Jazz Series (Open to the Public) Jazz at Steamer's


The “Jazz Series” are an opportunity for OLLI members and their guests to enjoy live jazz and hear discussions about the history of a particular theme.

There are two offsite Jazz series. We have the  Jazz Series at Florentine's Grill and the  Jazz Series at the Belage Gourmet.

Both locations have no cover charge or admission, and parking is easy and free. This program is open to the public, so bring friends, family and kids if desired.

Coordinator: Dr. Joe Lawton

Jazz at Florentine's Grill

Designated Monthly Saturdays • 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • Florentine’s Grill, 102 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton

Click here for map to Forentine's Grill.

This is a collaboration between OLLI and Florentine’s Grill on the northeast corner of Harbor Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of downtown Fullerton. No cover charge or admission fee. A reasonably priced lunch menu is available, and parking is convenient and safe. Kids are welcome! The music is provided by Joe Lawton and Mike LeVan and the Docs, a group made up of professional jazz musicians and three local physicians with Elena Gilliam providing the vocals.

Coordinator: Dr. Joe Lawton

Christmas Jazz
December 14

The Beatles
January 4

Duke Ellington
February 1

Ella Fitzgerald
March 7

Louis Armstrong
April 4

Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan and the Blues
May 2

 

Jazz at Belage Gourmet

Designated Monthly Fridays • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Belage Gourmet, 1981 Sunny Crest Drive, Fullerton

Click here for map to Belage Gourmet.

This is a collaboration between OLLI and Belage Gourmet. No cover charge or admission fee. A reasonably priced hors d’oeuvres dinner menu is available, and parking is free, so bring your friends and neighbors. Music at Belage Gourmet is provided by The Lawton Le Van Chapman Trio with Elena Gilliam on vocals. 

Coordinator: Dr. Joe Lawton

Bing Crosby and Tony Bennett
January 17

Count Basie and the Big Bands
February 21 (new date)

Vocal Groups from the World War II and Post-War Era
(The Mills Brothers, The Andrews Sisters and The Four Freshmen)
March 20

The Great American Songbook Composers
(The Gershwins, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and others)
April 17

TBD
May 15