About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 24, 2015

Diana Krall
Diana Krall

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 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 Babo 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 – Larry Nash & The Symphonic Jazz All-Stars at Catalina

Pianist Larry Nash is at Catalina in Hollywood with Rickey Woodard on sax, Steve Huffsteter on trumpet, James Leary on bass, Roy McCurdy on drums, and Tony Poinsett on percussion. Trumpeter Steve Loza celebrates the release of his new CD “The Unsaid” at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Bob Mamet and saxophonist Frank Catalano are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Abraham Laboriel’s Brothers of the Wednesday Situation are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headline a multiple-act bill at the Hollywood Bowl.

Thursday 8/27 – Josh Nelson Quartet at Blue Whale

Pianist Josh Nelson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Tyler Blanton on vibes, Dan Lutz on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Antonia Bennett and trombonist Bob McChesney are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Joe Bagg is at The Tap Room at the Hotel Langham Pasadena. Bassist Bruce Lett is at the Temecula Community Theater. Skip Spiro’s Little Big Band is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the L.A. Athletic Club in downtown L.A..

Friday 8/28 – Diana Krall at the Hollywood Bowl

Pianist/vocalist Diana Krall begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl – vocalist Gregory Porter opens. Saxophonist Tom Scott is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura with Quinn Johnson on piano, Chris Colangelo on bass, and Kevin Winard on drums. Guitarist Albert Lee is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjoll is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa’s Sax Pack is at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/29 – Bennie Maupin at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin plays the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo in celebration of his 75th birthday with Patrice Rushen on piano, Derek Oles on bass, Munyungo Jackson on percussion, and Gene Cole on drums.   Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Danny Carey on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and John Ziegler on guitar. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Ron King is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Vocalist Sonny Moon’s Swanktet is at The E Spot Lounge at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist Kenny G and vocalist Ariana Savalas are at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. The Sweet Note Quartet is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. The Unsquare Collective is at The Springs in downtown L.A.. Pianist George Kahn’s quintet is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Latin trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Brent Fischer leads the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group for the free Saturday Latin Sounds show at LACMA in West L.A.. Saxophonist Chuck Johnson has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 8/30 – Tuck & Patti at Catalina

The guitar/vocal duo of Tuck and Patti Andress finish a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. The Elliott Deutsch Big Band with vocalist Laura Dickinson is at Blue Whale. Vocalist Teryn Re fronts a big band at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds and pianist Rachel Flowers are at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Brazilian vocalist Katia Moraes is at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Max Haymer is at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer has an afternoon show with vocalist Gillian Margot at the Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Sunday brunch choices include vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Michelle Coltrane at H.O.M.E. In Beverly Hills, vibraphonist Lolly Allen at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A..

Monday 8/31 – Emil Richards Big Band at Typhoon

Vibraphonist Emil Richards’ 17-piece big band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The LA Jazz Unlimited Orchestra with guitarist Kenny Burrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Evan Stone’s Translucent Ham Sandwich Band is at The Mint in West L.A.. Guitarist Leni Stern’s African Trio is a the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena. Trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop 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 9/1 – Laura Dickinson at Rockwell Table & Stage

Vocalist Laura Dickinson begins a Tuesday weekly September residency at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a ten-piece group which this week includes Bernie Dresel on drums, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Tim Lefebvre on bass, Scott Healy on piano, Brian Scanlon, Tom Luer, and Terry Landry on saxes, Jim McMillen on trombone, and Mike Cottone and James Blackwell on trumpets. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Kirk Fletcher and Sam Meek on guitars, Billy Steinway on keys, Paulie Cerra on sax, Travis Carlton on bass, and Lemar Carter on drums. Jazz Marathon II is at Catalina in Hollywood with groups including Bill Watrous on trombone and Pete Christleb on tenor sax. Drummer Dan Schnelle leads a jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 features guest Bruce Forman at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/2 – Wallace Roney Quintet at SoHo

Trumpeter Wallace Roney leads a quintet at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Trumpeter Byron Stripling and pianist Bobby Floyd front a quartet for the Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Newport Beach. Pianist Jacob Mann has a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Chris Standring is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Lisa Casalino is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills.  Drummer Paul Kreibich leads a quartet for the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage.

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