Jazz Champagne Brunch

Our 26th annual Jazz Champagne Brunch is taking place on September 16th, 2018!

Event Schedule:

11am-2:00 Champagne Brunch & live performance by The Susie Hansen Latin Band

11am-2:30 Silent Auction

12:30- Program

1:30- Live Auction

2-3pm Dancing and Desserts

Free parking is available at the Venice Skills Center, which is located a block away at 611 5th Ave. Venice 90291.

Ready to buy your ticket or sponsor? CLICK HERE!

Venice Community Housing’s Jazz Champagne Brunch event is our signature fundraising event. The event began in 1992 as a small party hosted by our former Executive Director, Steve Clare and his wife Susan Millmann. Over the course of the past 25 years the event has grown to include a gourmet brunch, silent auction, and wonderful live jazz performances. What has remained consistent over the years is the warm, friendly, and fun vibe that surrounds the event. Thank you to all those who supported our many years of Jazz Champagne Brunch!

This years event will once again be held at our Tabor Courts property here in Venice. We are also pleased to announced the return of The Susie Hansen Latin Band as our musical entertainment. Electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles. Susie and her Los Angeles-based band have been acclaimed by many critics, such as Phil Elwood from the San Francisco Examiner who describes them this way: “It’s a sizzling, swinging Salsa band. Hansen can solo as if her bow was afire. The whole room was jumpin’ for joy.”


We hope you all can join us!

To volunteer at Jazz, please see all opportunities HERE.

Please direct questions regarding this event to Myrna Bohan at mbohan@vchcorp.org or by calling (310)573-8407.

Thank you for attending VCH’s 25th annual Jazz Champagne Brunch! All photos from the event can be found HERE.

The event was a great success and raised over $100,000 for Venice Community Housing. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to another great Jazz in 2018!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!

2018 Jazz Committee

Sylvia Aroth
Steve Clare
Michelle Groisman
Faisal Hussain
Susan Millmann
Laurie Pincus
Bernel Williams
Krista Williams

2017 Jazz Champagne Brunch Sponsors

Band Leader
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities

Sylvia Aroth
FMB Development
The JS Greene Memorial Foundation

Section Leader
Steve Clare & Susan Millmann
Judith Roth Goldman
Google Los Angeles
Robert & Heidi Frey Greenwald
Marie Kennedy & Chris Tilly
Anthony Mischel
Dr. Harry Vinters
John Raphling & Jane Mohon
Ron Rouda & Nancy Loncke

Rhythm Section
Daniel & Diana Attias
AZ Architecture Studio
Karen Brodkin
Lisa & Myrna Bohan
Stacy & Michael Brylawski
Century Housing Corporation
Graham & Kimi Culp
Tracy Condon
Bill & Kelly Delvac
Becky Dennison
Ruth Galanter
Barry & Paula Litt
The J2 Foundation/Jeff Levine
Eric & Dana Newman
Mary Ann Yurkonis & Melvin Mimms
Mary Jane Wagle

Band Member
Warren Adler & Bobbi Armbruster
Charles & Terry Bloomquist
Brooks & Scarpa
California Women’s Law Center
Sue & Alfred Clark
Rosemary Danon
Mary Fama & Francisco Letelier
Ed Ferrer & Martha Kaplan
Sue Kaplan
Greg & Cristiane Fitchitt
The Firehouse
Jay Griffith
Goldcoast Properties
Jonathan Horne & Barbara Greenstein
Jack V. Hoffmann
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Sarah & John Letts
Nancy Lewis
Horowitz Zaron McMahon
Edith Lim & Millard Lee
Mindy Meyer & Anne Murphy
Susan Moore
Morley Builders
Olga Palo & Marshall Hyman
Laurie Pincus & Phil Brimble
Jane Preece
Alan Seltzer & Amy Neiman
Squid & Squash Foundation
Glenn Suhd
Mike Suhd & Kate Kausch
Linda Sullivan & Bob Myers
Donald Treiman
Carol Wells & Theodore Hajjar