By Patte Purcell

As the summer heats up, so do the parties and the stars come out at night. I’ve been out and about the last week soaking up the experiences at some of the cool jazz spots in the desert.

Shanghai Reds is zeroing in on their goal of being ‘The Live Music Spot’ in Palm Springs. The guests have included Smooth Jazz icon Art Good, and sax prodigy Chase Huna. Sheree Lillie of Lillie PR brought the Maestro of the Palm Springs Symphony, Dino Zonic and his wife, Grammy nominated jazz singer, Chris Bennett, and they loved the music. Joe told me that Chris kissed his hand, a first for him!

Sony Producer John Gefrom and John Stavros (Playboy Production Designer) came to see Joe Baldino (Gefrom is shooting a documentary on Baldino).

The surprise of the week was the great show by Bobbie Eakes at Purple Room and then the best after party I’ve been to in a long time at Melvyn’s. Susan Anton and her hubby Jeff Lester along with some of the Hollywood crowd made it a very fun party. Thanks to Sheree Lillie of Lillie PR for the invite!

Patte Purcell Muze Muzic


  • Smooth Jazz radio icon Art Good and local super sax player, 15 year old Chase Huna

  • Bobbie Eakes (star of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'All My Children') will be appearing at Purple Room again July

  • John Gefrom (Sony Pproducer), Joe Baldino, John Stavros (Production Designer)

  • Greg Vail, Slim Man and Miss Coachella Valley at Shanghai Reds

  • Mel Haber of "Melvyn's" and Patte Purcell

  • Sheree Lilly (Lilly PR), Ruth Ruiz (RR Class Act Entertainmment)

  • Slim Man, Chris Bennett (Grammy nominated jazz singer), Maestro Dino Zonic, Palm Springs Orchestra, Harry Manigian aka Benissimo, Sheree Lillie (Lillie PR)

  • Susan Antone and Jeff Lester (Purple Room Sept. 11, 12, and 13th)

  • Tristen Rogers (star of 'General Hospital' and currently on 'The Young and The Restless')