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NEWS: Sam First Records will host pianist/composer Justin Kauflin’s first ever live recording, on October 2nd and 3rd, alongside bassist David Robaire and drummer Mark Ferber.

 Spectrum News 1 recently put the spotlight on Sam First in their show “LA Times Today," capturing so much of what makes Sam First special from the perspective of the musicians and the fans. 

UPCOMING SHOWS

*All shows are at Sam First except those that specifically say "at Second Home"

*all shows at both Sam First and Second Home have two sets, at 7:30pm and 9:00pm

TUES, SEPT 21 | JONATHAN PINSON'S "BOOM CLAP" at Second Home

Jonathan Pinson (drums), Mario Castro (saxophone), Taber Gable (piano), Andrew Renfroe (guitar), Jonathan Richards (bass)

at Second Home - 1370 N St Andrews Pl, LA, 90028 - ALL AGES

 

WED, SEPT 22 | LAU NOAH SOLO

Lau Noah (guitar/vocals)

THURS, SEPT 23 | JOHN TEGMEYER QUARTET

John Tegmeyer (clarinet), Vardan Ovsepian (piano), Edwin Livingston (bass), Tina Raymond (drums)

FRI, SEPT 24 | MIKE COTTONE

Mike Cottone (trumpet), Josh Nelson (piano), Dan Chimielinski (bass), Dan Schnelle (drums)

SAT, SEPT 25 | MIKE COTTONE

Mike Cottone (trumpet), Josh Nelson (piano), Dan Chimielinski (bass), Dan Schnelle (drums)

TUES, SEPT 28 | BIANCA LOVE BAND

Bianca Love (vocals/trumpet), Justin Jones (saxophone), Ruslan Sirota (piano), Mike Gurrola (bass), Reggie Quinerly (drums)

WED, SEPT 29 | JACQUES LESURE'S MFUO

Jacques Lesure (guitar), Pete Kuzma (piano), Edwin Livingston (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)

THURS, SEPT 30 | JACQUES LESURE'S MFUO

Jacques Lesure (guitar), Pete Kuzma (piano), Chris Colangelo (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)

FRI, OCT 1 | DAN SCHNELLE EXPLORATIONS!

Dan Schnelle (drums), Daniel Rotem (tenor saxophone), Josh Nelson (piano/keys), Karl McComas Reichl (bass)

SAT, OCT 2 | JUSTIN KAUFLIN TRIO

Live recording for SAM FIRST RECORDS

Justin Kauflin (piano), David Robaire (bass), Mark Ferber (drums)

SUN, OCT 3 | JUSTIN KAUFLIN TRIO

Live recording for SAM FIRST RECORDS

Justin Kauflin (piano), David Robaire (bass), Mark Ferber (drums)

TUES, OCT 5 | säje: THE DEBUT ALBUM PREVIEW SHOWS

Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, Erin Bentlage (voices)

Featuring Dawn Clement (piano), Ben Williams (bass), and Christian Euman (drums) with special surprise guests 

 

WED, OCT 6 | säje: THE DEBUT ALBUM PREVIEW SHOWS

Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, Erin Bentlage (voices)

Featuring Dawn Clement (piano), Ben Williams (bass), and Christian Euman (drums) with special surprise guests 

THURS, OCT 7 | DAVID ROITSTEIN & LARRY KOONSE DUO

Larry Koonse (guitar), David Roitstein (piano)

FRI, OCT 8 | YAYENNINGS + FRIENDS at SAM FIRST

YAYennings (trumpet), Bob Reynolds (tenor saxophone), Julian Pollack (piano), Aidan Carroll (bass), Tony Austin (drums)

FRI, OCT 8 | JOHN BEASLEY'S MONK'estra BIG BAND at SECOND HOME

Countdown to Thelonious Monk’s 104th Born Day

at Second Home - 1370 N St Andrews Pl, LA, 90028 - ALL AGES

SAT, OCT 9 | TBA at SAM FIRST

Band TBA

SAT, OCT 9 | JOHN BEASLEY'S MONK'estra BIG BAND at SECOND HOME

Countdown to Thelonious Monk’s 104th Born Day

at Second Home - 1370 N St Andrews Pl, LA, 90028 - ALL AGES

TUES, OCT 12 | MAX GERL TRIO

Max Gerl (acoustic/electric bass), Cameron Graves (keyboards), Mike Mitchell (drums)

WED, OCT 13 | GILAD HEKSELMAN'S "gHEX TRIO"

Gilad Hekselman (​guitar), David Robaire (bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums)

THURS, OCT 14 | GILAD HEKSELMAN'S "gHEX TRIO"

Gilad Hekselman (​guitar), David Robaire (bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums)

FRI, OCT 15 | ANTHONY FUNG TRIO feat. JOHN BEASLEY

Anthony Fung (drums), John Beasley (piano), Luca Alemanno (bass)

SAT, OCT 16 | TBA

Band TBA

TUES, OCT 19 | ETHAN CHILTON AND THE PLANETS ENSEMBLE

Ethan Chilton (trumpet), Nicole McCabe (alto saxophone), TBA (piano), Cyrus Elia (bass), Benjamin Ring (drums)

WED, OCT 20 | BRIAN SWARTZ QUINTET

Brian Swartz (trumpet/flugelhorn), Keith Fiddmont (tenor sax), Scott Healy (piano), Edwin Livingston (bass), Yayo Morales (drums)

THURS, OCT 21 | TBA

Band TBA

FRI, OCT 22 | JOE La BARBERA "TIMES REMEMBERED" BOOK LAUNCH

Joe La Barbera (drums), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Darek Oles (bass)

Special guest: Kirk Silsbee - Includes a Q&A with co-authors, Joe La Barbera and Charles Levin

SAT, OCT 23 | JOE La BARBERA "TIMES REMEMBERED" BOOK LAUNCH

Joe La Barbera (drums), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Darek Oles (bass)

Special guest: Kirk Silsbee - Includes a Q&A with co-authors, Joe La Barbera and Charles Levin

TUES, OCT 26 | ALEX BROWN CD RELEASE PARTY - “The Dark Fire Sessions"

Alex Brown (piano), Zach Brown (bass), TBA (drums)

WED, OCT 27 | TOM RANIER TRIO

Tom Ranier (piano), Band TBA

THURS, OCT 28 | TBA

Band TBA

FRI, OCT 29 | GEORGE COLLIGAN'S "THEORETICAL PLANETS"

George Colligan (drums/compositions), Joe Manis (tenor saxophone), Nicole McCabe (alto saxophone), Jon Lakey (bass)

SAT, OCT 30 | GEORGE COLLIGAN'S "THEORETICAL PLANETS"

George Colligan (drums/compositions), Joe Manis (tenor saxophone), Nicole McCabe (alto saxophone), Jon Lakey (bass)

*Official proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon entry. All patrons must wear a mask except while eating or drinking.

*Sam First records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photographs, video and audio recording.​​

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Sam First is a jazz club and cocktail bar, a few minutes walk from the LAX terminals. Featuring serious drinks, local beers, and fine wines, spectacular first class lounge-of-your-dreams styling, and world-class modern and straight-ahead jazz.

Sam, the man, was an old-world tailor who led his family out of the wilderness, and whose smile warmed his grandson’s heart.