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.

Jan 31, 2018
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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Feb 7, 2018
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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Feb 9, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Gretje Angell
Live Jazz Classical Vocalist
Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com
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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Feb 14, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Amber Navran
Live Jazz Night
Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com
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
Feb 16, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Lynn Cardona
jazz and bossa nova standards
Lynn Cardona, the Los Angeles based vocalist whose pretty, exotic looks and diaphanous, jazz-flavored voice makes it easy to go for the Norah Jones comparisons. Imagine instead Ani Difranco had she grown up on Sarah Vaughan records and hired the Roots for her back-up band.
– Duane Vehr, Cleveland Scene Magazine
Feb 20, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
The Jazz Collective
Jazz
Band Members
Mike Breidegam - saxes
Daniel Coffeng on guitar,
Carl Royce on bass,
Dennis Bueno on drums
About
The official Facebook page for the jazz group called "The Jazz Collective". The group plays for a variety of venues in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
https://www.facebook.com/thejazzcollectivela/
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Feb 21, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Robby Fontana
Classical Jazz
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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Feb 23, 2018
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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Feb 27, 2018
12:00PM
Drag Bingo
Feb 28, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Liela Avila
Jazz sensation Liela Avila Live Music on Friday Night
Make sure you make your reservation www.edwinmills.com
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.
Mar 2, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Ana gazzola
Brazilian Jazz Live Music
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The Brazilian-born singer Ana Gazzola has translated Bee Gees hits into Portuguese, yet again proving their universal grace.
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Mar 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Sophia Alone
Pop, r&b, and jazz genres
Sophia Alone
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
“Like biting into a velvety, chocolaty Hershey’s bar – its smooth and impossible to put down.”-Karlina Covington (Vaud and the Villains). Sophia Alone defines the sound of Soul Pop. She’s got vocals that are undeniably soul-filled and jazzy, but with an overall pop feeling that inspires a room full of moving bodies. The quality of Sophia Alone’s music is a clear result of her many influences – Adele, Jill Scott, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Sara Barielles, among others. When asked why Sophia Alone went into music she replied “Music is my soul-it’s all i ever wanted to do.”
Ever since she could make noise, she started to sing. As a little girl she would sing songs, on repeat, from Les Miserables and Annie and put on dramatic performances for dinner guests in the family room. With a Moroccan father and French mother Sophia describes growing up as: living in America but home was another country all together. She speaks English, French and Arabic and incorporates this into her music. As a child, she was drawn to many musical instruments; she quickly learned to play the violin, saxophone, and piano, and took voice lessons beginning at nine years old. In high school, she held roles in many plays and musicals including Candide, The Red Room, and Pirates of Penzzance. She sang the national anthem at all the high school football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and water polo games as well as at her high school graduation in front of 10,000 people. She continued on to participate in many singing competitions including: American Idol, Del Mar Idol (Placing 3rd), and Best of Utah (Placing 2nd). After high school she attended San Francisco State University for Jazz Performance and graduated from Los Angeles College of Music in Vocal Performance.
Since then, she has performed alongside Grammy Award Winner Mya (Jay-Z, Beenie Man, Dru Hill), Grammy Award Winner Patrice Rushen (Quincy Jones, “Forget me Nots”), SOMO (Drake), Sammy J, Dorian Holley (Tonight’s Show, Michael Jackson) Katisse Buckingham (Prince, Herbie Handcock, Anchorman) and Kacee Clanton(Joe Cocker, Luis Migel).
She has been taught by Hall of Fame and Grammy Award Winner Al Jarreu, Ricky Minor (Tonight Show, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys), Nikhi Korula (NK Band, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer), and Tierany Sutton (Grammy Nominee For Best Vocal Jazz Album).
Sophia can currently be seen performing with her 8 piece band (full horn section) as well as solo with a Loop Machine playing bass, guitar and keyboards while looping her voice live. Based in San Diego she has performed and can be seen performing at The Belly Up, The Music Box, House of Blues, 98 Bottles, Grand Hyatt, Panama 66, etc. and once a month at the Tasting Room Del Mar. As well as all over Los Angeles at The Troubadour, Roxy, Witzend, City Walk, Howl at the Moon, Room 5, Kulaks Woodshed, Steamers Jazz Club, and more. In March she released her first full length album named “Heart and a Half.”
Sophia also works as a professional singer singing lead for cover bands such as: Stereo Sonic (Disney, Marriott) and Prismatic/ Raise Your Glass Tribute Bands.
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Mar 7, 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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Mar 9, 2018
12:00PM
Devyn Rush
JAZZ
While growing up in New Hope, Devyn Rush always loved music – enough to want to make it a career -- but was conflicted about what kind she wanted to sing.
Pop music, of course, held the most promise of becoming a hit artist, “but I’ve loved singing jazz since high school. … And that is the kind of music that when I sing resonates with me the most,” Rush says in a recent telephone call.
Her love of contemporary music took her to New York right after her 2008 graduation from New Hope/Solebury High School and had her audition for FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” where on the 10th season in 2011 she became known as the ”singing waitress” and made it to the Hollywood rounds.
Lately, it took her to Los Angeles, where she now lives and hoped to make it as a recording artist.
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Mar 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
The Riner Scivally Trio
jazz-standards, Brazilian tunes and original compositions
Guitar virtuoso Riner Scivally has performed and recorded with some venerable jazz musicians including Larance Marable, Stacey Rowles, Gary Foster, Putter Smith, and John Pisano. He performs all around Los Angeles with his trio and in various band configurations. He is on the music faculty at Pasadena City College and Occidental College. The Scivally/Sills quintet CD, Keys Found, features Isla Eckinger on trombone and vibraphone and his latest release, ¡Diferencias! features Tim Pleasant on drums and Jim Szilagyi on piano.
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Mar 14, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Leah Ashton
Pop music with Soul and Blues flavor
Hi, I’m Leah. I’m a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer who lives in Los Angeles. I started to write an informative biography about myself, but it got a little #boring. Then I began to wonder, “does anyone actually read these things?” In case you are one of the lucky people who does, here are some (short and sweet-ish) things you might like to know:
When I grow up, I’d like to be some combination of Carole King, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, and Sara Bareilles. I love the music these ladies make and I’d like to think that my music reflects their influence in some way.
I grew up in the Akron area of Ohio. (Go Cavs!)
I studied music at Anderson University in Indiana, and I was signed to the university’s record label, Orangehaus Records. With that label I released a self-titled 5 song EP, and also two singles: my own version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and an original song “After the Rain”. You can listen to and purchase that music here
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Mar 16, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Kira Morrison
Classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music
Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com
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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Mar 20, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Taji
Alternative
Taji is the nickname of Kentucky born Singer-Songwriter, Producer, & Artist, Elijah Jones, given to him by his older brother who could not pronounce his name when they were kids
Reflecting the influence of childhood favorites like Coldplay, Ben Howard, Imagine Dragons, & Koji Kondo (The Legend Of Zelda), His music contains heavy themes of Adventure & Nature.
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Mar 21, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Gretje Angell
Live Jazz Classical Vocalist
Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com
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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Mar 27, 2018
12:00PM
Drag Bingo
Mar 28, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Amber Navran
Live Jazz Night
Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com
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
Apr 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Matt Barber
Oldies and Jazz from the 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond
Born in Peoria, IL, Matt took a deep interest in singing at the age of 10, listening to his father Mark, a radio announcer on 101.3 KUUL-FM in the Davenport, IA. Growing up, Matt enjoyed singing in choirs, in church, and was exposed to big band/jazz music through both of his grandmothers. Matt performed his first solo concert at the age of 16 and it was then that he decided he wanted to pursue his musical career. During high school, Matt began to hewn his craft by performing at various venues around the Midwest such as coffee houses, Borders Book Stores, and other small establishments. He performed music written and arranged by musician friend and drummer David Saelens. From attending school during the day and performing on a regular basis at night, he planned his first major US Tour. In 2005, during his senior year, Matt released “Let’s Keep In Touch,” a collection of original music by friend David Saelens, which Matt dedicated to his High School graduating class.
Since 2005, Matt has released “Romancing Nashville (2007)”, “Love Notes From Paradise (2009),” “It’s Been A Merry Christmas (2009)” and “The Masterpiece Collection (2011),” and “More Today Than Yesterday (2015),” with arrangements by Alan McPike, produced in Nashville, TN.
For the past 11 years, Matt has continued to put 110% into his work. Matt’s goal is to not only entertain but to also uplift and encourage as many people as possible.”
Matt’s show, “The Matt Barber Experience” consists of “fun, upbeat, and relaxing music from the heart,” providing an extensive repertoire of music, making for a fun, relaxing, and interesting experience for a romantic evening with that special person, or a fun night which you can bring your whole family to enjoy.
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Apr 6, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Gretje Angell
Live Jazz Classical Vocalist
Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com
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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Apr 10, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Manda Kemp
Jazz
ABOUT MANDY
​In her formative years, Mandy trained at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy, sang with a professional choir, and performed in numerous theatrical productions in her native San Francisco Bay Area. Before shifting gears to study Communications at Northwestern University, she even spent a summer sampling a different kind of singing – rock – at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the U.K.
Mandy ultimately chose a career in Marketing—until 2015, when she appeared in several musical revues at San Francisco’s Marines Memorial Theatre. In 2016, Mandy made her cabaret debut at Society Cabaret San Francisco with the acclaimed two-woman show, “A Blonde And A Redhead Walk Into A Bar”. Later in 2016, her new career path brought her to Los Angeles, where she debuted her first solo cabaret show, "I Don't Need A Map", at Tom Rolla's Gardenia in February 2017. Following her solo debut, Mandy appeared in a string of showcases and benefit concerts around L.A., and, in August 2017, she presented a second original cabaret show, "Do-Overs", in San Diego, with the help of renowned Producer/Director Clifford Bell.
At the same time, Mandy has been working on honing her vocal jazz technique. In mid-2017, she began training with celebrated Seattle-based jazz vocalist and coach, Greta Metassa, and began developing her signature crossover jazz show, "Firecracker Jazz" with Clifford Bell. Mandy's October 2017 debut of Firecracker Jazz at Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City put the fiery redhead and her distinctively sultry jazz-pop vocals on the area's musical map.
Future performances of Firecracker Jazz are now being planned for 2017-2018, along with special appearances around the Southern California region. ​To stay informed about Mandy's projects and performances, sign up for the mailing list. ​
Apr 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Julie Kelly
Jazz Vocalist
Kelly moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and shortly after that began her recording career with Pausa Records. Her 1984 "We're On Our Way" contains her captivating version of Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen's "All My Tomorrows". Two years later there was "Never Let Me Go". In 1992 she recorded "Some Other Time" on CMG Records with the remarkable pianist/arranger Tom Garvin and in 1997, "Stories To Tell" was released in collaboration with pianist arranger Bill Cunliffe. Julie and Bill colllaborated again on her 1999 "Into The Light" and now Julie teams back up with Tom Garvin for "Kelly Sings Christy".
During her years in Los Angeles she has worked with such luminaries as Benny Green, Nat Adderley, Ray Brown, John Clayton, Ross Tompkins, Bobby Ojeda, Gary Foster, and Alan Broadbent. Julie can be found in Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz.
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Apr 17, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Sabine Pothier
Jazz pianist
Widely respected as an award-winning classical pianist in the United States and Europe, and also respected greatly as a major jazz pianist from her work with Scotty Barnhart Quintet (Barnhart is also director of the Count Basie Orchestra) at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Idyllwild Jazz Festival and other venues, Sabine (born Yelena Koshelevskaya) is one of most talented musicians inthe world. Fans and critics alike are welcoming a new and powerful voice in the world of jazz piano.
Child prodigy (at the age 15 she learned Rachmaninoff's 3rd concerto in 3 months!), winner of numerous classical international competitions (Liszt Los Angeles International Competition, IBLA Grand Prize in ItalyMTNA Regional in Minneapolis, Concerto competitions in The Boston Conservatory and University of Northern Iowa, etc.), she immersed herself into jazz not too long ago teaching herself by transcribing solos from records and performing with other musicians.
Her jazz accomplishments include performances at LACMA Jazz series, Piedmont Piano Store (Oakland), Kuumbwa Cultural Center (Santa Cruz), Yoshi's (SF), Blue Whale, Hollywood Bar&Grill, Spazio, Pips On La Brea, Merle Kreibich Concert Series The World Stage, Maverick's Flat, Seabird Jazz Lounge, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills, historic Lighthouse, Red White & Bluezz, Baked Potato, Vladivostok Jazz Festival, Etc. She performed and toured with Clayton Cameron, Scotty Barnhart, Ron McCurdy, John B.Williams, Michelle Coltrane, Tony Dumas, Henry "Skipper" Franklin, Chuck Manning, late Butch Warren , late Ralph Penland, late Zane Musa, Clarence Johnston, Jay Jackson, Barbara Morrison, Roy McCurdy and others.
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Apr 18, 2018
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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Apr 24, 2018
12:00PM
Drag Bingo
Apr 27, 2018
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Kira Morrison
Classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music
Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com
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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May 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Alison Lewis
Jazz Adult Contemporary
Alison was once described by Cabaret Scenes as, "a singer with a hauntingly beautiful voice who transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary with brilliant arrangements and vocal experimentation." Her debut solo album, Seven, is a cross between jazz and acoustic singer-songwriter (think the musical love-child of Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones). The album has received much national and international acclaim, as well reached the top 40 of both the CMJ and RMR charts. Here are just some of the things reviewers across the globe had to say:
" Seven is a tour-de-force, varied in styles of jazz, what is best about today’s jazz vocal offerings, but taken to task by a highly qualified and potent vocalist. One I hope to hear for years to come. Well done, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
"A really wonderful first outing from a talent that will have your attention from start to finish"
"... a true vocal talent that you will only encounter once or twice in your lifetime"
"Seven is in a world of its own"
"...seeing songs like Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek" and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" in a new light, a way that makes the songs seem even more brilliant than their original version."
A consummate singer/songwriter, her original song, "Seesaw" earned a Finalist position with the 2017 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, while her single "Tidepool" earned a finalist position in the 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards showcase. Both the single, "Tidepool," and her album, "Seven" won the May 2017 Akademia Music Awards for Best Americana Song and Best Jazz Album respectively.
No stranger to stages large and small, Alison has performed at venues ranging from Skirball Museum in Los Angeles to Lincoln Center in New York. She has performed/toured as both a soloist and ensemble member with world music a cappella groups, major cover bands, R&B acts, as well as gospel and classical choirs (Glide Memorial Church, Metropolitan Master Chorale, California Cal Phil Choir, and Golden State Pops Orchestra Chorus) at high profile events throughout California. She has also shared the stage with such notables as Michael Franti and Patti Austin. She additionally sang the national anthem for both the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors.
Alison is a seasoned session singer, having provided vocals for artists across the United States and Europe. You can hear the variety of styles in which she specializes here (including classical, jazz, musical theater, folk, soul and pop). Her credits include video games (e.g. The Sims and Eragon), films, and independent artists. On screen appearances include the movie, "In Pursuit of Happyness" (gospel choir singer) and the TV show, "Chasing Life" (Cantor).
An active community organizer, Alison volunteers her pipes at numerous hospitals and treatment facilities as well as has led major social service efforts across the United States and abroad.
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May 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Drew Olsen
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Hello! I am Drew Olsen, an LA based game audio professional by day, and live musician by night. When performing, I play guitar and sing but often incorporate foot tambourine, beatbox loops and a harmony pedal.
Drew Olsen is...
♦ Freelance Sound Designer/Composer at Harmonix Music Systems
♦ Multi-instrumentalist
♦ Tech-geek and amateur software developer
♦ Live music performer
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