By Lola Rossi-Meza

Trumpeter and recording artist Steve Madaio performs every Saturday and Sunday from 6 until 10 p.m. on the beautiful outside patio of the bluEmber Restaurant at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage. (760) 862-4581. He performs with pianist Bobby O’Connor. Vocalist Lola Rossi joins them on Saturday and Jerry Evaro on Sunday. Every Thursday, John Stanley King performs from 6 until 10 p.m. Every Friday features Stanley Butler, 6 until 10 p.m.

This Saturday, September, 14, pianist Rich Bono and vocalist Poupee Boccaccio host “Open Mic” from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel, 76-661 Highway 111 in Indian Wells. Starting on Thursday, September 19, entertainer Frank DiSalvo, will appear there every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 until 9:30 p.m. For reservations call Manny at (760) 345-6466.

Every Monday, Michael D’Angelo performs from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. with complimentary dance lessons with Carl Davis at 6 p.m., upstairs in the lounge at the IW Club, 44-500 Indian Wells Lane in Indian Wells. Monday, September 16, will feature The Rumba.


Vicky’s of Santa Fe, 45-100 Club Drive in Indian Wells, has quite an exciting line-up this season. Starting on Friday, October 4, Pat Rizzo & All That Jazz Band with his Tony Bennett Tribute, is featured every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 6:30 until 10 p.m. No Cover. Every Thursday features Rodeo Drive’s Happy Hour Cabaret from 4 until 6 p.m. $10 cover charge. Later that evening from 6:30 until 10 p.m., vocalist Carol Martinez & The Trio perform. The JazzTime Band kicks off with their Season Premier on Sunday, October 6, from 2 until 5 p.m., with guests Joey English and Stephen Smith on piano. (760) 345-9770.

Melvyn’s Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn, 200 West Ramon Road in Palm Springs features pianist and vocalist Ron Greenip every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. with Michael Healey still hosting the Sunday Jam from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. and starting in October, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. (760) 325-2323.
Every Tuesday, from 7 until 10 p.m., the Mikole Kaar Jazz Show with Kaar on saxophone, Dave Ring on keyboard, Gilbert Hansen on bass and Jay Lewis on drums; is featured at AJ’s on the Green, 36-200 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City. Every Wednesday, Kaar performs as a soloist for hamburger night from 7 until 10 p.m. (760) 202-1111.

Woody’s Burgers and Beer, 317 North Indian Canyon Drive, is another venue with nightly entertainment. Every Thursday features the Bill Saitta Jazz Band at 6 p.m.; Friday, September 13 and 20 features Rose Mallett at 6:30 p.m.; Every Saturday is the Stanley Butler Band at 6:30 p.m.; Every Sunday is the blues with Barry Baughn at 6:30 p.m.; Every Monday features Woody’s Jam Night with hosts John and Gina Carey performing with the Urban Soul Project at 7 p.m. followed by the Jam at 8 p.m.; Every Tuesday is saxophonist John Bolivar at 6 p.m.; Every Wednesday is the Brian Nova Trio at 6 p.m. (760) 230-0188.

The HooDoo Patio Restaurant and Bar at The Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 North Palm Canyon Drive features entertainment every Thursday through Saturday from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. (760) 322-9000.

The Azul Tapas Lounge, 369 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, has a variety of entertainment through the season. On Saturday, September 21, from 7 until 10 p.m., The Derrik Lewis Quartet presents “It’s Better With A Band” featuring top local vocalists with guest “Baby Boomer” Comedian Diane Nichols. Hosted by Sharon Dihaworth, vocalists include: Linda Girard, Brian Damson, Melba Miller, Doug Graham, Beverly Jensen; Patrick Reese, Jaci Davis, Huguette, Thom McMorris, Pat McCann, Jean Sorf, Vince Urbani and Keisha D. $10 cover charge. Every Thursday and Saturday, pianist and vocalist Paula Prince performs at 7:30 p.m. Reservations: (760) 325-5533 or visit

Central Park Restaurant, 2330 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the Adriatic Villas in Palm Springs, features DJ Dance Entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 until 10 p.m. in the Piano Room, unless specifically noted. Every Sunday is a fun night with Karaokie Jo. Every Wednesday vocalist Tony Shone performs from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by Irie Junctions at 8 p.m. Charlie Chaplin impersonator Audrey Rutter is the hostess every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. (760) 866-9166.

The box office opens on September 30, for “The Last Hurrah! Farewell Season” of the Palm Springs Follies. The performances begin on November 1, with vocalist Susan Anton and ventriloquist Brad Cummings.