Jazz, Blues, Broadway and Cabaret: Upstairs at Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club
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Good venue, good service, nice show and descent food. Be careful with parking on the street, permit is required after 9pm!
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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
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 5, 2014: Petty Theft: A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Formed in Los Angeles in 2003, Petty Theft is Southern California’s premier tribute to America’s finest rock and roll band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Combining a true passion for the songs, a respect for the musicians, and a love of rock and roll, Petty Theft delivers an outstanding re-creation of the sights and sounds of a Tom Petty show.
August 6, 2014: Jeannie Brandes
Jeanie Brandes has had an incredible and diverse musical career, taking her all over the world. She began performing at the age of 22 when she performed with a 30-piece orchestra. Since then, she has performed many shows with Henry Mancini and had notable engagements at top jazz and cabaret venues across America. Entertainment Today called her voice “perfect for the material…left chills running down the spine. Brandes channels the sensibility of a smokey white tablecloth nightclub act into a smoke free post modern present.”
August 7, 2014: The Jonathan Rowden Group
THE JONATHAN ROWDEN GROUP is a new instrumental quartet that smashes through traditional dichotomies between form and freedom. At the core of their ethos is a honed interplay between structured, original composition and free improvisation that is a tumultuous balance between fever pitched madness, tender spiritual softness, the absurd, and the profound. Their eclectic synthesis of styles and forms spans the emotional gamut from serene calmness to brutalizing intensity, and has quickly deemed them to be among Los Angeles’ most distinctive, cohesive, and original new voices. Their debut record “BECOMING” was released under the LA based boutique label Orenda Records on May 27th, 2014 and is receiving acclaim from listeners and critics alike.
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 9, 2014: Patty Reid & Tudi Roche – Raise the Roof
August 10, 2014: Dennis Tufano – I Remember Darin
DENNIS TUFANO starring in “I REMEMBER DARIN” Dennis Tufano, the original voice of the 1960′s hit group The Buckinghams, brings his love of Bobby Darin’s legacy to the stage in “I Remember Darin”. Inspired by Darin’s music as a teen Dennis does an excellent job of encapsulating the singer/songwriter’s diverse career. Taking us on a historical journey from raucous rocker, to crooner of standards, singer of country, folk and the blues, and writer of protest songs, Dennis recaptures Dream Lover, Splish Splash, Beyond The Sea, If I Were A Carpenter, M-pack The Knife and much more!
August 11, 2014: Voasis
VOASIS is an ensemble of eight singers performing contemporary vocal a cappella, jazz and pop under the direction of Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, The Sing Off) and Greg Jasperse. A program of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the group’s members comprise some of the industry’s top performers, arrangers and producers.
August 12, 2014: Savor: Santana Tribute Band
Savor was formed to honor the 40-year career of latin-rock legend Carlos Santana — from the raw power of the self-titled album issued in 1969 to the recent spate of hits with current stars.that makes Santana’s music so well-loved.The diverse background of Savor’s rhythm section meshes perfectly when they play as a unit, which is why the complex interweaving of classic latin rhythms are so adroitly handled by this trio. Drummer Rob Canny’s solid-as-a-rock groove meshes perfectly with the percussion team of Lorenzo Martinez (Congas, Bongos) and Mikey Manglicmot (Congas, Timbales). Complementing the rhythm section is bassist Rick Thibodeau, whose soulful flavor rounds out the famous Santana groove, while vocalist Steven Elowe’s impressive range and power add fuel to the fire. Keyboardist David Jefferson captures the sound of each of the decades, from the bluesy organ style of Gregg Rolie to the later, jazzier flavor of Tom Coster and Chester Thompson. Guitarist Michael Caroff delivers every trademark Santana lick, as well as the gritty tone and singing sustain that make the songs so memorable. Together, Savor pays fitting tribute to the popular, timeless sound that makes Santana’s music so well-loved.
August 14, 2014: Andy Waddell Quintet
Andy Waddell was born and raised in the LA/Orange County area. As a youngster, he studied jazz with some of LA’s finest guitarists including Frank Potenza, Pat Kelly, Bruce Foreman, John Stowell, and Joe Diorio. Performing professionally since his teens, Andy has worked alongside countless jazz greats including Grammy award winner Maria Schneider, Peter Erskine, Jim McNeely, Bill Watrous, Kendall Kay, Wayne Bergeron, and Kim Richmond to name a few.
August 15, 2014: Rebecca Spencer – Fair Warning
Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer celebrates her Los Angeles concert debut. Unique arrangements that fuse both classical etudes as well as contemporary expressions of the art song, with the romantic American Songbook, Broadway, film and popular music, have become Rebecca’s signature. Working with her long-time collaborator, virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry, their musical symmetry has been hailed by critics across the country. The combination of these two artists was detailed in BackStage as “collaboration at its finest”. FAIR WARNING will take the audience on a journey that melds Rachmaninoff to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Copland to Marvin Hamlisch, Vangelis to Lloyd Webber, Hoagy Carmichael to Jerry Herman, Bobby Scott to Frank Wildhorn, and Chopin to Rodgers and Hart. The program will also include original material written for Ms. Spencer by Broadway conductor Keith Thompson, which debuted at the Las Vegas Composer’s Showcase.
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” .
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.
Schedule is current at time of publication, but is subject to change without notice.
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