Saturday, October 29, 2011

Support Live Music in the California Desert

                          Live Music In The California Desert

We all love winter in the Desert. Not only because it has the best weather in the world but also because there is more live music per square mile than anywhere. In the past I have had many requests from readers asking where the best music is playing.  This season I am posting on a weekly basis where the players and singers are hanging out.  My hope is that this will get more people to connect with and support these performers.  If you will bookmark this post as a "favorite" on your computer, you will be able to check back to it whenever you want to see what's going on musically in the Desert.  I will try to update changes on the post every week.  I won't be out to the Desert until mid January, but I am starting the list now since there is already lots of great live music being played.  If any of my musician friends want to be listed, or if you know someone who is performing, just email me the information and I will add the gig to this post.

Frank DiSalvo
Beverly Jensen
Steve Madaio

Bill Saitta
Derrik Lewis & Jeff Stover
Pat Rizzo

Lee Hartley

Johnny Meza

Lola Rossi

Brian Nova

Larry Capeloto
John Leys                                               

The Ted Herman Big Band

The Jackson Garrett Jazz Band
Mikole E. Kaar

Dan Papaila

Yve Evens

Jeff Olsen

Barnaby Finch

Ruth Gibson

Ron Kalina

Ken Steele

Kelly Corbin

Ron Koklj

Mike Costley

Bobbie Flelecter
Carolyn Martinez

Carol Hampton

Leo Vigil

                                                      Entertainment Detail

Frank DiSalvo: Sings at the Indian Wells Resort on Thur, Fri, and Sat starting 5:30 to 9:30.

Beverly Jensen: Will be singing with the Ted Herman Orchestra at the Indio Performing Arts Center.

Steve Madaio: Performs on Sunday afternoons at Blue Embers at the Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage.

Bill Saitta: Performs live Jazz at Woody's in Palm Springs on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. 317 N. Indian Canyon in Palm Springs.  Reservations: 760-230-0188. Also performing at Backstreet Bistro almost every Tuesday.

Derrik Lewis & Jeff Stover: Performs in the lounge at The Tropicale & Coral Seas Lounge in Palm Springs on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The Derrik Lewis Trio also performs with Michael Holmes Fridays at Azul in Palm Springs.

Pat Rizzo: Performs at Vicky's In Indian Wells on Monday & Tuesday.

Johnny Meza:  Performs at Arnold Palmer's Restaurant in La Quinta every Wednesday and Thursday (6:30 to 10:30).

Lee Hartley: Performs at the "Ted Herman Big Band Ballroom Sunday Dance" at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m..

Lola Rossi: Singing every Thursday night with Reggie Vision at the Escena Lounge & Grill 6 to 10 p.m.

Brian Nova: Performs at Cafe' des Beaux Arts in Palm Desert every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Yve Evans & Co: To Be Continued As New Info Comes In.

Linda Peterson: Appearing at Backstreet Bistro in Palm Desert every Saturday on the Patio 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Also appears at Cafe' des Beaux on Friday evenings.

Larry Capeloto: Performs  at the "Ted Herman Big Band Ballroom Sunday Dance" at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Sundays 7 to 9 p.m.

Rich Bono & Poupee: Appearing at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel in Indian Wells every Wednesday 6 to 9 p.m. with many special guests.

The Jackson Garrett Band: 

John Leys:  Playing great Trombone with The Ted Herman Big Band and Pat Rizzo's big band.

The Debonaires: New big band playing at the Joslyn Senior Center once every month. More details to follow.

The Ted Herman Big Band: Performing every Sunday at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mirage Band:

Mikole E. Kaar: Tues night PRO JAZZ JAM at The PS Tavern from 7:30 to 11:30p.m. 3700 Vista Chino at Gene Autry.  Friday & Saturday at La Brasserie from 6 ti 10 p.m. Corner of 111 and Washington in La Quinta.

The Desert Cities Jazz Band: Performing every Sunday 2-5PM at Vicky's of Santa Fee in Indian Wells.

Dan Papaila: 

Rod Kokolj:

Mike Costly and Friends : Thursdays at Three Sixty North in Palm Springs at 7:30.




  1. Thanks for all the updates, Robert. You're the greatest!

  2. Glad to help spread the word about your great band. Keep me in the loop when you book other gigs and I will keep the info on your organization current.

  3. Your picture of Linda Peterson isn't Linda. It might be Diane Copeland but it is not Linda.

  4. Thanks for the heads up. I have not reviewed Linda Peterson yet but will check it out. Thanks again.


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