JANIS MANN & COMPANY
Welcome back for a brand new season. Opening night will be celebrated by a special one-night appearance by Jazz Great –Janis Mann & Company in the lounge 6:30-10pm, get to know Mann’s rich toned voice & intimate way with song that makes her one of the finest jazz vocal artists of our time. “Mann is often likened to Sarah Vaughan, and certainly shares Sassy’s dark, rich texture and her versatility. But Mann adds an enticing air of mystery, a dusky hint of veiled possibilities. She is not only one of the most skilled vocalists around, but one of the most alluring as well.” -Says Christopher Loudon, Jazztimes Magazine
The lounge, is THE Music Room, flanked by dual fireplaces and centered with a 9-foot concert grand piano is home to a NEW line-up of world-class musicians. A Live Music schedule of 8 different performances for each day of the week and some afternoons.
Lizann Warner / Every WEDNESDAY 6:30-10pm
Rodeo Drive / Every THURSDAY AFTERNOON 3:30-5:30pm
Stan Watkins Latin / Every THURSDAY EVENING 6:30-10pm
Trish Hatley & Barney McClure / Duo Every FRIDAY 6:30-10pm
Pat Rizzo & Trio / Every SATURDAY 6:30-10pm
John Stanley King & Trio/ Every SUNDAY 6-9pm
2nd Sundays JazzTime Band / Every 2ND SUNDAY of Month 2-5pm
Carolyn Martinez & Trio / Every TUESDAY 6-9pm --- (eff. November)
Schedules are subject to change without notice, scroll down for calendar.
Every Wednesday 6:30-10pm
Vocalist/ Entertainer / Recording Artist. Lizann is a versatile singer, songwriter & vocal “impressionist”. Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, Classical, and Country. It’s like having 35 different singers all in one night. Her vocal impressions include Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, Pat Benatar, Marilyn Monroe, Norah Jones, Cher, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Lita Ford, Sheryl Crow, and many more. 35 and counting! A vivacious live performer, Lizann is a truly an amazing presence.
Happy Hour Cabaret
Every Thursday Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm
Presenting their Happy Hour Cabaret. Meet Rodeo Drive, a couple which certainly does make beautiful music together. Marilyn and Randy began their personal and professional love affair in 1980. Since that time, they have been responsible for bringing smiles to countless thousands of faces around the world. Their unique blend of Broadway, rock and even opera has amazed audiences everywhere. A thoroughly entertaining experience. In their show, Marilyn and Randy seamlessly combine many musical styles both past and present. Be ready to listen to virtually every spectrum of music……diversity has always been Rodeo Drive’s calling card.
STAN WATKINS LATIN
Every Thursday Evening 6:30-10pm
BRUJERIA (pronounced bruheria, means witchcraft) is a group without peer. Stan Watkins’s band blends all sorts of tropical rhythms including: cha cha, salsa, merengue, samba, calypso and boogaloo into an intoxicating brew guaranteed to get you movin'.If dancing isn't your thing, then just kick back and listen. Every member of Brujeria is a virtuoso & have played with such musical greats as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves and many many more. The versatility of these gentlemen will guarantee a good time by all.
TRISH HATLEY & BARNEY MCCLURE DUO
Every Friday 6:30-10PM
Both Trish Hatley and Barney McClure have made local names for themselves. Though they have performed together and known each other for many years, it was only here that they have created a dynamic duo performing and vocalizing an eclectic array of music. Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the West Coast music scene today. With her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone, and innate sensitivity to the lyric, she effectively balances technical mastery and genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans wherever she plays. Barney McClure has performed with everyone! He takes great pride in accompanying vocalists and there are many famous such performers on his resume. Both artists have many recordings on the market.
PAT RIZZO & TRIO
Every Saturday 6:30-10pm
One of the entertainers most responsible for making the desert music scene what it is today is singer-saxophonist-entertainer Pat Rizzo. A long time valley favorite, he enjoys a huge fan base and has been performing at Vicky’s for several years. See Pat Rizzo & his Trio’s Tony Bennett Tribute. Pat Rizzo; saxophonist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer career has had him performing and recording with such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, the Tito Puente Orchestra, Sly and the Family Stone and his own big band, the Pat Rizzo Orchestra.
2nd Sundays every 2nd Sunday of every Month
JazzTime — a Jazz Septet — Celebrating their 9th year at Vicky's. When this group combines their talents a kind of synergy happens based on their love of jazz, enhanced by the many hours they have played together that have become a part of the musical conversation. There is always a great deal of fun, along with great music, when JazzTime swings the jazz standards at Vicky’s. Don Shelton is not only a sought-after musician on the woodwinds, but a wonderful singer. Tom Keenlyside is a member of the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame and an award-winning saxophonist and flutist. Stan Watkins bring hilarious high-jinx and a pocket trumpet to the mix and sings as well. Larry Holloway is an in-demand bassist who was a protégé of the great Red Mitchell and leader Allen Goodman brings an inventive and muscular presence to the bandstand on drums. Regular pianists such as Jamieson Trotter, Chip Smith, Andy Langham, Joe Bagg, Terry Trotter, Jeff Colella, Josh Nelson and others bring their distinctive musical gifts to the party, and along with world-class musical guests we provide an exciting afternoon of toe-tapping happy music. So don’t miss a single Sunday — you never know what great thing can happen, just that it will!
Season Premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014 with guest jazz singer, crooner ROBERT YOUNG
Celebrating the good stuff in life: Romance, flirtation and the genuine fun that comes from experiences among friends. He is the real deal!
COMING ATTRACTONS: 11/9/14 -Guest JOE BAGG, 12/9/14 -Guest Pianist Jamieson Trotter, 1/18/15 Guest Vocalist SHOSHANA BUSH & ISAMU MCGREGOR on keyboards.
JOHN STANLEY KING & TRIO
Every Sunday 6-9pm
John Stanley King, the legendary musical headliner is known for his unmistakable ability to read and engage any crowd. He is a True Entertainer and a Master of Ceremonies. His extended talents range in all styles of music from Jazz, Acoustic to Classic Rock. He was raised in the Southern California desert. His musical family dates back generations with hillbilly music on the one side of the family and the depths of jazz on the other. A multi-instrumentalist and accomplished vocalist, his style is undeniably his own and his charisma has been compared to all the greats.
CAROLYN MARTINEZ & TRIO
Every Tuesday 6-9:30pm
Swinging & Silky, Cool & Hot – Carolyn Martinez & Trio. “One of the best singers to grace the Los Angeles jazz scene.” Scott Yanow, jazz critic. Carolyn Martinez has a repertoire of lively jazz standards, moving ballads and Brazilian Bossa Novas — sung in both Portuguese and English. Her 3-octave range yields amazing high notes and her melodic improvising is a charm.