists! The duo’s multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues and Jazz. Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.

Wednesday OCT 25  7:00pm – TICKETS
Abby & the Myth and Shaun Cromwell

Music Connection Magazine said “Abby & the Myth are the kind of band that music fans always hope to stumble upon at a bar, but seldom ever do. With a presence big enough to fill an arena, it is hopefully just a matter of time before they get there.” Shaun Cromwell is a singer and writer of eclectic roots-inspired songs, He uses guitar, banjo, and his voice to weave tales of intrigue and epics of sorrow. Drawing heavily from the pantheon of American roots traditions, he infuses the music with contemporary influences such as Bill Frisell, Lowell George & Tom Waits.

Thursday OCT 26  7:30pm – TICKETS
Jon Mayer Trio

Jon Mayer grew up in New York City during a fertile time in modern jazz evolution. He played on a John Coltrane recording ‘Like Sonny’ and on a Jackie McLean Prestige cut called `Strange Blues’. He spent time in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band as well as road assignments with Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan, and Anita O’Day. His compositions have been cut by Les McAnn, Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ernie Watts and Jackie Ryan. He’ll be joined by Edwin Livingston on bass and Kendall Kay on drums.

Wednesday NOV 1  7:00pm – TICKETS
Gregory Page and Cygne (Gregory has had to cancel this appearance, replacement TBA)


Thursday NOV 2  7:30pm TICKETS
Shari Puorto Band

The Shari Puorto Band plays blues and roots-rock with a whole lotta soul. They have performed up and down the coast of California, across the U.S., and abroad sharing the stage with the likes of Tab Benoit, Jimmy Vivino, Tommy Castro, Joe Bonamassa, Dickey Betts, Johnny Winter, Dave Mason, Coco Montoya, Larry Carlton, Ike Turner, among others. The band consists of singer Shari Puorto, bassist Frank Scarpelli, guitarist John DePatie, and drummer Mike Sauer.

Wednesday NOV 8  7:00pm – TICKETS
Furious Seasons and Curtis McMurtry with a surprise special guest

The Furious Seasons are an acoustic trio with stories to tell. David Steinhart bring’s a writer’s eye to his tales of desperation, of 21st century Los Angeles, of romance, and of quietly heroic people. Guitarist Paul Nelson illuminates the arrangements with an agile blend of blues, folk and country styles, and an intuitive sense for harmony vocals. The upright bass of Jeff Steinhart give the tunes a good dose of gravitas to complete the wonderful sound of this trio. Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they’re victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, his music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and interesting arrangements. Born and raised in Austin, he grew up listening to local musicians Warren Hood, Ephraim Owens, Seela, and his father, James McMurtry. He studied music composition and ethnomusicology in college, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. After graduation, he moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting by co-writing with elder statesmen including Fred Koller and Guy Clark.

Thursday NOV 9  7:30pmTICKETS
Louie Cruz Beltran & His Latin Jazz Band

Louie Cruz Beltran is a charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist. His musical career was crafted upon the soulful sounds of his ethnic American background and flavored with contemporary R&B, Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook. Early in his career, Louie performed with great artists such as Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Francisco Aguabella, and Jorge Claudio. Recently he has performed with legends Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Poncho Sanchez and many other renowned artists. Louie will be joined by Carlos Vivas on keyboard, Ramon Banda on drums, Andrew Ford on bass, and Justin Janer on sax and flute.

Wednesday NOV 15  7:00pm
Tony Gilkyson and Winter River w/ special guest Jordan Ruiz


Thursday NOV 16  7:30pm
Mark Towns Flamenco Jazz


Wednesday NOV 22  7:00pm
Chelsea Berry and TBA w/ special guest 2 Ton Bridge


Thursday NOV 23  7:30pm
Mark Towns Flamenco Jazz


Wednesday NOV 29  7:00pm
Kylie Rothfield and Ryan Quinn


Thursday NOV 30  7:30pm
Riner Scivally Quartet
(Isla Eckinger/Putter Smith/Kendall Kay)


Wednesday DEC 6  7:00pm
Aireene Espiritu and Alice Howe w/ special guest Freebo


Thursday DEC 7  7:30pm
Frank Portenza Band w/ Adam Levy

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