ConcertChris Botti, Cassandra Wilson The jazz-lite trumpeter is joined by singer Cassandra Wilson and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Scott Dunn. HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd.; Wed., July 23, 8 p.m.; $1-$95. (323) 850-2000.ClubsTHE BAKED POTATO 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City. 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; cover varies. All ages. (818) 980-1615.Fri.—Bass Bash. Featuring The JW Trio, Doug Johns, Cartaya’s Enclave, Bill Dickens and Friends.Sat.—The Scott Henderson Trio. Jazz fusion.Sun.—Bob Sheppard All-Stars.Mon.—Monday Night Jammz.Tues.—Shredstock. Featuring The EsseNess Project.Wed.—The Kevin Eubanks Group.Thurs.—Human Element.CATALINA BAR & GRILL 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. 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.—Jeanne Newhall. GO Sat.-Sun.—Jack Sheldon Orchestra.Tues.—Heather Evans, Vern Waldren Trio.Wed.—The Young Brothers Trio.Thurs.—Coastal Interchange.CHARLIE O’S 13725 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys. No cover. Restaurant & full bar. 21 & over. (818) 994-3058. GO Fri.—Azar Lawrence Quartet. GO Sat.—Plas Johnson Quartet. GO Sun.—Doug Webb Quartet.Mon.—Emil Richards All-Star Big Band.Tues.—Jennifer Leitham Trio.Wed.—Jack Sheldon Quartet. GO Thurs.—Don Menza Quintet.CHAYA BRASSERIE 8741 Alden Dr., L.A. Restaurant and bar. Music from 7 p.m. No cover/min. (310) 859-8833.Sun.—Dolores Petersen.CROWNE PLAZA LAX HOTEL 5985 W. Century Blvd., L.A. No cover. Music 6-10 p.m. (310) 642-7500. GO Thurs.—Henry Franklin Quartet.IL MORO 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., W.L.A. Beer and wine. (310) 575-3530.Fri.—Ana Robles. Latin jazz.Thurs.—Sambalicious!Hosted by Carol Bach-y-Rita.JAX 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover, no min. Full bar. Over 18. (818) 500-1604.Fri.—Rick Blessing.Sat.—Laurie Melan Quartet.Sun.—Preston Smith.Mon.—Angela Carole Brown.Tues.—Tim Young Trio.Wed.—Red Hill Quartet.Thurs.—Jack Sheldon.THE JAZZ BAKERY 3233 Helms Ave., L.A. Beer and wine. 8 & 9:30 p.m. (310) 271-9039.Fri.—Drummer Ocie Davis. GO Sat.—Frank Capp Juggernaut.Sun.—Leslie Drayton and Fun; Pretzel Logic.Tues.—Alex Sadnik Quintet.Wed.—New West Guitar Quartet. GO Thurs.—Austin Peralta Quintet.LA VE LEE 12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Showtimes 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. Full bar. All ages. (818) 980-8158.Fri.—Bandidos de Aurora. GO Sat.—Poncho Sanchez.Tues.—Andy Walo, Kenny Aronoff, Roger Bueno.Wed.—Captain Kirk, featuring Kirk Covington.Thurs.—Brad Rabuchin, Andy Suzuki, Ralph Humphrey, Jarry Watts.RADISSON HOTEL 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City.Wed.—Paul Gormley Quartet with guest Sam Most.ROSALIE AND ALVA’S PERFORMANCE GALLERY 1417 W. Eighth St., San Pedro. (800) 403-3447. GO Sat.—The Chris Dundas Group.SEA BIRD JAZZ LOUNGE 730 E. Broadway, Long Beach. (310) 654-1116.Fri.—L.A. Jazz Jam.Sat.—Frances Coche.SHERATON LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN HOTEL 711 S. Hope St., dwntwn. (213) 488-3500.Fri.—Cecily Gardner Trio.SPAZIO 14755 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. No cover. Music 8 p.m. (Sun., 7 p.m.) Full bar. All ages. (818) 728-8400.Fri.—Dr. Richard Allen Williams Quartet.Sat.—Sherwood Sledge Quartet. GO Sun.—Tom Rizzo Quartet with Pete Christlieb. GO Mon.—Tateng Katendig Trio.Tues.—John Pisano’s Guitar Night with Mitch Holder.Wed.—Jacques Voyemant Septet.Thurs.—Son Candela Latin Jazz Sextet.VIBRATO GRILL & JAZZ 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel-Air. Piano duos 6:30-8:30 p.m.; no cover, $20 min. on Fri.-Sat. Sets from 9 p.m. Closed Mon. Full bar. All ages. (310) 474-9400.Fri.—Mel Martin–Don Friedman Quartet.Sat.—Cecelia Coleman Quintet.Sun.—Josh Nelson and Pat Senatore Duo.Tues.—Jeff Colella Duo.Wed.—John Beasley and Pat Senatore Duo.Thurs.—Reuben Estrada.VINOTEQUE 4437 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Beer and wine. (310) 482-3490.Fri.—Roger Cairns Jazz Crew.Sat.—Mark Towns Latin Jazz Trio.Sun.—Extreme Klezmer Makeover.Wed.—The Dave Leon Duo.Thurs.—Katie Strand.Other JazzSalsa Caliente plays in PERSHING SQUARE, 532 S. Olive St., dwntwn.; Sun., July 20, 4-6 p.m. Free. (213) 847-4970.Jennifer Keith and the High Society Boys go retro at CICADA, 617 S. Olive St., dwntwn.; Sun., July 20, ?8:30 p.m. (213) 488-9488.Guitarist Phil Upchurch plays at HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO, 3883 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood; Tues., July 22, 7:30 p.m. (310) 330-2800. GO Bill Watrous and Rob Stoneback go straight-ahead at the FARMERS MARKET, 6333 W. Third St., L.A.; Thurs., July 24, 7 p.m. No cover. (323) 933-9211.The Wise Guys, East L.A.–based musicians known for their “screamin’ horn line” and “roaring rhythm,” play at AMC WALKWAY, corner of San Fernando Blvd. & Palm Ave., Burbank; Thurs., July 24, 6 p.m.; free. (818) 238-5180.ConcertsTcheka One of the most internationally recognized artists from Cape Verde, Tcheka adds smooth guitar accompaniment to African batuku song and dance form. CALIFORNIA PLAZA, 350 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Fri., July 18, noon; free. (213) 687-2159.Klezmer Juice LEVITT PAVILION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2230 W. Sixth St., L.A.; Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 384-5701.Gor Mkhitarian LEVITT PAVILION, Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena; Fri., July 18, 8 p.m.; free. ?(626) 683-3230.Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto AmistadSTEVEN’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD HOUSE, 5332 E. Stevens Place, L.A.; Fri., July 18, 8 p.m.; $12. (310) 445-9705.The Real Tuesday Weld & Lal Meri The Real Tuesday Weld, fronted by Royal Academy of Art alum Stephen Coates, blends British dancehall with ’80s pop and ’60s film-score music. East Indian jazz/electronica/trip hop band Lal Meri opens. CALIFORNIA PLAZA, 350 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Fri., July 18, 8 p.m.; free. (213) 687-2159.Balandugu Kan With a name that means “the sound of the village of Balandugu” in Guinea, Balandugu Kan is a West African drum and dance troupe. At Cafe Z, they perform songs and stories in the Guinea Djembe style. CAFE Z, SKIRBALL CENTER, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood; Sat., July 19, noon-2 p.m. Free for café diners. (310) 440-4500. GO  Orquesta Charangoa Featuring violins, timbales, congas, piano, bass and Fay Roberts on flute, the Orquesta lends traditional Cuban charanga a lively and updated sound. LACMA, Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., July 19, 5-7 p.m.; free. (323) 857-6115.GO  Waldemar Bastos & Ricardo Lemvo Together, Zairean-born Waldemar Bastos’ poetic lyrics and Congo-born Ricardo Lemvo’s Afro-Portuguese rhythms make for a unique and emotional night of African music. CALIFORNIA PLAZA, 350 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Sat., July 19, 8 p.m., free. (213) 687-2159.Leroy Thomas: Zydeco An afternoon of Louisiana beats. TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance; Wed., July 23, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; free. (310) 618-6342.Quetzal LEVITT PAVILION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2230 W. Sixth St., L.A.; Wed., July 23, 7:30 p.m.; free. ?(213) 384-5701. GO  BAchata Roja Legends Concert Classic Dominican bachata icons from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including Ramon Cordero, Augusto Santos, “El Chivo Sin Ley” and Edilio Paredes, join up-and-coming Dominican star Joan Soriano. SANTA MONICA PIER, Ocean & Colorado aves., Santa Monica; Thurs., July 24, 7 p.m. (310) 458-8900.ClubsEL FLORIDITA 1253 Vine St., Hlywd. Cover $10 (except Wed.), free with dinner. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 871-0936.Fri.—Orquesta Charangoa.Sat.—Guest salsa band.Mon.—Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad.Wed.—Conjunto Guama. Cuban jam session.MAMA JUANA’S 3707 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City. Showtimes 9:30 or 10 p.m. Over 21. (818) 505-8636.Fri.—Orquesta Opa Opa.Sat.—Yari More.Tues.—Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad.Thurs.—Angel Lebron y Su Sabor Latino.—Anna FeuerBLUE DOG 4111 N. Viking Way, Long Beach. (562) 429-8935.Fri.—Joe Wood & the Lonely Ones. Street-smart blues grit.Sat.—Bernie Pearl Blues Band. The ace local veteran roars through numbers from his current Old School Blues CD.Sun.—Mickey Foster & the Lubricators. Early blues jam.CAFE BOOGALOO 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 318-2324.Sat.—Kirk “Eli” Fletcher. Big guitar blues.Sun.—The Electones. Freestyle blues expression.THE CELLAR 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach. (562) 495-9000.Fri.—The Toledo Show. Low blues and high-flying jazz.Sat.—Gary Myrick’s Guitarista. An overdue visit from the tenured ax-slinger; first, 2000 Lbs. of Blues, 2-7 p.m.Sun.—Aaron Fletcher; first, Latin jazz TBA, 5 p.m.Tues.—White Boy James & the Blues Express.COZY’S BAR & GRILL 14058 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 986-6000.Fri.—Sharp blues harp from veteran player Lynwood Slim.Sat.—Joey Harris & the Mentals. The former Beat Farmer keeps knocking it out.Mon.—Sugarayall-star blues jam.Tues.—Lovelife. Unorthodox, engrossing R&B from bandleader L. Young.Thurs.—The New Corvairs. Wild jams from this gaggle of get-around sidemen.HARVELLE’S 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 395-1676.Fri.—Z Tribe, Ghost Hounds.Sat.—Blowin’ Smoke & the Fabulous Smokettes.Sun.—The Toledo Show. Soul, jazz and cabaret.Mon.—All-Star Pro Jam.Tues.—Bongo Fury.Wed.—House of Vibe All-Stars.STARBOARD ATTITUDE 202 The Pier, Redondo Beach. (310) 379-5144.Sat.—Marilyn’s Last Supper. First, Andy Walo, 4-8 p.m.Sun.—Phil Gates Blues Band.Wed.—Andy Walo.Other BluesGet a rich dose of blues from the Dennis Herrera Band at GODMOTHER’S SALOON, 302 W. 7th St., San Pedro; Sat., ?July 19, 9 p.m. (310) 833-1589.Gale-force blues belter Zola Moon, along with others TBA, performs a fund-raiser for disabled children. REDWOOD ROOM, 4533 ½ Slauson Ave., Maywood; Sun., July 20, 2-9 p.m. (323) 560-9533.—Jonny WhitesideBOULEVARD MUSIC 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No alcohol. All ages. (310) 398-2583.Sat.—Ed Gerhard. The revered guitarist switches off from six- to twelve-string to Hawaiian lap steel.CINEMA BAR 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 390-1328.Fri.—Psychedelic Cowboys. Expanded consciousness country; plus, Bob Woodruff.Sat.—Ben Vaughn’s Desert Classic. The chronically unpredictable, talented stylist holds forth; also, Dafni.Sun.—Dean Chamberlain.Mon.—Charlie Vargas.Tues.—Grievous Angels.Wed.—Paper Planes, Jeremiah.Thurs.—Peter Fahey, Vicki Hill.THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. (626) 398-7917.Fri.—Guitar boss Robby Longley; also, singer Dani Carroll.Sat.—Trails & Rails. Old-timey music.Sun.—Doug MacLeod. Nothin’ but the blues.Tues.—Pirates of the Black Swan. The musical privateers perform in full period regalia.Wed.—The Mighty Echoes. Nonstop a cappella pop.Thurs.—Marty Axelrod & Nicole Gordon. The duo performs concept set Songs of Shiloh; also, diehard folk twosome Sabrina & Craig.THE COWBOY PALACE SALOON 21635 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. No cover. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 341-0166.Fri.-Sun.—American Made. A full weekend of red, hot and blue country (Sun. at 6 p.m.).Mon.—Chad Watson. Plus, the talent contest.Tues.—Jeffrey Michaels.Wed.—Debra Lee & Trigger Happy.Thurs.—Coldwater Canyon. The band frequently uses guitar monster Jere Mendelsohn on lead.JOE’S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 729-0805.Fri.—Desert Breeze.Mon.—Greg Smith.Tues.—Boogie-prone Rip Masterswhips the 88s.Thurs.—Henry Becker & Team Honky Tonk.Other Country/FolkHenry Becker & Team Honky Tonk give kicks at THE ROUTE 66 ROADHOUSE & TAVERN, 1846 E. Huntington Dr., Duarte; Fri., July 18, 9 p.m. (626) 357-4210.Sligo Rags does a free show at the REDONDO BEACH PIER, 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach; Sat., July 19, 6-8 p.m. (310) 318-0631.Bomshel plays at the LEVITT PAVILION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2230 W. Sixth St., L.A.; Sat., July 19, 7:30 p.m. Free. (213)384-5701, Road call their music as “a folk, rock, country, blues experiment.” PERSHING SQUARE, 532 S. Olive St., ­dwntwn.; Tues., July 22, noon-2 p.m. Free. (213) 847-4970.Jimbo Ross & Bodacious Blues take over the REDONDO BEACH PIER, 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach; Thurs., July 24, 6-8 p.m. (310) 318-0631.—Jonny WhitesideFor many more listings, go to

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