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  • Cross Hart Jazz Experience take the stage at the Skirball's Café Z. The show starts at 12pm. For info, call (310) 440-4500.
  • The Janaki String Trio perform a preview concert at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2pm. Call (310) 937-7275.
  • Rosalinde Gilbert Concert features the The Capitol Ensemble as a part of LACMA's Sunday Live series. The concert begins at 6pm in LACMA's Leo S. Bing Theatre. Call (323) 857-6234.
  • Pianist Howlett Smith & Friends perform at The Biltmore Hotel Gallery Bar at 9pm. Call (213) 624-1011.
  • Catch Vibist Bob DeSena’s Latin Jazz band at Akwa at 9pm. For info, call (310) 656-9688.
  • Saxist Jimmie Maddin plays The Capri Lounge at 9:30pm. Call (818) 956-8738.

SUNDAY, 10/23

  • Catch Trumpeter Jack Sheldon’s California Cool Quartet at The Lighthouse Café at 11am. Call (310) 372-6911.
  • Ron Anthony plays the Sunday Jazz Guitar Brunch at La Vecchia at 11:30am. Call (310) 399-7979.
  • The Alex Cuba Band play at Amoeba Records at 2pm. Call (323) 245-6400.
  • The Janaki String Trio take the stage at the Beverly Hills Public Library at 2pm. For details, call (310) 288-2220.
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MONDAY, 10/24

TUESDAY, 10/25

  • Saxist Gil Bernal, guitarist Ron Anthony and bassist Jennifer Leitham take the stage in the Four Points Hotel Sheraton LAX Atrium Club at 7pm. Call (310) 649-7096.


  • Pianist Bill Mays, bassist Tom Warrington and drummer Joe LaBarbera perform at The Westin. Call (310) 216-5858, Ext. 7225.
  • Ex-Velvet Underground maverick John Cale performs at Amoeba Records at 7pm. Call (323) 245-6400.
  • UCLA's Festival Of African American Music features Kenny Burrell, Cornelius Grant, Billy Childs, Barbara Morrison and Tommy Hawkins at 7pm. For details, call (310) 825-8000.
  • Tommy Kay’s Trio performs at Bar Coda at 9pm. Call (818) 783-7518.
  • Dub Club play echodelic sounds of roots, rocksteady, ska, dub, dancehall, and reggae at the echo. Legendary U-Roy is backed by the Fully Fullwood Band and Mixed by Scientist. The show is free before 10pm. Call (213) 413-8200.


  • The Willie McNeil Trio play at the Synergy Café at 7pm. Call (310) 559-8868.
  • Catch live Latin music from local artists every Thursday at Zona Rosa Caffe at 8:30pm. Call (626) 793-2334.
  • Akbar's Dirty Dirty House Club features house grooves from DJ Tony Powell. Doors open at 9pm; admission is free before 10pm. Call (323) 665-6810.

FRIDAY, 10/28

  • Against Me! perform a special acoustic set in support of their new album “Searching For A Former Clarity” at Amoeba Records at 5pm. Call (323) 245-6400.
  • LACMA's Friday Night Jazz Series features the Nedra Wheeler Sextet in the LA Times Central Court at 5:30pm.
  • Orquesta La Palabra perform at the Music Center Plaza at 7:15pm. For info, call (213) 972-3660.
  • Mews Small & Her Fabulous Females, Brad Kay and Justefanie take the stage at Unurban Coffeehouse. For details, call (310) 315-0056.