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GO Fri.—Good Latinized jazz from The Banda Brothers, 9 p.m.-mid.
Sat.—Zac Harmon, 9-mid.
Sun.—Jazz guitarist Jesse Bradley, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wed.—Byron Miller’s B-Jam Night, 9:30 p.m.-mid.
Thurs.—Pianist and vocalist Gaea Schell.
JAX, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Noisy, crowded, but grab a table beside the tiny stage and see some fine jazz on a good night. Lunch and dinner. No cover/no min. Full bar. Over 18. (818) 500-1604.
Sun.—Django-isms from The Hot Fab Djazz Club.
Mon.—Pianist Marty Harris.
Tues.—Daniel Bone & the Two Tones.
GO Thurs.—Great jazz from trumpeter Jack Sheldon’s California Cool Quartet at their regular haunt.
THE JAZZ BAKERY, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. Prime-time players in a concert setting. Beer, wine. 8 & 9:30 p.m. (Half-price student-rush tickets with ID, 21 & under.) (310) 271-9039.
GO Fri.- Sun.—Powerful Tennessee tenor saxist Bennie Wallace has a lot of Coleman Hawkins in his sound, with guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Danton Boller and drummer Alvin Queen. (Also, 4 p.m. Sunday: Bleu Orleans Katrina fund-raiser with Phillip Manuel.)
Mon.—Johnny Mandel Big Band.
LA VÉ LEE, 12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Mediterranean cuisine. Showtimes 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. Full bar. All ages. (818) 980-8158.
GO Sat.—Great Brazilian (and other) sounds from Katia Moraes & Sambaguru.
MAGGIANO’S, 189 The Grove Dr. Italian cuisine right by Farmers Market. No cover/no min. Music 6:30-9 p.m. (323) 965-9665.
Fri.—Vocalist Judy Wexler.
GO Sat.—Straight-ahead jazz from TheKarl Marsh Quintet.
Thurs.—Latin-tinged standards from Margo Reymundo.
MICELI’S, 1646 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hlywd. Venerable Italian eatery features excellent jazz pianists. No cover. Full bar. All ages. (323) 466-3430.
Fri. & Sun.—Brian O’Rourke.
Mon.—Phil Palermo& Charlie Chiarenza.
THE MONEY TREE, 10149 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake. Hallowed old nightspot/restaurant. No cover. All ages. (818) 752-8383.
Fri.—Call club for info. (R.I.P. Michael Rose. He played a good, honest horn.)
Sat.—Latin jazzers Sweet Heat.
Mon.—Blues from Alex Rebar.
Thurs.—Fine pianist Scott Oakley.
PHLIGHT, 6724 Bright Ave., Whittier. Restaurant is a new jazz spot in old Whittier. No cover, no minimum. All ages. (562) 789-0578.
GO Fri.—Vocalist Patrice Quinnhas been making waves in a crowded jazz vocal scene. 8-11 p.m.
Sat.—Billi Redd, 8-11 p.m.
Sun.—Vocalist Ashley Maher, 7-10 p.m.
Tues.—Vocalist Patrice Quinn. 7-10 p.m.
SPAZIO, 14755 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. California cuisine. No cover; two-drink min. Music from 7:30. Full bar. All ages. (818) 728-8400.
GO Fri.—Talented pianist Joe Baggwith the fine saxist Matt Otto, bassist Jeff D’Angelo and drummer Tim Pleasant.
GO Sun.—Brunch with guitarist Ron Anthony and bassist Adam Cohenfrom 10:30 a.m.; then, at 8 p.m., versatile saxist John Altman has had quite a career, including orchestrating Monty Python flicks (“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” was his); here he plays from his upcoming album You Started Something with pianist Tom Ranier, bassist Chris Connorand drummer Ray Brinker.
GO Tues.—Swinging vocal jazz with TheJudy Chamberlain Quartet, featuring the great team of two veterans of the West Coast jazz wars: saxist Med Flory and drummer Frankie Capp.
Wed.—Pianist Alan Broadbent’s trio with bassist Putter Smith and drummer Kendall Kay.
TEN20 CAFÉ at the WYNDHAM BEL AGE, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., W. Hlywd. Plush Strip digs with quite the view out the windows or at the bar. No cover, two-drink min. Pay-to-park. Music from 7 p.m. (310) 358-7702.
Fri.—11 O’Clock News Band.
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.
GO Sat.—Maybe the greatest West Coast bop altoist still playing, Lanny Morganwith John Campbell, Pat Senatore.
Sun.—Pianist Alan Broadbent duo.
Wed.—Pianist Chris Dawson duo.