January 2013
January 2013
Happy New Year!



Wishing you and yours a very Happy 2013!


We had quite a successfull year in 2012 in great part to your support of us and of live jazz in general.


2012 introduced us to new new fans (thank you), fantastic players, and new venues including the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, NOLA's in LA, Bellavino Wine Bar in Westlake Village and Squashed Grapes in Ventura just to name a few.


We also started our CD project with jazz vocalist Donna Deussen and the group.


LA Jazz Scene Magazine also had a nice write-up about "The Grape", Donna Deussen and other great jazz artists who perform at "The Grape." 


Check out this cool video of a performance at Pho CT in Canoga Park with bebop legend Sam Most, clarinetist Geoff Nudell, and bassist Dr. Matt VanBenschoten.


In 2013 we should be releasing our CD and hope to keep on playing jazz throughout the LA area.


January brings many dates for us. Please check them out. And please friend my Facebook and Twitter as I list updates or last minute changes there. (outdoor performances subject to weather conditions)




Paul Weitz
Wednesday's at the Red Room Encino


The Red Room Food and Wine Bar


7499 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

(Between White Oak and Louise)





Join us for a quiet evening of jazz and wine and a great menu.


January 9th with Donna Deussen vocals and Geoff Nudell - Carinet  

January 23rd with Donna Deussen vocals and Wayne Wayne - Sax


Next month, February, we're there four times including a special Valentines Day event.


Music starts at 7:00 PM


Squashed Grapes in Ventura

  Squashed Grapes Banner

Squashed Grapes Wine

and Jazz House

2351 East Main Street,

Ventura, California 93003

(805) 643-7300


Friday January 11th

Music starts at 7:00pm

Donna Deussen - Vocals

Paul Weitz - Guitar

Gus Duffy - Drums

Bass - TBD

Special guest soloists!


This is a great jazz venue! Great wine, full menu!

Pho CT Vietnamese Restaurant
Pho CT Night 
Friday January 18th
Music starts at 7:00 pm

Pho CT
8366 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 888-9746

Geoff Nudell - Clarinet
Paul Weitz - Guitar
Matt VanBenschoten - Bass


Great food too!
Bellavino Wine - Westlake Village

Bellavino's DD + PW 3  


 We're back at Bellavino Wine bar in Westlake Village!!



 Saturday, January 19th

 Music starts at 8:00 pm

 Bellavino Wine Bar

 3709 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
 Westlake Village, CA 91362



Donna Deussen and the Paul Weitz Trio

Donna Deussen - Vocals

Paul Weitz - Guitar

Matt VanBenschoten - Bass

Gus Duffy - Drums

Ventura Co. Wine Trail - Wine Challenge


 Ventura Co WT



2013 Local Ventura County Wine Trail
Food & Wine Challenge


Thursday, January 24th

6:00 to 8:30 PM

Embassy Suites
2101 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, CA 93035 

Please check their web site for information & tickets.



The Paul Weitz Trio

Paul Weitz - Guitar

Gus Duffy - Drums

Bass - TBD


Paul Weitz - Guitarist
Woodland Hills, California

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