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Thursday, May 25 @ 7:30pm

Leni Stern Band w/ special guest Adam Levy – TICKETS

For 25 years Leni Stern has found motivation in the ever-changing world around her for the music she plays – a sound equally transforming, malleable, and moving. She came from Europe, put roots down in America, followed the winds to Africa, and her sights are always on the horizon. Stern has had great  success as a jazz guitarist having been awarded five consecutive Gibson Guitar Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year Awards. She led bands supported by heavyweights such as Dennis Chambers, Bill Frisell, Michael Brecker, and Paul Motian. After 6 highly acclaimed instrumental albums Stern bravely chartered the vocal waters on her 1995 album “Words.” She’ll be joined for this show by her NYC bandmates Mamadou Ba and Alioune Faye as well as popular Blue Guitar guest Adam Levy.

Thursday, June 1 @ 7:30pm

Molly Miller Trio (Jay Bellerose, Jennifer Condos) – TICKETS

A Los Angeles native, Molly Miller has performed, recorded, and toured with the likes of Jason Mraz, Wynton Marsalis, Donna Missal, Ashley Clark, and Printz Board. She grew up playing guitar in a band with her four siblings, performing on national television, and winning music awards all around the country. In May she graduated with her doctorate in guitar performance from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, where she also received both her Bachelors and Masters in Music. She has performed at major festivals ranging from Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and Charlotte Jazz Festival to Bumbershoot and Riotfest. She just returned just from s two-week tour in Brazil playing lead guitar for Jason Mraz. She’ll be joined by Jay Bellerose on drums and Jennifer Condos on bass.

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30pm

Mark Towns Flamenco Fusion – TICKETS

Mark Towns Flamenco Fusion is an exciting mix of Spanish, Brazilian, and Caribbean musical textures, combining the virtuosity of flamenco-influenced guitar with seductively exotic Latin rhythms. The sounds will take you on a musical journey conjuring images of hot summer days, panoramic sunsets, and cool moonlit nights. Mark will be joined by Ross Schodek on bass, Euro Zambrano on drums, plus a special surprise guest.

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30pm

Riner Scivally/Rob Kyle Quartet – TICKETS

Guitarist Riner Scivally has performed and recorded with some venerable jazz musicians including Larance Marable, Stacey Rowles, Gary Foster, and Putter Smith. In addition to his music faculty positions at PCC and Occidental College, he performs around Los Angeles with his trio and various band configurations. His latest release, ¡Diferencias!, features Tim Pleasant on drums and Jim Szilagyi on piano. Rob Kyle has performed or recorded with CeeLo Green, Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, Jason Mraz, Chaka Khan and many others. They will be joined by Mike Alvidrez on bass and Kendall Kay on drums.

Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30pm

Rich Hinman vs Adam Levy (w/ Jay Bellerose & Jennifer Condos)

Individually, the members of this instrumental quartet have played with Sara Bareilles, Ray LaMontagne, Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Rosanne Cash, Don Henley, Sam Phillips, Over the Rhine, Elvis Costello, and dozens more venerable artists. As a collective unit, Rich Hinman vs. Adam Levy has only been playing together for a short time but you’d never guess that from their deep grooves and telepathic interplay. They play soul music without words, country music without hats, and blues music without regrets.

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30pm

Jeff Dale & Jeff Stone, The Southside Lives CD Release show

Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30pm – TBA

Nick Kirgo Trio

The Nick Kirgo Trio repertoire spans a large chasm from Mingus to Dylan to mysterious Brazilian tunesmith Zequinha de Abreau. Nick Kirgo has played, toured or recorded with David Lynch, Billy Childs, Les McCann, J.D. Souther, Dianne Reeves, Nels Cline, reed master Michael Moore, Steuart Liebig, and Nelson Riddle among many others. A small sampling of the radically eclectic artists bassist Hank Van Sickle has worked with includes Jimmy Smith, John Mayall, Yma Sumac, Mick Taylor and Wanda Jackson. And Drummer and percussionist Debra Dobkin has worked with Richard Thompson, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Perla Batalla, and Don Henley.

Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30pm

Dave Hull Trio

Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30pm

Trio WoRK (Ken Wild, Tom Rizzo, Susan Krebs)

Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30pm

Jazz Butchers

Thursday, August 3 @ 7:30pm

Jon Mayer Trio

Thursday, August 10 @ 7:30pm


Thursday, August 17 @ 7:30pm

Louie Cruz Beltran & his Latin Jazz Band

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:30pm

Peter Olstad Trio