Archive for February 11, 2011

After years of studio work in Los Angeles and carving out a career in the “smooth ” jazz world, guitarist/composer Thom Rotella returns to his jazz roots on the contemporary jazz release of “Out of The Blues.”

Recording with a new group of like minded modern jazz veterans, his new 4-tet brings the enormous talents of bassist Luther Hughes and drummer Roy McCurdy, of the Cannonball Adderly and Sonny Rollins bands, together with Llew Matthews and Rich Eames who share the duties the on piano, all musicians who have worked with the guitarist in LA venues. We wish Thom Rotella great success with his new endeavor.

Charlie O’s is the “ultimate jazz bar, restaurant” wrote Don Heckman of the LA Times. Charlie O’s was voted by Downbeat as one of 100 best jazz clubs in the world three years in a row. “A great Intimate jazz club in the Valley” said Chuck Niles in the November 2003 issue of Sunset Magazine.

The owner describes: “Charlie O’s is an intimate jazz club and restaurant originally established in 1987. We have been presenting live jazz performances seven nights a week from 8 PM to Midnight since August 17, 2000. Dubbed “a pine paneled watering hole offering a meat heavy menu and jazz” by the LA Weekly, we serve Choice Steaks, Baby Back Ribs, Lobster, Scampi, Salmon, numerous types of salads, an assortment of dinners and sandwiches and a wide variety of classic American food.”

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