About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of October 19, 2015

Chucho Valdes
Chucho Valdes

Monday 10/19 – Kim Richmond Jazz Orchestra at Typhoon

Saxophonist Kim Richmond leads has Jazz Orchestra at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The LA Jazz Orchestra Unlimited with guitarist Kenny Burrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Tessa Souter and the Josh Nelson Trio play a Carriage House Concert in South Pasadena. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren is at Jax in Glendale. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at the Oyster House in Studio City. Vocalist Seth MacFarlane is interviewed at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. 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 10/20 – Eddie Palmieri & Chucho Valdes at Walt Disney Hall

Pianist Eddie Palmieri and Chucho Valdes celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the band Irakere at Walt Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Gypsy guitarist Gonzalo Bergara celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Eric Reed is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. Blues harmonica player “Big Dave” Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Lowery Brothers are at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Jesse Palter 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 10/21 – Sinne Eeg at The E Spot Lounge

Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg celebrates the release of a new CD of duets with bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk, joined by guest saxophonist Roger Neumann at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Jennifer Leitham leads a trio celebrating the release of a new CD at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Laura Mace is with the Ben Rose Band at Perch in downtown L.A.. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Rose Kingsley and pianist Bob Corwin offer a tribute to Johnny Mercer at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Roman Street is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Oui 3 is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Richard Glaser has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hemosa Beach.

Thursday 10/22 – Lado B at Blue Whale

Pianist Otmaro Ruiz and vocalist Catina DeLuna lead their Lado B project at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ramon Stagnaro on guitar, Bob Sheppard on flute, Chris Colangelo on bass, Ana Barreiro on drums, Nick Mancini on marimba, Clarice Cast on percussion, Adrianne Duncan on vocals and keyboard, and Afton Hefley and Francis Benitez on vocals. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Benny Green is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. Vocalist Laura Ellis and pianist John Rodby are at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist John Campbell is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. Violinist Nora Germain is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale.

Friday 10/23 – Jeff Hamilton Trio at the Ebell Of Los Angeles

Drummer Jeff Hamilton leads his trio at the Ebell Of Los Angeles in West L.A. with Tamir Hendleman on piano and Christoph Luty on bass. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Dexter Story’s Wondem band celebrates the release of a new CD at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Thelma Houston begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Tom Luer’s Project Popular is at The Edye Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Christina Gatti is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at Jax in Glendale. Aaron Akins performs songs of Nat King Cole at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Willie Bradley is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi is at the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Drummer Trevor Anderies is at Battery Books & Music in South Pasadena. The Hauz Khas Connection is at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel. Vocalist Dawn Norfleet has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 10/24 – Alan Broadbent Trio at Zipper Hall

Pianist Alan Broadbent leads a trio in a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast at downtown L.A.’s Zipper Hall with Darek Oles on bass and Kendall Kay on drums. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Tom Scott is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. El Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at H.O.M.E. In Beverly Hills. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. 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 with saxophonist Kim Richmond. Vocalist James Torme and bassist Ryan Cross are at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Saxophonist Danny Janklow has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 10/25 – Joe La Barbera & Roy McCurdy at Blue Whale

Drummers Joe La Barbera and Roy McCurdy split a bill leading quartets at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo – McCurdy’s features Steve Cotter on guitar, Richard Sears on piano, and Owen Clapp on bass, while La Barbera is with Frank Silva on tenor saxophone, Gregory Uhlmann on guitar, and Jonathan Richards on bass. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Donny Most is backed by a big band led by trumpeter Willie Murillo at Catalina in Hollywood. Quattrosound is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Latin vocalist Anita Robles is at the Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Jon Mayer at Post & Beam in South L.A., vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., guitarist Bruce Lofgren’s big band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A., saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 10/26 – Off To Farofa at Blue Whale

Bassist Isaias Elpes and Off To Farofa celebrate a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Paul McDonald leads his bog band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport with vocalist Jay Jackson.  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 10/27 – Luis Conte at Mambo’s Cafe

Cuban percussion master Luis Conte leads a group at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Trombonist Joey Sellers is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Bernie Mora is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Kevin O’Neal and Latin vocalist Candi Sosa are at Catalina in Hollywood. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Genghis Cohen in west Hollywood. 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 10/28 – Kenny Burrell at Catalina

Guitarist Kenny Burrell celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with Justo Almario on sax, Tom Ranier on piano, Clayton Cameron on drums, and Tony Dumas on bass, with guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Keyboardist Haakon Graf is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Organist Ty Bailie is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips in La Brea in west Hollywood. Vocalist Laura Mace is with the Ben Rose Band at Perch in downtown L.A.. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Saxophonist Doug Webb has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse. Saxophonist Kirsten Edkins plays an early afternoon recital at Bird Studio at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.

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