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Bring family and friends of all ages!

The 12th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns Sundays in August from 5-7pm in Gandara Park. Come dance, relax, and enjoy lively music in the park. Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at some of Southern California's tastiest food trucks.

Location: Gandara Park is located at 1836 Stewart Street. Park amenities include a children's playground, restrooms and some accessible parking.

Bike Share & Bike Valet: Take your bike or a Breeze Bike Share rental to the concerts. There's a Breeze station at the park! Free bike valet available in the Stewart Street parking lot, 1836 Stewart Street.

Big Blue Bus: Ride Big Blue Bus Route 5 to any concert. Board and/or exit at Westbound or Eastbound Olympic and Stewart. Fares are $1.25 each way. Please note westbound Route 5 service will be discontinued beginning Sunday, August 21. Click HERE to plan your trip. 

Expo Line: Stewart Street Park is an 8 minute walk from the 26thStreet/Bergamot Expo Line Station. Walk east on Olympic Blvd. and turn right on Stewart Street to reach the park. Click HERE to plan your trip.

Parking: Free Parking is available after 3:30pm in in the Agensys lot located at 1800 Stewart Street, a half block north of the park.

Accessibility: A section of parking spots will be reserved for accessible parking in Stewart Street Park's lot. Vehicles must have a government-issued accessible parking license plate, placard, hangtag or sticker. The entrance to the Park's parking lot will serve as a drop-off location. A parking attendant will be staffing the lot. The park and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. If you are using a wheeled mobility device, the walking or bike paths can be used to traverse the park. To view the concert, travel over grass will be required. The grass can be uneven. For assistance with accessibility accommodations, contact the Cultural Affairs Division at least one week prior to the event at 310-458-8350; TTY 310-458-8696; or

Music Lineup 

August 6th, 5-7pm
The Big Butter Jazz Band  facebook logo
Swing Lesson by Marshall Watson & Chelsea Beach 4:30-5pm

The Big Butter Jazz Band is a six piece New Orleans traditional jazz band focusing on songs from the 1910's to the 1930's. The fun, catchy music will have you tapping your feet. Come early for a swing lesson before the concert starts!


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August 13th, 5-7pm
The Yuko Mabuchi Group  facebook logo
Intermission Performance by the Samohi Jazz Combo 6pm facebook logo

The Yuko Mabuchi Group showcases their dynamic range of influences, from smooth and Latin jazz to international music. Enjoy the first-ever intermission concert by the Samohi Jazz Combo.

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August 20th, 5-7pm
Jessica Fichot  facebook logo

Los Angeles-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that's truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American upbringing, her music takes the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of 1940's Shanghai jazz, international folk, gypsy swing and into the wilderness of her imagination. Fichot is backed by her fiery band and armed with her accordion, toy piano and multilingual vocals.

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August 27th, 5-7pm
Susie Hansen Latin Bandfacebook logo
Salsa Lesson with Laura Canellias from 4:30-5pm

This Los Angeles-based band plays high-energy danceable Latin jazz and salsa. The bands repertoire includes familiar pop and jazz standards in English set to a lively Latin beat. The band has been together for 25 years.


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