Edwin Mills by Equator

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About Edwin Mills by Equator

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M-W 3pm-11pm, Th 10am-midnight, F-Sa 10am-2am, Su 10am-11pm (Happy Hour: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 4pm-Close & Fri: 4-7pm)
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  • 1992
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      DIM SUM

      ALL DIM SUM $3 EACH. SERVED SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 AM TO 4 PM. ALL YOU CAN DRINK $15 (WITH BRUNCH) MIMOSA CHAMPAGNE - 2 HRS MAX Why Dim Sum you ask? This building was original built in 1856 and was called China Palace. So we like to give back on the weekends. Our Dim Sum comes from Pacific Culinary Group in Monetary Park. It doesn't take a Guinness to steam up dim sum.

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        *Not Included In Our Happy Hour Bottomless Mimosas
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          May 2, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Sabine Pothier, who was born and raised in Moscow, is a classically trained pianist who discovered jazz when she was attending USC. While she studied music at the Russian Academy Of Music, the University Of Northern Iowa, the Boston Conservatory and USC, she is self-taught as a jazz musician. Among those pianists who she cites as influences and inspirations are Bud Powell, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Although she sometimes hints at several of those masters, particularly Tyner, Evans and Hancock, Sabine has her own voice on the piano.

          May 3, 2017

          • Starts 12:00 PM
          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Vocalist Sandra Booker is regarded as one of the best voices on the underground jazz movement scene. Highly respected by her contemporaries for her virtuosic scat ability, impeccable timing, crystalline tone and irrepressible musicality. The New Orleans native and self-described ‘Queen of Creole music’ has a style that feels familiar while sounding completely fresh and she performs and composes from that perspective. Her deep southern roots and devotion to her Crescent City heritage are ever present in her interpretations with echoes of blues, soul, funk, gospel, classical, and of course, jazz. She blends Afro-Caribbean rhythms, beats to French chanson, street music and gypsy-like melodies while demonstrating precise enunciation and pitch with incredible technical agility.

          May 5, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Kira Morrison is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Theo Katzman, she is a singer/songwriter emerging onto the music scene with a warm, upbeat and enjoyable sound reminiscent of classic and contemporary soft pop and folk. While her main genre is pop, she also has experience singing classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music. She released her debut EP 'Progressions' in 2014, and is currently studying at Los Angeles College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in music performance with a vocal emphasis. Along with studying and performing in various venues around LA, Kira is currently working on writing and recording new songs for her next EP set to release in 2017. She was also recently in a commercial for the SoCal Honda Dealer's 'Random Acts of Helpfulness' ad campaign featuring her song, 'Hello Beautiful.'

          May 10, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Gretje entrances with her dulcet tones and brings the audience along on a journey with her throughout her performances. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, as a third generation musician, music has been in her heart and soul from an early age. Mainly influenced by Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing - with a pure, even tone to match - is inspired by these jazz greats. Her tongue dances lightly over both Brazilian rhythms and swing, giving into the music with improvisational performances, making her a tour de force on the scene and rivaling contemporary vocalists such as the much admired Cyrille Aimee and Diana Krall. She can currently be heard performing with guitarist/music producer, Dori Amarilio, who is producing her much-anticipated upcoming debut album, as well as the acclaimed Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra, Jack’s Cats - a swing sextet, and Glen Garrett’s Big Band, in addition to her own configurations of artists. Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer, performing in Los Angeles. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has had the great pleasure of performing Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida. Whether she's performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje brings takes the audience on a fantastical journey with each performance she gives. Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally. A purist at heart, and working with the world’s top musicians, has solidified Gretje’s role as the darling of the underground jazz scene - where Jazz is Jazz. "Gretje Angell's voice is like honey on velvet" - Sunny Wilkinson

          May 12, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make sure you make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Liela has not just an amazing voice, but the maturity, instinct, and talent of someone much older. Liela was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father and band member, John Avila, (Bassist for Oingo Boingo) introduced Liela to music at the age of 5. She attended the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) where she studied jazz voice. Liela has shared the stage with great artists such as Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Josh Groban, Patti Austin, and many more.

          May 16, 2017

          May 17, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Grew up in jazz. My stepdad is Stanley Clarke, legendary jazz bassist, one of the trailblazers of fusion in the early 1970s. With Chick Corea he was in a band called Return to Forever, and growing up, he was always shoving Ella Fitzgerald under my nose. I went to art school. I studied painting and performance art and video production. I spent a lot of time not studying music, loving jazz the whole time — it’s the family business. I loved singing — it was my favorite thing to do ever since I was a little kid. It’s what I need to do on this planet, and a lot of people need to hear…That’s the situation I find myself in, in this body, in this lifetime. It’s about jazz music for me, there’s nothing that I love more.

          May 19, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.

          May 23, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make reservations www.edwinmills.com For singer-songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a way to connect with the world and inspire those around him. Born and raised in Oregon, Mikael began his career at a young age singing and playing weekly with his band at the local coffee houses. His music has drawn comparisons to artists like John Mayer, James Taylor, and Ryan Adams.. With hints of soul and blues driven guitar riffs, he adds vivid story telling to create a compelling performance. Mikael seeks to inspire and encourage others through his songs and performances which have taken him to places such as the House of Blues, Clackamas County Fair, Alhambra Theatre and Alberta Street Pub. His first EP, “Turn This Around,” captures Mikael’s heartfelt approach to the ups and downs of everyday life and love, reminding listeners that “time’s not on our side”. Mikael’s new EP “Home” was released in January 2016 with four full band tracks featuring electric guitar solos and upbeat vocal hooks. The album is inspired by taking life a little slower and the importance of connecting with a community. Songs from the album have been featured on Kink 101.9, Krush 92.5 and Pandora. Currently Mikael is working on new material in Los Angeles and will be releasing a single in the spring of 2017.

          May 24, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Kira Morrison is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Theo Katzman, she is a singer/songwriter emerging onto the music scene with a warm, upbeat and enjoyable sound reminiscent of classic and contemporary soft pop and folk. While her main genre is pop, she also has experience singing classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music. She released her debut EP 'Progressions' in 2014, and is currently studying at Los Angeles College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in music performance with a vocal emphasis. Along with studying and performing in various venues around LA, Kira is currently working on writing and recording new songs for her next EP set to release in 2017. She was also recently in a commercial for the SoCal Honda Dealer's 'Random Acts of Helpfulness' ad campaign featuring her song, 'Hello Beautiful.'

          May 26, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make reservations at www.edwinmills.com The Brazilian-born singer Ana Gazzola has translated Bee Gees hits into Portuguese, yet again proving their universal grace.

          May 31, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.

          June 6, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            If you haven't experienced a Homemade JAM show, you're in for a real treat. Always fun and a bit zany with serious musicianship and vocal chops, this quintet brings alive some of the greatest songwriting of the 20th century: Tin Pan Alley, jug band music, acoustic blues, popular hits of the '20s and '30s and more obscure, but equally wonderful, tunes from the era. In Homemade JAM's current program, Tin Pan Alley...and Then Some, hear new, exciting versions of classic tunes, such as "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Ain't She Sweet" as well as jug band favorites like "Blues in the Bottle" and "Shake That Thing." From slinky ballads à la Mae West to rompin'-stompin' "poor man's jazz," Homemade JAZZ is guaranteed to deliver the goods. Read more about Homemade JAM's ingredients--Tom Fair, Samantha Elin, Bob Gothar, Jerry Strull and Lynn Coulter

          June 7, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Their debut EP “In This Game” features 6 songs in the duos’ self-coined Indie Nova genre. The style mixes breezy, Indie Pop, with a touch of vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova. “In This Game” is avilable now. The 1st Single from the EP is Track 3, “Phoenix”. Monica and Chad released their first album together, “Brasilissima”, under Monica’s name in 2011. The album featured songs in both English and Portuguese, and was produced by Chad Alger and Bruce Driscoll (Blondfire, Avicii, Freedom Fry). The first single, “Aí Então” gained attention from music critics and blogs alike, and caught the ear of Jacob Edgar, owner of Cumbancha Records and resident world music compiler for Putumayo World Music. The track was chosen from “tens of thousands of artists”, to be featured on the Putumayo World Music compilation “Brazilian Beat”. Another track from their CD, the upbeat, psychedelic-inspired “That’s Not The Way” was later chosen by the music director of ESPN to be played during the programming of The World Cup in 2014.

          June 9, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make reservations at www.edwinmills.com The Brazilian-born singer Ana Gazzola has translated Bee Gees hits into Portuguese, yet again proving their universal grace.

          June 13, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            The songs Randi Cee sings can be called Jazz tunes. But they are so much more. These tunes were the pop songs of the day and run the gamut from sweet to saucy. The one thing they all have in common is they swing! Whether she is singing these songs in a nightclub, supper club, or jazz festival one thing becomes apparent she embodies the tune. It’s about telling the story and swinging that melody. As an audience member you are totally caught up in her stage presence. Randi Cee has enjoyed (and still is enjoying) a successful career as a Los Angeles based Actor, Dancer and Singer. Her craft has allowed her the opportunity to travel the world, from a commercial shoot in Tokyo, to having a recurring role in The New Adventures of Robin Hood which shot in Lithuania, to dancing live at the Academy Awards, Randi has covered the globe. Randi Cee, by her own admission, was “Ruined by MGM musicals”, As a small child she thought to act, sing, and dance must be the best way to go through life! To that end, Randi has had the opportunity to work with Directors as varied as Steven Spielberg, The Coen Brothers, Adam Shankman, Robby Marshall, and Joss Whedon. For the last several years, she has been focusing her efforts on bringing the gems of the Early American Songbook to life. Inspired by time spent in New Orleans. Randi is thrilled to be part of the great tradition of singers who are keeping this music alive and well. Although “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, a good night of music is not! Not only does Randi bring her voice to the stage, but a personality and style that you’d swear just walked off the Back Lot! If it’s raining out and you should find her dancing and singing in the street, just smile and tip your imaginary hat!

          June 14, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation at www.edwinmills.com “Exciting, intelligent, and fun, the Cats could swing any nightclub in the Golden Age of Jazz — yet they deliver a show that audiences connect with today.” Led by reedman Jack Malmstrom, the Cats sidestep the “faster/louder/higher” trend by exploring a warm, melodic 30s and 40s “pre-bop” sound. Their playlists overflow with one half hand-picked standards, one half forgotten gems… and a third-half, Jack’s Cats originals done in a period style. As a trio, Jack’s smooth clarinet and purring sax are backed by a micro-rhythm section to create an intimate all-acoustic sound that still swings. Those who know jazz know it’s good; those who don’t… just know it’s fun!

          June 16, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Recording artists Donna Deussen (vocals) and Paul Weitz (guitar) have been performing together for the past few years throughout the Southern California area, during which time they have developed unique arrangements of jazz and pop tunes, for both duo and full band settings. The result of their energies is their exciting new CD, "On The Street Where You Live." Donna Deussen's singing has been praised by John Gilbert of EJazzNews: "her phrasing is impeccable, her tone is clear, and is a joy to the ear of the discerning listener." A magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Donna moved to the west coast after college, and has performed in venues all over California and Arizona. She also works as a session singer and vocal coach. Her highly acclaimed debut CD, "High Wire" featured Chick Corea's saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Paul Weitz originally hails from Buffalo, NY, and has been a professional musician for over 30 years. Scott Yanow of L.A. Jazz Scene says, "Paul Weitz is a superior bop-based guitarist with a concept all his own." Paul regularly performs throughout the Los Angeles area, and his debut CD "The Paul Weitz Trio" garnered favorable reviews and air play on jazz radio stations all over the world.

          June 20, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Widely respected as an award-winning classical pianist in the United States and Europe, and also respected greatly as a major jazz pianist from her work with Scotty Barnhart Quintet (Barnhart is also director of the Count Basie Orchestra) at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Idyllwild Jazz Festival and other venues, Sabine (born Yelena Koshelevskaya) is one of most talented musicians inthe world. Fans and critics alike are welcoming a new and powerful voice in the world of jazz piano. Child prodigy (at the age 15 she learned Rachmaninoff's 3rd concerto in 3 months!), winner of numerous classical international competitions (Liszt Los Angeles International Competition, IBLA Grand Prize in ItalyMTNA Regional in Minneapolis, Concerto competitions in The Boston Conservatory and University of Northern Iowa, etc.), she immersed herself into jazz not too long ago teaching herself by transcribing solos from records and performing with other musicians. Her jazz accomplishments include performances at LACMA Jazz series, Piedmont Piano Store (Oakland), Kuumbwa Cultural Center (Santa Cruz), Yoshi's (SF), Blue Whale, Hollywood Bar&Grill, Spazio, Pips On La Brea, Merle Kreibich Concert Series The World Stage, Maverick's Flat, Seabird Jazz Lounge, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills, historic Lighthouse, Red White & Bluezz, Baked Potato, Vladivostok Jazz Festival, Etc. She performed and toured with Clayton Cameron, Scotty Barnhart, Ron McCurdy, John B.Williams, Michelle Coltrane, Tony Dumas, Henry "Skipper" Franklin, Chuck Manning, late Butch Warren , late Ralph Penland, late Zane Musa, Clarence Johnston, Jay Jackson, Barbara Morrison, Roy McCurdy and others.

          June 21, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Gretje entrances with her dulcet tones and brings the audience along on a journey with her throughout her performances. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, as a third generation musician, music has been in her heart and soul from an early age. Mainly influenced by Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing - with a pure, even tone to match - is inspired by these jazz greats. Her tongue dances lightly over both Brazilian rhythms and swing, giving into the music with improvisational performances, making her a tour de force on the scene and rivaling contemporary vocalists such as the much admired Cyrille Aimee and Diana Krall. She can currently be heard performing with guitarist/music producer, Dori Amarilio, who is producing her much-anticipated upcoming debut album, as well as the acclaimed Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra, Jack’s Cats - a swing sextet, and Glen Garrett’s Big Band, in addition to her own configurations of artists. Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer, performing in Los Angeles. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has had the great pleasure of performing Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida. Whether she's performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje brings takes the audience on a fantastical journey with each performance she gives. Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally. A purist at heart, and working with the world’s top musicians, has solidified Gretje’s role as the darling of the underground jazz scene - where Jazz is Jazz. "Gretje Angell's voice is like honey on velvet" - Sunny Wilkinson

          June 23, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Kira Morrison is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Theo Katzman, she is a singer/songwriter emerging onto the music scene with a warm, upbeat and enjoyable sound reminiscent of classic and contemporary soft pop and folk. While her main genre is pop, she also has experience singing classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music. She released her debut EP 'Progressions' in 2014, and is currently studying at Los Angeles College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in music performance with a vocal emphasis. Along with studying and performing in various venues around LA, Kira is currently working on writing and recording new songs for her next EP set to release in 2017. She was also recently in a commercial for the SoCal Honda Dealer's 'Random Acts of Helpfulness' ad campaign featuring her song, 'Hello Beautiful.'

          June 28, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com I grew up in Seattle playing saxophone and clarinet and moved to Los Angeles to attend USC in 2008. While at USC I started exploring singing, flute, composition, and songwriting. I also met Andris and Max, and together we formed Moonchild in 2012. I'm so grateful for the people and opportunities I've had here that have helped me grow so much as a musician and a person. I now make a living teaching and trying to be as musical as I can :) I hope we can work together and I hope this site helps you find out more about me and what I love to do. Thank you, Amber

          June 30, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            The songs Randi Cee sings can be called Jazz tunes. But they are so much more. These tunes were the pop songs of the day and run the gamut from sweet to saucy. The one thing they all have in common is they swing! Whether she is singing these songs in a nightclub, supper club, or jazz festival one thing becomes apparent she embodies the tune. It’s about telling the story and swinging that melody. As an audience member you are totally caught up in her stage presence. Randi Cee has enjoyed (and still is enjoying) a successful career as a Los Angeles based Actor, Dancer and Singer. Her craft has allowed her the opportunity to travel the world, from a commercial shoot in Tokyo, to having a recurring role in The New Adventures of Robin Hood which shot in Lithuania, to dancing live at the Academy Awards, Randi has covered the globe. Randi Cee, by her own admission, was “Ruined by MGM musicals”, As a small child she thought to act, sing, and dance must be the best way to go through life! To that end, Randi has had the opportunity to work with Directors as varied as Steven Spielberg, The Coen Brothers, Adam Shankman, Robby Marshall, and Joss Whedon. For the last several years, she has been focusing her efforts on bringing the gems of the Early American Songbook to life. Inspired by time spent in New Orleans. Randi is thrilled to be part of the great tradition of singers who are keeping this music alive and well. Although “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, a good night of music is not! Not only does Randi bring her voice to the stage, but a personality and style that you’d swear just walked off the Back Lot! If it’s raining out and you should find her dancing and singing in the street, just smile and tip your imaginary hat!

          July 5, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Robby Fontana is an American recording artist, vocalist, composer, pianist, and producer based in Pasadena, CA. He is known for his "velvet voice" singing, complimented by his mastery of the piano, all accented by his retro throwback style. His original music ranges from early 60s inspired singer-songwriter pop to jazz to Americana. A world class performer, Fontana has distinguished himself among the top entertainers currently performing luxury venues throughout Southern California.

          July 7, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make reservations at www.edwinmills.com The Brazilian-born singer Ana Gazzola has translated Bee Gees hits into Portuguese, yet again proving their universal grace.

          July 11, 2017

          July 12, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Grew up in jazz. My stepdad is Stanley Clarke, legendary jazz bassist, one of the trailblazers of fusion in the early 1970s. With Chick Corea he was in a band called Return to Forever, and growing up, he was always shoving Ella Fitzgerald under my nose. I went to art school. I studied painting and performance art and video production. I spent a lot of time not studying music, loving jazz the whole time — it’s the family business. I loved singing — it was my favorite thing to do ever since I was a little kid. It’s what I need to do on this planet, and a lot of people need to hear…That’s the situation I find myself in, in this body, in this lifetime. It’s about jazz music for me, there’s nothing that I love more.

          July 14, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.

          July 18, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
            Hi, I’m Leah. I’m a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer who lives in Los Angeles. I started to write an informative biography about myself, but it got a little #boring. Then I began to wonder, “does anyone actually read these things?” In case you are one of the lucky people who does, here are some (short and sweet-ish) things you might like to know: When I grow up, I’d like to be some combination of Carole King, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, and Sara Bareilles. I love the music these ladies make and I’d like to think that my music reflects their influence in some way. I grew up in the Akron area of Ohio. (Go Cavs!) I studied music at Anderson University in Indiana, and I was signed to the university’s record label, Orangehaus Records. With that label I released a self-titled 5 song EP, and also two singles: my own version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and an original song “After the Rain”. You can listen to and purchase that music here

          July 19, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Their debut EP “In This Game” features 6 songs in the duos’ self-coined Indie Nova genre. The style mixes breezy, Indie Pop, with a touch of vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova. “In This Game” is avilable now. The 1st Single from the EP is Track 3, “Phoenix”. Monica and Chad released their first album together, “Brasilissima”, under Monica’s name in 2011. The album featured songs in both English and Portuguese, and was produced by Chad Alger and Bruce Driscoll (Blondfire, Avicii, Freedom Fry). The first single, “Aí Então” gained attention from music critics and blogs alike, and caught the ear of Jacob Edgar, owner of Cumbancha Records and resident world music compiler for Putumayo World Music. The track was chosen from “tens of thousands of artists”, to be featured on the Putumayo World Music compilation “Brazilian Beat”. Another track from their CD, the upbeat, psychedelic-inspired “That’s Not The Way” was later chosen by the music director of ESPN to be played during the programming of The World Cup in 2014.

          July 21, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Kira Morrison is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Theo Katzman, she is a singer/songwriter emerging onto the music scene with a warm, upbeat and enjoyable sound reminiscent of classic and contemporary soft pop and folk. While her main genre is pop, she also has experience singing classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music. She released her debut EP 'Progressions' in 2014, and is currently studying at Los Angeles College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in music performance with a vocal emphasis. Along with studying and performing in various venues around LA, Kira is currently working on writing and recording new songs for her next EP set to release in 2017. She was also recently in a commercial for the SoCal Honda Dealer's 'Random Acts of Helpfulness' ad campaign featuring her song, 'Hello Beautiful.'

          July 25, 2017

          July 26, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Connie Han is a promising piano voice with a depth and maturity beyond her years. Her drive and creative energy are part of the puzzle.

          July 28, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Gretje entrances with her dulcet tones and brings the audience along on a journey with her throughout her performances. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, as a third generation musician, music has been in her heart and soul from an early age. Mainly influenced by Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing - with a pure, even tone to match - is inspired by these jazz greats. Her tongue dances lightly over both Brazilian rhythms and swing, giving into the music with improvisational performances, making her a tour de force on the scene and rivaling contemporary vocalists such as the much admired Cyrille Aimee and Diana Krall. She can currently be heard performing with guitarist/music producer, Dori Amarilio, who is producing her much-anticipated upcoming debut album, as well as the acclaimed Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra, Jack’s Cats - a swing sextet, and Glen Garrett’s Big Band, in addition to her own configurations of artists. Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer, performing in Los Angeles. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has had the great pleasure of performing Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida. Whether she's performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje brings takes the audience on a fantastical journey with each performance she gives. Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally. A purist at heart, and working with the world’s top musicians, has solidified Gretje’s role as the darling of the underground jazz scene - where Jazz is Jazz. "Gretje Angell's voice is like honey on velvet" - Sunny Wilkinson

          August 1, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Born in Peoria, IL, Matt took a deep interest in singing at the age of 10, listening to his father Mark, a radio announcer on 101.3 KUUL-FM in the Davenport, IA. Growing up, Matt enjoyed singing in choirs, in church, and was exposed to big band/jazz music through both of his grandmothers. Matt performed his first solo concert at the age of 16 and it was then that he decided he wanted to pursue his musical career. During high school, Matt began to hewn his craft by performing at various venues around the Midwest such as coffee houses, Borders Book Stores, and other small establishments. He performed music written and arranged by musician friend and drummer David Saelens. From attending school during the day and performing on a regular basis at night, he planned his first major US Tour. In 2005, during his senior year, Matt released “Let’s Keep In Touch,” a collection of original music by friend David Saelens, which Matt dedicated to his High School graduating class. Since 2005, Matt has released “Romancing Nashville (2007)”, “Love Notes From Paradise (2009),” “It’s Been A Merry Christmas (2009)” and “The Masterpiece Collection (2011),” and “More Today Than Yesterday (2015),” with arrangements by Alan McPike, produced in Nashville, TN. For the past 11 years, Matt has continued to put 110% into his work. Matt’s goal is to not only entertain but to also uplift and encourage as many people as possible.” Matt’s show, “The Matt Barber Experience” consists of “fun, upbeat, and relaxing music from the heart,” providing an extensive repertoire of music, making for a fun, relaxing, and interesting experience for a romantic evening with that special person, or a fun night which you can bring your whole family to enjoy.

          August 2, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make reservations www.edwinmills.com For singer-songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a way to connect with the world and inspire those around him. Born and raised in Oregon, Mikael began his career at a young age singing and playing weekly with his band at the local coffee houses. His music has drawn comparisons to artists like John Mayer, James Taylor, and Ryan Adams.. With hints of soul and blues driven guitar riffs, he adds vivid story telling to create a compelling performance. Mikael seeks to inspire and encourage others through his songs and performances which have taken him to places such as the House of Blues, Clackamas County Fair, Alhambra Theatre and Alberta Street Pub. His first EP, “Turn This Around,” captures Mikael’s heartfelt approach to the ups and downs of everyday life and love, reminding listeners that “time’s not on our side”. Mikael’s new EP “Home” was released in January 2016 with four full band tracks featuring electric guitar solos and upbeat vocal hooks. The album is inspired by taking life a little slower and the importance of connecting with a community. Songs from the album have been featured on Kink 101.9, Krush 92.5 and Pandora. Currently Mikael is working on new material in Los Angeles and will be releasing a single in the spring of 2017.

          August 4, 2017

          August 8, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Linda Zulaica, a bay area raised jazz vocalist who currently resides in South Pasadena. Studied in Berkeley at THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY. She was passed the torch by her father, a jazz pianist. Please join us tonight for a slightly hard edge, soft nature, and velvet tone, jazz vocalist who will sing luscious jazz standards, her style.

          August 9, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            If you haven't experienced a Homemade JAM show, you're in for a real treat. Always fun and a bit zany with serious musicianship and vocal chops, this quintet brings alive some of the greatest songwriting of the 20th century: Tin Pan Alley, jug band music, acoustic blues, popular hits of the '20s and '30s and more obscure, but equally wonderful, tunes from the era. In Homemade JAM's current program, Tin Pan Alley...and Then Some, hear new, exciting versions of classic tunes, such as "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Ain't She Sweet" as well as jug band favorites like "Blues in the Bottle" and "Shake That Thing." From slinky ballads à la Mae West to rompin'-stompin' "poor man's jazz," Homemade JAZZ is guaranteed to deliver the goods. Read more about Homemade JAM's ingredients--Tom Fair, Samantha Elin, Bob Gothar, Jerry Strull and Lynn Coulter

          August 11, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make reservations at www.edwinmills.com The Brazilian-born singer Ana Gazzola has translated Bee Gees hits into Portuguese, yet again proving their universal grace.

          August 15, 2017

          August 16, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Gretje entrances with her dulcet tones and brings the audience along on a journey with her throughout her performances. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, as a third generation musician, music has been in her heart and soul from an early age. Mainly influenced by Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing - with a pure, even tone to match - is inspired by these jazz greats. Her tongue dances lightly over both Brazilian rhythms and swing, giving into the music with improvisational performances, making her a tour de force on the scene and rivaling contemporary vocalists such as the much admired Cyrille Aimee and Diana Krall. She can currently be heard performing with guitarist/music producer, Dori Amarilio, who is producing her much-anticipated upcoming debut album, as well as the acclaimed Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra, Jack’s Cats - a swing sextet, and Glen Garrett’s Big Band, in addition to her own configurations of artists. Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer, performing in Los Angeles. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has had the great pleasure of performing Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida. Whether she's performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje brings takes the audience on a fantastical journey with each performance she gives. Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally. A purist at heart, and working with the world’s top musicians, has solidified Gretje’s role as the darling of the underground jazz scene - where Jazz is Jazz. "Gretje Angell's voice is like honey on velvet" - Sunny Wilkinson

          August 18, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.

          August 22, 2017

          August 23, 2017

          • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
            Hailing from the green mountains of Vermont, Erin Bentlage writes, sings, and plays music with an unquenchable thirst for organic sound. Raised in a small town near the city of Burlington, she developed her love for emotional musical expression through ballet and classical piano lessons, and in high school found herself involved in any musical activity possible from performing as a singer and pianist to directing the school’s first a cappella group. She became the first vocalist to win the Vermont All State Jazz Scholarship in 2008 and 2009, which was also her first experience in jazz and improvisation. Though university studies tried to pull her towards the sciences at Boston University, she realized by the beginning of her sophomore year that she wanted to devote her life to music and transferred to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. During her time in Boston, Erin had the opportunity to learn from and perform with an outstanding variety of inspired musicians. She rediscovered her love for a cappella and vocal music with Joey Blake and the Singing Tribe (created by Bobby McFerrin) which launched her into an exploration in spontaneous composition and improvisation. She had recorded and performed with circle singing masters and creators WeBe3 (Joey Blake, Rhiannon Watson, David Worm). She simultaneously began to study jazz voice more seriously. She also studied songwriting and jazz composition to supplement her Contemporary Writing and Production major, which granted her a deeper exploration in arranging and composing in all genres as well as experience as a music producer and engineer. Erin was awarded a Downbeat Student Award as a Vocal Jazz Soloist in 2014. She performed with the Berklee Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the 2014 JEN Conference, and has recorded and performed with rising jazz protégés Christian Li, Daniel Rotem, Albino Mbie, Ryo Konishi, and Drew Krasner. Erin has also appeared in the Burlington Jazz Festival, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, and First Night Burlington. Erin currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she writes, performs, and teaches. With influences ranging from Laura Marling to Becca Stevens to Sarah Vaughan, Erin’s writing and performing creates a sound that will continue to grow from a place of joyful, honest expression.

          August 25, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            The songs Randi Cee sings can be called Jazz tunes. But they are so much more. These tunes were the pop songs of the day and run the gamut from sweet to saucy. The one thing they all have in common is they swing! Whether she is singing these songs in a nightclub, supper club, or jazz festival one thing becomes apparent she embodies the tune. It’s about telling the story and swinging that melody. As an audience member you are totally caught up in her stage presence. Randi Cee has enjoyed (and still is enjoying) a successful career as a Los Angeles based Actor, Dancer and Singer. Her craft has allowed her the opportunity to travel the world, from a commercial shoot in Tokyo, to having a recurring role in The New Adventures of Robin Hood which shot in Lithuania, to dancing live at the Academy Awards, Randi has covered the globe. Randi Cee, by her own admission, was “Ruined by MGM musicals”, As a small child she thought to act, sing, and dance must be the best way to go through life! To that end, Randi has had the opportunity to work with Directors as varied as Steven Spielberg, The Coen Brothers, Adam Shankman, Robby Marshall, and Joss Whedon. For the last several years, she has been focusing her efforts on bringing the gems of the Early American Songbook to life. Inspired by time spent in New Orleans. Randi is thrilled to be part of the great tradition of singers who are keeping this music alive and well. Although “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, a good night of music is not! Not only does Randi bring her voice to the stage, but a personality and style that you’d swear just walked off the Back Lot! If it’s raining out and you should find her dancing and singing in the street, just smile and tip your imaginary hat!

          August 29, 2017

          August 30, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Lynn Cardona, the Los Angeles based vocalist whose pretty, exotic looks and diaphanous, jazz-flavored voice makes it easy to go for the Norah Jones comparisons. Imagine instead Ani Difranco had she grown up on Sarah Vaughan records and hired the Roots for her back-up band. – Duane Vehr, Cleveland Scene Magazine

          September 26, 2017

          October 31, 2017

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          I've been going here for years. They have improved over time. The staff is friendlty and the coffee is amazing. THe coffee is freshly brewed. The place is similar to me to the coffee shop in "friends".

          4
          ★★★★☆

          I've been going here for years. They have improved over time. The staff is friendlty and the coffee is amazing. THe coffee is freshly brewed. The place is similar to me to the coffee shop in "friends".

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          Come september 2009, my third year of being an Equator regular will be complete. I have to say this is the best place to be whether it's at lunch, at dinner, at breakfast, or in the afterhours for live-music and a clean-crowd party.

          The staff:
          - They are the best people you will ever meet and they will always approach you with a smile! This is possibly the main reason why I love this place so much, but moving on to the menu.

          The menu:
          - An assortment of exotic entrees, extraordinary appetizers and a beautiful selection of alcohol/traditional beverages. Half-off hard liquor every monday, and wine every wednesday (might be wrong on wine). Full bar, a couple of great waiters, and one hell of a chef.

          The atmosphere:
          - One word, ZEN. If you are tense, having a bad day, or just tired, I promise this place will bring out the best in you. Eccentric paintings hang on the wall, soft seats with a pillow for everyone, classy "rock/pebble" tables and lighting dim enough to relax you, but no even close to restaurant dimness so it does not depress you. I would say it is traditional-asian styled. The actual building is fairly big that gives you, the customer, ease of access to any part of the structure. Bathrooms are clean as can be and full of memorabilia from mafia movies such as The Casino, the Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos and much more.

          The teas:
          - The tea selection at Equator is unique, and I'd say the cafe is most notable for them. I can easily say that I have had the best teas at Equator, especially the Queen of the Damned, Blood Orange, and Formosa Silvertip Oolong. Served in metal pots faithful in design to the atmosphere. Also the iced teas are just so tasty you never get enough!

          I give Equator an 11 out of 10 for being such a comforting space for one to go. I have never had a boring/uncomfortable time at Equator and I promise, neither will you!

          5
          ★★★★★

          Come september 2009, my third year of being an Equator regular will be complete. I have to say this is the best place to be whether it's at lunch, at dinner, at breakfast, or in the afterhours for live-music and a clean-crowd party.

          The staff:
          - They are the best people you will ever meet and they will always approach you with a smile! This is possibly the main reason why I love this place so much, but moving on to the menu.

          The menu:
          - An assortment of exotic entrees, extraordinary appetizers and a beautiful selection of alcohol/traditional beverages. Half-off hard liquor every monday, and wine every wednesday (might be wrong on wine). Full bar, a couple of great waiters, and one hell of a chef.

          The atmosphere:
          - One word, ZEN. If you are tense, having a bad day, or just tired, I promise this place will bring out the best in you. Eccentric paintings hang on the wall, soft seats with a pillow for everyone, classy "rock/pebble" tables and lighting dim enough to relax you, but no even close to restaurant dimness so it does not depress you. I would say it is traditional-asian styled. The actual building is fairly big that gives you, the customer, ease of access to any part of the structure. Bathrooms are clean as can be and full of memorabilia from mafia movies such as The Casino, the Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos and much more.

          The teas:
          - The tea selection at Equator is unique, and I'd say the cafe is most notable for them. I can easily say that I have had the best teas at Equator, especially the Queen of the Damned, Blood Orange, and Formosa Silvertip Oolong. Served in metal pots faithful in design to the atmosphere. Also the iced teas are just so tasty you never get enough!

          I give Equator an 11 out of 10 for being such a comforting space for one to go. I have never had a boring/uncomfortable time at Equator and I promise, neither will you!

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          I thought I had tried all versions of Asian food but I was really surprised how good the food was at Equator. They had a twist for every "traditional" Asian dish you can imagine. Wasabi crusted Mignon was off the hook! The Linguini was awesome too...it had this Thai flare with chinese and Italian...I can't really describe it. Basically everytime I go I have to try a new dish just to taste their twist on everything. Oh and their drink specials don't hurt either, they always have some real nice deals.

          The ambiance is awesome, real kick back and loungy...you feel high class at this place without paying high class prices. And they got some real hot chicks working here too. Damn, now I'm hungry.

          2
          ★★★★★

          I thought I had tried all versions of Asian food but I was really surprised how good the food was at Equator. They had a twist for every "traditional" Asian dish you can imagine. Wasabi crusted Mignon was off the hook! The Linguini was awesome too...it had this Thai flare with chinese and Italian...I can't really describe it. Basically everytime I go I have to try a new dish just to taste their twist on everything. Oh and their drink specials don't hurt either, they always have some real nice deals.

          The ambiance is awesome, real kick back and loungy...you feel high class at this place without paying high class prices. And they got some real hot chicks working here too. Damn, now I'm hungry.

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          Wow, Equator has changed. Thank God! This place was fool of kids and now it's versitle. I came in and was in shock to see the chandeliers and a huge bar. Even the staff is a total change.Wow, and they still have my favorite drink "Banana Royale" yummy. I had lunch, i had the salmon salad, which was very good. Not fishy at all and very filling. All I could say is "WOW!"

          2
          ★★★★★

          Wow, Equator has changed. Thank God! This place was fool of kids and now it's versitle. I came in and was in shock to see the chandeliers and a huge bar. Even the staff is a total change.Wow, and they still have my favorite drink "Banana Royale" yummy. I had lunch, i had the salmon salad, which was very good. Not fishy at all and very filling. All I could say is "WOW!"

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          I go hear probably 6 times a week. The food is great and for a great price too. The experience is mostly family style. Make sure you try the coconut shrimp soup, the mignon cubes and the spicy tuna on crispy rice. The best part is now you can enjoy a drink along with your food as well (the trade off - enforce by the city - was the hookah and as much as I will miss the hookah its better that they have the martinis). If you go there on Saturdays or Sundays, make sure to try the dim-sum. My favorite would have to be the bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice, pork dumplings and the egg custards.

          You pretty much can't go wrong here and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is very refined now and you will be very pleased when you walk in. The art on the walls can be very interesting and make for great conversations just on their own.

          If you are a pasadena local, you would have known then to be a great coffee shop. Well, that hasn't changed either, and they are still serving cups of coffees, lattes or whatever you desire. In the mornings they have reduced prices on these items as well as a thank you to the Pasadena residents who have supported them throughout the years they have been at this location.

          Definitely worth the experience with good friends or a casual and fun date.

          2
          ★★★★★

          I go hear probably 6 times a week. The food is great and for a great price too. The experience is mostly family style. Make sure you try the coconut shrimp soup, the mignon cubes and the spicy tuna on crispy rice. The best part is now you can enjoy a drink along with your food as well (the trade off - enforce by the city - was the hookah and as much as I will miss the hookah its better that they have the martinis). If you go there on Saturdays or Sundays, make sure to try the dim-sum. My favorite would have to be the bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice, pork dumplings and the egg custards.

          You pretty much can't go wrong here and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is very refined now and you will be very pleased when you walk in. The art on the walls can be very interesting and make for great conversations just on their own.

          If you are a pasadena local, you would have known then to be a great coffee shop. Well, that hasn't changed either, and they are still serving cups of coffees, lattes or whatever you desire. In the mornings they have reduced prices on these items as well as a thank you to the Pasadena residents who have supported them throughout the years they have been at this location.

          Definitely worth the experience with good friends or a casual and fun date.

          Pros: Mignon Cubes, Dim Sum and Good Martinis

          Cons: Can't think of any

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          What a great place! Love to hang out in the patio with coffee, the food is great, just like a close neighborhood. Try the new food menu, you'll love it. My first stop whenever I get back to Pasadena from Las Vegas.

          2
          ★★★★★

          What a great place! Love to hang out in the patio with coffee, the food is great, just like a close neighborhood. Try the new food menu, you'll love it. My first stop whenever I get back to Pasadena from Las Vegas.

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          The best Asian food in town. Im not very into Asian food or raw fish, but everything they serve is great. I dont even look at the menu anymore i just tell to bring me something new. Great coffee and tea also.

          2
          ★★★★★

          The best Asian food in town. Im not very into Asian food or raw fish, but everything they serve is great. I dont even look at the menu anymore i just tell to bring me something new. Great coffee and tea also.

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          i loved the decor. the service was great & the menu was full of great options. my personal favorite the mignon cubes , talk about "delish" . A great new option to get drinks with dinner too. they now have a full bar.

          2
          ★★★★★

          i loved the decor. the service was great & the menu was full of great options. my personal favorite the mignon cubes , talk about "delish" . A great new option to get drinks with dinner too. they now have a full bar.

          Pros: great prices!!

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          Honey Glazed shrimp with Walnuts is the BEST!
          The Food is Delicious, the Decor is Awesome, and the SERVICE is wonderful.
          Great Place to hang out, have some tea and eat really good food for a great PRICE.

          Totally recommend this place? ENJOY!

          2
          ★★★★★

          Honey Glazed shrimp with Walnuts is the BEST!
          The Food is Delicious, the Decor is Awesome, and the SERVICE is wonderful.
          Great Place to hang out, have some tea and eat really good food for a great PRICE.

          Totally recommend this place? ENJOY!

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          I grew up in this area, and I grew to thinking of Equator as the place to go for hookah and high school dates. They've really changed, though - from a dramatic remodel to a new menu (actual food - a pan asian assortment with surprisingly low prices - think like 7-15 dollars for something that would be double at say, Koi). The ambiance inside is pretty chill, and the food is pretty good, which was a huge surprise to me. I liked my shu mai, pad thai, and black cod - really wierd combo, but pretty good. Also notable was their selection of adult milkshakes (what a great idea!!!). I had something called a mango madness, which was essentially a mango milkshake with rum (yes!) - it definitely made the bad date go by much better.

          I'm looking forward to going back - it's promising. I just wished that the alley it was in wasn't such a magnet for homeless people and tatoooed punks...

          2
          ★★★★☆

          I grew up in this area, and I grew to thinking of Equator as the place to go for hookah and high school dates. They've really changed, though - from a dramatic remodel to a new menu (actual food - a pan asian assortment with surprisingly low prices - think like 7-15 dollars for something that would be double at say, Koi). The ambiance inside is pretty chill, and the food is pretty good, which was a huge surprise to me. I liked my shu mai, pad thai, and black cod - really wierd combo, but pretty good. Also notable was their selection of adult milkshakes (what a great idea!!!). I had something called a mango madness, which was essentially a mango milkshake with rum (yes!) - it definitely made the bad date go by much better.

          I'm looking forward to going back - it's promising. I just wished that the alley it was in wasn't such a magnet for homeless people and tatoooed punks...

          Pros: a unique menu, fun atmosphere, fun drinks!

          Cons: Pasadena parking

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          I've lived in L.A. for about 4 months now, and this was undoubtedly the worst meal we've had so far. I guess that's what we get for stumbling into a place and not paying attention to the fact that a coffee bar fills most of the place. The dim sum had been adequately microwaved or resteamed, so I guess it was OK (but mediocre). My husband's burger (which the server recommended) looked like a mcdonald's patty, and the fries seemed to have been soaked in grease overnight. I think it's beans that you're supposed to soak... We were with my mom, so he didn't want to be a complainer. But I could see the angry vein pulsating in his neck. As if this wasn't bad enough, the embarrassing burger was delivered about 10 minutes after the dim sum. This place should grab some plywood and nails, seal the kitchen door, and give it up.

          0
          ★☆☆☆☆

          I've lived in L.A. for about 4 months now, and this was undoubtedly the worst meal we've had so far. I guess that's what we get for stumbling into a place and not paying attention to the fact that a coffee bar fills most of the place. The dim sum had been adequately microwaved or resteamed, so I guess it was OK (but mediocre). My husband's burger (which the server recommended) looked like a mcdonald's patty, and the fries seemed to have been soaked in grease overnight. I think it's beans that you're supposed to soak... We were with my mom, so he didn't want to be a complainer. But I could see the angry vein pulsating in his neck. As if this wasn't bad enough, the embarrassing burger was delivered about 10 minutes after the dim sum. This place should grab some plywood and nails, seal the kitchen door, and give it up.

          Pros: Hmm...

          Cons: Food, service

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          Their beverages were below average and the music was too loud. On top of that, the manager insisted on leaving the main door open, so the smoke from the smokers sitting outside was blowing inside. It made inside seem like a smoking area. After an hour of inhaling second hand smoke, I got up and closed the door. To my surprise, the manager came running behind me and opened the door. I explained to him that all the cigarette smoke was blowing inside (I am sure he had noticed) yet he insisted in leaving the door open (mind you, this was in January and ambient temperature was rather cool, so there was no justification for having to leave the door open). I was uphauled at the unaccomodating attitude and just left. I am never going back. There are other places with much better service and much better drinks.

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          ★☆☆☆☆

          Their beverages were below average and the music was too loud. On top of that, the manager insisted on leaving the main door open, so the smoke from the smokers sitting outside was blowing inside. It made inside seem like a smoking area. After an hour of inhaling second hand smoke, I got up and closed the door. To my surprise, the manager came running behind me and opened the door. I explained to him that all the cigarette smoke was blowing inside (I am sure he had noticed) yet he insisted in leaving the door open (mind you, this was in January and ambient temperature was rather cool, so there was no justification for having to leave the door open). I was uphauled at the unaccomodating attitude and just left. I am never going back. There are other places with much better service and much better drinks.

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          A friend of mine took me here for lunch. I ordered a simple turkey sandwich well they were out of turkey and they didnt have much else. Its kinda a weird hole in the wall place and i was not impressed to begin with and then they didnt even have turkey! blah

          2
          ★★☆☆☆

          A friend of mine took me here for lunch. I ordered a simple turkey sandwich well they were out of turkey and they didnt have much else. Its kinda a weird hole in the wall place and i was not impressed to begin with and then they didnt even have turkey! blah

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          This is a unique cafe' they serve various drinks, smoothies, and coffee. They also have a deli, that if you get there on a good day they might have things like: turkey, tomatoes and other things on the menu. Either way the sandwhiches are excellent and inexpensive. The atmosphere is very artistic and rustic, with various comfortable couches and chairs. Yes the music is up loud, but if its "too loud" then maybe your getting old. I have not been here for the night scene but I noticed that they offer hooka and have some tables outside. Go check it out.

          PROS: Great place to relax, eat, drink and do homework.
          CONS:

          4
          ★★★★☆

          This is a unique cafe' they serve various drinks, smoothies, and coffee. They also have a deli, that if you get there on a good day they might have things like: turkey, tomatoes and other things on the menu. Either way the sandwhiches are excellent and inexpensive. The atmosphere is very artistic and rustic, with various comfortable couches and chairs. Yes the music is up loud, but if its "too loud" then maybe your getting old. I have not been here for the night scene but I noticed that they offer hooka and have some tables outside. Go check it out.

          PROS: Great place to relax, eat, drink and do homework.
          CONS:

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          The Equator is a pretty good place to hang out but it's not the best music venue.

          Unfortunately, when people peform, not everyone is listening, which is a little frustrating when you get a loud group out front, but the fact that they host new talent is great and very appreciated.

          But, I have found that they are infamous for double-booking acts, so make sure you confirm, confirm, and confirm your gig, because there's a chance you could show up and be bumped with little apology.

          Their website is poor and rarely functions properly, so you've gotta go out of your way to find out what acts are booked through out the week.

          Music aside though, if you want to sit and chill with friends, totally do! Their coffee drinks are pretty good and the decor rocks. But - don't bring your homework or anything, because it is REALLY dark inside.

          PROS: Fun atmosphere to chat, good drink selection
          CONS: Young crowd can be loud outside and distracting during music performances

          3
          ★★★☆☆

          The Equator is a pretty good place to hang out but it's not the best music venue.

          Unfortunately, when people peform, not everyone is listening, which is a little frustrating when you get a loud group out front, but the fact that they host new talent is great and very appreciated.

          But, I have found that they are infamous for double-booking acts, so make sure you confirm, confirm, and confirm your gig, because there's a chance you could show up and be bumped with little apology.

          Their website is poor and rarely functions properly, so you've gotta go out of your way to find out what acts are booked through out the week.

          Music aside though, if you want to sit and chill with friends, totally do! Their coffee drinks are pretty good and the decor rocks. But - don't bring your homework or anything, because it is REALLY dark inside.

          PROS: Fun atmosphere to chat, good drink selection
          CONS: Young crowd can be loud outside and distracting during music performances

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          I haven't been here in a while but I have been plenty of times in the past. I don't really like the atmosphere there. On Friday nights they have Karaoke night where they set up a stage but the place is already SMALL as it is. It gets unbearably crowded, the music is waaay to loud for my liking, there is nowhere to sit, and the people get on my nerves. The every other coffee shop out there the prices are high so there is really nothing here that I would go back for.

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          ★★☆☆☆

          I haven't been here in a while but I have been plenty of times in the past. I don't really like the atmosphere there. On Friday nights they have Karaoke night where they set up a stage but the place is already SMALL as it is. It gets unbearably crowded, the music is waaay to loud for my liking, there is nowhere to sit, and the people get on my nerves. The every other coffee shop out there the prices are high so there is really nothing here that I would go back for.

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          I have only been to this place a couple of times. The coffee was fairly good and reasonably priced. It's more of a night spot than a regular hang-out coffee joint, though. They sometimes have live music, but it's not usually my type of thing. Also, if they're just playing the regular house music, it is usually turned up REALLY loud. It is also really dark inside. So, all-in-all, not your regular coffee joint, but I guess it's a cool night spot coffee place if that's what you are into.

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          ★★★☆☆

          I have only been to this place a couple of times. The coffee was fairly good and reasonably priced. It's more of a night spot than a regular hang-out coffee joint, though. They sometimes have live music, but it's not usually my type of thing. Also, if they're just playing the regular house music, it is usually turned up REALLY loud. It is also really dark inside. So, all-in-all, not your regular coffee joint, but I guess it's a cool night spot coffee place if that's what you are into.

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          They tend to make their drinks overly sweet, such as the black forest mocha (it's raspberry syrup on top of an overly sweet mocha), but the ambience is great and it's a fantastic place to get work done during a weekday. Just take a pad and pencil andprove theorem after theorem. They also have wireless.

          5
          ★★★★★

          They tend to make their drinks overly sweet, such as the black forest mocha (it's raspberry syrup on top of an overly sweet mocha), but the ambience is great and it's a fantastic place to get work done during a weekday. Just take a pad and pencil andprove theorem after theorem. They also have wireless.

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          Great smoothies and coffee drinks.

          4
          ★★★★☆

          Great smoothies and coffee drinks.

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          equator has always and will continue to be one of those wannabe coffeehouse. there's no real atmosphere to the place, and the drinks are only mediocre. drive an extra 5 mins to somewhere better in South Pas and you won't have to worry about parking.

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          ★☆☆☆☆

          equator has always and will continue to be one of those wannabe coffeehouse. there's no real atmosphere to the place, and the drinks are only mediocre. drive an extra 5 mins to somewhere better in South Pas and you won't have to worry about parking.

          Pros: nice location

          Cons: cheesy

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          Ok, I remember when the Equator first opened. It was full of cool people just looking for a place to chill and have some coffee. Buts since the original owner sold, the crowd has change to something resembling the Creep Show. Oh, and does the music have to be that freagin' loud? Most people are there to talk not scream at each other. Don't ask why I keep going back, maybe it's out of habit since I've been going for so long or maybe it's desperation for a mediocre cup of coffee, either way bring earplugs.

          1
          ★★★☆☆

          Ok, I remember when the Equator first opened. It was full of cool people just looking for a place to chill and have some coffee. Buts since the original owner sold, the crowd has change to something resembling the Creep Show. Oh, and does the music have to be that freagin' loud? Most people are there to talk not scream at each other. Don't ask why I keep going back, maybe it's out of habit since I've been going for so long or maybe it's desperation for a mediocre cup of coffee, either way bring earplugs.

          Pros: location, price

          Cons: very loud

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          This place is all ambiance. The coffee drinks are mostly average. The pastries a good not great. The music is somewhat offbeat and the staff is worse....usually slow and confused. Nice place, though.

          1
          ★★★☆☆

          This place is all ambiance. The coffee drinks are mostly average. The pastries a good not great. The music is somewhat offbeat and the staff is worse....usually slow and confused. Nice place, though.

          Pros: nice place

          Cons: staff sucks, coffee just average

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          Everytime I go to this place the music is so loud the coffee grounds could grind themselves on the vibrations. The seating arrangment leaves little for comfort and the behind counter service seems to serve more "'tude" then java.

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          ★★★☆☆

          Everytime I go to this place the music is so loud the coffee grounds could grind themselves on the vibrations. The seating arrangment leaves little for comfort and the behind counter service seems to serve more "'tude" then java.

          Pros: Location

          Cons: Too Loud

          Message from Edwin Mills by Equator

          Edwin Mills by Equator restaurant has been around since 1992, but with all it's history it’s more than a restaurant, more than a bar. It’s a refined space for sophisticated locals filled with history, art, quality cocktails, and a new American menu. Whether you are coming in for a much-needed drink after work, a quick bite, a birthday party or a romantic date night, our restaurant is designed to enrich any experience. The staff at Edwin Mills doesn’t just want to make you a customer; they want to make you a regular. And with the daily specials and happy hour deals, you can easily afford to be a part of the Edwin Mills family.

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