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The Jazz Bakery goes Grammy (Museum)

July 17, 2009 |  5:00 pm
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This Sunday marks the first of a planned series of tribute concert / fundraisers at the Grammy Museum for the still-homeless jazz venue, and the bakery's fans are bound to recognize some familiar faces. Guitar great and UCLA faculty member Kenny Burrell leads the way along with Hubert Laws, Alan Bergman, the Alan Broadbent Trio, Tierney Sutton, Bill Henderson and Mike Melvoin.

"Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Jeff Garlin hosts this evening, which should add some levity to what will probably be a slightly bittersweet affair given that there's no word yet on the bakery's permanent home, but fingers crossed all around. If you close your eyes while Garlin speaks you'll almost be able to hear the determined captain from "Wall-E" introducing one of the players onto the old Culver City stage, an illusion buoyed by the fact you can even hit downtown's own BottleRock after the show. Everybody wins!

-- Chris Barton

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40; $35 for members, and available at the museum box office. For more information, call the Jazz Bakery at (310) 271-9039.

Photo of the Jazz Bakery's old lobby by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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