About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of September 14, 2015

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

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 at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo, joined by vocalists Areni Agababian and Joanna Walfisch and drummers Chris Wabich and James Yoshizawa. 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 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.  Clarinetist Ken Peplowski and drummer Chuck Redd lead a group at the Marriott Newport Beach for the final show in this year’s Sunset Jazz series.  “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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 9/17 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Deron Johnson on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. ACT with saxophonist Ben Wendel is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Latin vocalist Cecilia Noel & The Wild Clams are at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.  Bassist Pat Senatore leads a quartet at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. The Los Angeles Jazz Society offers a tribute to June Christy and Bob Cooper at the Hermosa Community Theater in Hermosa Beach. Female vocal trio Duchess is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Matt Politano is at the Tap Room at the Hotel Langham Pasadena. Pianist Tommy Gannon offers a tribute to Bill Evans at the Temecula Community Theater. Pianist Theo Saunders is at Corazon Performing Arts in Topanga. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The Urban Renewal Project is at The Edison in downtown L.A.. The Sweet Note Quartet is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena.

Friday 9/18 – Rachelle Ferrell at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach – vocalist Jose James opens. Vocalist Carol Duboc is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with a backing band including Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, and Gary Novak. Sasha’s Bloc with vocalist Alvin Chea is at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills for a benefit for KJazz Radio. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vocalist Gillian Margot are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Aaron Goldberg leads a trio at Blue Whale. Charles Wright & The 103rd Street Rhythm Band are at Catalina in Hollywood. Brazilian vocalist Paula Santoro is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. The three-day (Fri-Sun) Brea Jazz Festival begins in downtown Brea with percussionist Poncho Sanchez. Vocalist Nancy Osborne is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village.  Trombonist Phil Ranelin has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 9/19 – Joey DeFrancesco at The Moss Theater

Organist Joey DeFrancesco leads a trio with Kevin Clark on guitar and Bryan Landham on drums at The Moss Theater in Santa Monica in a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Gene Coye is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Pianist Bevan Manson is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Vibraphonist Steven McGill is at The Mint in West L.A.. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio with guest saxophonist Kim Richmond is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Vocalist Dennis Tufano is at Catalina in Hollywood. Flutist Tim Weisberg has an afternoon show at Ferro in Idyllwild. Trumpeter James Blackwell has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 9/20 – Carol Welsman at Catalina

Pianist and vocalist Carol Welsman is at Catalina in Hollywood to celebrate the release of a new CD, backed by Grant Geissman on guitar, Chris Colangelo on bass, Chris Walden on trumpet, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Guitarist and vocalist George Benson is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Scott Wilike is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Latin drummer Calixto Oviedo is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Nils is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Sunday brunch choices include vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., trombonist Paul Young at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Aubrey Logan at SoHo in Santa Barbara, and vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A..

Monday 9/21 – Sophisticated Lady at Blue Whale

Sophisticated Lady featuring pianist Misha Abair is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with J.J. Kirkpatrick on trumpet, Gary Wicks on bass, and Andrew James Boyle on drums. 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 9/22 – John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Cantina

John Pisano’s Guitar Night celebrates its 19th anniversary with guitarists Jim Fox and Bob Bain, bassist Chuck Berghofer, and special guests at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, Danny Carey on drums, and John Ziegler on guitar. Vocalist Laura Dickinson leads a ten-piece band at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist Will Brahm is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with special guest Eric Martienthal. Keyboardist and vocalist Frank McComb is at Catalina in Hollywood. Excursion is 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..

Wednesday 9/23 – Raya Yarbrough at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Joe Travers on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, Steve Gregory on guitar, Fred Kron on keys, and Felice Hernandez on backing vocals. Vento em Madeira is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Laura Dickinson fronts a big band at Vibrato in Bel Air. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage. Drummer Alex Snydman has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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