The Circle of Friends began in 2011, when a group of Southern California’s top musicians came together to make music.
The purpose was not only to play great tunes, but also to bring joy to all those who came to listen. That is the CIRCLE mission.

Our repertoire includes the Great American Song Book, swing, be-bop, salsa and blues. We encourage dancing and audience participation,
and focus on music that is consistent with each venue.

The CIRCLE has performed at various venues including: Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) music series, Levitt Pavilion Pasadena concert series,
Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Newport Beach Jazz Party, Catalina Jazz Club, Blue Jay Jazz Festival, and corporate and private events.

Robert Kyle

Andrew Carney

David Cowan

Yu Ooka

Saucier 2

Michael Saucier

Jock Ellis

Jock Ellis

Kimo Cornwell

Kurt Hamernik

Rickey Woodard

Dave Tull

Del Atkins

Bili Redd

Greg Vail

Greg Vail

Dr.Bobby Rodriguez

Dr.Bobby Rodriguez

Quentin Dennard

Munyungo Jackson

Munyungo Jackson

Hagai Izraeli

Peter Buck


Yuko Mabuchi

Mike Price

Mike Price

Randall Willis

Randall Willis

James Ford, Faculty, Department of Music, 26 January 2008

James Ford

Musician, composer, guitar and keyboard player Troy Dexter

Troy Dexter

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Street Photography Pasadena, California

Circle Group

Circle at LACMA-July-2018

Circle group at LACMA 2018

Circle Of Friends -Levitt'17

Circle Group at Levitt 2017


Circle Group at Sunset Jazz