Established in 1936.
Now owned by the previous owner of Lucky Baldwin’s and now the same owners as the Altadena Ale & Wine House, who pride themselves on serving quality craft cocktails and fine beer, Champagne, and Wines.
The owner Gail says,” We are the owners of the Altadena Ale & Wine House. We pride ourselves in extending the community, embracing intelligent conversations, and serving the finest products!”
One customer Mike Jobes left a review saying,
“1881 for jazz on a Friday night was fantastic!
A $10 cover provided fabulous music for three hours from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. On our particular night, we had a trio of drums, guitar, and bass. Street parking was plentiful and free. The bathrooms were clean. I appreciated the quick turnaround on drinks, loved my amaretto sour, and my friends loved their selections. Our tables were regularly bussed. Strangers sat next to each other. Outside food is welcome but I didn’t see anybody bring anything in. No particular dress code is enforced as far as I could tell. After the show, the Pasadena nightlife is just a short drive away. A dazzling night- I’d love to be back soon!”
The Lighthouse Cafe
The club began showcasing jazz music on May 29, 1949, when owner John Levine permitted bassist/band leader Howard Rumsey to initiate a recurring Sunday jam session. It was successful. Rumsey became club manager and pieced together a house band called the Lighthouse All-Stars. The club also hosted visiting well-known groups, the Lighthouse All-Stars became a noted ensemble, which included Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, and Miles Davis.
A short stroll from the ocean – the club is a Jazz staple in the Hermosa beach area and the city of Los Angeles. If you are by the South Bay, stop in for some great Jazz and some Pacific Coast ocean air. You just can’t beat it!
The Seabird Jazz Lounge was formally known as the Cotton Club, a classy, contemporary Jazz Lounge in the city of Long Beach, CA. Exhibiting a variety of Live World Class Local and Nationally Known Musical Acts. Featuring an amazing house band, The Dale Black Quartet The Seabird Jazz Lounge remains one of the best jazz spots in Los Angeles. Adjacent to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, where you can get a plate of food, and then walk across the lobby, past the stairs to grab a drink and catch the most current, top-notch players in Jazz, Latin Jazz, Top 40, and Afro Cuban Jazz.
the LA Jazz Music Scene for yourself, and see some of the greatest musicians since 1970. The world-famous Baked Potato Jazz Club offers stellar music nightly and great food.
We invite you to buy tickets to one of our upcoming events and experience the LA Jazz Music Scene for yourself
Catalina Jazz Club
In October 1986, Romanian immigrants Catalina and Bob Popescu opened the doors to their supper club that prioritized excellent food as much as it did with the live performances. The club experienced legendary artists and newcomers alike. Maintaining a respectable music legacy, Catalina Jazz Club has been honored by the city, the California Jazz Foundation, the Los Angeles Jazz Society as well as others. It turns 37-year old later in the fall
Industry Café and Jazz
Industry Café is an Ethiopian restaurant in Culver City, which hosts live jazz performances, spoken-word poetry slams, and open mic nights on their sidewalk patio. While here, you can order beef tips, Doro wot, Collard greens, or a platter of all three on a bed of soft Injera.
Great food, fantastic vibe, excellent music. We were visiting from. Wisconsin and our kids were able to order off the classic menu (burger, spaghetti, and chicken wings). My husband I enjoyed delicious Ethiopian fare. The owner brought out some samples and my seven-year-old was hooked on the bread and lentils. He’s pretty picky, so this was great. The music was wonderful and was just the right level so that we could talk, but the kids weren’t annoying to other patrons. 100% recommend.
– Dawn P