About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 31, 2015

Wallace Roney
Wallace Roney

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 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 trombonist and saxophonist Pete Christleb. 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 – Byron Stripling & Bobby Floyd at Marriott Newport Beach Sunset Jazz

Trumpeter Byron Stripling and pianist Bobby Floyd front a quartet for the Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Newport Beach. Trumpeter Wallace Roney leads a quintet at SoHo in Santa Barbara. 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 in Los Feliz.

Thursday 9/3 – Doug Webb & Alphonse Mouzon at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb and drummer Alphonse Mouzon are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Earl on bass, Deron Johnson on keys, and John Ziegler on guitar. Guitarist Alexander Noice is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Sabine Pothier’s Hard Bop Chicks are at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Angela Carole Brown is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Henry Prego is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Kamau Kenyatta and vocalist Thalma de Freitas are at the Temecula Community Center.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the L.A. Athletic Club in downtown L.A..

Friday 9/4 – Wallace Roney Quintet at Catalina

Trumpeter Wallace Roney opens a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Lenny White on drums, Rashan Carter on bass, Victor Gould on piano, and Benjamin Solomon on saxophone. Trumpeter Carl Saunders is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Vahagni celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Bassist Marlon Martinez leads a trio at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Kenny Burrell receives the LA Jazz Society’s LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA.

Saturday 9/5 – George Benson at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Guitarist/vocalist George Benson is at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Big Band is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Arnold McCuller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at the Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach with special guest trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos. Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Volto! has a late show at The Mint in West L.A.. The Ralph Mathis Band is at Jax in Glendale. Saxophonist Boney James and keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen share a bill at the Thornton Winery in Temecula.  Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz.

Sunday 9/6 – Kathleen Grace with the Josh Nelson Trio at Vibrato

Vibrato in Bel Air hosts vocalist Kathleen Grace backed by a trio led by pianist Josh Nelson with Pat Senatore on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums. Trumpet/EVI wiz John Daversa leads his big band at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  The LA Jazz Collective leads a jam session at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Sunday brunch choices include vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, and vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A..

Monday 9/7 – Charles Owens Big Band at Typhoon

Saxophonist Charles Owens leads a big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Vocalist Laura Dickinson fronts a ten-piece band at Molly Malone’s in West 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 9/8 – Natalie Cadet at Vibrato

Vocalist and pianist Natalie Cadet celebrates a CD release at Vibrato in Bel Air, backed by Matt Rohde on keys, Jerry Watts on bass, Michael Angel on guitar, and Joey Heredia on drums. Bassist Marco Renteria is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Alexos Syropoulos is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Laura Ochikubo is featured at Catalina in Hollywood as part of the Young Artists Jazz Series. 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 Brad Rabuchin at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/9 – Dan Cray Quartet at Blue Whale

Pianist Dan Cray leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Anthony Wilson on guitar, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Mark Ferber on drums. Saxophonist Ian Roller leads the eight-piece group GENR8R at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Violinist Dayen Santamaria is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Barbara Morrison and saxophonist Rickey Woodard are at the Marriott Newport Beach Sunset Jazz Series. Bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux is at The Ranch in Laguna Beach. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage.

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