Jazz Salon Stream


This is our 11th week of the “Best Of The Jazz Salon” concerts, bringing the joy of beautiful jazz right into your home. Although a donation is not necessary, please consider making a minimum $10 donation to view tonight’s concert. Viewers like you have contributed about $300 each week, knowing all the money will go to the artists, and the cost of making the music, during this period when the artists are unable to perform live.

So far, we have featured great singers Mary Stallings, Denise Thimes, Barbara Morrison, Maria Howell and Teka, as well as world-class jazz musicians, including Rickey Woodard, Plas Johnson, Llew Matthews, Nolan Shaheed, Roy McCurdy, David Arnay, Mahesh Balasooriya and Mark Massey

Live Concert Streams Soon!!

We are working on converting a Pasadena recording studio into a CoronaSafe space in which the artists can perform a live streaming concert for you. Our hope is to have our first live stream weekly concert early in June. So far, Tamir Hendelman and Mark Massey are leading in your suggestions for pianist, and Rickey Woodard is an overwhelming favorite on sax!

Consider Helping Our Artists

If you would like to help out our artists during this challenging period of zero gigs, please consider donating a minimum of $10, using one of the 4 methods listed in the column to the right  ⇒⇒⇒⇒. 


Like the concert a couple of week’s ago with Plas Johnson and Llew Matthews, this week’s concert is another highlight of my musical life. I stumbled across Mary Stallings on YouTube, singing at Lincoln Center, and was stunned. Since Nancy Wilson’s retirement, Mary’s singing was the first time I had heard such a remarkable combination of beautiful instrument and extremely musical style. 

Mary agreed to come to L.A. and this week’s concert, from August 10, 2018, was the result. It was the first time I had played at a real jazz club and I was on the bandstand with Tamir Hendelman, Jeff Clayton, Clayton Cameron and Mary Stallings. In the great underpaid tradition of jazz, there was no rehearsal. Meeting the other musicians shortly before the downbeat, I shared my nervousness with Tamir, and he immediately, and generously, reassured me: “just relax and have fun; we’ll take care of each other”. I hope you are pleased with the results. The pleasure I had playing that night still makes me smile as I write this!

Here is the setlist:

02:35 – “What A Little Moonlight Can Do”
06:24 – “I Just Found Out About Love”
12:44 – “Star Eyes”
18:19 – “I Just Stopped By To Say Hello”
24:55 – “Sugar”
30:31 – “Exactly Like You”
36:20 – “There Will Never Be Another You” (instrumental)
42:20 – “Old Devil Moon”
49:34 – “Corner Pocket”
56:19 – “Moment To Moment”
1:02:41 – “A Sunday Kind Of Love”
1:08:28 – “Lucky So And So”
1:13:33 – “Skylark” (encore)

Anytime after 6:45 PM (Pacific) on Thursday, May 28, this exciting concert, shot live, will be waiting for you in the video screen below.  Just click “Play”, and enjoy!

Last Week’s Video

In the right hand sidebar, below the Donation Section, you can still watch last week’s live interview with the great sax player, Rickey Woodard. After 8 years on the road with the legendary Ray Charles, Rickey went on to play with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and is a mainstay of the Clayton-Hamilton Band.

Directly below Rickey’s interview is last week’s stream of the Barbara Morrison concert from just this past March!  

Watch Mary Stallings!

Just Click “Play” in the video window below to watch this wonderful Mary Stallings concert, originally performed in August 2018.  


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Bill Jackson
23 hours ago

Dave, on my iPhone I can’t scroll to right to donate. I’ll try on my computer later. Just wanted to bring this to your attention

shura Reininger
2 days ago

Tamir Hendelman – Virtuoso – scary!

Lynne & Roger Crane
5 days ago

What time is this Thursday concert with Mary Stallings?

Ruth z
16 days ago

This is great Dave. But I need to go to bed 😱❤️😂😊

Joan Hardie
23 days ago

Really enjoyed this!

Rega Petlin
23 days ago

I don’t know how I got on your list, but these streams are wonderful! Best to all you superstar musicians none of whom get paid enough for your amazing talent and the magic 🎶

Eliane Gans
30 days ago

So much appreciate your fantastic efforts to keep Jazz alive, and in our homes.
Thank you. And I was one of the A Framers, too. was a wonderful venue.
By the way, Tamir Hendleman played there too. I a big fan of his. Do you have any recordings of the A frame venues??

Aimee Marquardt
1 month ago

Brazilian sessions Just shifted the whole vibes in my apartment during this pandemic…So grateful:)

Greg and Deborah Claesson
1 month ago

You are truly one of the best.
You are our hero.
Keep up the great music and stay safe. We need you!
Your Mates,
Greg and Deborah Claesson

Roger Pondel
1 month ago

First time at the online Salon. Brought a bunch of friends. Awesome, Dave.

William Kennedy
1 month ago

What’s up Rickey this is Bunny from the big apple good to see that you are still in the game. Hearing you brings back good memories from when we played together back in LA. Keep up the good work maybe sometime in the future we may get to do it again. A friend always Bunny

Patrisha Thomson
1 month ago

What a wonderful, engaging singer. And she enjoys the band so much, including you all with her.

Eager to hear her again.

Fun / wonderful bass solos. With a singer like her, everyone seemed to shine all the more.

Thank you,

Rob Schilling
1 month ago

Missing my thursday night live jazz salon fix.
Thank you Dave for your heroic efforts in keeping the JS alive in concept and in our hearts and minds. Adaptive folks like you will get us through this coronavirus shutdown. Thinking of the quintet, the guest singers, the tech support folks, the waitress who greets me with my drink order, and the LA Athletic Club that hosts the Jazz Salon. Much pain ahead with this pandemic, but this too shall pass. I look forward to the time when we can gather again to be with the Jazz Salon artists.

Gil Watkins
1 month ago

love you Dave, miss you guys!

1 month ago

I think Ricky would just love to take a crack at John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”

1 month ago

Sure, cause all I do is hum it and leave it to Ricky to play it. (It’s a running gag; I ask him every time I see him.)

Glenn Mitchell
1 month ago

Thanks David for keeping this up of Mary Stallings for one more week. Talk to you Friday, 4-10-2020. Glenn Mitchell

Patrisha Thomson
1 month ago

I will be there Thursday April 9 – live streaming,
Sounds like a special evening!

My choice of a song is the ballad Tenderly – in 3/4.

Thanks, Patrisha

Anne Franklin
1 month ago

Anything by Hank Mobley, Rickey’s favorite!

Carol Meckler
1 month ago

I love the idea of streaming past concerts and so appreciate your doing this.
We watched the Mary Stallings concert last night and, while the music was great, the sound quality was not. At one point, Mary’s voice was echoing so badly, we had to turn the sound down. And, we could not hear the drums at all (except when Roy took a solo).

Gail Ostendorf
1 month ago

Thanks for ddicating your stream to our wonderful host for many years…Betty Hooverand the A Framers.
So great to hear Ricky Woodard again. The group has so much talent. Brings back good times at the
A Frame. Looking forward to a visit live at the Jazz Salon..until then thanks for all your effort Dave.

1 month ago

Loving the concert but…. there is an echo on Ms.Stallings mic and it also seems to be on the trumpet mic which has gotten increasingly noticeable and around the 40+ point, during OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY its really unbearable.

Sheila Troiano
1 month ago

Very confusing website. Too much information. Difficult to navigate. Keep it simple.

pauline thornton
1 month ago

Loved tuning in to such a talented group. Looking forward to seeing you live soon. 🙏🏻 Thank you Dave and gang.

Patrick Collins
2 months ago

As a longtime fan and follower of Dave Ross’ LA Athletic Club Jazz Salons, I’ve made two contributions to the Jazz Salon recorded sessions but only with the patient help of Dave who knows that his audience has a high percentage of Digital Immigrants like me. If you find real or imagined obstacles with the site, contact Dave. He will see that you get connected to what is an enormous labor of love. The cause is good and you will be rewarded for your personal and financial contribution.

Joan Hardie
2 months ago

How do you donate. People may want to contribute but don’t know how.

Debbie Bachtell
2 months ago

so great – thanks for sharing this, Dave.

Harlan Lebo
2 months ago

Hi Dave. Great to hear your stream! I would love to donate, but is there any way to do it with Paypal? Cheers, Harlan