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"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood


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Come to Charlie O's for the best in jazz entertainment at the ultimate jazz bar, restaurant
—Don Heckman -LA Times
Charlie O's is the coolest place to be for the hottest jazz this July.

We celebrate our own John Heard’s birthday with a big celebration on the 3rd, a birthday party for Slyde Hyde on the 5th, a birthday celebration for Ron Jones on the 12th with his 22 piece Jazz Orchestra Influence and special guest Seth MacFarland, a birthday party for Plas Johnson on the 25th, a CD Release Party for Jon Mayer on the 21st, and some very special performances with new groups and some of your favorite performers and simply the best jazz in town.

Another cause for celebration this month is a permanent addition to our Charlie O family – we’re pleased to tell you Andy Langham has agreed to come on board and join John Heard and Roy McCurdy for our Friday and Saturday performances. Please come out to hear Andy and the guys and wish him well. Andy is an outstanding player and has a bright career ahead of him – we’re so fortunate to have him here with us.

Our Monday performances in July
Include the bassist Brandino & his Friends on the 6th (Brandino, Andy Langham, Keith Fiddmont and Kenny Elliott), outstanding guitarist Graham Dechter with his Quartet on the 13th (Graham, Josh Nelson, Roy McCurdy and Christopher Luty), the popular Bob McChesney Quintet on the 20th, and a special performance of Cho Yoon Seung & Friends (Cho, Joon Lee, Jacqueline Kim, Kim Suntae, Marcel Camargo, others) on the 27th. Reservations are suggested for these performances.

Friday and Saturday evening performances this month
Guests include Rickey Woodard on the 3rd here to celebrate John Heard’s birthday, Chicago’s own Geof Bradfield on the 10th, Coltrane influenced Azar Lawrence on the 11th, the great Bill Henderson on the 17th, Don Menza on the 18th, Benn Clatworthy on the 24th, Plas Johnson on the 25th celebrating his birthday with us and Don Rader on the 31st -- all working with John Heard, Roy McCurdy or Fritz Wise, Andy Langham, Lanny Hartley or Theo Saunders. Please make reservations for all Friday and Saturday performances.

The Sunday line-up
Starts with a birthday party for Slyde Hyde on the 5th
Slyde is in town and agreed to play here again with Stacy Rowles, Tom Ranier, Kendall Kay and Putter Smith.

On July 12th the Ron Jones Jazz Orchestra Influence featuring Seth MacFarland will be here. We’ll be celebrating Ron’s birthday with his 22 piece band. There is a $20 cover charge for this performance.

The remaining Sunday performances are the Charles Owens Quartet on the 19th and the Devin Kelly Organ Trio (Devin, Joe Bagg and Bruce Forman) on the 26th. Please make reservations for these performances, especially for the big band night.

Tuesday performances include
The Kim Richmond Quintet on the 7th, the Andy Martin Quartet on the 14th, a CD Release Party on the 21st for Jon Mayer’s excellent new CD Nightscape (Jon, Roy McCurdy, Chris Conner), and the CJS Quintet featuring Chuck Johnson, James “Smitty” Smith, Chris Colangelo, Koji Ono and Keita Akutsu on the 28th. Reservations suggested.

Wednesday guests
July Wednesday's begin with the Tateng Katindig Trio on the 1st, the Jack Sheldon California Cool Quartet on the 8th and 22nd, the Carl Saunders Sextet on the 15th, and the HOT Quartet of Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro, Abe Laboriel and Mike Lang on the 29th. Please make reservations for these performances, especially for the 29th.

The Thursday line-up
Features the Don Menza Quartet (Don, Tom Ranier, Chris Conner, Dick Weller) on the 2nd, the Bob Sheppard Quartet (Bob, Joe La Barbera, Larry Koonse, Jeff D’Angelo) on the 9th, the Mort Weiss Quartet (Mort, Ron Eschete, Roy McCurdy, Chris Conner) on the 16th, the Janis Mann Quartet (Janis, Roy McCurdy, Andy Langham, John Belzaguy) on the 23rd, and the return of The Saxtet with David Angel, Gene Cipriano, Phil Feather, Roger Neumann, Bob Carr, Dave Koonse and Kendall Kay on the 30th. Reservations suggested for Thursday performances.

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July – Charlie O’s will be closed on July 4th.

We are located at 13725 Victory Blvd. in Van Nuys (on Victory, just West of Woodman Avenue). Jo-Ann, Mike, Matt, Teesee, Naomi, Nicole and Lo Tara look forward to seeing you in July at Charlie O’s.

Come to Charlie O’s for the best in jazz entertainment at the “ultimate jazz bar, restaurant” (Don Heckman, LA Times). Charlie O’s has been voted by Downbeat magazine every year as one of the top 100 best jazz clubs in the world since 2001! “A great intimate jazz club in the valley" said Chuck Niles in the November 2003 issue of Sunset magazine. Charlie O’s is where all the musicians hang and “all the best jazz players in LA are there” said Mort Sahl. Les McCann says “Charlie O’s is the best jazz club in L.A. Clint Eastwood said “it’s like listening to great jazz in your living room.”

Our sincere thanks to all of you all over the world for helping to make Charlie O’s so successful! Thank you all for keeping Charlie O’s dream alive. We hope to see you in July to celebrate and appreciate these wonderful jazz musicians!

Best, Jo-Ann

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