Monday 6/15 – Bruce Lofgren at Jax
Guitarist Bruce Lofgren is at Jax in Glendale with Mike Schnoebelen on bass and Ron Wagner on drums. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Typhoon. The Glen Miller Arlene German Big Band is at Steamers. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch. Monday jam sessions include John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.
Tuesday 6/16 – Patrice Quinn Group at Blue Whale
Vocalist Patrice Quinn is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kamasi Washington on sax, Ryan Porter on trombone, Brandon Coleman on keys, Dale Black on bass, and Ronald Bruner, Jr. and Tony Austin on drums. Vocalist Freda Payne is at Vibrato for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed). Hiroshima is at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg performs at a G Spot house concert in Highland Park. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch. Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea. The Makers are at Seven Grand.
Wednesday 6/17 – Tricia Tahara at Catalina
Vocalist Tricia Tahara is at Catalina in Hollywood with Patrice Rushen on keys, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, John Chiodini on guitar, Bill Churchville on trumpet, and Scott Mayo on woodwinds. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino’s quartet is at The Baked Potato with special guest guitarist Grant Geissman. Jaga Jazzist and Taylor McFerrin split a bill at the Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Drummer Jaz Sawyer is at Blue Whale. Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra are at The Ranch in Laguna Beach. Drummer Clayton Cameron has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse.
Thursday 6/18 – Eliane Elias at The Moss Theater at New Roads School
The Jazz Bakery’s Movable Feast series presents Brazilian pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias at The Moss Theater at New Roads School in Santa Monica with Marc Johnson on bass, Rubens de la Corte on guitar, and Rafael Barata on drums and percussion. Cellist Artyom Manukyan celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Mambo’s Cafe (also Saturday at Camilo’s in Eagle Rock). Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada. Vocalist Nancy Harms is at The E Spot Lounge.
Friday 6/19 – Beer For Dolphins at The Baked Potato
Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bryan Bellar on bass and Joe Travers on drums. Acoustic Alchemy is at Catalina for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). The San Gabriel Seven with vocalist Dawn Bishop is at the Paseo Colorado Main Stage in Pasadena. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Blue Whale (also Thursday at Squashed Grapes in Ventura). Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson is at Alvas Showroom. The Sonny Moon Swanktet is at The E Spot Lounge. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at The Epic Lounge. Pianist Otmaro Ruiz has the free Friday evening show at LACMA.
Saturday 6/20 – Asian Heritage Jazz Festival at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Saxophonist Michael Paulo will present the First Annual Asian Heritage Jazz Festival at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in downtown Los Angeles with other notable artists including Tateng Katendig, Ner De Leon, Jeff Kashiwa, Pauline Wilson, Ming Freeman and many more. Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Blue Whale. Saxophonist Kim Richmond is with the Mark Z Stevens Trio at Desert Rose. Nutty is at Steamers. Latin trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Pips on La Brea. Guitarist Jon Dalton is at Santino’s in Santa Monica. Trombonist Kevin Hicks has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse.
Sunday 6/21 – Dale Fielder Quartet at Room 5
Saxophonist Dale Fielder leads his DFQ quartet at Room 5 in West Hollywood with Jane Getz on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Thomas White on drums. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Vibrato. Pianist Max Haymer is at The Nice Guy. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax. Sunday brunch choices include Jesse Palter at Perch, Jon Mayer at Post & Beam, Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy, Dori Amarillo and Gretje Angell at Firefly, and trombonist Paul Young at the Lighthouse.
Monday 6/22 – Lenny Stack Big Band at Typhoon
Pianist Lenny Stack leads a big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The Steven McGill Project is at The Mint. Vocalist Ami Maeda celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale. The Don Kubec Big Band with drummer Johnny Vatos is at Steamers. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch. Monday jam sessions include John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.