NOV 27

The Jive Aces

At Wang's in Palm Springs

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents The Jive Aces, renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship. Witness the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band live in Palm Springs!

The in-demand sextet average 300 shows a year and have worked with Van Morrison, Keely Smith and performed for HM the Queen. They headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall and thousands of festivals, theatres, dance halls, etc, in 35 countries.

Their new albums "Diggin' The Roots Vol.1 Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" and "Vol.2: Hot Jazz" are a journey into the two branches of music that makes up the Jive Aces signature sound, proving that vintage music is very much timelessly classic.

The Jive Aces wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent with their show-stopping version of “I Wanna Be Like You”, which famously cheered up a grumpy Simon Cowell. Their most popular music video, “Bring Me Sunshine”, is a viral hit with nearly 3 million views on Youtube and has won seven film festival awards. It’s so uplifting it’s actually been prescribed by a doctor.

JAN 8

Maria Schafer Quartet

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Maria Schafer | vocals

Alex Flavell | piano

Nick Ornelas | bass

Eric Hagstrom | drums

 

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents the Maria Schafer Quartet on Jan 8. A voice from the 40s with finger-snapping swing. Choose your table now!

To paraphrase a review of Maria Schafer, "...this Downbeat darling is just the right tonic for jaded jazz ears. Schafer comes in with a wildly swinging set that reminds you thrushes can walk the daddio line as well. Killer stuff that righteously brings the chestnuts back into sharp focus!"

JAN 22

Douyé - Bossa Nova Deluxe

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Douyé | vocal
Kevin McClellan | bass
Lucio Vieira | drums 
Angelo Metz | guitar

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents Douyé  with an All-Star combo. Earlier this year she released an album titled Quatro (Bossa Nova Deluxe) offering Brazilian and African jazz interpretations of '50s and '60s bossa nova and samba music. The recording was inspired by a visit to Brazil, and influenced by the Afro-Brazilian people and customs of Bahia.

 

"Douyé's first jazz record is substantial," reviewed All About Jazz. The album remained on the JazzWeek Airplay chart for 26 weeks.

FEB 5

trioKAIT

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Kait Dunton | piano, keyboards

Cooper Appelt | bass

Jake Reed | drums

 

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents trioKAIT. Fused together via Kait’s unconventional compositions, the trio melds into a laser-focused single entity, bringing a modern, tight and groovy concept to the piano trio format.

 

Six years and three albums in, trioKAIT has developed a dynamic group sound and acquired many accolades along the way, including 4.5 stars in Downbeat and top spots on the JazzWeek charts.

FEB 19

Tim Fenton Group

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Marco Apicella | piano

Tim Fenton | upright bass

Alex Snydman | drums

TBA | horns, flute

✨JAZZVILLE ✨ presents the Tim Fenton Group to celebrate Modernism Week on Feb 19. Tim is a Los Angeles bass player and composer with a deadly, ripping quintet that will transport you miles from squaresville. Searing post-bop, cozy torch songs and tasty standards will have you head-bobbing, finger-snapping and ordering the good stuff.

MAR 4

Our 2 Year Anniversary Show!
Benny Brydern Hot Club

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Benny Brydern | violins

Luca Pino | guitar

Craig Fundyga | vibes

Marquis Howell | bass

 

✨JAZZVILLE✨welcomes you to join us to celebrate our second anniversary with the Benny Brydern Hot Club providing a festive and unique night of music.

Benny shares his passion for 1930s jazz by performing on rare, vintage violins. And his Hot Club quartet is filled with all-stars playing vintage swing at its very best! Come fall in love with the music of Django Reinhardt, ‎Stéphane Grappelli, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter and other early jazz artists.

Benny studied violin and piano at the Richard Strauss Academy of Music in Munich. He’s performed under the baton of Leonard Bernstein, and regularly tours the globe in Yanni’s orchestra.

MAR 25

Jason Fabus Trio & Natalie Mendoza

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Jason Fabus | sax, clarinet, flute

Shane Savala | guitar

Nick Ornelas | bass

Natalie Mendoza | vocals

 

✨JAZZVILLE✨is excited to announce the return of The Jason Fabus Trio with special guest vocalist Natalie Mendoza. If you were at their show last year you know the band will deliver classic tunes from the Great American Songbook with warm, rich tones in the style of the great Nat King Cole Trio. This show will also feature the lush, velvet voice of Natalie Mendoza! Sit back, order the good stuff, and let these cats wow your socks off.

DEC 31

New Year's Eve
Calixto Oviedo Quintet 
feat. Lily Hernandez

Wang's in Palm Springs

Calixto Oviedo | drums

Lily Hernandez | vocals

Raymanis Garcia | congas

Jonathan Montes | piano

Juan Carlos Portillo | bass

 

✨LATIN JAZZ NEW YEAR'S EVE✨

Join your Jazzville family for a special and delicious 3 course dinner, live Latin jazz quintet, bubbly, free parking and more.

Calixto Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion. His innovative and brilliant techniques have made him the in-demand drummer for The Afro Cuban All Stars, Buena Vista Social Club, and Arturo Sandoval. Calixto's wife, Lily Hernandez, is charming and vivacious, and delivers Cuban canciones with a captivating voice and radiant stage presence.

Doors open at 8 PM for drinks and dinner with the first set of live music and dancing at 9:30 PM. The second set will begin at 11 PM and the band will play until COUNTDOWN at midnight, followed by a rousing salsa rendition of Auld Lang Syne. ¡Una noche fantástica de buena comida, música y baile!

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JAN 15

Dave Damiani Quartet

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Dave Damiani | vocals

Will Brahm | Guitar

Max Kraus | Bass

Kevin van den Elzen | Drums

Special guest Meagan Van Dyke

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents the Dave Damiani Quartet. Dave is a dynamic jazz lounge crooner of the highest order. Having started as a bartender at the famed Charlie O's jazz club in L.A.'s valley, Dave had the opportunity to work, learn and become friends with some of the best musicians on the planet. This will be a great night in the desert with the most handsome band in the land debuting brand new arrangements

JAN 29

Lalo Guerrero Tribute

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Angelica Villarreal | vocals

Skip Heller | guitar

Nick Ornelas | bass

Misha Biggos | piano

Tyler Kruetel | drums

Jade Elliot | saxes

Christin Hablewitz | clarinet

Matt Matera | trumpet

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents a tribute to the legendary Lalo Guerrero with an 8-piece band! Lalo was a Mexican-American guitarist, singer and farm labor activist best known for his strong influence on today's Latin musical artists.

 

This incredible evening will feature music from Lalo's early Cha Cha and Mambo days to some of his biggest Latin hits in both Spanish and English. His son, Mark Guerrero, will be a guest musician in the show.

Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr. (1916–2005) is known as the father of Chicano music. His career began in the 1930s, contributing to most of the new developments in Mexican-American music in the southwestern United States.

FEB 12

Jennifer Keith Sextet

with Mondo Dorame

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Jennifer Keith | vocals

Mando Dorame | sax

Mark Cally | guitar

Jimmy Ford | drums

Kye Palmer | trumpet

Lucky Ramirez | bass

 

✨Jazzville✨presents the Jennifer Keith Sextet with
Mando Dorame. Star-studded stage and crowd! Dinner - Dancing - Cocktails. This show will sell out. Select your table/seats today.

Many have described Jenny as “a pinup doll with a voice reminiscent of Keely Smith, Doris Day and Julie London”. Her fabulous band is led by Mando Dorame, the tenor saxophonist and co-founder of Royal Crown Revue; credited for reviving the swing movement. Mando tours with Bette Midler as her saxophonist.

FEB 26

Carey Frank Trio

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Carey Frank | Hammond B3 organ

Yay Yennings (Snarky Puppy) | Trumpet

Jake Reed | Bass

✨JAZZVILLE✨presents the The Carey Frank Trio featuring his Hammond B3 organ

MAR 11
Nick Finzer Quartet

Album release tour!

At Wang's in Palm Springs

Nick Finzer | trombone

Lucas Pino | sax

Alex Boneham | bass

Dan Schnelle | drums

 

✨JAZZVILLE✨welcomes back the Nick Finzer Quartet from NYC. World-class band featuring award-winning trombonist Nick Finzer! Straight-ahead classics and originals from his new album. Pick your table/seats today.

An expert musical storyteller with a gorgeous, expressive sound, trombonist and composer Nick Finzer is one of the most dynamic musicians of the millennial generation. He delivers a passionate voice defining the sound of jazz in this age while also bringing street cred to the trombone with a bold, tight sound.