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The Four Freshmen at the Handlery

There will be a change of venue for the last Jazz Live of this season. The July 16th presentation of The Four Freshmen will be moved to The Handlery Hotel under the stars in their backyard garden. If you are an existing Jazz Live subscriber for this season (February-July 2024) you are guaranteed your 2 tickets. Please e-mail Chuck ( for any additional information or questions you may have and ask him about any add-ons that you may be interested in. If you are NOT A CURRENT JAZZ LIVE SUBSCRIBER please read below. 

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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, June 25th

  • Joe Chambers (Drums and Percussion, Vibraphone) was born in Stoneacre, VA in 1942.
  • Bill Russo (Composer, Trombone) was born in Chicago, IL, 1928–2003.
  • Johnny Smith (Guitar) was born in Birmingham, AL, 1922–2013.

On This Day

June 25th in Jazz History…

  • Glenn Miller records "Adios" for Bluebird Records in 1941.
  • The Stan Kenton Orchestra record "Willow Weep For Me" featuring the vocals of June Christy, in Hollywood, in 1946.
  • The "Three Giants" -- Art Tatum, Benny Carter and Louis Bellson record for Verve Records in 1954.
  • Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald cut the classic "April in Paris" in 1956.
  • On a sad note, one of our great composers, Johnny Mercer, died on this day in 1976. He was 67.
  • Also, sadly, legendary record executive, Arif Mardin, died in 2006 of pancreatic cancer, in New York City. He was 74.
  • The Benny Goodman Band recorded "Sing, Sing, Sing" in Hollywood for Victor Records back in 1937.
  • Two years later, in 1958, he recorded such classics as "Stardust", "My Ideal", "I'll Get By", "Spring is Here", "Invitation", "I'm a Dreamer -- Aren't We All", "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Don't Take Your Love From Me" for Prestige Records.