World-class musicians light up the night at Bogies

Unwind from the daily routine. Have a cocktail.

Sit back and listen. Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn delivers live music of exceptional quality right in the 805. Bogies is a very special venue dedicated to showcasing world-class acts in a cozy, clubby environment. Superior production standards and impeccable acoustics make this a place where discriminating musicians want to perform and music lovers want to listen. A state-of-the-art sound system captures every note, and an intimate stage showcases a Live Music Series, spotlighting the likes of Colbie Caillat, Shane Alexander, Tower of Power, Dave Marotta, and Strawberry Alarm Clock, as well as top session musicians and touring performers whose names you may not know but whose music you have surely heard.

Jazz, blues, country, pop, or folk acts take center stage while you relax at your own private table. The subdued lighting and upscale interior exude an atmosphere of casual sophistication, making it the perfect place to enjoy a creative array of small plates or entrées derived from a multicultural mix of California cuisine.

Bogies delivers a top-notch experience on every front, and that includes a commitment to the community. With its high-impact outreach program called Big Band Night at Bogies, student jazz musicians from Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, and Calabasas high schools as well as Lindero Canyon and Los Cerritos middle schools get the opportunity to perform onstage. Big Band Night typically takes place on the last Tuesday of each month, followed by the Boyd Cannon Big Band, made up of professional players from the 805 and the greater Los Angeles area.

“We are trying to foster the art of music to young aspiring artists who we invite to perform as our opening acts to share the stage with our world-class performers,” says Westlake Village Inn COO/CFO, Chris Cuilty. “Nothing is more exciting than seeing young aspiring musicians being able to say they shared the stage with a famous artist.”

Program musical coordinator and professional jazz trombonist Ira Nepus agrees: “This is more like the real world. The kids get to go into a real nightclub. They get the excitement, the energy, the intimacy, the applause, that dream come true of playing in a real venue that’s not a school venue.”

So swing by Bogies to listen to some great live music. It can make a difference.