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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 Gerald Clayton with Jeff Parker, Karl McComas Reichl & Kevin Kanner
    “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Gerald Clayton with Jeff Parker, Karl McComas Reichl & Kevin Kanner
    Tue, Oct 03
    Sam First
    Oct 03, 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 9-11pm. Jam session participants use coupon code SAM1JAM for a discounted 2nd set.
  • Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet with Javier Santiago, Luca Alemanno & Colin Stranahan
    Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet with Javier Santiago, Luca Alemanno & Colin Stranahan
    Wed, Oct 04
    Sam First
    Oct 04, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Kreisberg has built a strong worldwide following and has influenced the next generation of musicians with his unique combination of timeless melodicism and forward-thinking lines and textures.
  • Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet with Javier Santiago, Luca Alemanno & Colin Stranahan
    Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet with Javier Santiago, Luca Alemanno & Colin Stranahan
    Thu, Oct 05
    Sam First
    Oct 05, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Kreisberg has built a strong worldwide following and has influenced the next generation of musicians with his unique combination of timeless melodicism and forward-thinking lines and textures.
  • Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre with Justo Almario, Euro Zambrano, Joey Deleon & Juan Carlos Portillo
    Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre with Justo Almario, Euro Zambrano, Joey Deleon & Juan Carlos Portillo
    Fri, Oct 06
    Sam First
    Oct 06, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Four-time Grammy Award Winner Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/arrangers on the contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz and salsa music scene.
  • Ruslan Sirota Group with Kira Levin, Mike Gurrola & Gene Coye
    Ruslan Sirota Group with Kira Levin, Mike Gurrola & Gene Coye
    Sat, Oct 07
    Sam First
    Oct 07, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Pianist/composer describes his style as "Jazz meets everything else." Having collaborated with everyone from Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Bob Mintzer to Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, and Josh Groban, Sirota's music covers a wide variety of genres.
  • “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Jeff Parker
    “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by Jeff Parker
    Tue, Oct 10
    Sam First
    Oct 10, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Jeff Parker, one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers, leads the happenings! House band performs one set at 7:30pm followed by a jam session from 9-11pm. Jam session participants use coupon code SAM1JAM for a discounted 2nd set.
  • Pia Salvia with Tali Rubinstein, Eric Sittner & Noam Israeli
    Pia Salvia with Tali Rubinstein, Eric Sittner & Noam Israeli
    Wed, Oct 11
    Sam First
    Oct 11, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Pia Salvia travels the world, exploring different musical traditions and infusing those elements into her unique sound. After honing her craft in NYC, the award-winning Belgian harpist and vocalist now calls Los Angeles her home. Help us welcome Salvia for her inaugural performance at Sam First.
  • Miki Yamanaka Quartet feat. Mark Turner "Shades Of Rainbow" release show with Tyrone Allen & Jimmy Macbride
    Miki Yamanaka Quartet feat. Mark Turner "Shades Of Rainbow" release show with Tyrone Allen & Jimmy Macbride
    Thu, Oct 12
    Sam First
    Oct 12, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Japanese-born pianist Miki Yamanaka and has established herself as one of the leading personalities of her generation. Known for her light, expressive touch, Yamanaka delights audiences with both her playing and vibrant personality.
  • Kathleen Grace & Friends with Josh Nelson, Billy Mohler & Daniel Rotem
    Kathleen Grace & Friends with Josh Nelson, Billy Mohler & Daniel Rotem
    Fri, Oct 13
    Sam First
    Oct 13, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Kathleen Grace’s sound bridges traditional and nostalgic with an approachable modernity, taking her jazz into the blues, folk and pop-leaning realms. Grace makes her Sam First return after a three-year hiatus, celebrating the healing power of music.
  • Kathleen Grace & Friends with Josh Nelson, Billy Mohler & Brian Walsh
    Kathleen Grace & Friends with Josh Nelson, Billy Mohler & Brian Walsh
    Sat, Oct 14
    Sam First
    Oct 14, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Kathleen Grace’s sound bridges traditional and nostalgic with an approachable modernity, taking her jazz into the blues, folk and pop-leaning realms. Grace makes her Sam First return after a three-year hiatus, celebrating the healing power of music.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Vardan Ovsepian with Maksim Velichkin
    Sam First Piano Fest: Vardan Ovsepian with Maksim Velichkin
    Tue, Oct 17
    Sam First
    Oct 17, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Fascinated by the blend of western classical music with jazz, Vardan Ovsepian has been in perpetual search for unique ways of incorporating the hybrid formation in his composing and improvising. Join Ovsepian and Velichkin for an unforgettable night of unique and masterful compositions.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Otmaro Ruiz
    Sam First Piano Fest: Otmaro Ruiz
    Wed, Oct 18
    Sam First
    Oct 18, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Known for his versatility and virtuosity, multi-GRAMMY-nominated pianist, keyboardist and arranger Otmaro Ruiz has had an extensive career collaborating with John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves, Randy Brecker, Simon Phillips, Billy Cobham, Gino Vannelli, and Arturo Sandoval.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Milen Kirov with special guest Michael Mull
    Sam First Piano Fest: Milen Kirov with special guest Michael Mull
    Thu, Oct 19
    Sam First
    Oct 19, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Award-winning performer and composer, Dr. Milen Kirov combines his Bulgarian music heritage and concert pianist background with contemporary composition, jazz, world music, and improvisation. Kirov is joined by saxophonist/clarinetist Michael Mull for an evening of genre-bending musical exploration.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Cathlene Pineda Quartet
    Sam First Piano Fest: Cathlene Pineda Quartet
    Fri, Oct 20
    Sam First
    Oct 20, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Described as “a true piano genius (who) paints a wonderful portrait of personal experiences that will reach right out and touch your soul…”, contemporary pianist/composer Pineda has collaborated with creative greats Art Lande, Wadada Leo Smith, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Bobby Bradford, and Vinny Golia.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: John Beasley
    Sam First Piano Fest: John Beasley
    Sat, Oct 21
    Sam First
    Oct 21, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    "Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice." -LATimes
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Adam Hersh Trio with Jermaine Paul & Myles Martin + special guest Shai Golan
    Sam First Piano Fest: Adam Hersh Trio with Jermaine Paul & Myles Martin + special guest Shai Golan
    Tue, Oct 24
    Sam First
    Oct 24, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Leading off week two of Sam First's "Piano Fest" is 2017 Ravinia Composition Fellow Adam Hersh. One of LA's most valued pianists, both as a leader and a sideman, his performances always deliver an eclectic mix of original music and that of favorite composers-- Wayne Shorter, Alan Holdsworth, etc.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Josh Nelson Trio with Luca Alemanno & Mark Ferber
    Sam First Piano Fest: Josh Nelson Trio with Luca Alemanno & Mark Ferber
    Wed, Oct 25
    Sam First
    Oct 25, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Mulgrew Miller and Michel Petrucciani. Not necessarily “household names”, these two incredible artists helped shape Josh’s (and countless other pianists) music, touch and sound. Join Nelson and his trio for a night of music honoring these two pianist/composers.
  • Sam First Piano Fest: Kris Davis Trio with Eric Revis & Johnathan Blake
    Sam First Piano Fest: Kris Davis Trio with Eric Revis & Johnathan Blake
    Thu, Oct 26
    Sam First
    Oct 26, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    GRAMMY-winning pianist/composer Kris Davis draws from the musical worlds of free improvisation, spoken word, electronica, mainstream jazz, R&B and rock. Among her many accolades, Davis was named a 2021 Doris Duke Artist alongside Wayne Shorter & Danilo Perez.

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

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