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Wednesday November 21  7:00pm
Brad Colerick & so-called ‘friends’ featuring Ben Garnett
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The night before Thanksgiving is always a magical show. Come kick off your holiday at Wine & Song with Brad Colerick and the Wreckers (David Plenn, Guillermo Guzmán, Tim Fleming) along with guests Ben Garnett, Coddy Nuckols, Marika Gerrard, Severin Browne, and Laurie McClain. Gonna be a fun one, friends!

Wednesday November 28  7:00pm
Jill Freeman
and Tom Corbett – TICKETS

Jill Freeman is a native Angeleno. She began her professional career in music over 20 years ago. Her trio The Life Is Grand Band became stalwarts of the L.A. music scene, gaining an avid following for their tight vocals and original songwriting. Their song “Feel Like Makin’ Art” was included on the Fast Folk series which is now part of the Folkways Smithsonian collection. Jill will be accompanied by her husband and producer Joel Wachbrit along with Steve Nelson on bass and Debra Dobkin on percussion. Tom Corbett is an in demand mandolin and guitar player. He toured and recorded with The Acousticats featuring Phil Salazar and Cyrus Clarke (Cache Valley Drifters) which lead to work with John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and The String Wizards. He also played and recorded with Jennifer Warnes, Vassar Clements, Laurie Lewis, and John Sebastian. In addition to his sideman work, Tom has recorded three solo albums that feature a ‘who’s who’ of top-tier guest musicians.

Thursday November 29  7:30pm
Jon Mayer Trio – TICKETS

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 Roy McCurdy on drums and Mike Gurrola on bass.

Wednesday December 5  7:00pm
Maurice Tani; Fox and Bones
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Maurice Tani is a “rye-to-romantic, supercalifornigraphic” singer-songwriter, specializing in a so-called cinema-for-the-blind style. His band, Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora has been the source of untold, but exquisite suffering in the Bay Area for over 10 years. Fox and Bones are the modern day Bonnie and Clyde, if Bonnie and Clyde had driven a Volvo and played folk-pop music. Based in Portland, OR, these internationally touring sweethearts aren’t your average duo. Rather than simply documenting their experiences in song, Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore write from the perspective of quasi-fictional characters. There’s Fox, a down-and-out it girl, and Bones, a rootless orphan bad boy with a heart of gold. The two fall for each other, decide to hit the road, and never look back. The characters, as well as their real-life counterparts, use music as the canvas on which they paint a new life together. Their music is ripe with vocal harmonies that pull at the heartstrings and a complex, at times metaphysical, lyrical landscape.

Thursday December 6  7:30pm
trioKAIT – TICKETS

Kait Dunton is a composer and pianist who eagerly defies genre boundaries with her unconventional approach to composition and to the piano trio. Her electro-acoustic group – trioKAIT – brings a fresh perspective to the classic jazz piano trio. The Huffington Post included trioKAIT in their list of “The Best Jazz for 2015.” Together with drummer Jake Reed and bassist Cooper Eppelt, they seem to meld into a laser-focused single entity that is captivating, playful and exciting, with an intensity that grabs you from the beginning. Kait holds a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from USC’s Thornton School of Music. She heads the Piano Performance program at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena.

SPECIAL TUESDAY SHOW! December 11  7:00pm
A Gypsy Soul Christmas – TICKETS

Gypsy Soul began 21 years ago in Scotland when Roman Morykit and Cilette Swann made a promise to each other to make both their lives and their living from their art. Their soulful blend of bluesy, jazzy, roots rock is born of love, heartache, struggle, and determination. Over the past two decades, Gypsy Soul has won numerous songwriting and performance awards including the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Independent Music Awards among others. The duo has opened for The Doobie Brothers and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and have had their music placed in TV shows and films such as Providence, Felicity, 90210, Roswell, After Sex, and Quicksand among others. Marian Liu of the Seattle Times said, “Their adaptations of traditional holiday tunes are beautiful — I can’t describe their “Noel” in words, other than to say it will convince any hater of Christmas music to think otherwise.”

Wednesday December 12  7:00pm
Special New Orleans
Jam $15 advance/$20 door
Terrance “Hollywood” Taplin birthday celebration – TICKETS


Thursday December 20  7:30pm
VR Smith Group – TICKETS


Wednesday January 16  7:00pm
Brian Joseph; Matthew Michael & Christina Marie
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Brian Joseph has made four albums, three children, and most recently a one man show that he is taking to the revered Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. He is known for not only his exquisite tenderness and laugh-out-loud lyrics, but also for his outrageous live show, which teeters between mayhem and poignancy, hilarity and depth. He plays every musical instrument you’ve ever heard of, and makes a pretty good veggie lasagna. Currently in production on their first album, acoustic duo Matthew Michael & Christina Marie approach music with reverence — regard for the past and exploration of the future. They engage audiences with honest songs expressed in harmonically-rich layers of voices and strings. They write independently and collaboratively, complementing and contrasting each other’s creative voice.