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Beginning May 4, Sam First will be presenting a weekly live outdoor jazz series on Tuesdays at Second Home Hollywood.


Right in the heart of East Hollywood, creative workspace and cultural venue Second Home Hollywood is a low rise, open-air campus offering the healthiest space to work in the city.With 6,500 trees and plants across the two-acre workspace, it's the densest urban forest in LA. Second Home believes that diversity makes creativity stronger, so their workspaces, events and communities are designed to bring different types of people, organizations and industries together in new ways. 

All shows are outdoor and will be following all CDC protocol for live outdoor events. 

  • “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Kyle Poole with Devin Daniels, Miles Lennox & Destiny Diggs
    “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Kyle Poole with Devin Daniels, Miles Lennox & Destiny Diggs
    Tue, Mar 05
    Sam First
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Drummer Kyle Poole is back in LA after over a decade in NYC performing with luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Emmet Cohen. Band performs one set at 7:30 followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm. - Jam session participants use code SAM1JAM.
  • Isaac Wilson Trio with Francisco Ojeda & Anthony Fung
    Isaac Wilson Trio with Francisco Ojeda & Anthony Fung
    Wed, Mar 06
    Sam First
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    NYC-based pianist, composer, and producer, Isaac Wilson has performed with Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Adam Kolker, and many others. He strives to continue the spirit of spontaneity, commitment to the moment and exploration of our musical forebearers.
  • Todd Cochran Trio "TC3" with John Leftwich and Lyndon Rochelle
    Todd Cochran Trio "TC3" with John Leftwich and Lyndon Rochelle
    Thu, Mar 07
    Sam First
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Rooted in tradition and robustly universal and inclusive, Cochran trio's nuanced explorations unveil an inspiring, creative, and poetic musical language that engages an audience in an energizing dialogue about the crescendos of uncharted change in the world.
  • Nicole McCabe "Mosaic" Album Release with Miles Lennox, Logan Kane & Myles Martin
    Nicole McCabe "Mosaic" Album Release with Miles Lennox, Logan Kane & Myles Martin
    Fri, Mar 08
    Sam First
    Mar 08, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Nicole McCabe stands out as one of the most exciting young saxophonists of today. “There is humility and respect in her playing, a true cognizance of the tradition from where her art comes from, and a feeling of surrender to where the music is directionally headed.” -All About Jazz
  • Bill Cunliffe Sextet Featuring the Music of Herbie Hancock’s "Prisoner" Album
    Bill Cunliffe Sextet Featuring the Music of Herbie Hancock’s "Prisoner" Album
    Sat, Mar 09
    Sam First
    Mar 09, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    The Prisoner was written in dedication to Martin Luther King, Jr. and is some of Hancock’s most compelling work. Join Cunliffe and bandmates Clay Jenkins, Bob Sheppard, Rob Lockhart, Lamar Guillary, Darek Oles and Kevin Kanner for songs from the record and a "reimagining" of Herbie's iconic score.
  • “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Paul Cornish with Henry Solomon
    “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Paul Cornish with Henry Solomon
    Tue, Mar 12
    Sam First
    Mar 12, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Pianist Paul Cornish strives to inspire freedom and collaboration in his music and community thought his performances. Cornish and Solomon perform one set at 7:30pm followed by a jam session from 9:30-11pm. Jam session participants use coupon code SAM1JAM for a discounted 2nd set.
  • Jon Hatamiya Sextet with Devin Daniels, Max Walker, Paul Cornish, Logan Kane & Colin McDaniel
    Jon Hatamiya Sextet with Devin Daniels, Max Walker, Paul Cornish, Logan Kane & Colin McDaniel
    Wed, Mar 13
    Sam First
    Mar 13, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Since first arriving in Los Angeles in 2014, trombonist and composer Jon Hatamiya has firmly established himself as a go-to creative and improvising musician, particularly on the trombone. Hatamiya's work as a sideman spans the breadth of LA's vast music scene.
  • Miro Sprague/Mike Cottone Quartet with Karl McComas-Reichl & Christian Euman
    Miro Sprague/Mike Cottone Quartet with Karl McComas-Reichl & Christian Euman
    Thu, Mar 14
    Sam First
    Mar 14, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Two of LA's most innovative jazz musicians, pianist Sprague and trumpeter Cottone began playing together in 2012 while studying at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and have further honed their dynamic musical chemistry through countless performances with the cooperative ensemble Holophonor.
  • Dave Meder Trio with Logan Kane & Mark Ferber
    Dave Meder Trio with Logan Kane & Mark Ferber
    Fri, Mar 15
    Sam First
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Known for a broad musical palette recognized in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, the American Pianists Awards, and the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program, Dave Meder's music has been described as “a vibrant hybrid of the whole American spectrum."
  • Gerald Clayton’s “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Gerald Clayton
    Gerald Clayton’s “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Gerald Clayton
    Tue, Mar 19
    Sam First
    Mar 19, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    "Tuesday Happenings" is a weekly series curated by 6x GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer Gerald Clayton. House band performs one set at 7:30pm followed by a jam session from 9:30-11pm. Jam session participants use coupon code SAM1JAM for a discounted 2nd set.
  • Tom Luer and Project Popular with Andrew Synowiec, Andy Langham, Edwin Livingston & Dan Schnelle
    Tom Luer and Project Popular with Andrew Synowiec, Andy Langham, Edwin Livingston & Dan Schnelle
    Wed, Mar 20
    Sam First
    Mar 20, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Led by saxophonist Tom Luer, Project Popular celebrates 15 years of making brilliant music together. With a focus on reworking major pop hits into modern jazz, Luer also includes a variety of beautifully-composed original music within his sets.
  • Reggie Quinerly's "The Thousandth Scholar" Album Release with Robert Rodriguez, Mike Gurrola & Christian Moraga
    Reggie Quinerly's "The Thousandth Scholar" Album Release with Robert Rodriguez, Mike Gurrola & Christian Moraga
    Thu, Mar 21
    Sam First
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Noted as a "conscientious jazz drummer with a nimble and approachable style" (Nate Chinen, NY Times) Quinerly has played with such leading artists as Wynton and Branford Marsalis and Joe Lovano. Join Quinerly and his swinging band to celebrate the release of his new record "The Thousandth Scholar."
  • Allison, Cardenas & Nash
    Allison, Cardenas & Nash
    Fri, Mar 22
    Sam First
    Mar 22, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    With over 25 years of collaboration, Ben Allison, Steve Cardenas, and Ted Nash weave musical conversations full of subtlety and surprise. Modeled after Jimmy Giuffre’s drummerless units of the 1950s and 60s, the trio maintains elements of blues and folk, while also embracing "free" playing.
  • Masterclass with Allison, Cardenas & Nash
    Masterclass with Allison, Cardenas & Nash
    Sat, Mar 23
    Sam First
    Mar 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    With over 25 years of collaboration, Ben Allison, Steve Cardenas, and Ted Nash weave musical conversations full of subtlety and surprise. Sam First is delighted to host these three world-class musicians for an intimate masterclass event that is not to be missed.
  • Allison, Cardenas & Nash
    Allison, Cardenas & Nash
    Sat, Mar 23
    Sam First
    Mar 23, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    With over 25 years of collaboration, Ben Allison, Steve Cardenas, and Ted Nash weave musical conversations full of subtlety and surprise. Modeled after Jimmy Giuffre’s drummerless units of the 1950s and 60s, the trio maintains elements of blues and folk, while also embracing "free" playing.
  • Gerald Clayton’s “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Gerald Clayton
    Gerald Clayton’s “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Gerald Clayton
    Tue, Mar 26
    Sam First
    Mar 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    "Tuesday Happenings" is a weekly series curated by 6x GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer Gerald Clayton. House band performs one set at 7:30pm followed by a jam session from 9:30-11pm. Jam session participants use coupon code SAM1JAM for a discounted 2nd set.
  • "Emaginario Group" with Ethan Margolis, Katisse Buckingham, Deron Johnson, Luca Alemanno & Chris Wabich
    "Emaginario Group" with Ethan Margolis, Katisse Buckingham, Deron Johnson, Luca Alemanno & Chris Wabich
    Wed, Mar 27
    Sam First
    Mar 27, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Margolis's guitar playing is steeped in both world rhythms and jazz. He possesses a musical language that reflects his Americana roots as they connect with the 20+ years he has spent in consistent musical collaboration with the Romaní population of Andalucía.
  • Jacob Mann Trio with Jonathan Richards and Christian Euman
    Jacob Mann Trio with Jonathan Richards and Christian Euman
    Thu, Mar 28
    Sam First
    Mar 28, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Pianist Jacob Mann is known for his big band compositions, synthesizer recordings, and collaborations with KNOWER, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Wilkes. Join Mann and bandmates Jonathan Richards and Christian Euman as they debut a full night of new acoustic trio music.

 for music booking inquiries, please email dave@samfirstbar.com

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