about blue whale

Blue Whale is a live jazz bar located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Blue Whale boasts excellent live music, great food, and unprecedented interior
in an intimate, yet upscale atmosphere.

blue whale
123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012



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monday through sunday |  Doors open at 8:00 pm.
Music starts around 9:00 pm.

21 + over with ID

ATTENTION: Unfortunately, 
we can’t ALLOW MINORS inside Blue Whale.  This is without exception and regardless of the accompaniment of a parent or guardian.  We thank all the amazing young fans of Jazz who have helped build blue whale and we welcome them back when they are of legal age.  Thanks to all for understanding in this matter and continue to help Blue Whale thrive!

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  1. wyatt - April 16, 2011 4:38 pm

    always a great time with you all. your musical curating is on point on a consistent basis. looking forward to tonight’s offering of premasoul.

  2. Josh Rivas - February 29, 2012 12:18 am

    How do I get tickets to see Raya on March 1st?

  3. bluewhale - March 1, 2012 12:11 am

    tickets are available at the door only. please arrive early. doors open at 8pm!

  4. adelaida gonzalez - May 14, 2012 12:32 pm

    Hi I was wondering if you had a menu online for your club or could make reservations.

    hope to hear from you soon Adelaida

  5. Scott - February 8, 2013 9:53 am

    is there a dress code? are nice jeans and a dress shirt acceptable?

  6. bluewhale - February 8, 2013 10:23 am

    no dress code to specify here but looking nice is always preferred. :)

  7. Ron Pelletier / Jazz from Gallery 41 - April 3, 2013 11:03 pm

    Thrilled for the opportunity to record interview with Gilad Hekselman this past Monday just prior to his leaving for the West Coast to perform there at The Blue Whale with his trio. The conversation I had with him was quite enjoyable, indeed his recordings are all fantastic!!!! I am certain he is thrilling your audiences with his music.

  8. Nancy Shallman - April 6, 2013 10:58 am

    So sorry to see that you can’t allow minors with their parents to attend the performances. Do you think this
    policy is temporary? Keep me posted when this policy is changed because I would very much like to bring my son to hear the great shows you schedule.

  9. bluewhale - April 6, 2013 10:06 pm

    not temporary unfortunately. it’s an unfortunate policy as minors have no access to experience live jazz performances.
    something to be reconsidered for sure.

  10. James Madison - May 3, 2013 10:40 pm

    Will there be tickets available at the door for the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Birthday Ensemble show on 5.4.13? Are there any pre-sale tickets left?

  11. bluewhale - May 3, 2013 11:14 pm

    we recommend that you get presale tickets for this show.

  12. bluewhale - May 3, 2013 11:16 pm

    we recommend purchasing the presale ticket as soon as you can as this event could sell out.

  13. Tony Rosales Jazz - September 11, 2013 10:22 am

    Hello Please allow me to introduce my self. I am a Jazz pianist, and I wanted to send you my website. Please let me know what you think, thank you.

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