Jazz Sunday w/ Three More Sounds & The Sam Hirsh Trio

The Mint

Los Angeles, CA

Tickets are available at the door for $15 ($12 after 9pm for the Sam Hirsh Trio).

Event Details

Join us EVERY SUNDAY for a rotating selection of the best in LA's Jazz Music scene, and stay late for our new Sunday residency with The Sam Hirsh Trio.

Musicians who want to jam and bring an instrument get FREE entry after 9pm ($8 one drink minimum ticket required)

Doors - 7pm
Three More Sounds - 8pm
Sam Hirsh Trio - 9:30pm

Please note ticket prices vary based on your arrival.  For table reservations, please email

Henry "The Skipper" Franklin with Robert Turner and Carl Burnett are "Three More Sounds"

3 More Sounds has released “3 More Sounds Play Ray Charles” and it’s HOT! There is not a day that goes by that doesn't warrant listening to some music by Ray Charles! We hope that 3 More Sounds touches you in a meaningful way as you listen to some of his great standards with a jazz take. Snap your fingers... bob in your chair... heck, get up, grab someone and dance! Let's make this listening experience as great as the man who wrote the tunes!


Henry Franklin

Henry Franklin is a native of Los Angeles whose earliest memories of jazz were through his father, Sammy Franklin, a renowned trumpeter and bandleader. As a child, Henry was encouraged to take music seriously and with that he understood its emotional power. Henry was still attending High School when he played with his first professional band - the Roy Ayers Latin Jazz Quintet. Around that same time, Henry met and worked with Harold Land and Hampton Hawes. Years later he would tour Europe with Hawes and record five albums with him.
Jazz continued to heat up the scene in Los Angeles, and a young Henry Franklin held court with the likes of Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins and Scott LaFaro.
In 1968 Henry received a call from Willie Bobo. The call led to a year-long tour of the East Coast, where on his off days, he worked gigs with Archie Shepp, Lamont Johnson, Beaver Harris and Roswell Rudd. Then one night, Hugh Masekela heard Henry play and made him an offer. Three and a half years later the two would collaborate on Grazing in the Grass and then part ways with a great friendship and a gold record. Henry's touring continued over the next few years, working internationally with singer O.C. Smith, The Three Sounds, Freddie Hubbard and Count Basie. Henry collected another gold record with Stevie Wonder on The Secret Life of Plants.
The jazz world continued to embrace him and Henry's work continued to be elevated. He would team with Dennis Gonzales, John Purcell and William Richardson and perform with them on five albums that were critically acclaimed throughout Europe. Henry also played extensively with Pharoah Sanders, Joe Williams, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Fortune and Milt Jackson.
There are more than 100 albums on which Henry appears, with many of them produced under his leadership. The Skipper performed for about thirteen years with his group at The Mission Inn in Riverside.

The Sam Hirsh Trio Is:

Sam Hirsh (Piano)
Luca Alemanno (Bass)
Kevin Kanner (Drums)

Sam Hirsh (Piano): 

Pianist, composer and educator Sam Hirsh has been an active member of the Los Angeles jazz scene for a decade and is gaining recognition for his soulful, energetic sound. “Hirsh finds new poetry in the rich vocabulary of the hard bop to post-bop continuum” (Andrew Gilbert). Sam aims to carry on the tradition of this art form and simultaneously create his own voice in the music. He’s performed with various acts along the West Coast, Taiwan, Bolivia and New York City. 

He can be seen playing with the Bill Holman Big Band, Melissa Morgan, Henry Franklin, Carl Saunders, Gilbert Castellanos and Roy McCurdy, among others.

Hirsh’s debut album Quite Frankly, featuring saxophone icon Ralph Moore, New York heavyweight John Webber on bass, and Los Angeles drummer Kevin Kanner, was released on all platforms in February 2020 and made JazzWeek Radio Chart’s top 20. 

Instagram: @sam.hirsh

Twitter: @s_samhirsh

Luca Alemanno (Bass):

Originally from Lecce, Italy, Luca Alemanno is considered by critics and musicians “among the finest young and modern jazz musicians that currently Italy has to offer”.He was awarded 1st Prize at the 2009 European Bass day. At the age of 19, he received 2 scholarships to attend Berklee School of Music (Boston).He achieved a diploma in Classical Double Bass at “T.Schipa Conservatory of Music” (Lecce) and a second one in Jazz Electric Bass at “G.Martucci Conservatory of Music” (Salerno).
In 2016 Luca won the audition at the world renewed “Thelonoius Monk Institute of Jazz Performance” class of 2018 in Los Angeles. The panel was composed of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath and Kenny Burrell among the others. Luca is the first Italian musician who achieved this goal.
Touring, recording and performing in all over the world he is currently part of several projects, including Fabrizio Bosso Quartet, Anne Ducros Quartet, Stanley Jordan Trio, Nicola Conte Jazz Combo.
A musician with diverse interests and a wide range of abilities, Luca has performed with international jazz artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joe Lovano, Geroge Garzone, Stanley Jordan, Kenwood Dennard, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Mark Giuliana, Jason Lindner, Enrico Pieranunzi and Fabrizio Bosso among the others.

Kevin Kanner (Drums):
Kevin Kanner, a native of Southern California, has already amassed a large number of jazz credits including recordings with Paul Anka, Bill Holman (including 2006 and 2007 Grammy® nominated recordings), Gilbert Castellanos, Melissa Morgan, Annie Sellick, Gail Wynters, The Bud Shank Big Band, Josh Nelson and Michael Buble. 

Kevin has also toured and performed with many artists and including John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern, The Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, The Bill Holman Band, The Gerald Clayton Trio, The Clayton Brothers, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Goldings, Charles McPhearson, Benny Green and many more.

In addition to the vast amount of sideman work, Kevin has also led perhaps the most well remembered jazz jam session in recent Los Angeles history at the historic venue, the Mint. This session, called Groove Pocket, featured prominent underground hip hop DJ stars as well as a weekly band that over the course of six years consisted of, Ambrose Akinmuserie, Tim Green, Gerald Clayton, Harish Ragahavan, Joe Sanders, Larry Fuller, James Westfall, Charles Altura, Hamilton Price and Josh Nelson.

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The Mint

6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90035

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The Sam Hirsh Trio / Three More Sounds / Henry "Skipper" Franklin / Robert Turner / Carl Burnett