February 2012!
February 2012
Hello, Jazz Fans!

News & Updates:

2011 Was quite a year for us. In addition to our regular performance venues, we've added several in Ventura County including, Zoey's, Agave Maria's, The Napa Tavern, and my new regular jazz night at Java Joe's.

We've also included some other new venues as Pinocchios in Pasadena, The Oyster House, and a couple return visits to The Whisper at the Grove.

We ended the year with an interview on KVTA radio where we played some jazz holiday tunes and talked about our plans for 2012. (See below)

This year, 2012, we intend to return to the studio!

In January we had a fantastic performance at Nola's "A Taste of New Orleans" with the quartet (with clarinetist Geoff Nudell) and the lovely & talented jazz vocalist Donna Deussen.

In February I'll be playing quite a bit in Ventura County including some dates for Ventura Music Week with the Ventura Jazz Collective, and a new venue for us. Herzog wine cellars. (all below). Ventura jazz fans should read venturacountyjazz.com and follow twitter @jazzvc 

In March we're back at Henri's in Canoga Park and Pinocchios in Pasadena with Donna Deussen.


Please follow me on twitter for updates. @PaulWeitz
Thanks for the support.

Paul Weitz

Lyn Fairly - KVTA Radio
KVTA BannerDonna Deussen, myself and bassist John von Seggern had a nice interview with Lyn Fairly. It aired Christmas Eve. Podcast soon to be available. 
We had a great time talking about our plans for 2012 and the music scene in Ventura and Los Angeles. We also played many holiday tunes and some of Donna's arrangements of jazz standards.
Thanks Lyn!



Malibu Wines


Donna Deussen and the Paul Weitz Trio.Malibu

Back at Malibu!


Sunday February 5th

Performance at 1:00 to 3:00pm

Malibu Wines

31740 Mulholland Highway
Malibu, California 90265

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Donna Deussen - Vocals

Paul Weitz - Guitar

Matt VanBenschoten - Bass

Voyce McGinley - Drums

Java Joe's Jazz Joint
Java Joe's Ventura
Monthly jazz night at Java Joe's 
Each month I bring in special guests to join me in some fun improv. (Usually the second Friday)
Enjoy a cup of Joe & decadent pastries.
No cover
Friday February 10th
Music starts at 7:00
Java Joe's Cafe
2950 Johnson Dr.
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura Music Week with VJC

Ventura Music WeekPablo Plasencia of the VJC - Ventura Jazz Collective invited me to join them for the "Ventura Music Week" festival


We'll be performing at:

Four Brix Winery & Tasting Room 

2290 Eastman Ave
Ste 109
Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 256-6006




Friday Feb 17th 5:00 - 8:00PM

Sunday Feb 19th 2:00 - 5:00PM



Straight-Ahead Jazz - Guitar, Sax, Bass

Herzog Wine Cellars
PW Trio at Henri's


The PW Trio will be performing at a new venue (for us) in Oxnard, CA


Saturday February 18th

Music starts at 7:00 pm

Herzog Wine Cellars

3201 Camino Del Sol
Oxnard, California 93030




Paul Weitz - Guitar

Matt VanBenschoten - Bass

Gus Duffy - Drums

Squashed Grapes With VJC

Ventura Jazz CollectiveI'll Be joining the VJC again for a couple of performances at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.


Squashed Grapes
2351 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 643-7300


Friday, February 24th 6:00 - 9:00PM

Duo with bassist Pablo Plascencia

Private Party


Saturday, February 25th 6:00 - 9:00PM

Trio Guitar, Bass, Sax

Private Party


Paul Weitz - Guitarist
Woodland Hills, California
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