Blue Whale – Where Jazz Lives in L.A.

Have you been to the Blue Whale yet? If you’re a musically inclined Los Angeleno – the answer to that question should be yes. Its a hot little enclave in the Little Tokyo area of downtown and most nights of the week you’d be impressed with the sounds emanating from inside.

This week the venue gets a visit from a budding young indie pop star I recently discovered, Jesse Palter. While you might be familiar with her from Palter Ego – where she pens and belts out indie pop soul with ease – apparently she has her own jazz quartet too. They’ve played Red Sea Jazz Festival, done gigs in Vegas and are not to be taken lightly. You can catch Jesse and her talented threesome that includes Mike Jellick (piano), Tim Lefebvre (bass) and Steve Hass (drums).
Here is one of Jesse’s Palter Ego originals “Take Me With You.”
Here are a couple of covers by Jesse’s Palter Ego project, which also includes producer/player/writer Sam Barsh on keys. Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” and Lana Del Reys’ “Video Games.” Palter Ego just finished a residency at The Cosmopolitan in Vegas and are returning for another 5 night residency there in May.

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