La Jolla's live music, Dec. 20-Jan. 2
by Bart Mendoza
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MUST HEAR: New Year’s Eve tunes

There is no other night for partying on the calendar as important as New Year’s Eve. The prospect of a fresh start and a new year is always a cause for celebration and this Dec. 31, La Jolla has more than its fair share of options, big and small, with literally something for just about everybody. Highlights include the best Johnny Cash tribute act in the nation, Cash’d Out, at Beaumont’s; the Queen of boogie woogie piano, Sue Palmer, at The La Valencia’s La Sala Lobby; and jazz combo The John Cain Group at Eddie V’s. Possibly the best bet will be Feathers and Fur, Top Hats and Confetti, taking place at Café-Bar Europa, with a full range of food, treats and drinks on hand and a performance from the genuinely exciting Eastern European fusion group, Hot Blood Orkestar. It’s clear that anyone wanting to ring in the new year in style won’t have to look far in La Jolla for wonderful options.

Thursday, Dec. 20
• Richard James trio, jazz, 6 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Tad Sisler, vocals, piano, keyboards, 7 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla

• David Patrone, jazz trio, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Latin Jazz Crew, latin jazz and funk, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Lotus, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

• Allegra, acoustic covers, 8 p.m., Beaumont’s

Friday, Dec. 21

• Japandi, indie rock, 3:30 p.m., Che Café

• Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Tony Lasley, Latin-style singer-songwriter, 6 p.m., Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar

• GipsyMenco, Old-World flamenco and modern jazz with Spanish guitar, 7 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• AJ Degrasse Trio, jazz, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s

• J Dean, jazz and soul standards, 7 p.m., Marine Room

• Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla

• FUNdamental Fridays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

• Matt Venuti, percussion concert, 8:30 p.m., Riff’s Acoustic Music

• Afro Jazziacs, Latin & Afro Cuban Jazz Trio with Louie Valenzuela, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Saturday, Dec. 22

• Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Gregory Michael, singer songwriter, 6 p.m., Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar

• The Benedetti Trio, guitar standards from jazz to to pop, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Jazzmikan, jazz, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Stellita, jazz and soul standards, 7 p.m., Marine Room

• Blinkfest, bands paying tribute to Blink 182, Sun41 and Rancid, 7 p.m., Che Café

• Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla

• Superstar Saturdays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

• Peligroso Caramelo, Latin sounds from jazz to salsa, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Scott Carter & The New Breed, jazz, soul and classic rock, 9 p.m., Beaumont’s

Sunday, Dec. 23

• Allegra, acoustic covers, 11:30 a.m., Beaumont’s

• Sounds Like Four, jazz, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• John Cain, jazz, 5 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Middle Earth, belly-dance ensemble, 8 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Monday, Dec. 24

• John Cain, jazz, 5 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Christmas music, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Shedburners, jazz, funk and blues, 7 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Tuesday, Dec. 25

• Christmas music, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Afro Jazziacs, Latin & Brazilian jazz guitar, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Wednesday, Dec. 26

• Talia Ceravolo, singer songwriter, 5 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Freddie A Dream Trio, jazz, 6 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 6:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• James Romine, Latin American singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Thursday, Dec. 27

• Richard James Trio, jazz, 6 p.m., Eddie V’s

• David Patrone, jazz trio, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Tad Sisler, 7 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla

• Mario Olivares, jazz trio, 7 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Kids, indie rock, 7 p.m., Che Café

• Latin Jazz Crew, Latin jazz and funk, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Lotus, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

• Psycho Realm, hip hop. 8 p.m., Porter’s Pub

• Taluna, Gypsy dance music, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Friday, Dec. 28

• Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Paul Caston, rock pop and soul, 6 p.m., Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar

• GipsyMenco, Old-World flamenco and modern jazz with Spanish guitar, 7 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Richard James trio, jazz, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Jesse Davis, jazz standards, 7 p.m., Marine Room

• Maraki, indie rock. 7 p.m., Che Café

• Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla

• Fly Fridays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

• Cougar Canyon Band, covers and dance tunes, 9 p.m., Beaumont’s

Saturday, Dec. 29
• Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Paul Caston, rock pop and soul, 6 p.m., Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar

• KOVA, standards, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• Whitney Shay, blues and jazz standards, 7 p.m., Marine Room

• Jonathan Karrant, standards from jazz to Sinatra, 7 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

• AJ Degrasse Trio, jazz, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla

• Superstar Saturdays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

Sunday, Dec. 30

• Sounds Like Four, jazz, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Freddie A Dream Trio, jazz, 5 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Middle Earth, belly dance ensemble, 8 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Monday, Dec. 31

• Jeff Bristol, guitar and vocals, 6 p.m., Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar

• Shedburners, jazz, funk and blues, 7 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• John Cain Group, jazz, 7:30 p.m., Eddie V’s

• Hot Blood Orkestar, Eastern European Fusion, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Cash’d Out, best Johnny Cash tribute ever. 9 p.m., Beaumont’s

• Sue Palmer, blues, jazz and boogie woogie, 9:30 p.m., La Valencia Hotel

Wednesday, Jan. 2

• Talia Ceravolo, singer songwriter, 5 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 6:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

• James Romine, Latin American singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

MUSIC VENUES:

• The Athenaeum: 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.barflylajolla.com

• Beaumont’s: 5662 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0474, www.beaumontseatery.com

• Bird Rock Coffee Roasters: 5627 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 551-1707, www.birdrockcoffeeroasters.com

• Café-Bar Europa: 873 Turquoise St., (858) 488-4200, www.theturquoise.com

• Che Café: 9500 Gilman Drive, UCSD, (858) 534-2311, thechecafe.blogspot.com

• Eddie V’s: 1270 Prospect St, (858) 459-5500, www.eddiv.com

• La Jolla Music Society (Sherwood Auditorium): 700 Prospect St., (858) 454-3541, www.ljms.org

• La Valencia Hotel: 1132 Prospect St., (858) 454-0771, www.lavalencia.com

• Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center: 4126 Executive Drive, (858) 457-3030, www.lfjcc.org

• The Loft: 9500 Gilman Drive, UCSD, (858) 246-0323, www.artpwr.com

• Manhattan of La Jolla: 7766 Fay Ave., (858) 459-0700, www.manhattanoflajolla.com

• The Neurosciences Institute: 10640 John Jay Hopkins, (858) 454-626-2000, www.nsi.edu

• St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church: 743 Prospect St., (646) 457-8707

• Cusp Dining and Drinks at Hotel La Jolla: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, (858) 459-0261, www.hotellajolla.com

• Hiatus: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, (858) 459-0261, www.hotellajolla.com

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