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Jazz in the Courtyard 2024

Bring your friends and family!! Award winning blues musician Nathan James has built an international fan base with his masterful guitar playing and soulful vocals. He’ll be backed by The Rhythm Scratchers, his tight-knit trio. Featuring Stephen Hodges on drums, (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, T-Bone Burnett), and Troy Sandow on bass and harmonica.


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Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's 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, July 18th

  • Carl Fontana (Trombone) was born in Monroe, LA, 1928–2003.
  • Don Bagley (Bass) was born in Salt Lake City, UT, 1927–2012.
  • Joe Comfort (Bass) was born in Alcorn, MO, 1917–1988.
  • Speed Webb (Drums and Percussion) was born in Peru, IN, 1906–1994.
  • Dudu Pukwana (Alto Saxophone) was born in Port Elizabeth, S. Africa, 1938–1990.
  • Bob Helm (Clarinet) was born in Fairmead, CA in 1914.
  • Charlie Lavere (Piano, Vocals) was born , 1910–1983.
  • Lynn Seaton (Acoustic Bass) was born in Tulsa, OK in 1957.
  • Pete Yellin (Saxophones/, Flute) was born in New York, NY in 1941.

On This Day

July 18th in Jazz History…

  • Louis Armstrong opened at the London Palladium for the first time in 1932.
  • Erskine Hawkins recorded "Tuxedo Junction" for Bluebird Records in 1939.
  • And, Benny Goodman recorded "Fly-by-night" on Columbia Records in 1946.
  • And, Charlie Barnet recorded "Afternoon Of A Moax (Shake, Rattle 'Ní Roll)" in 1940 for Bluebird Records.