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Jazz Listings for February 10 - 16 

For February 10 - 16

Friday, Feb 10 2006
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GO CARMEN LUNDY Last time this imaginative singer was in town, she had a big band with the likes of Steve Turre and Mark Shim in the ranks. Now it’s a different vibe with a quartet, featuring pianist Harold O’Neal (Greg Osby), guitarist Phil Upchurch and the marvelous Smitty Smith on drums. TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance; Fri., Feb. 10, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. (310) 781-7150.

GO JANE IRA BLOOM It’s a drive, yeah, but a rare chance to see this brilliant and innovative soprano saxist and composer. With the Saddleback Big Band (Joey Sellers, director). McKINNEY THEATER, SADDLEBACK COLLEGE, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo; Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.; $15. (949) 582-4656.

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GO BOB ENEVOLDSEN MEMORIAL CONCERT Lots of great jazzers pay tribute to the late trombonist and arranger, including the Bill Holman Band, Steve Huffstetter Big Band, Dick Hafer Band, David Angel Saxtet, Roger Neuman and many more. THE MUSICIANS UNION, 817 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Sun., Feb. 12, noon-8 p.m.; $20 donation. (818) 883-4680.

MIMI BLAIS OLD TOWN MUSIC HALL, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo; Sun., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. (310) 322-2592.

THE VALENTINE CONCERT FOR FRIENDS & LOVERS features Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum. Date night. TERRACE THEATER AT THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.; Sun., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

Clubs

THE BACK ROOM AT HENRI’S, 21601 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Intimate, affordable, good eats, full bar. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.-mid.; weeknights 6:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. (818) 348-5582.

GO Fri.—Great saxophonist Pete Christlieb with TheJohn Hammond Trio.

Sat.—Vocalist Marilyn King and The John HammondTrio.

GO Sun.—Trumpeter Buddy Childers’ 80th birthday party. With trombonist Scott Whitfield,The John HammondTrio and guests galore. Will be a good one.

Thurs.—The John Hammond Trio & Friends.

THE BAKED POTATO, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City. 9:30 & 11:30 p.m. Cover varies. All ages. (818) 980-1615.

Fri.—Mama O, with vocalist Carol Rogers.

Sat.-Sun.—El Grupo with guitarist Steve Lukather, bassist Oscar Cataya, keyboardist Steve Weingart and drummer Joey Heredia.

Mon.—Guitarists Jamie Kime, John Ziegler, with trumpeter Mitch Manker.

Tues.—Singer James Torme, with guitarist Tim Kobza, keyboardist John Rangel, bassist Ryan Cross, drummer Tony Austin and a horn section.

Wed.—Bassist J.K. Kluetgens, with keysman Matt Rohde, guitarist Antti and drummer Virgil Donati.

Thurs.—OHM: guitarist Chris Poland, bassist Robert Pagliari, drummer Kofi Baker.

CAFE CORDIALE, 14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. A session cats’ hang; lots of fusion and jazzy R&B. Beer & wine. Music begins 9:30 or 10 p.m. No cover. All ages. (818) 789-1985.

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CAFE METROPOL, 923 E. Third St., dwntwn. Rocco sets up the jazz downtown. Food, beer/wine. Music 8-10:30 p.m. $5. (213) 613-1537 or www.roccoinla.com.

Fri.—Tony Jones Quintet.

GO Sat.—Young and full of weird, noisy (good) ideas, guitarist Tom McNalley leads a trio, 5 p.m., $5; and the rich modern melodies of saxist Matt Otto and his quartet. (Greg Burk)

GO Thurs.—New York vibist Nick Mancini’s quintet with pianist Otmaro Ruiz, delivering a revved-up mix of standards and originals.

CAFE 322, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Fine Italian food at great prices, full bar — a cool hang and a great jazz room. Music 7-11:30 p.m. No cover, no min. (626) 836-5414.

Fri.—Hard-working tenor legend Gil Bernal.

GO Sat.—Saxophonist Michael McDaniel’s quartet featuring bassist Trevor Ware, pianist Nate Morgan.

Sun.—Night at the Opera with pianist Danny Guerrero.

Tues.—Jazz violinist Chris Murphy solo.

Wed.—The Jazz Jam Session.

Thurs.—Pianist Matt Politano.

CATALINA BAR & GRILL, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. Modern elegance. Tues.-Sat., 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Cover varies. All ages. Full bar. Full menu. (323) 466-2210.

Fri.-Sun.—David Benoit.

Mon.—TIBA’sCD-release party.

Tues.—Strunz & Farrah; 8 & 10 p.m. shows.

Wed.-Sun.—Betty Buckley.

CHARLIE O’S, 13725 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys. The best jazz at this players’ hang. No cover. Restaurant & full bar. 21 & over. (818) 994-3058.

GO Fri.—Brilliant trumpeter Bobby Shew with TheJohn Heard Trio (pianist Larry Fuller, drummer Roy McCurdy).

GO Sat.—Outstanding trombonist Bill Watrous with the same John Heard Trio.

Sun.—Pianist Karen Hernandez, with John Heard, drummer Lorca Hart.

Mon.—Pianist Page Cavanaugh’strio with bassist Karl Vincent,drummer Jason Lingle.

Tues.—Jack Sheldon & Ross Tompkins.

Wed.—Dave Pell Octet.

GO Thurs.—Passionate saxophonist Justo Almario, with guitarist Rick Zunigar, bassist Edwin Livingston and drummer Max Almario.

CLUB TROPICAL, 8641 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Full bar and Salvadoran food. Cover varies. (310) 559-1127.

Fri.—Marcele Berger.

Mon.—Michael Grodsky Group.

GO Thurs.—Sit back and marvel at the cascading groove and tightrope invention of Lane Ends Merge Left, with bassist Steuart Liebig, drummer Alex Cline, violinist Jeff Gauthier and windman Andrew Pask. (Greg Burk)

COLOMBO’S, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. Italian lounge with red-leather everything. Full bar. No cover. (323) 254-9138.

Sun.-Mon.—TheErikEkstrandTrio; each Mon. hosting TheEagle Rock Jazz Jam Session.

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