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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 21st

  • Ernie Wilkins (Arranger, Saxophone) was born in St. Louis, MO, 1922–1999.
  • Peter Ind (Bass) was born in Middlesex, England in 1928.
  • Carlos Santana (Guitar, Guitar-Electric, Vocals) was born in Autlan de Novarra, Mexico in 1947.
  • Bill Dillard (Trumpet, Vocals) was born , 1911–1995.
  • Charles Tyler (Saxophone) was born in Cadiz, KY, 1941–1992.

On This Day

July 21st in Jazz History…

  • The Les Brown Band recorded "Out of Nowhere" for Columbia in 1942.
  • And, The Stan Kenton orchestra recorded "I've Got You Under My Skin" in Chicago in 1955.