Sam First is a jazz club and cocktail bar, a few minutes walk from the LAX terminals. Featuring serious drinks, local beers and fine wines, spectacular first class lounge-of-your-dreams styling, and world-class modern and straight-ahead jazz.
Sam First is proud to feature today's best modern and straight-ahead jazz artists five nights a week in a listening room so unique and intimate it'll feel like you're on stage with the band. The combination of the amazing room acoustics and one of LA's most loved Yamaha C7x grand pianos makes for an irresistible listening experience. All shows are currently in-person and nearly all are live streamed so you can watch from anywhere!
Year established: 2017
Hosts Jam Session: Yes
Seating capacity: 50
Alcohol served: Yes
Takes reservations: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Accepts credit cards: Yes
Open hours: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00pm-11:00pm, 2 sets each night at 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Directions: Sam First is about a 7-10 minute walk from the terminals at LAX which makes it the perfect stop before or after a flight! We are located on the East side of the building at 6171 W Century Blvd right in front of the Marriott Courtyard and West of Hilton Homewood Suites.
There are eight parking spots in the rear of our building that are reserved for Sam First after 6:00pm and are available on a first come first serve basis. Do not park in the two spots labeled Quadranet. There is also metered parking available on Vicksburg Ave and 98th Street.
Additionally, there are several airport parking lots in the area, including Quikpark on Vicksburg Ave & Joe’s AutoParks at 6151 W Century Blvd. Joe's offers a reduced rate of $6.25 for the first three hours, and $3 per half hour after that. Patrons will need to stop by the office for the parking lot and show your Sam First receipt, or press the help button at the exit and the supervisor will come adjust the rate.
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