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Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's new jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, May 31st

  • Red Holloway (Alto Saxophone) was born in Helena, AK, 1927–2012.
  • Louis Hayes (Drums and Percussion) was born in Detroit, MI in 1937.
  • Albert "Tootie" Heath (Drums and Percussion) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1935.
  • Paulinho Da Costa (Percussion-Various) was born in Rio de Janiero in 1948.
  • Gene Gifford (Guitar, Arranger, Banjo) was born in Americus, GA, 1908–1970.
  • Stan Brenders (Piano, Band Leader) was born , 1904–1969.
  • Jimmy Shirley (Guitar) was born in Long Island, NY, 1913–1989.
  • Christian McBride (Acoustic Bass) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1972.
  • Greg Abate (Saxophone, Flute) was born in Fall River, MA in 1947.
  • Marty Ehrlich (Saxophone, Clarinet) was born in St. Louis, MO in 1955.

On This Day

May 31st in Jazz History…

  • John Coltrane recorded such classics as "Straight Street", "While My Lady Sleeps", "Chronic Blues" and "Bakai" (ba-kye) in 1957 for Prestige records.