In decades past, jazz fanatic Clint Eastwood hung at Studio City jazz spot the Baked Potato. Oh, and Police guitarist Andy Summers gigged there following the supergroup’s breakup, Slash played in jam sessions there after Guns N’ Roses, and in recent years Joe Bonamassa has slipped in for sets before a hundred fans instead of the thousands that fill his arena shows. The venue was founded in 1970 by Don Randi, and his son Justin is there most nights now behind the bar and out front tweaking the room’s legendary sound. Music fans from around the world pass through the doors, and the club can be considered L.A.’s answer to New York’s Village Vanguard: a small room where some of the world’s greatest musicians stop by to listen and play with their peers. The patrons themselves feel like they’re sitting in. 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City. (818) 980-1615, —Tom Meek

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3787 Cahuenga Blvd. W.
Studio City CA 91604


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