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Doctor Wu Returns to Feinstein's @ Vitello's in Studio City Saturday Sept 7, 8:00pm, doors 6:30pm


Doctor Wu is excited to present Steely Dan’s Grammy Award winning album, AJA– in its entirety, from “Black Cow” to “Josie,”plus an array of Steely Dan favorites you don’t want to miss!

The Doctor Wu Band has been thrilling fans all over So. Cal since the year 2000 with Steely Dan’s groovy, lyric-driven songs that have spanned the test of time. Featuring full albums & extended sets of fan-favorite blockbuster hits, sprinkled with deep tracks for the diehard enthusiasts, this 11-piece band loves to have fun & share this iconic music. Wu shows are guaranteed to make audiences smile, dance & sing along… “Ain’t never gonna do it without the fez on…” Each song is executed with wicked attention to detail, recently earned Doctor Wu international recognition. 

Fronted by lead singer Tony Egan, the band features rich vocal harmonies, a tasty jazz-rock rhythm section, searing guitar leads, and a studio-tight 4-piece horn section. Doctor Wu’s recreation of the textures & authenticity of Steely Dan’s music is simply second to none. Band members have been featured on top selling recordings and on stages worldwide, performing with the likes of Rod Stewart, Stanley Clarke, UB40, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, The Temptations, Jay Graydon, Poncho Sanchez, Rosemary Butler, Echo & the Bunnymen, and more. 



4349 Tujunga Ave. 

Studio City, CA

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Josh Nelson 4-night Residency at Sam First (1 block from LAX) Wed Sept 25-Sat Sept 28, 8:00pm


Josh Nelson is hosting a 4-night residency (Sept 25-28) at Sam First featuring a different band each night! 

2 sets: 8:00 PM & 9:30 PM 

Tickets $15 // $20 Saturday ($5 off for students & LA Jazz Society members)  

Sept 25: Josh Nelson Quartet feat. Joe LaBarbera 

Josh Nelson (piano) Danny Janklow (alto saxophone) Karl McComas-Reichl (bass) Joe LaBarbera (drums)

Sept 26: Josh Nelson TRIO: 

Josh Nelson (piano) Dave Robaire (bass) Dan Schnelle (drums)

Sept 27/28: Josh Nelson Quartet feat. Larry Koonse 

Josh Nelson (piano) Larry Koonse (guitar) Darek Oleś (bass) Dan Schnelle (drums)

Josh Nelson - Born & raised in Southern California pianist-composer-bandleader Josh Nelson was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition & has performed with Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, John Clayton, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Koz, Joe Chambers & Peter Erskine. Nelson toured with legendary vocalist Natalie Cole for 6 years & continues to tour with Gaby Moreno, Freda Payne, Alicia Olatuja, Sara Gazarek, accordionist Richard Galliano, saxophonist Tom Scott, multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & violinist Christian Howes.   


Sam First 

6171 W Century Blvd, 

Los Angeles, California 90045

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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express @ The Baked Potato in Studio City, Fri/Sat Sept 13 & 14


World-class jazz, rock, blues, soul, and R&B musician Brian Auger and the Oblivion Express return to the World Famous Baked Potato for 2 nights, 2 sets each night: 9:30 and 11:30pm

Brian Auger - Hammond B3 Organ
Karma Auger - Drums
Jimmy Haslip - Bass
Lilliana Reyes - vocals/percussion

Nick Kellie - guitar

The famed Hammond B3 organ and keyboard player Brian Auger has created a distinct voice that combines jazz, rock, soul & funk, that is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 30 albums to his name and lengthy stints on the RCA & Warner Bros. labels, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboard’s Hot 100, a #1 single & the title of “The Godfather of Acid Jazz”. During his illustrious, 60-year career, Brian has worked with some of the most iconic musicians including Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Alex Ligertwood (Santana, Jeff Beck), and even Jimi Hendrix. Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Paige, & Down To The Bone. His music has been played by Mos Def, Common, and Richard “Grooves" Holmes, among others.

Following previous anthologies like “Oblivion Express" and “Back to the Beginning," Auger, who received the US Congressional Award for Services of Jazz, has released his new, critically-acclaimed album, “Full Circle – The Brian Auger Trio – Live at Bogie's," in the fall of last year. Calling the new Freestyle Records release, “an excellent album," Aja Ketch of A Vibe Radio Show said Auger “has not lost any of that original dynamic free soul." And Shindig Magazine said that “Full Circle" is “the uncluttered, pared-down sound of Brian Auger rolling back the years & revisiting his roots on a set list of standards and evergreens." more info here: 



The Baked Potato

3787 Cahuenga Blvd, 

Studio City, CA 91604

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The Delgado Brothers Live at SOhO Restaurant in Santa Barbara Sunday Sept 15, 7:30pm, doors 6:30pm


Join The Delgado Brothers Band for their first show in a long time in Santa Barbara. DOORS:  6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:30 PM // ALL AGES  Latin blues, roots, soul, and reggae, 

The Delgado Brothers’ iconic brand of original song crafting is fueled by rock solid musicianship. Fierce & evocative, it's a sonic force connects listeners to a wave of resonant unity. The Delgado Brothers have longtime been referred to as Los Angeles’ best kept secret. So just who are these quintessential musicians? The Delgado Brothers are eldest brother Robert Delgado on bass, middle brother "Joey D" Joey Delgado on guitar & vocals, younger brother Steve Delgado on drums & vocals, and David “B” Kelley on Hammond B3. Each member of the band brings a unique style of musicianship to the Delgado Brothers brand. Indiana- bred David B. Kelley came West in search of “groove and diversity”.  An incredibly gifted musician, David’s playing on his “Vintage 1972 Hammond B3” adds tone, texture & depth to the sound and songs.   

For over 30 years the Delgado Brothers have been music makers, collaborators and ordinary citizens; raising children, grieving the loss of parents, marrying & divorcing. All of this life experience may explain their flare for illuminating everyman's joys, sorrows, triumphs and losses. Driven by fierce independence, unified by family, and fortified by the brotherhood of music, the Delgado Brothers deliver the musical goods; topical anthem-worthy songs complemented by call-to-action lyrics, and East L.A. Soul. The Brothers' music has long been embraced both locally and globally by a wide spectrum of people undivided by culture, age or socioeconomic status.  


SOhO Restaurant

1221 State St #205 

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(upstairs in Victoria Court)

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Waddy Wachtel Band @ Bogies in Westlake Village Sunday Sept 22, 7:30pm


Waddy Wachtel brings his band to Bogies for 2 shows: 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM​

WADDY WACHTEL is one of the most well-known & respected performers in the music industry. His career as a guitarist, producer & songwriter has spanned many years, and to list all of his credits here would fill the whole page.  His early beginnings in the L.A. music scene included playing with such artists as The Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Randy Newman, Don Henley & Jackson Browne. He played & co-wrote with Keith Richards in the X-Pensive Winos and co-wrote several songs with Warren Zevon including “Werewolves of London”.Waddy’s recent work is musical director, lead guitarist & vocalist for Stevie Nicks, and he's also ventured into such creative fields as composing his own songs & writing musical scores for films. Waddy is also a member of the Immediate Family with Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Steve Postell.

PHIL JONES (drums) seems to have been born with drum sticks in his hands. He’s played with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & was featured on drums & percussion on Petty's album "Full Moon Fever." Phil is also on records by The Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and many others.

BRETT TUGGLE (keys) has played keyboards for Steppenwolf, David Lee Roth, Coverdale/Page, Rick Springfield, Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac & Steven Tyler and is also a talented vocalist, guitarist & bass player.

JAMIE SAVKO (vocals) has been singing with the Waddy Wachtel Band since 2006. His vocal skills & incredible range have stunned the likes of Joe Walsh, Billy Squier and many others. His lead vocals on "Bark at the Moon" for the Ozzy Osbourne tribute album Flying High Again were highly praised. In 2015 he performed as a featured background vocalist on Toto's XIV album.

AL ORTIZ (bass) has played for many years with Stevie Nicks & several local bands in his home town in Arizona. He’s played on many other artist's albums, including the 2014 Nils Lofgren album Face the Music.

RON DZUIBLA (sax) has become the saxophonist of choice for everyone from Ricky Martin to Duane Eddy, including sessions with Deke Dickerson, Elmore James, Jr. & the soundtrack to Burlesque.




32001 Agoura Road, 

Westlake Village, California 91361



Nick Mancini Collective Album 2 Release @The Blue Whale in DTLA, Saturday, Sept 21, 9:00 PM


Composer, arranger and vibraphonist Nick Mancini returns to LA's best jazz club, the blue whale for a fantastic night of all original music by Mancini. The first set he will debut his new Brazilian Choro project (Imagine Bach meets Samba). The second set he rejoins with his Collective to celebrate the release of their second album "Reverence". It's also Cooper's birthday!! They look forward to sharing these beautiful and inviting compositions with you live. Come celebrate the release!!! CDs will be available to purchase.

Set 1 Mancini Choro Project (World Premier)
Katisse Buckingham - flute
John Tegmeyer - clarinet
Jake K. Leckie - bass
Scott Breadman - percussion
Pete Korpela - percussion
James Yoshizawa - percussion

Set 2 Nick Mancini Collective (Album Release)
Cooper Appelt - bass/recording engineer
Adam Ratner - guitar
Michael Ragonese - keys
Scott Breadman- percussion
Pete Korpela - percussion
James Yoshizawa - drums
Danny Janklow - sax
John Tegmeyer - clarinet
Nick Mancini - vibraphone


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Blue Whale (in DTLA)
123 astronaut E.S. Onizuka St, suite 301
Los Angeles, CA

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