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Phil Upchurch has been a member for over 10 years of The First African Methodist Episcopal Church "FAME CHURCH"
He serves with the The FAME Band and Brookenaires Choir Every 1st and 3rd Sunday 8am, 10am and 12 noon

You can always mail phil at philupchr@aol.com

FAME CHURCH
2270 South Harvard Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90018
www.famechurch.org



2005



The California African American Museum is exhibiting 36 of my photographs for 3 months here in Los Angeles
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
website: http://www.caamuseum.org/


The exhibit will be called,

BEYOND EXPECTATIONS:
The Photography of Jazz Legend,
Phil Upchurch

exhibiting-Nov 17 thru Jan 31, 2006
(Gala Opening Jan 12, 2006)


REMINDER: please go to
http://cdbaby.com/cd/philsonya

to listen to and order my latest new CD.

Tuesday, August 30thRay Charles Gala, Tribute to Brother Ray

"Phil hits the bandstand once again"

The Chicago Jazz Society hired Phil Upchurch to play bass with Ray Charles
and the Ray Charles Reunion Band at the Chicago Jazz Festival several years ago.

Jazz Institute’s 3rd Annual Gala Tribute to Brother Ray
Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo Drive at 8:00 p.m.
Gala party: Hot House 31. E. Balboa
6:00-7:30 PM
Gala tickets: $150 ($125 JIC members)
For gala ticket information call 312.427.1676
Concert tickets: $15, $25,$45 on sale July 18
To purchase tickets visit http://www.tix.com
or order by phone at 800.595.4849
Theater Box Office open Tue, Wed, Thu, 10-3
Sponsored by The Boeing Company and Bank One


Don’t miss this one-time-only all-star reunion led by Marcus Belgrave and featuring David Fathead Newman, Hank Crawford, Phil Upchurch, Leroy Cooper, Phil Guilbeau, Johnny O'Neal, Pete Turre and former Raelette Cynthia Scott.

Friday, August 26th
LaVe' Lee Jazz Club
Sonya Maddox & Phil Upchurch
New CD Release Performance!
" TRULY"

Showtime: 8:30 & 10:30
Fine Food & Live Music
12514 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Reservations suggested 818-980-8158


CD Available Now!
*Not available in stores
To purchase
Mail: $20.00 to
WONDERVISION MUSIC
PO Box 38821
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Proceeds also help benefit "The Jimmy Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund" Phil Upchurch & Sonya Maddox, founders

*Upcoming interview with Vivian Porter KWVE- 94.7 FM KEARTH- 101 AM

Monday, August 15th
The Phil Upchurch Quartet
With Guest Vocalist, Sonya Maddox
8pm-11pm

1349 Abbott Kinney Circle Venice, CA 90292
310.396.3105
"The Best Caesar Salads in the World"

Saturday July 30th
The John Hammond Quartet
w/ Special Guest " Phil Upchurch"
Henri's
21601 Sherman Way
Conoga Park, CA 91303
818-348-5582
8pm

Monday, July 25th
"Phil performs the Last Monday of each month"


The Phil Upchurch Quartet
With Guest Vocalist, Sonya Maddox
8pm-11pm

1349 Abbott Kinney Circle Venice, CA 90292
310.396.3105
"The Best Ceaser Salsds in the World"

Phil Upchurch Photo Exhibit June 30th

Info in PDF format HERE

Tue May 31 8pm
Guitar Nite w John Pisano
Spazio
14755 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks CA
818 728-8400

Mon May 30
Hals 310-396-3105 9-12
1349 Abott Kinney, Venice CA, 90291--
2 blocks west of Lincoln, 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd, No Cover Best ceasars salad in the world

Fri May 27- 6:30 PM-9pm
Concert
City Of Angels
5550 Grovsner Bl,
LA, 90066
405 so, 90w, 1st exit Centinela left, @5500 block, turn R (west)

Tue May 17 Jimmy Smith Tribute-Hollywd Pk Click Here for More Info

Sat Apr 30, 8pm
W John Hammond,
Back Room @ Henri's
21601 Sherman Way
Canoga Pk, CA
Btwn Topanga Cyn Bl & DeSoto

Mon Apr 25
Hals 310-396-3105 9-12
1349 Abott Kinney, Venice CA, 90291--
2 blocks west of Lincoln, 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd, No Cover Best ceasars salad in the world

Sun Apr 24,,2:00 PM
Guitar Clinic/Seminar
California Vintage Guitar and Amp
5244 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
(818) 789-8884

PRESS RELEASE
Phil Upchurch in conjunction with Hollywood Park Casino Presents, “The Last Sermon”-a moving tribute to the late Jimmy Smith. with Joey DeFrancesco, Barbara Morrison and many other suprise guest stars.
Tue, May 17, 2005 at 7pm. 2 shows.

3883 West Century Blvd (at Prarie) a mile east of the 405 fwy. free admission

Donations will be accepted to the
JIMMY SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Sunday, April 24, 2005!!!
Jazz Guitar
Sunday Workshop Series - with -
Phil Upchurch & John Pisano
Program starts at 2:00 PM

California Vintage Guitar and Amp
5244 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
(818) 789-8884
Tuition: $20.00

Thursday, February 3, 2005
6:30pm till 10:00pm
Herb Alperts
Vibrato Grill & Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle Bel Air, CA 90077 310.474.940
A fave of Herb Alpert himself, it’s new vocalist Sonya Maddox with The Phil Upchurch Quartet.
Sonya's growth is blowing my mind. She was on it at Vibrato last time, this time it's her gig.


2004



Mon Dec 27, Hals 9pm,
Special Guest-Sonya Maddox
1349 Abott Kinney, Venice, CA

Tue Dec 21
Guitar Nite, 8pm,
Spazio, 14755 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks Ca.

Sat Dec 18, Stevie Wonder,
The Forum 8pm w Alicia Keys, Kim Burrell.
Dave Chapelle and many others.

Thur Nov. 18th 2004 6:30-10:30pm
Vibrato
2930 Beverly Glenn Circle
310-474-9400
BelAir

Fri Nov 19 2004
$15 advance
$20 at door
doors 8pm
Show-9pm
Bones & Blues, 323-563-5639
10950 s Central Ave.
LA, CA 90059
for map:www.wlcac.org

"Bones" is located in a complex 1st driveway, cross the tracks north of the 105. Between 114th and 110th st's. WWW.WLCAC.ORG for map. The venue is to the rear of a large fenced parking lot and is part of a black cultural museum-which is very much worth seeing.

Vibrato, Thur (9/9) 6:30-10:30
(maybe 11:30 if overtime)
2930 Beverly Glenn Circle
Bel Air, (310) 474-9400

Fri Sept 3, 2004, 10 pm -12:30 am
Monsoon
(food not unlike Trader Vic's)
1212 Third St Promenade,
Santa Monica, CA
310-576-9996

Mon-Aug 30, 2004
Hals
310-396-3105 Venice Beach Monday at 9-12. 1349 Abott Kinney 2 blocks west of Lincoln, 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd No Cover Best ceasars salad in the world

Sat Aug 28, 2004
Romano's Italian Restaurant
5225 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92506
>From the Valley= 60 freeway EAST, Past 90 fwy, MLK rt, Canyon Crest left, El Cerritos dr right, 1st driveway left. 8 pm-midnite

Wed Aug 18, 6pm-10:30 pm
Vibrato
2930 Beverly Glenn Circle,
BelAir CA
310-474-9400,
complmentary Valet Parking
SO of Mullholand, West of Beverly Glenn

W Jimmy Smith
July 2 ---------------Berlin Germany
July 3 ---------------Moscow, Russia
July 4 ---------------Moscow, Russia
July 5 ---------------Moscow, Russia
July 9 ---------------Imatra, Finland
July 12---------------------Wigan, UK
July 15---------------Antibes, France
July 16-------------Budapest, Hungary
July 18------------------Lyrie, Italy
July 20--------------Barcelona, Spain
July 21--------------Barcelona, Spain
July 24-------------San Javier, Spain

Mon June 28, 2004
My "To Russia With Love" Bon Voyage going away bash at
Hals Grill, 310-396-3105 Venice Beach, Monday from 9-12.
1349 Abott Kinney
2 blocks west of Lincoln, 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd,
Best ceasars salad in the world.
No Cover, No Minimum.
Hope to see you there.
Phil Upchurch and the Monday Nite Band.


2003



BB Kings, Universal City, California
Saturdays one show 6pm-7:30pm April 19,26, May 3,10,17

Mon April 28-Hals 310-396-3105 Venice Beach Monday at 9-12.
1349 Abbot Kinney 2 blocks west of Lincoln, 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd
No Cover, The best ceasars salad in the world

Mon Feb 23-Hals 310-396-3105 Venice Beach 9-12pm.
1349 Abbot Kinney - 2 blocks west of Lincoln,
2 blocks north of Venice Blvd No Cover
Best ceasars salad in the world

Sat Feb 15-Howling Monk Jazz Coffee Bar
(310) 671-8551 344 S. Market St, Inglewood CA 90301
2 shows, 9pm and 10:30-11:30PM
No Alchohol, tremendous Buffalo Wings. I'd do the gig for
the wings:) Don't tell the owner I said that:)

Fri Feb 7,
Sat Feb 15,
Fri Feb 21,
BB Kings Blues Club,
Universal City, California
1 show at 6pm -

June 1 Sunday-Chicago Celebrating 45 years of a very fulfilling Music Career.

Jan 27, Mon Hals Bar 310-396-3105
1349 Abbot Kinney VENICE BEACH
2 blocks west of Lincoln Ave
2 blocks north of Venice Blvd.
9-12 no cover-Best caesars salad in the world-the other food is off the hook also.

Jan 25, Saturday, BB Kings,
Universal Citywalk, California,
6-7:30pm 1 show only

Jan 24, Portland w Jimmy Smith

Jan 16-18 w Kevin Mohagany, Red Holloway & Grady Tate Concert & Recording for Kevins Next Album, Kansas City


2002



Mon Dec 30 Phil Upchurch Quartet
Hals Bar 310-396-3105
1349 Abbot Kinney VENICE BEACH ,
2 blocks west of Lincoln Ave,
2 blocks north of Venice Blvd.
9-12, no cover-Best caesars salad in the world
the other food is off the hook also.

With Jimmy Smith
Dec 8, Pretoria So. Africa
Dec 14 Bloemfontein So Africa

Spazio - 14755 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks CA - 818-728-8400
Thanksgiving 11/28 6-10pm duo w Ernest Tibbs Bass
also on Tue 12/3 from 8-11pm Guitar Nite Quartet w John Pisano

October 18th & 19th
BB Kings.
Universal City
1 set at 630 fri & sat

SEPT SCHEDULE
Tue 10th Guitar Nite 8pm Spazios

Fri 13th 630-830 BB Kings, Universal City, CA

Friday the 13th 9pm--
LaVeLee (818) 980-8158,
12514 Ventura Bl Studio City
2 shows 9pm & 11:30pm
Btw Coldwater Cyn and Laurel Canyon @ Whitsett

Fri 20th 630-830 BB Kings,
Universal City, CA

Sat 21st-- 4-8 (Formerly Marlas) Club Silk Sun 22nd--
BB Kings, Universal City, CA-- 8pm

Tue 24th -- 7pm Hollywood Park,
Inglewood CA

Fri 27th BB Kings, Universal City, CA, 6:30-8:30

Sun 29th
--Watts Festival, Watts Towers CA

Mon 30th--Hals Hals Bar 310-396-3105
1349 Abbot Kinney VENICE BEACH ,
2 blocks west of Lincoln Ave,
2 blocks north of Venice Blvd.
9-12 no cover-Best caesars salad in the
world-the other food is off the hook also.


SPIRIT TRAVLER at BB KINGS, UNIVERSAL CITY
FRI AUG 23, 2002 9PM

A Guitar group concept originally put together by Phil Upchurch to be known as the "Guitar Summit".

The guitarist`s I wanted for this Summit I felt should also be the ones who represented R&B thru at least, the last 3 decades which would include the 60`s and 70`s. These years represented the time of the transition of the music from urban blues to. R&B. The music was a hybrid of gospel and blues. Some of the most important recordings in history were made during these decades and I wanted to include in the summit, some of the guitar players that were a prominent part of this development.

PIONEERS: The players I felt that had the most individual styles of this era were Wah-Wah Watson, David T Walker, Eric Gale, and Al McKay. We also had James Jamerson Jr. on bass and James Gadson on drums.

We recorded for JVC Records under the name of SPIRIT TRAVELER. Diane Louie added her invaluable assistance on keyboards and lent us a lot of her technical expertise. The CD is a tribute to the music of classic Motown, music which the bulk of Spirit Traveler performed on originally.

Collectively this group has been "instrumental". in selling over 500 Million records worldwide by the groups collaborations with all the top recording company`s and Producer's of the 60's and 70's to include Motown, Chess, Stax, Philly International, Atlantic, Curtom, just to scratch the surface.

Phil Upchurch, Guitar
Founding member of Spirit Traveler, has been making records since 1958 with the likes of Quincy Jones, Curtis Mayfield, John Lee Hooker-(original Boom-Boom-Boom), Jimmy Smith, & Chaka Kahn Just to name a few. Has performed on over 1000 recordings to include movie soundtracks and commercials. He has released 23 solo recordings

Ray Parker Jr,Guitar/Vocals
Most widely known for scoring the movie "Ghost Busters". and his group "Raydio". with their big hit "Jack and Jill". was also a multi million seller. Ray has also appeared on countless recordings as a session musician.

David T Walker, Guitar
A seasoned studio pro possessing the versatility to work with a wide variety of artists to include Anita Baker, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Sergeo Mendes, Frank Sinatra, Steeley Dan and Boz Scaggs just to name a very few. Most recently Serving as MD for Lou Rawls On Tour. He has released 18 solo recordings.

James Gadson, Drums/Vocals
Wrote and sang lead on "Loveland". with the Watts 103 Street Band. Performed on Marvin Gaye's "Whats Going On"., Bill Withers "Use Me"., "Lean On Me". and hundreds of other landmark recordings

James Jamerson Jr. bass
Son of the legendary Motown staff bassist took up where pop left off. Recording and performing with Marvin Gaye, Janet Jackson, Cher, Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and major movie soundtracks. He also wrote the award winnig "śStanding In The Shadows Of Motown"..

Al McKay, Guitar
Founding member with Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire had his beginnings with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr, Charles Wrights Watts 103 St Band and The Ike & Tina Turner Review. The 5 time grammy winner composed EWF's "September Song"., "Sing A Song". and for The Emotions "The Best Of My Love". As a producer-The Temptations, and many sessions in LA for various artist's. David T Walker, Guitar A seasoned studio pro possessing the virsatility to work with a wide variety of artist's to include Anita Baker, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Sergeo Mendes, Frank Sinatra, Steeley Dan and Boz Scaggs just to name a very few. Most recently Serving as MD for Lou Rawls On Tour. He has released 18 solo recordings.

Wah Wah Watson, Guitar
Most recently on tour with Maxwell and MeShell Ndegeocello his colorful past associates have been Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson (Off The Wall), Quincy Jones, Marvin Gaye and some of Motowns Landmark records with The Tempts "Papa Was A Rolling Stone". and "Let's Get It On". and the list is endless.

As the groups name implies, a phenomenon like the formation of SPIRIT TRAVELER is fleeting. It is these astounding talents comming together to create an hour and 15 minutes of music that has an appeal that is as everlasting as these classics and is as exciting as only a collaberation between such stellar artist could ever be.

Mon july 29, 2002

Hals Bar 310-396-3105
1349 Abbot Kinney,
VENICE BEACH, 2 blocks west of Lincoln Ave,
2 blocks north of Venice Blvd.
9-12 no cover-
Best caesars salad in the world-the other food is off the hook also.

Fri July 19, 2002
Will you please come and help me celebrate my 61st Birthday.
I will be playing and partying at LaVeLee
12514 Ventura Bl
(Btw Coldwater Cyn and Laurel Canyon @ Whitsett)
Studio City
818-980-8158,
2 shows 9pm & 11:30pm

Hals, Mon 6/10
1349 Abbot Kinney
Venice 90291
(310) 396-3105

Sunday, May 19, 2002, from 2 to 4 PM
Jazz Guitar Sunday Workshop Series.
California Vintage Guitar & Amp,
5244 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA.

Sat May 11
St Lucia Jazz At The Gaitley
Rodney Bay, St Lucia 11pm

May 9 San Francisco -ditto (see Below)

May 8 Los Angeles w/ Robert Walters, Chuck Rainey, Red Halloway

Fri May 3 9pm & 11pm
LaVeLee
12514 Ventura Bl
Studio City

Mon Apr 29-
Hals Bar & Grill
9pm til 12 midnite
1349 Abbot Kinney
Venice 90291
(310) 396-3105

April 27 Detroit w Jimmy Smith

Phil Upchurch Quartet
Mon Jan 28-Sat Feb 2
The Bluenote-Las Vegas

Thur-Sun Jan 17- 20
NAMM Convention @ D'Angelico Guitars
Hall B #5949 Anaheim Conv Ctr

Jan 11 & 12
Boston House Of Blues w
Jimmy Smith Quartet


2001



Thur Nov 29 thru Sun Dec 2
W Jimmy Smith
Catalinas Jazz Club
Hollywood CA

Nov 26th
Hals Bar & Grill
1349 Abbot Kinney
Venice 90291
(310) 396-3105

Nov 21st
WVON Annual Jazz Concert
South Shore Cultural Center
7100 South Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill

Nov 10th
The Grapevine
21110 Redondo Beach Blvd
Redondo Beach, Ca.
Btw Van Ness & Western

Sat., Oct. 27th,
2 shows-Phil Upchurch Quartet-W/ Surprise Guest's
9:30pm & 11pm
Baked Potato,
North Hollywood, CA
3738 Cahuenga BL
818 980-1615

Wed Oct 24 Chicago
Louie Satterfield Roast

Mon 10/22 9pm til 12 midnite
Phil Upchurch Quartet
Hals Bar & Grill
1349 Abbot Kinney
Venice 90291
(310) 396-3105

with Jimmy Smith on Tour
10/10 Atlanta GA
10/12 New Orleons
10/13 Dallas TX
10/14 Austin Tex
10/17-21 St Louis MO

Fri Sat Oct 5 & 6
Captain Pauls, Calabassas
8-12 Fri & Sat
702 Lindero Cyn R
Calabasas
www.captainpaulsseafood.com
(818) 618-9134101n(past Calabasas)
Lidero Cyn-Right
at Canan Rd

OJAI BOWLFUL OF BLUES FEST
Sat Sept 29, Noon til nite
Ojai, CA
Soulbop, Phil Upchurch, Robben Ford
and others
info Mike K 805-218-5973

JAZZMASTERS WORKSHOP SERIES (SEMINARS)
PO Box 73
Carmel Valley, CA 831-659-4654
WWW.jazzmastersworkshop.org

Mon 9/24 330 pm
Carmel Youth Center
4th & Torres, Carmel CA

Tue 9/25 330pm
Guitar Activity Center,
Mountain View CA

Wed 9/26 330pm
Enrico's
504 Broadway, San Francisco CA

Thur 9/27 Noon Alice Arts Center,
1428 Alice St, Oakland CA

Tue Sept 18 7:30
Hollywood Park Casino
3883 W Century BL
Inglewood CA

Sun Sept 9
Russian River JazzFest
w Jimmy Smith

Sat Sept 8 9-1
The Grapevine (Japanese Rest)
2110 Redodndo Beach Blv, Torrance
Btw Van Ness & Western

* Sat Sept 1 Detroit
w Jimmy Smith

Sun Aug 18 2pm
City Of Angels JazzFest
5550 Grovensner BL
1 block no of Jefferson
1/2 mi west of the 405 FWY
Los Angeles

Thur Fri & Sat
Aug 9, 10, 11
Capt Pauls Seafood
7:30-11:30 thur
8-12 Fri & Sat

702 Lindero Cyn Rd, Calabassas
818-618-9134
WEBSITE
101 fwy no to Lindero Cyn Rd
go Right on Lindero to Kanan RD

W Jimmy Smith
Wed tru Sun, July 18-22,
Catalinas Jazz
1640 N Cahuenga Bl
Hollywood CA
Reservations Recommended
(323) 466-2210

Wed Aug 15 San Diego w Jimmy Smith

Wed Aug 15 San Diego
w Jimmy Smith

Mon July 16 Hal's 8pm
Phils 60th BD Celebration 3 days early
I was born on 7/19/41
9pm til 12 midnite
Come late-stay late:)

Fri July 6
7 Degrees (Again)
Laguna Beach CA

Tue July 3
Hollywood Park Racetrack/Casino
w Red Holloway
730 pm
3883 W Century BL
Inglewood CA

Sundays June 24 & August 26
"Seven-Degrees"
891 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,CA
2 shows 11am & 2 pm
CD release event
http://www.seven-degrees.com

Thur June 21 The Atlas 8pm
3760 W Wilshire E of Western
Los Angeles CA

Mon June 18-8pm CD release Party
Stevie's (as in Wonder) Creole Cafe & Bar
16911 Ventura (2 doors west of Balboa No side of Ventura)
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 528-3500

Sat June 16
w Jimmy Smith
Denver CO

Mon June 11 (Rescheduled)
Hals Bar & Grill
(310) 396-3105

June 7-10
Chicago PBS Chess
Bluesmasters Taping

Mon June 4
Solo Guitar
San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA
http://www.sjmusart.org

Sat June 2
Dyan Cannons/Gods Party
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave Studio City
7:00pm
A christian healing ministry-PBS Taping
Ask for Dyan Cannons Gods Party at the gate
Open to the public

March 7-11 Yoshies, Berkley CA

March 1 Thur nite House of Blues - Hollywood 10pm w/ Jimmy Smith

Feb 28 Hollywood House of Blues-Hollywood CA w Jimmy Smith

Feb 20-25 New York City Blue Note-w Jimmy Smith

Feb 15-17 Boston/Cambridge House Of Blues Jimmy Smith

Sat Feb 10 - 9pm The Grapevine Japanese Restaurant/Jazz club
2110 w Redondo Beach BL, Torrance - Btw Van Ness & Western across fr Target
www.grapevinejazz.com

Mon Feb 5
Hals Bar & Grill
9pm til 12 midnite
1349 Abbot Kinney
Venice 90291
(310) 396-3105

Jan 26, Fri "Bones & Blues" 2 shows starts at 8pm (www.wlcac.org for a map) "Bones" is located 10950 s Central Ave, Los Angeles in a complex-1st driveway north of the RR tracks (The good side) North of the 105 FWY between 114th & 110th Streets. The club is part of a black cultural museum that alone is worth the visit.

Jan 22, Feb 5 Hals Bar & Grill 9pm til 12 midnite

Jan 18-21 Thur-Sun NAMM @ D'Angelico and Vestax Booths Anaheim

Jan 12 & 13 Salt Lake(Sno Bird) Jazz Fest, Utah


2000


Sat Dec 23 9-1 The Grapevine Japanese Restaurant/Jazz club
2110 w Redondo Beach BL, Torrance
Btw Van Ness & Western across fr Target
www.grapevinejazz.com

Dec 17 Sunday Osaka Japan- Super Mission Christian Revival w Ron Brown

Dec 15 & 16 Tokyo Japan- Vestax Extravaganza

Mon Dec 11 8pm, Roccos Guitar Nite, 2930 Beverly Glen, Bev Hills (310) 475-9807

Mon. Nov 27th Hal's Bar - 1349 Abbot Kinney, Venice CA 9pm-Midnite (310) 396-3105

Wed-Sun Nov 15-19 w Jimmy Smith Catalinas 1640 n Cahuenga, Hollywood

Fri Nov 10 LaVeLee, 12514 Ventura Bl Studio City 9:30 & 11:30

Tue Nov 7 Hollywood Pk (Racetrack) Casino 7pm w Art Hillery Organ Quintet

Mon, Oct 23rd Hal's Bar - 1349 Abbot Kinney, Venice CA 9pm-Midnite

Thur 8/31 Bellage Hotel, West Hollywood 9pm-1am

Mon Aug 28 Guitar Nite W John Pisano @ Rocco 8-12.

Aug 21-26 Japan Christain Conference Tokyo

Aug 4, Denver w Red Holloway

July 21-27 Japan Tour w KANKAWA, Bernard Purdie & Chuck Rainey

Mon Jul 17 Guitar Nite Anniversary Party @ Rocco Rocco site
2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air 310-475-9807 8pm-12

7/10 Mon Hals, 1349 Abbot Kinney, Venice CA 9pm-Midnite

6/30-7/1 Maui Hawaii, Pizazz Jazz Club in Kihei

Honolulu 6/24-29 Recording with Azure McCall

6/22 Thur Monsoons 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica CA 730pm-1130pm

6/19 Mon Hals, 1349 Abbot Kinney, Venice CA 9pm-Midnite

6/16 Fri SC Center, Inglewood Calif 111 no Locust, 2pm til 4pm

Sun June 11 Chicago Petrillo Band Shell on the Lake, 7pm Curtis Mayfield Tribute LAKEFRONT BLUES FEST

Fri & Sat June 9 & 10, The Baked Potatoe Presents on Sunset & Vine in Hollywood Recording live-Phil Upchurch with Ronnie Foster on Hammond B3, Wil Kennedy - drums "Bodacious Blues Blowout" a tribute to Jimmy Smith (Suprise guest artist's) BBQ ribs will be added to the BP's usual menu for this special occasion. Early arrival recommended.

Tue May 30 7:30pm 2 sets Hollywood Park Casino
Red Holloway's birthday celebration

Thur-Sun May 18-21 Catalina's w Jimmy Smith

Mon May 15 9pm Hal's, Venice Beach

Sun May 14 7:30pm Kikuya's, Long Beach w Luther Hughes

Wed May 10 8pm Monsoons Santa Monica

Thur-Sun May 4-7 Catalina's w Barbara Morrison Hollywood

Bones & Blues,8pm Fri Apr 28
"Bones" is located in a complex 1st driveway, cross the tracks
north of the 105. Between 114th and 110th st's. 10950 s Central Ave.
WWW.WLCAC.ORG for map.


The venue is to the rear of a large fenced parking lot and is part of a black
cultural museum-which is very much worth seeing.



1999


Dec 25 til Jan 3 Maui Hawaii

Thur Oct 28 San Francisco w/ Jimmy Smith Quartet

Oct 19 & 20 Boston House of Blues w Jimmy

Oct 12-17 "The Irridium", NYC w Jimmy Smith

Mondays Oct. 11 & 25 Hals 1349 Abott Kinney in Venice 9 til 12

Tue Oct 6 Hollywood Park - Red Holloway's "Parisian Room" Allstars reunion with Special Guest Stars

Wed Sept 22 Monsoons 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica 8 til 11

Fri Sept 10 Las Vegas Location TBA

Mon Sept 6 Hals 9-12pm 1349 Abbot Kinney Venice

Thur Sept 2 thru Sun Sept 5 Catalinas Jazz Club, Hollywood featured w Jimmy Smith

(Gigs at Monsoon's {Sept. 4th} & Hals' Bar {Sept 5th} will be rescheduled, see above)

Fri Aug 27, Covington England "w Jimmy Smith"

Aug 11th
Catalina Island Country Club "Jazz Nights"

Mon Aug 2 & 16 9p-12. Hal's 1349 Abbott Kinney, Venice Beach

July 8th (Thurs)
Lake Arrowhead, Blue Hay Jazz Festival

June 25, 26, & 27 1999 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Elkhart Jazz Festival, Elkhart Indiana

June 29 Tue 7p-10p The Shark Bar 826 n LaCienega, Hollywood

June 10th-22nd
Japan w/ Dennis Chambers & Toshie Kankawa "B-3"

May 20-23 (Thurs-Sun)
Catalina's Hollywood, CA. w/Jimmy Smith

May 18th (Tues)
Shark Bar 7-11PM Hollywood CA.

May 8th 1999 (Sat)
Hoyt Sherman Theatre 8PM, Des Moines, Iowa

May 3rd & 10th (Mondays)
Hal's Bar 9-12 pm/am, Venice Beach CA.

Sat. Feb 27th 1999
the Phil Upchurch All Stars
at The Baked Potato
6266 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood Ca.
2 shows 9:30 & 11:30 pm

Fri Jan 29 at 8:30 at "BONE'S & BLUES" 10950 s Central Ave

Thur - Sun, Jan 28-Jan 31, NAMM Show, LA Convention Center The Vestax Booth showing my "Phil Upchurch U-P1" guitar

Jan15 thru Jan 23, Japan w Jimmy Smith

Mon Jan 8, Hals Bar & Grill, 8pm, Encino



1998



Dec 21 and Dec 28 Hals Bar, Venice Beach, CA

Dec 16-19 Catalinas, Hollywood CA W/ Jimmy Smith


Dec 4-15 Africa w 1st African Methodist Episcopal Church (tentative)

Japan Tour with Toshie Kankawa and Dennis Chambers

Sat & Sun - 11/22-23 Osaka Japan - Rehearsals

Tue...... - 11/24... Hiroshima, Japan - Badland Club

Wed...... - 11/25... Osaka, Japan - Banana Hall

Thur..... - 11/26... Fukui, Japan - Bee Hall

Fri...... - 11/27... Nagoya, Japan - Bottom Line

Sat & Sun - 11/28-29 Tokyo, Japan - Roopongi Pit Inn

Mon & Tue - 11/30, 12/1 Tokyo, Japan - Recording


Nov 13 & 14 w Jimmy Smith, Denver Colorado

Nov 6 & 7 w Jimmy Smith, Austin Texas

Oct 23-31 (Caribbean) Norway Jazz Cruise, w Red Holloway

Wed Oct 7 Catalina Island, Country Club Jazz Nights
(310) 510-2700 FOR MORE INFO

Thur 10/1 - Valley College, No Hollywood CA

Fri 9/25 - Redlands University, California

Thur 9/17 - Cafe Cordiale, Sherman Oaks, CA
Phil Upchurch Quartet w Strings

Sat & Sun 9/11&12 - Sao Paolo, Brazil w/ Jimmy Smith

Wed Aug 26, Catalina Island, Country Club Jazz Nights
(310) 510-2700 FOR MORE INFO

Sat Aug 22- City of Angels Jazz Fest (O C Smith)

Sat Aug 1, Chicago w Jimmy Smith Pvt BD Party

Fri July 31st
Armand Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Westwood
6:00pm (free)

July 23-26th
w/ Jimmy Smith
N.Y.C The Irridium

July 10 & 11, 9:30 & 11:30 pm, Marlas’ Memory Lane
2323 M.L.King Dr, LA

July 1st
Catalina Island --
Country Club Jazz
(310) 510-2700

June 27th
Chicago
Herb Kent roast

Wed June10-Sun June14
Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood
with Jimmy Smith Quartet

Thur. June 4th
Drew Medical Grad Dinner
Long Beach Ca.

Sat June 27 Chicago For Herb Kent Roast

Wed June 10 til Sun June 14, Catalinas Bar & Grill, Hollywood w/ Jimmy Smith

Sun May 24-27 Stockholm, Sweden w/ Jimmy Smith

Tue May 19- Papashon Restaurant, Encino, CA. w/ Quartet featuring John Pisano

May 16 (Sat) The Mint, 6010 Pico BL, LA

Tue May 12 Hollywood Park Casino,3883 w Century, Inglewood (Nxt to Racetrack)
8pm (no cover)

Sat May 9, Chicago w Jimmy Smith

Mon May 4, Hals Bar 1349 Abbot Kinney, Venice, (310) 396-3190--9pm (no
cover)

Tue-Sat, April 21-25, NYC Recording date w Jimmy Smith & Grover Washington Jr