Thanks for the list of jazz venues ["Jazz at a Cool Spot," by Chris Barton, Aug. 22], but you missed a terrific one: Jazz Vespers at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica, the second Sunday of every month. Jazz performances with a brief vespers service.

This charming little church presents a wide variety of jazz artists in a welcoming, intimate setting with amazing acoustics. It's become my favorite monthly outing, and I'm not even religious.

Kay M. Gilbert

Santa Monica



Ouch! How could you have failed to mention the free Friday evening concerts at LACMA? Or the rich, varied and free music performances at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park or downtown at the Grand Plaza?

Ruth Kramer Ziony

Los Feliz

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