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By Kai Flanders
Fri.11 OClock News Band.
Mon.The Cross-Hart Experience.
VIBRATO GRILL & JAZZ, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air. Crowded with power diners early but gets jazzier later. Piano duos 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover, $20 min. on Fri.-Sat. Sets from 9 p.m. Full bar. All ages. (310) 474-9400.
Fri.The very tasty drumming of Joe LaBarbera leading his quintet.
Sat.Closed for private party.
Sun.Bassist Pat Senatore Duo.
Tues.Pianist Biff Hannon Duo.
Wed.The Pat Senatore Duo.
Thurs.Patrick Berrigan & the Hot Club of San Diego.
VINTAGE CAFE & BISTRO, 2032 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena. Great atmosphere, hearty fare, good vibe. BYO vino. Music 7-10 p.m. No cover. (626) 296-3320.
Sat.Guitarist Reiner Scivally.
Sun.Tony DiGiovanni Trio jazz brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tues.Tony DiGiovannis cooking jazz jam.
THE WORLD STAGE, 4344 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park. Workshops on Sat. morning (junior jazz), Mon. night (drums), Tues. night (vocals). Free unless noted. (323) 293-2451.
Sat.Saxist Azar Lawrence, 9 & 11:30 p.m.; $10.
Sun.Sisters of Jazz jam session, 7:30 p.m.-mid.
Thurs.Jazz Jam Session.
Nicely swinging pianist David Arnay and guest bassist perform at TheParkway Grill, 510 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena; every Fri., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; no cover. (626) 795-1001.
Bobby Matos brings his loose and jamming Latin jazz band to Bones and Blues,WLCAC Center, 10950 S. Central Ave.; Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.; $15 advance, $25 at door. Plenty of BBQ available. (323) 563-5639.
Thom Rotella hosts TheSunday Jazz Guitar Brunch with guest John Pisano at La Vecchia, 2654 Main St., Santa Monica; Sun., Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; no cover. (310) 399-7979.
Lighthouse All-Star drummer Bobby Whites quartet at The Lighthouse Café, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; Sun., Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free. (310) 372-6911.
The rarely uttered phrase very exciting bassist applies whenever Jennifer Leitham brings in her trio (pianist Josh Nelson, drummer Randy Drake) at Chaya Brasserie, 8741 Alden Dr., Beverly Hills; Sun., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.; no cover, no min. (310) 859-8833.
Inspired hard boppers Donavan-Muradian Quartet (usually with saxist Chuck Manning or trumpeter Kye Palmer) at Busters Coffee & Ice Cream, 1006 Mission St., S. Pasadena; every Sun., 7:30-10 p.m. (626) 441-0744.
Pianist Suezenne Fordhams Chamber Jazz Piano Trio (bassist Dave Culwell, drummer Darren Ross) perform everything from Monk to Piazzolla to Bartók to Bobby Bradford at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock; Sun., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.; $10 suggested donation. (626) 795-4989.
Pianist Larry Nash & Jazz Symphonics play The After Work Jazz Cool Down (hosted by James Janisse) at Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood; Tues., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.; no cover, no min. (310) 330-2800.
Vocalist Sherry Williams with pianist John Rodby and bassist Harvey Newmark at TheFour Points Hotel Sheraton LAXAtrium Club, 9750 Airport Blvd.; Tues., Jan. 31, 7-11 p.m.; no cover, no min. (310) 649-7024.
The Dale Fielder All-Star Jazz Experiment. Sax man Fielders albums are a rich mix of New Thing and Blue Note swing, so this could be some great music, especially for the uninitiated at this non-jazz club. Nice lineup, too, with trumpeter Richard Grant, guitarist Jacques Lesure, pianist Mike Telesmanic, bassist Bill Markus, drummer Don Littleton (and special guests). At The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd.; Tues., Jan. 31, 7:30-9 p.m. (323) 954-9400.
Time to check out saxist Kamasi Washington at his weekly jam at 5th Street Dicks, 4305 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park; every Tues., 9 p.m.; $5. (323) 296-0040.
Trumpeter Brian Swartzs quintet with saxophonist Matt Otto (as well as altoist Matt Zebley, pianist Brian Friedland, bassist Nick Rosen and drummer Jens Kuross) leads the jazz jam session in The 1160 Lounge at The Ramada Hollywood, 1160 N. Vermont Ave.; every Tues., 9 p.m.; $5 cover, no min. (323) 315-1845.
Cathy Segal-Garcias jazz jam in The Muddy Moose Lounge at The Sportsmens Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; every Wed., 8 p.m.-mid.; no cover. (818) 755-5000.
The Underground Jazz Movement with the very expressive multi-saxophonist Dale Fielder, guitarist Jacques Lesure, pianist Greg Gordon-Smith, bassist Edwin Livingston and drummer Thomas White are at Cabrinis Jazz Alley, 5664 W. Third St.; every Wed., 8 p.m.-mid.; $5. (323) 938-0259.
A drummer who worked with Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver, Roy McCurdy fronts his trio with pianist Marty Harris and bassist Richard Simon at Sangria, 68 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; Wed., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m.; free. (310) 937-4693.
The Gene Stone Quartet. The veteran West Coast drummer is joined by special guest saxist (and Bay Area legend) Vince Wallace, the very fine pianist Theo Saunders and bassist Putter Smith. At The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd.; Wed., Feb. 1, 7-10 p.m.; no cover, $10 min. (310) 216-5858, Ext. 7225.
Vocalist Julie Kelly with pianist Larry Fuller, bassist Tony Dumas and drummer Roy McCurdy are at TheCrowne Plaza LAX Hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd.; Thurs., Feb. 2, 7-10 p.m.; no cover, $10 min. (310) 642-7500.
Pianist David Garfield, bassist Carlos Del Puerto and drummer Kevin Crabb play Viva Italia, 19563 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana; every Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; no cover, no min. (818) 996-8008.