About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of September 7, 2015

Mitchel Forman
Mitchel Forman

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 10-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. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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.. 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. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 9/10 – Robben Ford at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

Guitarist Robben Ford is at the Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles.  Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with pianists Eric Reed and Gary Fukushima. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sandy Graham is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Dan Cray is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Candi Sosa is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Saxophonist Matafiti Imara is at the Temecula Community Center. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Max Haymer is at The Tap Room at the Hotel Langham Pasadena. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the L.A. Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Friday 9/11 – Jacky Terrasson Quartet at Zipper Hall

Pianist Jacky Terrasson leads a quartet with Dave Robaire on bass, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Mauricio Herrera on percussion at The Colburn School’s Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles – presented by the Jazz Bakery. Drummer Lorca Hart has a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo plus vocalist Kenny Washington. Latin percussionist Poncho Sanchez begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Tom Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Danny Green is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Guitarist Tom Rizzo has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 9/12 – Mitchel Forman Trio at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Mitchel Forman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Kevin Axt on bass and Steve Hass on drums. Pianist Brian Auger is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonists Michael Mull and Joe Santa Maria split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Emil Richards is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Incendio is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Guitarist Nili Brosh is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.  Vocalist Deborah Shulman has a house concert at The G Spot in Highland Park. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Along For The Ride with guest drummer Aaron Serfaty is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Latin trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Trumpeter Ron Meza has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 9/13 – Jason Harnell Trio at The Baked Potato

Drummer Jason Harnell leads a trio at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Joe Bagg on organ and Leonard Thompson on keys. Percussionist Brad Dutz is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Latin percussionist and vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.  Vocalist Lorraina Marro is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Max Haymer is at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at Thornton Winery in Temecula. Saxophonist Danny Janklow has an early evening show at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Mindless Groove has a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. The Harbor Jazz Duo is at Jackson’s Place in San Pedro for a late afternoon show. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Bill Cunliffe at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., and vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A..

Monday 9/14 – Laura Dickinson at Rockwell Table & Stage

Vocalist Laura Dickinson continues her September residency at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz, backed by a ten-piece band.  Trombonist Vikram Devasthali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  The Paul McDonald Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Jax in Glendale. 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 9/15 – Jonathan Rowden & Joanna Walfsich at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden and vocalist Joanna Walfisch lead a group at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Kyle Eastwood is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jasmine Tomasso is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Claudio Tolousse Perez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 Pat Kelley at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/16 – Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra/Chick Corea & Bela Fleck at the Hollywood Bowl

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl – pianist Chick Corea and banjo master Bela Fleck open. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is at The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles with Charles Altura on guitar, Fabian Almazan on keys, Donald Ramsey on bass, and Oscar Seaton on drums.  Vocalist Mark Christian Miller celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with Josh Nelson on piano, Graham Dechter on guitar, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian vocalist Paula Santoro is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Lorenzo Grassi is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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