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169 Star Starred
Upstairs at Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Avenue Studio City, CA 91604
818-769-0905
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Bob Stuart
Dressy casual is great!
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Bob Stuart
Food and drinks were top quality
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Bob Stuart
Easy parking on the street or in their lot.
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Bob Stuart
Go! Go! Go!
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theatergirl
Valet parking $2.75 - street parking is challenging to find
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Very nice wine
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61 events
47 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... 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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97 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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http://www.vitellosjazz.com

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April 18, 2014: Kendra Shank and John Stowell CD Release
New York vocalist Kendra Shank and Portland, Oregon guitarist John Stowell have been having musical conversations for over two decades, resulting in a deep synergy. Their highly personal and interactive sound infuses a mix of modern jazz originals, reimagined standards, bossa novas, folk songs, and free improvisations. The duo stops at Vitello’s on a tour celebrating their new album, New York Conversations, which sprang from an impromptu Manhattan recording session and captures the playful immediacy of music created in the moment. 

April 19, 2014: Trifield Trio With Jacob Scesney
The young trio includes guitarist Alex Sill, New Zealand-born bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Wesley Ritenour. Young sax great Jacob Scesney will join them as a special guest. The trio is an off-shoot of the Trifield Guitar Project which opened for Robben Ford and Lee Ritenour at the recent Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. 

April 20 & 27, 2014: When in Doubt, Swing!
Upstairs at Vitellos’ first ever original production, When In Doubt, Swing! is the story of three average Joes who go through the ultimate transformation to become classic crooners, performing your favorite Rat Pack hits such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and so much more. The cast includes Silas Benjamin, Emerson Boatright, Lee Huff, Denver Milord and Misha Reeves.

April 21, 2014: Triple Threat
Hosted by Michael-Leon Wooley (from Broadway’s Little Shop of Horros, The Music Man and_ Five Guys Named Moe_), Vitello’s will open its doors to some of Broadway’s best singers in Triple Threat, an exclusive L.A. showcase.

April 22, 2014: The Doorknockers
The Doorknockers play the big hits of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and more but also throw in a few of those cool songs that are little bit “off the beaten path”: the great b-sides, deep cuts and “one hit wonders”. Most every song from The Doorknockers is upbeat, dance-oriented rock, pop, soul and R&B.

April 23, 2014: Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad
Johnny Polanco is famous for making the type of contagious Latin music that’s truly appreciated by dancing connoisseurs. Empowered by more that 43 years of professional musicianship, he plays 13 instruments, including tres and cuartro guitars, trombone and vibes. His 10-piece band has toured internationally to wide acclaim since its founding in 1993.

April 24, 2014: Our Name Is Barbra Benefit
Our Name is Barbra is the 16th annual birthday party for Barbra Streisand, featuring Alexandra Billings, Keith Borden, Cassandra Carmona, Chambers, Herbert and Ellis, Jackie Gibson, Shelley Goldstein, Keri Kelsey, Lorraina Marro, Alex Mohajer, Mary Pat Bowe, Nadine Risha, David Zimmerman and special guest Peggi Blu! The proceeds go to the Los Angeles Youth Network, an amazing organization that works to change the lives of homeless teens in Los Angeles. 

April 25, 2014: Gabriel Johnson
Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson brings an all-acoustic group to Vitello’s, playing fresh takes on songs from his recently released album Introducing Gabriel Johnson, and debuting new songs with special guest pianist Grammy-nominee John Beasley, Aaron Mclendon on drums and Lyman Medieros on bass. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, Johnson honed his sound while playing and recording with jazz, R&B, and classical artists, including Chris Botti, Jill Scott, Diddy, Jackie Evancho, David Foster, Placido Domingo, and B.o.B, to name a few.&nbsp

April 26, 2014: Elliot Deutsch Big Band 
Elliot Deutsch is an award winning arranger and composer who 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.” He’s 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). His big band has performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and is included on LA Arts Commission’s prestigious musicians roster. 

April 28, 2014: Cabaret Awesome
Joey and Lee are back and inviting you to come aboard the most Awesome airship imaginable. Matt Valle, Dionna Veremis, Alvin Forbes and Misha Reeves are all rejoining the crew. Show up in costume and enjoy the most unique steampunk cabaret in town!

April 29, 2014: Mystique Featuring Chauncey Hines With Special Guest Dannon Green
Mystique featuring Chauncey Hines is a hot R&B band with a sultry energetic sound that will renews your appreciation for R&B, smooth jazz, Motown, reggae, aalsa and serious funk music with their explosive style. Collectively the players have worked with over 60 well known artists.An extremely versatile actor/comedian/scriptwriter, Dannon Green is known for his signature stand up comedy line “I don’t want no trouble.”

April 30, 2014: AC Jazz Project

May 1, 2014: Marsha Bartenetti
Although no stranger to the stage, Bartenetti takes the Vitello’s Upstairs stage for the first time, along with her “Gentlemen of Jazz.” Her songs cross genres, from Billie Holiday to Bonnie Raitt — always with the lyric as her first consideration. She recently recorded her second CD in Nashville, which is due out later this year.

May 3, 2014: Donna Deussen and the Paul Weitz Trio
Over the past two years, recording artists Donna Deussen (vocals) and Paul Weitz (guitar) have been developing unique arrangements for both duo and full band settings. The result of their efforts is their new co-produced CD, On The Street Where You Live. The CD features Matt VanBenschoten on bass, Gus Duffy on drums, Wayne Wayne on sax, and Geoff Nudell on clarinet and flute. Join all six musicians for their CD release party.

May 8, 2014: Brian Clancy Quartet
Brian Clancy has been described as a “Young lion with an old soul.” His sound is hypnotizing and his playing creative and rhapsodic, yet still deeply rooted in the “Texas Tenor” tradition. Clancy’s style has landed him the opportunity to perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Johnny Mathis and the Dallas Symphony Pops, Gilbert Castellanos, the Eric Reed Quintet and Angela Parrish, to name just a few. His recording credits include Mary Stallings, Kirk Franklin, Kris Berg and the Metroplexity Big Band and the Grammy-nominated One O’clock Lab Band album, Lab 2009. His own music can be heard on the 2012 release, “Introducing Brian Clancy” which showcases his true colors as leader.

May 10, 2014: Max Haymer Group Featuring Jesse Palter
Haymer is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after pianists in Southern California, displaying a fresh and athletic prowess with his music. Whether he is accompanying a vocalist or leading his trio, Haymer is able to play with unique intensity. Since moving back to L.A. two years ago from NYC, Haymer has worked and performed with Grammy winner Bill Holman, Grammy nominee Denise Donatelli and Katisse Buckingham. A UC-Irvine graduate, Haymer has won numerous awards competing at the Montreux Solo Piano Competition and the Great American Piano Competition. Haymer brings a modern feel to jazz classics and strives to push the envelope while staying true to tradition.

Jesse Palter has grown into one of the most accomplished and dynamic vocalists and composers in jazz. Her voice is a flexible, facile instrument wielded by an ambitious and visionary player; it can be sweet or salty, polished or raw, wide in range and broad in stylistic scope and has been compared to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter.

May 11, 2014: Los Angeles Jazz Society Brunch
The Los Angeles Jazz Society Bill Green Mentorship Program Invites you to the 2014 Student and Mentor Bands Benefit Concert/Brunch. Brunch begins at 11:00am, music at noon. The concert includes three sets — two student bands and the Mentor Band, featuring Three Sets! Two student bands, and The Mentor Band: Dave Koonse, Ira Nepus, Max Haymer Roger Neumann, Scott Whitfield Dave Tull, John Belzaguy.

May 12, 2014: Inspired by Love: The Music of Brett Macias – A Benefit Concert for ASTEP
Members of the cast of the national tour of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess will perform selections from composer Brett Macias’s musicals Gumbo, Beautiful Dreamer, and Beneath the Surface, as well as a world premiere song cycle based on the love sonnets of Pablo Neruda.

May 14, 2014: Danny Freyer
Join singer Danny Freyer to celebrate his jazz CD debut. Described as having at once a classic yet contemporary sound, Freyer brings his rich baritone and original style to song interpretation. The Party is sure to swing and entertain, with bouncy standards, New Orleans-infused diversions and an occasional tearjerker.

May 18, 2014: Debbie Joyce With the Tony Campodonico Trio
Debbie Joyce was a featured singer with the renowned, late bass player LeRoy Vinnegar. She did numerous demos for Jobete Music (Motown) as well as several on-air commercials. She was the featured artist for many years at the Del Monte Hyatt House and the Monterey Holiday Inn. She is currently a featured artist at Pips Restaurant and Jazz Club in Los Angeles.

May 19, 2014: Michael-Leon Wooley presents Triple Threat
Michael-Leon Wooley (Broadways’ Little Shop of Horrors) is proud to present the first in a series of concerts featuring some of Broadway’s best singers singing the tunes that set Broadway aglow and bring audiences to their feet.

May 24, 2014: Danny Janklow
Los Angeles native Danny Janklow is quickly becoming recognized internationally for his soulful yet innovative voice on the alto saxophone. He has performed in venues ranging from the Apollo in Harlem to the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. He frequently performs with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard in NYC, and has shared the stage with jazz masters such as Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis.

May 30, 2014: Angela Parrish
A Featured Artist on ReverbNation, Angela Parrish takes the stage with the belief that a fantastic song should tell a compelling story and touch the heart in every listener. She is a vintage modern artist who proudly creates her own blend of American roots music. The richest of influences can be heard in her music and lyrics, including Ray Charles, Carole King, Eva Cassidy, and Alison Krauss. But Parrish’s story is all her own. She wins audiences with her sweet, soothing voice and distinctive piano playing and engages them with lyrics of wit, wisdom and Midwestern warmth.

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

Dress code is smart-casual._