Calendar of Events

Edwin Mills by Equator has live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night. Scroll down to see our calendar and check out more about the talent.

We also host a variety of events from bingo and painting classes to formal wine tastings and cocktail parties. Contact us to get the details about reserving the restaurant.

Dec 1, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Little Brazil Trio
Brazilian Jazz
LITTLE BRAZIL TRIO is based out of Pasadena, CA and is formed by Natália Spadini, Bruno Justi and Marcelo Bucater.
The group with its unique voice revisits the defining moments of Brazilian music from a contemporary perspective. The trio fills the repertoire with pieces from the best composers and also original songs.
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Dec 5, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Oui'3
Neo Jazz Trio
With the digital revolution in full effect and attention spans at an all time low, Neo-jazz trio Oui' 3 release the appropriately titled CD: "Occupy Your Mind".
The debut release on ITI Records is their most focused and fully realized musical effort to date. Opening a new chapter in the trio's career, Oui' 3 have given their all with this exciting CD package. "Occupy Your Mind" features jazz legend John Klemmer and Jimmy Kimmel Live band leader/saxophonist Cleto Escobedo III.
Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009, the trio is comprised of guitarist Billy Joe Wiseman, bassist/vocalist Lou Castro and drummer/percussionist Jim Xavier. The band has set out to redefine the public's perception of Jazz music. After two independent CD releases and countless performances up and down the west coast including the world famous Baked Potato jazz club, Oui' 3 has elevated the trio's profile amongst their peers and fan base. Oui' 3 wants to ensure the audience that this is not your grandfather's jazz music.
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Dec 6, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Brother Yusef
ORGANIC DEEP FRIED FATTBACK BLUES, Acoustic blues
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Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.
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Dec 7, 2017
12:00PM
Superior Communications Xmas Party
Dec 8, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Gretje Angell
Live Jazz Classical Vocalist
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Gretje entrances with her dulcet tones and brings the audience along on a journey with her throughout her performances. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, as a third generation musician, music has been in her heart and soul from an early age.
Mainly influenced by Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing - with a pure, even tone to match - is inspired by these jazz greats. Her tongue dances lightly over both Brazilian rhythms and swing, giving into the music with improvisational performances, making her a tour de force on the scene and rivaling contemporary vocalists such as the much admired Cyrille Aimee and Diana Krall.
She can currently be heard performing with guitarist/music producer, Dori Amarilio, who is producing her much-anticipated upcoming debut album, as well as the acclaimed Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra, Jack’s Cats - a swing sextet, and Glen Garrett’s Big Band, in addition to her own configurations of artists.
Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer, performing in Los Angeles. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has had the great pleasure of performing Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida.
Whether she's performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje brings takes the audience on a fantastical journey with each performance she gives.
Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally. A purist at heart, and working with the world’s top musicians, has solidified Gretje’s role as the darling of the underground jazz scene - where Jazz is Jazz.
"Gretje Angell's voice is like honey on velvet" - Sunny Wilkinson
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Dec 12, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Tom Wardle
Pop
It's through performing songs in bars and clubs that Tom Wardle hopes to reach the masses. He's built up plenty of experience of playing in a live setting. When he first got into music he performed with the band 8Idle Hands who enjoyed moderate success around Nottingham.
When they split he decided to go solo.
"Usually I just go out on my own with the acoustic guitar. I did about 200 gigs in 2008 so I'm used to it now. I'm making a living out of it."
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Dec 13, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Amber Navran
Live Jazz Night
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I grew up in Seattle playing saxophone and clarinet and moved to Los Angeles to attend USC in 2008. While at USC I started exploring singing, flute, composition, and songwriting. I also met Andris and Max, and together we formed Moonchild in 2012. I'm so grateful for the people and opportunities I've had here that have helped me grow so much as a musician and a person. I now make a living teaching and trying to be as musical as I can 🙂 I hope we can work together and I hope this site helps you find out more about me and what I love to do.
Thank you,
Amber
Dec 14, 2017
12:00PM
Puregear Private Party
Dec 15, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Liela Avila
Jazz live music
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Liela has not just an amazing voice, but the maturity, instinct, and talent of someone much older. Liela was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father and band member, John Avila, (Bassist for Oingo Boingo) introduced Liela to music at the age of 5. She attended the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) where she studied jazz voice. Liela has shared the stage with great artists such as Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Josh Groban, Patti Austin, and many more.
Dec 19, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Javier Vergara Jazz Trio
Jazz
Javier Vergara is a saxophonist and flutist based in Los Angeles, California. Born in Mexico City into a musical family, Javier was drawn to jazz at an early age. As a teenager, he moved to Southern California and has been a fixture on the Los Angeles jazz scene ever since. As a working musician, Javier has traveled internationally from Turkey to Taiwan and crisscrossed the U.S. with tours, concerts and festivals. Javier has shared the stage, recorded with, and studied under some of the best names in the jazz world. He currently plays throughout the Los Angeles area.
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Dec 20, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Robby Fontana
Robby Fontana is an American recording artist, vocalist, composer, pianist, and producer based in Pasadena, CA. He is known for his "velvet voice" singing, complimented by his mastery of the piano, all accented by his retro throwback style. His original music ranges from early 60s inspired singer-songwriter pop to jazz to Americana. A world class performer, Fontana has distinguished himself among the top entertainers currently performing luxury venues throughout Southern California.
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Dec 22, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Kira Morrison
Classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music
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Kira Morrison is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Theo Katzman, she is a singer/songwriter emerging onto the music scene with a warm, upbeat and enjoyable sound reminiscent of classic and contemporary soft pop and folk. While her main genre is pop, she also has experience singing classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music. She released her debut EP 'Progressions' in 2014, and is currently studying at Los Angeles College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in music performance with a vocal emphasis. Along with studying and performing in various venues around LA, Kira is currently working on writing and recording new songs for her next EP set to release in 2017. She was also recently in a commercial for the SoCal Honda Dealer's 'Random Acts of Helpfulness' ad campaign featuring her song, 'Hello Beautiful.'
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Dec 27, 2017
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Dave Askren / Jeff Benedict
Jazz
Dave has performed with a variety of jazz/latin jazz/instrumental artists, including Bob Moses, Antonio Hart, Delfeayo Marsalis, Hendrik Muerkins, Stuart Hamm, Bruce Arnold, Bobby Shew, "Rhubumba", Sal Cracciolo, Jimmy Branly, Joey DeLeon Jr, David King and Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), Ben Schacter, Gray Sargent, Kevin Eubanks, Gary Foster, Tony Rizzi's "Wire Choir" with Pete Christlieb; Mike Vax, as well as commercial recording artists including Marilyn McCoo, Latoya Jackson, Linda Hopkins, Little Anthony, The Coasters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Drifters, The Marvelletes, Brenton Wood, Dato Shake, Kenny Hamber..
Talk about musical pedigree, and one of the names that comes to mind almost immediately is Dave Askren. Previous albums have included a Re: Bill Evans, a guitar trio tribute to the iconic pianist, forays into Latin jazz, Rhubumba and Trio Nuevo +, and appearances in multiple settings such as big band and even a saxophone quartet. While his musical family tree may seem to have begun in the Askren home in Dayton, Ohio, his roots lineage — roots, branches and all — may be traced back through the “Era of Fusion,” and if that sounds as if the epithet suggests roots and branches as broad as jazz-blues, or rhythmn-blues, rock-and-roll, or jazz-rock, it is because Askren grew up in the shade of that enormous ancestral tree. At any given time, he might have been grooving to Tony Williams’ Lifetime, The Crusaders, Mahavishnu, or Chick Corea’s early bands. All of that should now make it easy to guess that Dave Askren can trace his ancestry all the way back to Miles Davis, starting with Miles’ own fusion period – like Bitches Brew or Jack Johnson – soon yielding to the classic 50’s-60’s Davis Quintets, which is what informs the unique, horn-like sound and rich harmony of Askren’s guitar.
It wasn’t always that way, however. The musician in Askren started life as the son of a church organist/piano teacher, who also studied and played clarinet and saxophone. It was at 14 years of age that Askren hung up his reeds and horns, and took his foot off the piano pedal and with guitar in hand, stomped on a different set of pedals. The tipping point, according to Askren folklore, was a couple of small-club concerts: one where George Benson performed and the other was one featuring Pat Martino. However, everything came to fruition when Dave Askren entered Berklee College of Music, Boston — first as a student and later as a teacher. Further, the Boston experience gave Askren the opportunity to tutelage with Charlie Banacos and to be influenced by the guiding Jerry Bergonzi. While at Berklee, he also came under the spell of Rakalam Bob Moses and guitar guru Mick Goodrick. The rest is history of a different sort - where Dave Askren paid his dues with a very different roster of musicians, including LaToya Jackson, Marilyn McCoo, Little Anthony, The Coasters and, of course, his elder soul— brother, Jeff Benedict.
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Dec 29, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Lynn Cardona
Jazz, Music, R&B/Soul live music
Jan 10, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Complicated Animals
Indie Pop, with a touch of vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova
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Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Their debut EP “In This Game” features 6 songs in the duos’ self-coined Indie Nova genre. The style mixes breezy, Indie Pop, with a touch of vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova. “In This Game” is avilable now. The 1st Single from the EP is Track 3, “Phoenix”.
Monica and Chad released their first album together, “Brasilissima”, under Monica’s name in 2011. The album featured songs in both English and Portuguese, and was produced by Chad Alger and Bruce Driscoll (Blondfire, Avicii, Freedom Fry). The first single, “Aí Então” gained attention from music critics and blogs alike, and caught the ear of Jacob Edgar, owner of Cumbancha Records and resident world music compiler for Putumayo World Music. The track was chosen from “tens of thousands of artists”, to be featured on the Putumayo World Music compilation “Brazilian Beat”. Another track from their CD, the upbeat, psychedelic-inspired “That’s Not The Way” was later chosen by the music director of ESPN to be played during the programming of The World Cup in 2014.
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Jan 12, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Connie Han
Jazz pianist
Connie Han is a promising piano voice with a depth and maturity beyond her years. Her drive and creative energy are part of the puzzle.
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Teddy and the staff work hard to provide a welcoming atmosphere for people from all walks of life. Whether you are coming in for a much-needed drink after work, a quick bite, a birthday party or a romantic date night, our restaurant is a crafted space designed to enrich any experience. The staff at Edwin Mills doesn’t just want to make you a customer; they want to make you a regular. And with the daily specials and happy hour deals, you can easily afford to be a part of the Edwin Mills family.