THE SIDEWINDERS  is a Los Angeles-based instrumental quintet, consisting of Doug Hamblin, guitar; Darrell Leonard, trumpet; Tom Canning, keyboards; Steve Nelson, acoustic bass; and Jay Bellerose, drums and percussion. The band members have individually and collectively played on hundreds of albums, tours, and film and television soundtracks. The Sidewinders repertoire consists of roots, rearranged classic blues, jazz-tinged funk, and sympatico original material. For almost two years, the band had an ongoing Monday Night residency at Mo's in Burbank, CA, which became a magnet for a wide variety of musicians, actors, and film and music producers. Mo's sadly fell victim to the uncertain life of an L.A. nightclub, and permanently closed its doors in April, 2015.