Los Angeles Jazz Collective Festival this Sunday @ Vitello's

Brick Wahl in his excellent LA Weekly column Brick’s Picks states:  “We’d almost given up on the L.A. Jazz Collective, so seeing their Spring Jazz Fest on Vitello’s calendar this Sunday was a happy surprise.”  Don’t give up on us, Brick!  It certainly has been awhile since our last big event, so this one is long overdue.  I’ve posted the full roster below the jump for all of you to check out.  Or you can just click here.

I am playing with the Ryan Seward/Josh Welchez Group, set to go on at 6pm.  We’ve been rehearsing a lot for this show, and I must say the music is sounding pretty good.  This is kind of a coming out of sorts for Ryan, who lives way out in Rancho Cucomonga and doesn’t make it into town much, which is a shame cause he’s an awesome guitarist and a great composer.  We also have Walter Smith III playing with us on saxophone, and he’s just incredible and we’re lucky he’s not on the road with Terrence Blanchard right now so he could do the show.

We’ve got a full lineup of great artists, capped off at the end with the LA Jazz Quartet featuring Chuck Manning, Larry Koonse, and Darek Oles, and Brian Swartz’s band featuring Bob Mintzer.  It should be a great evening and the price is reasonable, $10 for students, $23 gets you in plus two drinks, $50 gets you in plus a real Italian-American dinner that Don Corleone would enjoy.

Please come by and enjoy some great music.


4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604

SUNDAY, APRIL 18th 5pm-10pm or later
$10 Students
$23 Admission w/ two drinks
$50 Admission w/ dinner and two drinks

5pm Brian Carmody Trio
Brian Carmody drums
Ben Cassorla guitar
Tim Archer bass

6pm Ryan Seward – Josh Welchez Group
Ryan Seward guitar
Josh Welchez trumpet
Walter Smith III saxophone
Gary Fukushima piano
Roger Shew bass
Tim Pleasant drums

7pm Sigmund Fudge
Jamie Rosenn guitar
Joe Bagg keys
Ryan McGillicuddy bass
Jason Harnell drums

8pm Los Angeles Jazz Quartet
Chuck Manning saxophone
Larry Koonse guitar
Darek Oles bass
Kendall Kay drums

9pm Brian Swartz and the Gnu Sextet
with special guest Bob Mintzer
Brian Swartz trumpet
Bob Mintzer saxophone
Martin Sullivan trombone
Andy Langham piano
Ryan McGillicuddy bass
Jens Kuross drums


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