About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week of August 17, 2015

Michael Landau at The Baked Potato
Michael Landau at The Baked Potato

Monday 8/17 – Bruce Lofgren at Typhoon

Guitarist Bruce Lofgren celebrates the release of his new CD “Wind and Sand” at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist Kait Dunton leads a trio at SoHo in Santa Barbara with Cooper Appelt on bass and Jake Reed on drums. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Scrote is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Peter Adams is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Monday jam sessions include John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 8/18 – Perry Smith Trio at Blue Whale

Guitarist Perry Smith is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Dave Robaire on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Brazilian music group Off To Farofa is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Drummer Evan Stone is at the Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. The Lowery Brothers are at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank features guest Thom Rotella.

Wednesday 8/19 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble at Largo at the Coronet

Largo at the Coronet in Beverly Hills hosts Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Ensemble with Katisse Buckingham on flute, Josh Johnson on alto sax, Mike Rocha on trumpet, Randal Fisher on tenor sax, Garrett Smith on trombone, Marcel Camargo on guitar, Sam Barsh on keys, Gabe Noel on bass, Jamire Williams on drums, and Carlos Niño on percussion. Bassist John Clayton leads a tribute to the Ray Brown Trio with pianist Larry Fuller and drummer Jeff Hamilton at the Newport Beach Marriott Sunset Jazz series. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Pat Senatore celebrates a birthday at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist John Payne fronts a quartet at La Sierra University in Riverside. The New West Guitar Group is at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Sally Kellerman is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Chris Turner is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 8/20 – Brian Bromberg at Festival of the Masters Pageant of the Arts

Bassist Brian Bromberg is at the Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, with Eric Marienthal on sax, Tom Zink on keys, and Joel Taylor on drums.. Saxophonist Rickey Woodard closes the summer jazz series at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Percussionist Fausto Cuevas is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Violinist Dayren Santamaria is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Jeff Bunnell is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Urban Renewal Project is at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles. Pianist John Chin is at The Tap Room at the Hotel Langham Pasadena. Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Bradley Young is at the Temecula Community Theater. Bassist Bruce Lett leads a trio at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Marian Marie is at the Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach.

Friday 8/21 – Michael Landau Group at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Reggie Hamilton on bass, Gary Novak on drums, and Larry Goldings on organ. Pianist John Chin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Mark Winkler is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Cheryl Barnes is at the Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Vocalist Phyllis Causey is at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Pianist Marcus Johnson is at The E Spot Lounge at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/22 – Terry Bozzio at Catalina

Drummer Terry Bozzio plays a solo show at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Michael Landau fronts a trio at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Holophonor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vibraphonist Steven McGill is at TriP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Thisbe Vos is at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Latin trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Thelma Houston is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz.  As Três Meninas is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 8/23 – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and Take 6 at UCLA Royce Hall

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and Take 6 are at UCLA Royce Hall in a benefit for Discovery Arts.  Pianist David Cook leads a quintet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Bob Reynolds on tenor sax, Mike Cottone on trumpet, Dave Robaire on bass, and Bill Campbell on drums. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Vibrato. Guitarist Gonzalo Bergara has the final 2015 free Sunday jazz show at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Bassist Marcus Miller headlines the all-day Gardena Jazz Festival at Rowley Memorial Park in Gardena. Pianist Larry Fuller is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Stolen Fish is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Spagehttini Seal Beach. The Woody James Big Band with vocalist Maureena Danicar is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Black Marlin in Tustin. Saxophonist Dave Koz and trumpeter Rick Braun headline an evening of smooth jazz at the Hollywood Bowl. The California Feetwarmers are at Stewart Street Park in Santa Monica. Pianist Russell Ferrante has an afternoon show at Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach with saxophonist Bob Mintzer. Sunday brunch choices include the John Stevens Big Band with vocalist Barbra Morrison at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A., and pianist Bobby West at H.O.M.E. In Beverly Hills.

Monday 8/24 – Larry Fuller Trio at Blue Whale

Pianist Larry Fuller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Katie Thiroux on bass and Matt Witek on drums. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Nicole Lvoff is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Shoshana Bush is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Monday jam sessions include John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 8/25 – Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music at Blue Whale

Drummer Mark Guiliana is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Babko on keys, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Troy Ziegler on electronics. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Strunz & Farah are at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Lowery Brothers are at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Rob Mullins is at the Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Vibraphonist Tyler Blanton is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank features guest violinist Charlie Bisherat.

Wednesday 8/26 – Steve Loza at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Steve Loza celebrates the release of his new CD “The Unsaid” at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headline a multiple-act bill at the Hollywood Bowl.  Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Pianist Bob Mamet and saxophonist Frank Catalano are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Patrick Bradley is at The Ranch in Laguna Beach. Trombonist Bob McChesney and vocalist Calabria Foti are at the Marriott Newport Beach Sunset Jazz series. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Antonia Bennett is at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills.

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