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The Baked Potato

Coordinates: 34°8′12″N 118°21′47″W / 34.13667°N 118.36306°W / 34.13667; -118.36306
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Club exterior in 2015

The Baked Potato is a prominent jazz club on Cahuenga Boulevard in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, opened by Don Randi (father of bassist Leah Randi) in 1970. Randi formed his own group, Don Randi and Quest, as the house band. Over the years it has hosted many live recordings from jazz fusion artists. Larry Carlton recorded Last Nite there in 1986. In 2010 The Baked Potato was named the Best Jazz Club in Los Angeles by Los Angeles magazine.[1] They have cited it as a "mainstay for session players since 1975".[2] Nick Menza of Megadeth collapsed and died while playing here with his band OHM on May 21, 2016.[3]

The club is mentioned in the 2016 musical film La La Land.[4]


  1. ^ "Best Jazz Club". Los Angeles. August 2010. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Magazine. Emmis Communications. August 1997. p. 131. ISSN 1522-9149.
  3. ^ "Nick Menza, Former Megadeth Drummer, Dies On Stage at 51". Billboard. May 21, 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ Kapur, Max (February 8, 2017). "Misunderstood art: There's more to jazz than La La Land". Daily Trojan. Retrieved May 13, 2017.

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34°8′12″N 118°21′47″W / 34.13667°N 118.36306°W / 34.13667; -118.36306