About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of June 22, 2015

Antonio Sanchez
Antonio Sanchez

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.

Tuesday 6/23 – Jeff Hamilton Trio at Bacchus’ Kitchen

Drummer Jeff Hamilton leads a trio at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena with Tamir Hendleman on piano and Christoph Luty on bass. Blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is at The Baked Potato. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.  Keyboardist William Harrington is at Blue Whale.  Drummer Andy Sanesi is at TRiP.  Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch. Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea. Violinist Charlie Bisherat is John Pisano’s Guest for Django Guitar Night at Viva Cantina.

Wednesday 6/24 – Katie Thiroux Quartet at Blue Whale

Bassist Katie Thiroux is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Graham Dechter on guitar, Roger Neumann on sax, and Matt Witek on drums. Keyboardist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at The Baked Potato. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax. Frank Stallone is at Vibrato. Vocalist Ilene Graff and Ben Lanzarone Big Band are at Catalina. Saxophonist Jeremy Lappitt has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse.

Thursday 6/25 – Slumgum at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jon Armstrong leads Slumgum at Blue Whale with Rory Cowal on piano, Dave Tranchina on bass, Trevor Anderies on drums, Kris Tinner on trumpet, and Beth Shenck on tenor sax. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato. Cecilia Noel & The New Wild Clams are at The Baked Potato. Saxophonist Edmund Velasco is at Steamers. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press in Claremont. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Descanso Gardens.

Friday 6/26 – Mitchel Forman Trio at Blue Whale

Pianist Mitchel Forman celebrates a new CD release with bassist Kevin Axt and drummer Steve Hass at Blue Whale. Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Vibrato. The Richard Sherman Trio with vocalist Bili Redd is at Alvas Showroom. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at The Epic Lounge. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Steamers. Vocalist Paulette McWilliams has the free Friday jazz evening at LACMA.

Saturday 6/27 – Webb All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb leads his band at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Danny Carey on drums, Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and John Ziegler on guitar. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe’s “Church” is at Blue Whale for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun) with strings led by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Saxophonist Kim Richmond guests with the Mark Z. Stevens Trio at Desert Rose. Along For The Ride is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Cuban percussionist/vocalist Melena is at Steamers. Saxophonist Dave Sills has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse.

Sunday 6/28 – Antonio Sanchez Group at The Moss Theatre

The Jazz Bakery presents another Movable Feast concert at The Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica featuring drummer Antonio Sanchez with Seamus Blake on saxophones, John Escreet on piano, Matt Brewer on bass, and Thana Alexa on vocals. Wahid featuring guitarist Jimmy Mahlis and drummer Chris Wabich is at The Baked Potato. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Vibrato. Pianist Max Haymer is at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax. Sunday brunch choices include Jon Mayer at Post & Beam, Jesse Palter at Perch, Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy, and Matt Gordy at the Lighthouse.

Monday 6/29 – Paul McDonald Big Band at Typhoon

Pianist Paul McDonald leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Trombonist Jon Hatamiya is at Blue Whale. The Slide FX Tentet is at Steamers with vocalist Jamie Shew. 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.

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