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Apr 20th, 2014 (Sun)  
Blues Sunday - Sun Apr 20 - 8pm BILL STUVE's BIG NOISE & Friends 10pm LIGHTNIN WILLIE

BLUES SUNDAY!

8pm- BILL STUVE's Big Noise
jumpin' West coast rhythm & blues

10pm- LIGHTNIN WILLIE
down home blues & boogie

$5-$7 suggested donation for EACH of the bands this evening, thank you


Apr 21st, 2014 (Mon)  
The California Feetwarmers @ Happy Feet Monday!!!
Awesome authentic New Orleans Jazz by a group of young and very talented artists! 9:15pm: The California Feetwarmers (3 sets) $5-$10 suggested donation http://www.facebook.com/LABalboaNight

Apr 22nd, 2014 (Tue)  
Swingin' Tuesdays - Tue Apr 22 - the Lonely Blue Boys, featuring the VARGAS FAMILY & friends
the Lonely Blue Boys, featuring the VARGAS FAMILY & friends rhythm & blues doo-wop 50s rocknroll hillbilly boogie & more from Uncle Ernie Alex and Ernie Jr. $5-$7 suggested donation this evening


All Events

Torch Presents
~ LIVE MUSIC & DANCING ~
Every Sunday thru Thursday Nights
@ Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
Blues * Roots * R&B * Jazz * Big Band * Rockabilly * Country * Latin

Apr 1st, 2014 (Tue)
  RIP MASTERS the Cat on the Keys good rockin' piano for dancing
Torch Presents: SWINGIN' Tuesdays @ Joe's
piano pounding rocknroll country blues swing & more from the CAT ON THE KEYS the one & only RIP MASTERS 9pm $5-7 suggested donation
Apr 2nd, 2014 (Wed)
  Latin Wednesdays- Wed Apr 02 - LATIN COOL
Torch Presents: LATIN Wednesdays @ Joe's
Latin Jazz & Salsa with Dave Victorino & LATIN COOL 9pm band $7-$10 suggested band donation this evening
Apr 3rd, 2014 (Thu)
  ROCKIN' THURSDAYS - Thu Apr 03 - the HOLLYWOOD HUCKSTERS
Torch Presents: ROCKIN' Thursdays @ Joe's
50s rocknroll rockabilly and even some songs with a FRENCH twist from our favorite Parisian rocknroller Reginald & the HOLLYWOOD HUCKSTERS 9pm band $5-$7 suggested donation this evening
Apr 6th, 2014 (Sun)
  no blues tonight - Joe's closed for filming
Torch Presents: BLUES Sundays @ Joe's
no Blues tonight- Joe's closed for filming
Apr 7th, 2014 (Mon)
  DARK - NO Happy Feet Monday!
Torch Presents: HAPPY FEET Mondays @ Joe's
The bar is going to be dark on 4/6 and 4/7 due to filming activities. The Happy Feet Mondays will resume on 4/14.
Apr 8th, 2014 (Tue)
  SWINGIN' TUESDAYS- Tue Apr 8th - BIG LUCKY
Torch Presents: SWINGIN' Tuesdays @ Joe's
Apr 9th, 2014 (Wed)
  Latin Wednesdays- SITARA SON w/the Legendary LAZARO "El Maestro" GALARRAGA
Torch Presents: LATIN Wednesdays @ Joe's

the SECOND Wed of every month is

SITARA SON
w/the Legendary Vocalist & Conguero

LAZARO "El Maestro" GALARRAGA

playing the traditional rhythms of Cuban Son,
Mambo, Cha-Cha & more

8pm CUBAN Salsa dance lesson ($5 for lesson)
9pm band

$7-$10 suggested band donation this evening

***In order to facilitate these great live music events, we politely ask for a "suggested donation" to the bands in order to keep the quality of the music as high as possible, without having to charge a "cover" at the door. And while there is never a cover charge at Joe's on weeknights(Sun-Thu), there is a very reasonable 2-drink or $6 bar minimum per person.

**About the Artist**
MAESTRO LAZARO GALARRAGA

The trinity of the pulsating, soul-possessing, vibrant Afro-Cuban music is born within the song, dance and drum of "El Maestro" Lázaro Galarraga. Dedicating his life to his love of Afro-Cuban music, culture and folklorehas transformed him into a teacher, performing artist, actor, writer, choreographer and mentor.

A native of Havana, Cuba Maestro Galarraga was an original member of the distinguished Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, and is currently the Folkloric Musical Director of the innovative international organization dedicated to the preservation of percussion, Percussion Artists Workshop PAWS), in Los Angeles. Maestro Galarraga has achieved world-wide fame with his amazing talent. He has recorded and performed with masters such as Cachao, P=EDo Leiva, Chucho Váldes, Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Hancock, Al McKibbon and Placido Domingo among others. Other notable performances include the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, for President George Bush at the White House, the University of Southern California's Evening of Caribbean Music and the Latin Jazz Festival at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. His life is captured in films like actor Andy Garcia's 'Cachao Documentary', Oscar Valdes' 'Documental La Rumba' and the feature film 'Dance With Me' starring Chayanne and Vanessa Williams.

El Maestro received his Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Music Theory, History of Art and in Cuban Folklore from the Escuela Nacional de Arte for his prophetic vision and solid influence he has given Afro-Cuban music as an artist.

Apr 10th, 2014 (Thu)
  ROCKIN' THURSDAYS - Thu Apr 10 - the SWITCHBLADE 3
Torch Presents: ROCKIN' Thursdays @ Joe's
Hi-Octane Rockabilly with the SWITCHBLADE 3 9pm-12m $5-$7 suggested band donation this evening
Apr 13th, 2014 (Sun)
  Blues Sunday - Sun Apr 13 - Second Sunday SOUL w/the DEEP CUTS
Torch Presents: BLUES Sundays @ Joe's

every SECOND SUNDAY of the month is

SECOND SUNDAY SOUL with the DEEP CUTS

featuring an all-star band playing
tasty SOUL, R&B, New Orleans, and old-school rock'n'roll
this is a blow-the-roof-off-the-joint
band you DO NOT want to miss...

8pm-10pm- band plays 10pm DJ'ed SOUL music for dancing

$5-$7 suggested band donation this evening

***In order to facilitate these great live music events, we politely ask for a "suggested donation" to the bands in order to keep the quality of the music as high as possible, without having to charge a "cover" at the door. And while there is never a cover charge at Joe's on weeknights(Sun-Thu), there is a very reasonable 2-drink or $6 bar minimum per person.

Apr 14th, 2014 (Mon)
  John Reynolds' N. Hollywood 4 @ Happy Feet Monday!!!
Torch Presents: HAPPY FEET Mondays @ Joe's

The mad genius of 1930s guitar and banjo returns to Happy Feet with some top notch players!

Band @ 9:15pm
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$6 bar minimum
$7 suggested band donation
Free parking

Apr 15th, 2014 (Tue)
  Swingin' Tuesdays - Tue Mar 11 - MORRY SOCHAT & the Rocket 88s- jumpin blues & boogie from Chicago
Torch Presents: SWINGIN' Tuesdays @ Joe's
jumpin blues & boogie with a pinch of rock'n'roll all the way from CHICAGO MORRY SOCHAT & the Rocket 88s 8:00/8:30 dance lesson from Fred Astaire Dance studio ($5 for lesson) 9pm band $5-$7 suggested donation this evening for the band please
Apr 16th, 2014 (Wed)
  Latin Wednesdays- Wed Apr 16 - ORQUESTA CHARANGOA Latin Jazz & Salsa
Torch Presents: BLUES Sundays @ Joe's
Susie Hansen is out of town, so tonight we have the great ORQUESTA CHARANGOA playing Latin Jazz & Salsa 9pm $5-$7 Suggested band donation this evening
Apr 17th, 2014 (Thu)
  ROCKIN' THURSDAYS - Thu Apr 17 - JOE FINKLE & the 7-10 Splits
Torch Presents: ROCKIN' Thursdays @ Joe's
good time rockabilly classic 1950s rocknroll and just plain FUN with Joe "Crazy Legs" Finkle & the 7-10 Splits 9pm $5-$7 suggested band donation this evening
Apr 20th, 2014 (Sun)
  Blues Sunday - Sun Apr 20 - 8pm BILL STUVE's BIG NOISE & Friends 10pm LIGHTNIN WILLIE
Torch Presents: BLUES Sundays @ Joe's

BLUES SUNDAY!

8pm- BILL STUVE's Big Noise
jumpin' West coast rhythm & blues

10pm- LIGHTNIN WILLIE
down home blues & boogie

$5-$7 suggested donation for EACH of the bands this evening, thank you

Apr 21st, 2014 (Mon)
  The California Feetwarmers @ Happy Feet Monday!!!
Torch Presents: HAPPY FEET Mondays @ Joe's
Awesome authentic New Orleans Jazz by a group of young and very talented artists! 9:15pm: The California Feetwarmers (3 sets) $5-$10 suggested donation http://www.facebook.com/LABalboaNight
Apr 22nd, 2014 (Tue)
  Swingin' Tuesdays - Tue Apr 22 - the Lonely Blue Boys, featuring the VARGAS FAMILY & friends
Torch Presents: SWINGIN' Tuesdays @ Joe's
the Lonely Blue Boys, featuring the VARGAS FAMILY & friends rhythm & blues doo-wop 50s rocknroll hillbilly boogie & more from Uncle Ernie Alex and Ernie Jr. $5-$7 suggested donation this evening
Apr 23rd, 2014 (Wed)
  Latin Wednesdays- Wed Apr 23 - BOBBY MATOS
Torch Presents: LATIN Wednesdays @ Joe's
great conguero & vocalist BOBBY MATOS & his band 8pm Salsa dance lesson ($5 for lesson) 9pm band $7-$10 suggested band donation this evening
Apr 24th, 2014 (Thu)
  ROCKIN' THURSDAYS- Thu Apr 24 - the FISH FRY with the CROWN CITY BOMBERS CD release partyMaureen & the MERCURY 5
Torch Presents: ROCKIN' Thursdays @ Joe's
the last Thursday of the month is the FISH FRY Rock'N'Roll dance party w/Host & DJ Lucky LaRocka Thu Apr 24th the CROWN CITY BOMBERS return to Joe's to play some good time rock'nroll classics, r&b, country & more, plus good originals PLUS it's their newest CD release party 9pm-12m: band + DJ Lucky LaRocka $5-$7 SUGGESTED DONATION this evening In order to facilitate these great live music events, we politely ask for a "suggested donation" to the bands in order to keep the quality of the music as high as possible, without having to charge a "cover" at the door. And while there is never a cover charge at Joe's on weeknights(Sun-Thu), there is a very reasonable 2-drink or $6 bar minimum per person.
Apr 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Blues Sunday - Sun Apr 27 - 8pm JOHN MARX & the Blues Patrol 10pm BROTHER YUSEF
Torch Presents: BLUES Sundays @ Joe's
Apr 29th, 2014 (Tue)
  SWINGIN' TUESDAYS- Tue Feb 25 - MARK TORTORICI (last Tue. of every month)
Torch Presents: SWINGIN' Tuesdays @ Joe's
each LAST Tuesday of the month it's MARK TORTORICI & his all-star little big band swingin' standards, hot jazz, blues & latin grooves 8pm-9pm dance lessons from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio ($5 for dance lesson) 9pm live music $7-$10 suggested band donation In order to facilitate these great live music events, we politely ask for a "suggested donation" to the bands in order to keep the quality of the music as high as possible, without having to charge a "cover" at the door. And while there is never a cover charge at Joe's on weeknights(Sun-Thu), there is a very reasonable 2-drink or $6 bar minimum per person. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mark Tortorici or as his friends call him, “Torch” is a veteran of the Los Angeles blues, roots, swing & jazz scenes. His influences as a singer and harmonica player range from Chicago Blues to R&B, New Orleans Jazz to 50s Rock’n’Roll, Country & Rockabilly to Great American Standards and Big Band era sounds. Whether with his rockin' Rhythm & Blues band the Hollywood Combo(since 1999), his big band, or fronting a group of just about any size, "Torch" inevitably lights it up on stage with his soulful vocals, tasty harmonica, and old-school showmanship. “…an old-school showman…” “…a sharp-dressed, sweet-talking swinger.” ~ L.A. Weekly "..an engaging performer and dynamic entertainer" ~ L.A. Jazz Scene
Apr 30th, 2014 (Wed)
  Latin Wednesdays- Wed Apr 30 - LATIN COOL
Torch Presents: BLUES Sundays @ Joe's
Latin Jazz & Salsa with Dave Victorino & LATIN COOL 9pm band $7-$10 suggested band donation this evening

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