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BERKELEY.

Anna's Jazz Island. 2120 Allston Way. Tel: 510-845-5515 Fax: 5110-845-5515 [contact: Anna de Leon. Beautiful intimate club (seating just under 100) in downtown Berkeley in a sophisticated yet comfortable Caribbean-themed setting, complete with huge palm trees! Features local musicians and great acoiustics with live music every night. Full bar, nice Italian food. All ages, all shows.]

 

Maybeck Hall. 510-848-3228 1537 Euclid

BEVERLY HILLS.

360 Rodeo Jazz Club. 360 N. Rodeo Drive. Tel: 323-964-2497 [contact: Mike Shadow-Sky. Fusion. Excellent California cuisine and Bar. Starts: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Cover charge $10.00]

 

CAMARILLO

Michael D's Santa Rosa Caf. 5800 Santa Rosa Road. Tel: 805-383-8990 [contact: Michael Dribben. In beautiful Camarillo, at the entrance of the sensational Santa Rosa Valley Fine Dining and Sizzling JAZZ and Blues! Michael D's Santa Rosa Cafe provides fine dining mixed with an excellent environment. Come join Michael and Linda and their exceptional staff for a glorious experience. Friday,Saturday and Sunday evenings. Be ready to enjoy some Sizzling Jazz and Blues while enjoying a fine meal or glass of wine]

FAIRFAX.

19 Broadway Nightclub.. 19 Broadway. Tel: 415-459-1091 [contact: Gary Graham. Jazz every Sunday 4 pm - midnight. No food. Bed and Breakfast Inn connected]

FORT BRAGG.

Headlands Coffeehouse. 120 E Laurel. Tel: 707 964 1987 [contact: Peter Gealey. Live jazz at least three nights a week (no cover). Traditional jazz standards and progressive jazz. Cafe menu-Open 7AM-10PM Sun-Thurs; 7AM-11PM Friday and Saturday]

FULLERTON.

Steamers Cafe. 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue. 92 832 0Fullerton. Tel: 714-871-8800 Fax: 714-871-8801.[Manager: Terrance M. Love][Located in Fullerton California, just down the street from Disneyland and Knots Berry Farm, is Steamers Cafe, a "true" jazz club Open late every night, live top-name straight-ahead jazz 7 nights a week, featuring national and local acts such as Ernie Watts, Kurt Elling, Herb Geller Poncho Sanchez, Charles McPherson, Pete Christlieb and Tom Ranier. NO COVER CHARGE, fantastic food, fine varietal wines and premium beers. Nothing on the dinner menu is over $9.00. The hottest jazz club in Los Angeles imported beer. Check em out.]
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GLENDALE.

Rusty Pelican. 300 Harvey Drive. Glendale. Tel: 818-242-9191 [contact: Christine. Jazz Friday and Saturday Nights. No Cover. No Miminum. Seafood & Steak]

HALF MOON BAY.

Bach Dynamite. & Douglas Beach House Dancing Soc. 726-4143

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INGLEWOOD.

After Work Jazz Cool Down. 3883 W. Century Blvd. Tel: 310-330-2800 Fax: 310-672-8814 [contact: Hollywood Park Casino. Now in its 8th year. Offering the best jazz artists in Los Angeles, such as Barbara Morrison, Clayton Brothers, Albert (Tootie) Heath and others. Traditional - straight ahead, some blues. Food available. Located in Finish Line Lounge inside Hollywood Park Casino. NO COVER & NO MINIMUM 7:30pm - 10:00pm]

 

LA JOLLA BEACH.

Fresh" Seafood Restaurant & Bar. 1044 Wall Street. Tel: (858) 551-7575 Restaurant & Jazz Bar presents live jazz every Monday at 6 p.m.]

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LAGUNA

BEACH.

The Seven Degrees. 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Tel: 949 376 0075 [seven-degrees is an idea lab for artists working in all forms of media. The primary goal of the facility is to offer artists an environment in which they can realize their creative vision in new ways while offering a unique art experience to visitors. To be a true incubator of creative expression, [seven-degrees] will remain in a constant state of evolution, encouraging a lively discourse on what's possible in art]

LONG

BEACH.

M Bar and Grill. 213A Pine Ave. Long Beach. Tel: 562-435-2525 [contact: Moin Rastgar. All forms of Jazz on an elevated stage, within a quaint restaurant,bar,gallery serving some of the finest food in Long Beach at very affordable prices]

 

Sir Winston's Martini Bar. 1126 Queens Highway. Tel: 562.435.3511. [contact: Queen Mary. Live jazz Thursday thru Saturday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm in a cozy, candlelit art deco setting on the water with award-winning edibles and signature cocktails. No cover. Validated parking. Valet parking available.]

LOS ANGELES.

Aioli Restaurant & Tapas Bar. 1261 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance Tel:310-320-9200

Atlas Bar & Grill. Wilshire & Western. 213-380-8400

The Baked Potato. 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West No. Hollywood, CA. 91604. Tel: (818)980-1615 [contact: Don Randi. All type of good jazz music. Live music & dinner. Full Bar. Open: 7pm Daily. Show time 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Our potatoes are the finest, healthiest, biggest and tastiest potatoes grown. Usually 14 to 16 ounces]

Bicycle Shop Cafe. 12217 Wilshire Bl., West L.A. Tel: 310-826-7831

Blue Beet Cafe. 107 21st Place, Newport Beach, CA 949-675-2338

Bob Burns Restaurant. 2nd & Wilshire, Santa Monica Tel: 310-393-6777

Bonaventure Brewing Co. & Restaurant.. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 So. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Tel: 213-236-0802 [A major Los Angeles club that now features national talent]

Ca' del Sole. 4100 N. Cahuenga Bl., No.Hollywood Tel: 818-985-4669

Cafe Cordiale. 14115 Ventura Bl., Sherman Oaks Tel: 818-789-1985

Catalina Bar& Grill. 6725 Sunset Blvd. Tel: 323 466-2210 Fax: 323 466-9217 [contact: Catalina Popescu. Super club,jazz club with a wonderful atmospher, great food, full bar.In the hart of Hollywood]

Canter's Kibitz Room. 419 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood Tel: 213-651-2030

Charlie O's Bar & Grill. 13725 Victory Blvd. Valley Glen. Van Nuys. Tel: 818-994-3058 [contact: Charles Ottaviano. True jazz club feel, low lights, cozy room, all-jazz jukebox. Wide range of jazz styles represented. Well-known musicians nightly, e-mail for schedule. Open 10AM-1PM Mon-Sat, 10AM-12AM Sun. Food served until 11:30, Sun. until 10. Great menu: baseball-cut steaks, ribs, roast chicken, chops, burgers, philly cheesesteaks]

Club Brasserie . Wyndham Bel Age Hotel. 1020 N. San Vicente, W. Hollywood Tel: 310-854-1111

El Pollo Inka. 400 So. Euclid St., Anaheim. Tel: 714-772-2263

El Pollo Inka. 23705 Hawthorne St., Torrance. Tel: 310-373-0062

5th Street Dick's. 3335 43rd Place, Los Angeles. Tel: 213-296-3970w

The Grapevine.. 2110 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance 310-366-6888

Hal's. 1349 Abbot Kinney Bl., Venice. Tel: 310-396-3105

Hollywood Park Casino Lounge. 3883 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood. Tel: 310-330-2841

Hotel Nikko & Beverly Hills. 465 So. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Tel: 310-247-0400

House of Blues. 8430 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Tel: 213-650-1451

Jax. 339 No. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tel: 818-500-1604

Jazz Bakery. 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. Tel: 310-271-9039

La Ve Lee . 10351 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. Tel: 818-980-8158 [Latin and Brazilian jazz]

The Lighthouse. 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tel: 310-376-9833

Lunaria. 110351 Santa Monica, Century City. tel: 310-282-8870

Lone Wolf & the Wine Merchant. 9713 Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills. Tel: 310-278-7322

Luna Park. 665 N. Robertson Ave.,W. Hollywood. Tel: 310-652-0611

Marla's Memory Lane. 2323 W. Martin Luther King Bl., L.A.. 213-294-8430

Monteleone's West. 19337 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Tel: 818-996-0662

Odessa Restaurant. 680 S. Pac Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach. Tel: 714-376-8792

Rix.. 1413 5th Street, Santa Monica. Tel: 310-656-9688

Rocco Restaurant. 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel-Air. Tel: (310)475-9807 [contact: Rocco Somazzi. Most jazz musicians who have played this room say it's the best jazz club in Los Angeles. It's got the best sound, the most beautiful room, the best calendar of live jazz, and the best food (northern Italian cuisine). Features mostly instrumental jazz with an emphasis on bebop and experimental styles.]

Runaway Bay. 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance. Tel: 310-937-4693 [contact: Ozzie Cadena noted jazz record producer and booker of many club such as The Lighthouse and Sangria, both in Hermosa Beach]

Sangria..68 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, 310-937-4693

Simon's & Ports O'Call. 1050 Nagoya Way, San Pedro. Tel: 310-514-1050

Spaghettini. 3005 Old Ranch Pky, Seal Beach. Tel: 562-596-2199

Trilogy. 1820 Von Karmen Ave., Irvine. Tel: 949-955-0757

Typhoon. 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South. Tel: 310-390-6565.

Valley Jazz Club. 8201 Melba Ave. West Hills (Los Angeles). Tel: 818-347-3155 [contact: Robert A. Berman. First Sunday of the month. An ever changing, outstanding, musical group hired as Feature Band performs normally from 3:00 to 4:00PM. From 1:00 to 3:00PM and 4:00 to 5:00, great musicians from the Los Angeles area gather to jam--there are usually 4 jam sets. Libations and soft drinks are available at the bar. Hot dogs, sandwiches, potato salad, and coffee are available also]

The Warehouse. 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 310-823-5451

World Stage. 4344 Degnan Ave., Los Angeles. 213-293-2451

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OAKLAND.

Yoshi's at Jack London Square. 510 Embarcadero West. Tel: (1-510) 238-9200 [Great Jazz Shows and Artists booked here all the time. Contemporary, Classic, all ranges of Jazz. Also has a sushi bar, restaurant, and a dinner show. Great Sake]

 
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REDLANDS

Jave The Hut.. Johnston college, Holt dorm 1231 E. Colton ave, Redlands. Tel: (909) 793-2121 [College jazz in the basement of the Holt dormatory. Every Thursday night during the school year from 9pm. until 1am.. The school year is from September to December, and January until the first week in may. For information call (909) 793-2121 and ask for the school of music. They will be able to give more details]

Little Fisherman Seafoods. 1175 W. Redlands Blvd. Tel: 909 798 5998 [contact: Mike & Patsy Kalina. Best Seafood in the Inland Empire! FRESH fish! Featuring the best Jazz in Redlands, with artists from West LA to Palm Springs. 6-9 pm Fridays and Saturdays]

REDDING

Rivercity Jazz Society. Editor. PO Box 494723 [contact: Joyce Covey, Editor. Monthly Jazz Cabaret Concert, 3rd Sunday Each Month. 1-5 Pm. Location: Elks Lodge, 250 Elk Dr., Redding Ca. Admission: Members:$6/Non Mbr.:$8. Guest Bands from Sf. Bay Area And Sacramento Surroundings... Plus *Four* Great Local Jazz Bands And *One* Local Big Band]

 

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SACRAMENTO.

On Broadway . 827 Broadway 916-443-8492

Bull Marketr. 815 11th St. 916-446-6757

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SANTA CLARITA

The Barbeque Club Bar & Grill. 26238 Bouquet Canyon Road. Tel: 661 253 4555 Fax: 661 253 5002 [contact: Michael Patterson. Selected as one of the top reccommended restaurants Los Angeles Times Magazine 2003 & 2004. Voted Best Entertainment Santa Clarita 2004. Features Cajun/Creole Cuisine & Louisiana style BBQ. Blues & Smooth Jazz]

 

SANTA CRUZ.

Jazz Society of Santa Cruz County. 220 San Jose Ave. Tel: 831 427 2792 [Non Profit Jazz Society. Holds weekly Jazz Jam every Sunday at Bocci's Cellar. Email jazz newsletter to 1000 people every week. On line musician listing of 150 local jazz musicians.Produces annual compilation CD of local jazz groups]

 

Kuumbwa Jazz Cntr. 320 Cedar Street. 408-427-2777

Kuumbwa Jazz Society. Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 320-2 Cedar Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: (831) 427-2227 Fax: (831) 427-3342 [Premier jazz spot in Santa Cruz, CA. Great bands, good atmosphere]

SAN DIEGO.

Chang's Cuisine . 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr. 619-558-2288

Croce's Bar and Grill. 802 Fifth St. 619-233-4355

Dick's Last Resort . 345 Fourth Av. 619-231-9100

Elarios . 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive. 619-459-0541

Espresso Literatti . Fay/Kline (La Jolla)

Humphrey's. 2303 Shelter Island Dr. 619-224-3411

Imperial House. 505 Kalmia St. 619-234-3525

Jonathan's Place. Hotel Saint James; 828 6th Av. 619-234-0155

Juke Joint Cafe. 327 4th Ave. Tel: 619 232-7685 Fax: 619 708-3663 [contact: Trey Brady. The restaurant consist of two room the Bistro and the "Kinda Blue" Supper Club. Live entertainment is present Wednesday - Sunday. Thursday - Saturday the club offers late nite dancing from 10pm-2am. A southern cusine menu featuring catfish, fried chicken and much more is available nightly]

King Luis Inn. 5125 Linda Vista Rd. 619-291-4279

The Onyxroom. 852 Fifth Avenue. Tel: (619) 235-6699 Fax: (619) 595-1532 [contact: Tim Larson]

Palace Bar. Horton Grand Hotel, 311 Island/4th. 619-544-1886

Venice Caffe/Bar. 2914 Canon Street. 619-223-6547

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SAN FRANCISCO.

Bistro Yoffi. 2231 Chestnut St. Tel: (415) 8855133. Fax: 415)351 1942 [contact: Thomas Verkamp. Very friendly enviroment, supporting local artists, Jazz-Broad selection, blues, R&B. Eclectic californian menu w/ soul food edge. Heated garden dining (music is inside.) Artsie decor with real jazz album covers on the walls.]

 

BooM BooM RooM. 1601 Fillmore Street. Tel: 415-673-8000 Fax: 415-673-8053 Bar: 415) 673-8040.[contact: Alex Andreas. Opened In October, 1997. The Best In Blues & Boogie ~ Soul, R&B, Funk ~ Jazz-Fusion & Afro-Beat & New Groove * From Bay Area Legends To National Headliners. Located at 1601 Fillmore in the heart of San Franciscos old Fillmore district, the location boasts a colorful history of playing host to the whos who of blues musicians in a neighborhood known for its musical roots. Open seven days a week from 4PM to 2AM (with occasional Late-Night/All-Night Shows). Cover charge is extremely reasonable: normally $4 on Mondays, $4 on Tuesdays, $5 on Wednesdays, $5 on Thursdays, $10- $12 on Fridays & Saturdays and $4 on Sundays (charges vary for special shows) ]

Cafe du Nord. 2170 Market Street, San Francisco, 861-5016 [(jazz and blues) Live music 7 days 9-1:30 AM, also dinner music Saturday 7-9 PM. Drinks $3.25 and up. Cover charge: $3-$5]

Enrico's. 504 Broadway. [at Kearney). San Francisco. Tel: 415-982-6223 Fax: 415 397-7244 [contact: Ned Boynton. Open air sidewalk cafe. Voted best bar and people watching in San Francisco. Daily noon - 2:00 a.m. Consistent *** ratiings for 10 years. Acoustic jazz]

Jacks Bar. 1601 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, 567-3227. [ Live music Thursday-Saturday, 9 PM to 1:30 AM Drinks $2 and up, 22 beers on tap. Cover charge: $5 Friday-Saturday only]

Kimball's East. 5800 Shellmound. 510 658 2555

Koncepts Kultural . 480 3rd. Street, Oakland. 510 763 0682

New Orleans Room at the Fairmont Hotel. California and Mason Streets, San Francisco, 772-5000 [Live music schedule varies, usually some weekdays and Friday-Sunday, with shows at 8 and 10 PM Wines by the glass $5.50-$9; specialty drinks $7.50; appetizers $6-$15. Cover charge: $15-24, top headliners are $30-40]

Lou's Pier 47., 300 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, 771-0377. [Live music 7 days, with 3 sets Friday-Sunday from Noon-3 PM, 4-8 PM and 9 PM-1 AM. Beer $2.75 and up, well drinks $3.Cover charge: $4 Sunday-Thursday, $5 Friday, $8 Saturday]

Heart and Soul. 1695 Polk Street, San Francisco, 673-7100. [Piano bar Sunday-Monday, dinner jazz Tuesday-Saturday, featured acts Thursday-Saturday at 9:30 PM. Drinks $3 and up, specialty martinis $6.50, appetizers and entrees $3.50-$17. Cover charge Thursday-Saturday only, $5-$8 depending on performer]

Biscuits and Blues. 401 Mason Street, San Francisco, 292-2583. [Live music Tuesday-Saturday 9 PM-1 AM, Sunday 6:30-10 PM. Beer $3 and up, house wines $4, specialty drinks $5, light menu $3.50-$9. Cover charge: $4-$12, depending on performer]

Harry Denton's Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. 450 Powell Street, San Francisco, 392-7755. Live music Tuesday-Saturday, light jazz 6-8 PM, nine-piece orchestra 9 PM-1 AM. House wines $4.50 and up, specialty drinks $6-$7.50, light menu $9.50 and up, desserts $9.50. Cover charge after 9 PM only: $6 Wednesday, $8 Thursday, $12 Friday-Saturday]

Pearl's. 6030 Claremont Av/Colege, Oakland. 510 652 5820

Pier 23. Pier 23, San Francisco, 362-5125 (jazz and blues) Live music Tuesday-Thursday 5-8 PM and 10-12:30 AM, Friday 10-2 AM, Saturday 4-8 PM and 10-2 AM, Sunday 4-8 PM. Drinks $3 and up. Cover charge: Friday-Saturday only, after 9 PM, $5]

Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue. San Francisco, 291-8255 [(jazz) Live music Monday-Thursday 9-1 AM, Friday and Saturday till 1:30 AM. Drinks $4 and up, light menu $4-$8.95. No cover charge, 2 drink minimum weekdays, 2 drink minimum for each of three shows on weekends]

The Saloon. 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, 989-7666 (blues) [Live music 7 days 9:30-1:30 AM, also Saturday-Sunday afternoon from 4-8 PM. Drinks $2.75 and up, $2.00 beer during the daytime. Cover charge: Friday-Saturday only, $4-6]

Savanna Jazz. 2937 Mission St. Tel: 415.285.3369. [contact: Pascal Bokar. A real jazz club! Excellent. Jazz nightly. Good Senegalese food. Street parking.]

Shanghai 1930. 133 Steuart St. Tel: 415-896-5600 Fax: 415-896-5688 [contact: Jeff Perez. Live Jazz Thursday-Saturday starting at 7:30pm. Upscale Chinese Food. No Cover. Beautiful "Blue" Bar. Private Members Cigar Lounge. Open for Lunch Monday- Friday 11:30 -2:30pm]

Yoshi's. 2 Jack London Square, Oakland. [Premier jazz club in the San Francisco Bay Area. The biggest names in all type of jazz are likely to appear here, as well as some local favorites. It is also a very good Japanese restaurant]

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SAN GERONOMO.

Two Bird Cafe at the Valley Inn.. 625 San Geronimo Drive Tel: 415-488-0105 [contact: Tony Georgio. A small, funky club with jazz/blues/ballad singer Les Bailey; piano, Dori Green; bass/percussion, Dave Bergman; flute, Carol Isaac; also guest guitars, horns, singers; every Friday, 7:30 pm. Excellent menu for dinner 5:30 - 10 pm in beautiful large indoor and outdoor dining rooms; near Samuel B.Taylor State Park, Marin County]

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SAN JOSE.

Ajax Club Jazz . 55 So Market. 408-279-8110

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SAN PEDRO.

Stingaree Gulch. Shearton San Pedro. 213-519-8200

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SAUSALITO

Gatsby's. 39 Caledonia Street Tel: 415-332-4500 [contact: Paul Amirpour. Weekend jazz with full restaurant and bar]

SEBASTOPOL

Jazz Jam Cafe. 349 S. Main Street. PO Box 1559 Tel: 866-848-4830 Fax: 707-824-0187 [contact: Trish Mairet. 349 S. Main Street. Jazz Jam Cafe is a jazz store in the North Bay area of San Francisco. We hold special events featuring San Francisco Bay Area Jazz Artists. We hold evening concerts and afternoon clinics, jazz workshops and classes. We carry and promote SF Bay Area jazz artist's CD's and jazz photography, art, books, T-shirts, posters and gifts. We have a small cafe offering coffee drinks, teas, juices & pastries. Hour are Wed - Sat 9:00am - 10:00pm and Sun 12 - 5]

SHERMAN OAKS

Spazio. 14755 Ventura Blvd. Tel: 818-728-8400 [New Venue For Well Known Jazzers & Singers. 7 Day A Week Jazz Policy. John Pisano's Guitar Night Tues. @ 8:00 Pm Italian ,French Cuisine Nice Outdoor Terrace]

STUDIO

CITY

La Ve Lee Jazz Club in los angeles ca. the proper address is: 12514 Ventura Blvd Tel: (818) 980-8158, Fax: (818) 980-8204

 

TORRANCE

The Grapevine Rest and Lounge. 2110 w. Redondo Beach Blvd. Tel: (310)366-6888 [conatct: N. Shimamura. Jazz in an intimate setting.Straight-Ahead to Bossa Nova. Featuring Live Jazz on Fri. & Sat. Shows start at 9pm, 10:30pm, 12am Cover Charge: $5.00 after 8pm Fri/Sat. Traditional Japanese menu with Full Bar. Artwork by legendary bassist, Jon Heard]

VENTURA

Sixty Six California. 66 California Street Ventura. Tel: (805) 648-2266

WEST HOLLYWOOD

Club Brasserie. 1020 N San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood Tel: (310)854-1111 [contact: Tony Serrano. A room with a wide open view of the city lights,playing Jazz,Latin Jazz and good old Blues, full bar, no cover, serving a Calitel menu for dinner]