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170 Star Starred
Upstairs at Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Avenue Studio City, CA 91604
818-769-0905
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Katie A.
The weather was perfect.. I wore a dress and heels and felt overdressed..
Upstairs at Vitello's dress Mar 17 2014 star this tip starred
Mayra Gomez
We managed to find street parking right by the venue. Its free after 6pm
Jazz for the Holidays travel Jan 02 2014 star this tip starred

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62 events
48 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 31 2009

We booked the 9:00 p.m. seating for the "Jimmy Vivino Quartet & New Year's Eve Bash". Upon arrival we were informed that our table was in ANOTHER ROOM adjacent to the concert room and this was o.k. because the door would be left open and after...continued

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17 events
8 reviews
24 stars
attended Dec 03 2009

Tom Ranier and his band were ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC!! Six of us attended...and were blown away by the high level of talent of these three men. We'll be looking for Tom to appear again in the future.

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104 events
46 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 31 2009

At 7pm New Years Eve show. [Jerry Vivino...from the "Tonite Show"]. Directly in front of stage. Fiancee and I greatly enjoyed show/dinner. Only problem--major problem getting cab. And it was only 8:45

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July 16, 2014: Rayford Griffin’s Reflections of Brownie Preview
Rayford Griffin has been internationally respected as among the most inventive, volcanic and versatile drummers in music, having amassed stellar credits with virtuosos ranging from Jean-Luc Ponty and The Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, to Dave Koz, Anita Baker and Michael Jackson.

July 18, 2014: Nutty — Jazz for Jetsetters
Nutty is a hard-swingin’ octet that projects pop and rock classics onto a 60′s-style Rat Pack jazz canvas. With swank crooner Sonny Moon up front, the band cleverly weaves familiar jazz, big band swing, Latin, lounge and TV/film themes into the mix to create a musical martini that is shaken and stirred.

July 19, 2014: Wendy Fraser Sings Jazz
Fraser has performed with many jazz greats: Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman and John Faddis to name a few. She appears on the hit single “She’s Like the Wind” with Patrick Swayze, which was featured on the_ Dirty Dancing_ soundtrack. She’s performed on countless films, TV shows and commercials. Her real passion lies in jazz music, which she continues to write and perform.

July 20, 2014: Keith Borden and the SS Playas
Soulful Sundays presents a live recording session with Borden and his band.

July 21, 2014: Michael-Leon Wooley Presents Triple Threat
Michael-Leon Wooley from Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man and Five Guys Named Moe is proud to present a series of concerts featuring three of Broadway’s best up-and-coming performers in Triple Threat, an exclusive L.A. showcase. Vitello’s will open its doors to the music that sets Broadway a-glow and brings audiences to their feet.

July 22, 2014: Bella Donna — An Acoustic Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
The critically acclaimed tribute show, Bella Donna re-creates the persona and music of the reigning Queen of Rock, Stevie Nicks and the band Fleetwood Mac in a unique and intimate all acoustic show. The “Undressed” show features natural instruments such as acoustic piano, banjo, mandolins, dobros, stand-up bass, guitars, and pitch perfect harmonies, with stage wear inspired by Stevie’s own unique style.

July 23, 2014: Norman Carter — Gravity
Soul singer and Delfonics member Norman Carter sings R&B classics.

July 24, 2014: Stephanie Spruill
Los Angeles native Stephanie Spruill is a dynamic international entertainer extraordinaire, actress, author of 17 Points To Longevity In Show Business, background singer, percussionist, celebrity vocal coach, artist developer, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur.

July 25, 2014: TriTone Asylum
Jazz critic and writer Scott Yanow describes TriTone Asylum’s sound by saying, “Its ensembles are colorful, its sound is unique and its music can be called electro-acoustic, blending together both introspective (a la ECM) and soulful jazz with elements from world music and funk.”

July 26, 2014: Elliott Deutsch Big Band
Elliot Deutsch is an award winning arranger and composer. He received first place in the 2012 ASMAC/Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition for his version of “Pure Imagination.” Deutsch was also awarded a 2013 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition, “50 Piece McChow Down.” Deutsch has written commissions for Bill Watrous, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Cheryl Bentyne (The Manhattan Transfer), Bobby Rodriguez, Metropolitan Master Choral, and The Noteables (US Air Force).

July 27, 2014: Jonny Walker & the Whiskey Shooters
Jonny Walker and the Whiskey Shooters — a tight group of veteran, talented musicians, layin’ down boot stompin’ modern country and southern rock.

July 27, 2014: M-Pact
Hailed “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world” by _ The San Francisco Chronicle_, M-Pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Emerging from an age of auto-tune and overproduction, this Los Angeles-based sextet has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature’s “first instrument” – the human voice.

July 29, 2014: Strange Days — A Tribute to The Doors
Strange Days is the ultimate Doors concert experience. Formed and based in Los Angeles, California, Strange Days is the most realistic and impressive Doors tribute act in North America. They capture the magic, the mystery and the madness of the Doors in their prime.

July 30, 2014: Steve Scholz Quartet
Currently residing in San Francisco, Scholz maintains an active schedule as a freelance musician/composer/arranger, adjunct professor at Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College and an educator/band director at the Hacienda School Heads Up! Program.

July 31, 2014: Mr. DanZ
Formed in 2010, Mr. DanZ draws its influences from groups such as Return to Forever, Weather Report, Tribal Tech, Mike Stern and many more. Consisting of bassist/band leader Benjamin J. Shepherd, Dominique Taplin on keyboards, Neil Kogan on guitar and Steven J. Robinson on drums.

August 1, 2014: Peggie Perkins
With a diverse repertoire, including jazz, standards, R&B, country, rock and blues, Perkins has been seen on television in the U.S. and Canada, toured Japan in a large production show and won the KLAC Radio Fabulous Finds contest. Her renditions of “At Last” and “Moondance” always steal the show. She’s performed with world-class jazz musicians, opened for Acoustic Alchemy and is a regular at The Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival.

August 2, 2014: Alex Hahn and The Blue Riders — The Music of Etta James
Alex Hahn, an emerging star of Sydney, Australia’s thriving jazz and blues scene is commencing a world tour for her debut album The Wallflower, which pays tribute to the life and music of legendary R&B singer Etta James. The album and show are performed with the brutal emotional honesty that have come to define Alex’s powerful voice and portrays Etta’s turbulent life story through her greatest hits.

August 4, 2014: Up With A Twist — Hosted by Todd Sherry and Heather Olt
10 different artists perform 10 different songs.

August 8, 2014: Jay Leonhart and Josh Nelson
Bassist Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. He’s now recorded 15 solo albums. Josh Nelson, born and raised in Southern California, maintains an active and creative schedule as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recording artist. At 35 years old, he’s already performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole and many more.

August 16, 2014: West Coast Cool
West Coast Cool’s debut album was recorded live at Alvas Showroom in August ’13. Drawing from the wealth of compositions written by greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Cal Tjader, Bernie Miller and others, this band brings an updated look at ’50s West Coast cool-school jazz.

August 17, 2014: Dmitri Matheny Group CD Release Celebration
Join us for an all-star jazz party celebrating the international release of Sagebrush Rebellion, Dmitri Matheny’s 10th album as a leader. Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” .

August 18, 2014: Michael-Leon Wooley Presents Triple Threat

Michael-Leon Wooley from Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man and Five Guys Named Moe is proud to present a series of concerts featuring three of Broadway’s best up-and-coming performers in Triple Threat, an exclusive L.A. showcase. Vitello’s will open its doors to the music that sets Broadway a-glow and brings audiences to their feet.

August 21, 2014: The Larry Fuller Trio
Fuller has established himself as a world-class jazz pianist firmly rooted in the hard swinging traditions of mainstream jazz. From 2005 until 2013, Larry performed with the John Pizzarelli Quartet, touring throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and South America.

August 22 & 23, 2014: Pia Zadora — Reloaded
Golden Globe winner, Grammy nominee, ShoWest winner, accomplished singer, film and Broadway star all describe Pia Zadora. Performing since the age of six, for those who have seen her in concert, what comes to mind is simply this: Pia Zadora is the complete entertainer. With her many and varied talents, her true love has always been singing. She’s maintained a successful career as a pop artist in Europe, earning several gold and platinum records.

August 30, 2014: Elliot Deutsch Big Band
Elliot Deutsch is an award winning arranger and composer. He received first place in the 2012 ASMAC/Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition for his version of “Pure Imagination.” Deutsch was also awarded a 2013 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition, “50 Piece McChow Down.” Deutsch has written commissions for Bill Watrous, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Cheryl Bentyne (The Manhattan Transfer), Bobby Rodriguez, Metropolitan Master Choral, and The Noteables (US Air Force).

Schedule is current at time of publication, but is subject to change without notice.

Dress code is smart-casual.