About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 2, 2015

Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton

Monday 11/2 – Maksim Velichkin at Blue Whale

Pianist Maksim Velichkin plays an evening of solo improvisations at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Brian Swartz’s Gnu Sextet is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. with Keith Fiddmont on tenor sax, Ryan Dragon on trombone, Andy Langham on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Dan Schnelle 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 11/3 – John Pisano’s Guitar Night with Frank Potenza at Viva Cantina

John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Cantina in Burbank is Frank Potenza. The Thelonious Monk Institute hosts their monthly jam session at Blue Whale. Pianist Paul Cornish is featured in the Young Artists Jazz Series at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Tom Ranier is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Latin percussionist Bobby Matos is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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 11/4 – Steven Lugerner’s JACKNIFE at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Steven Lugerner is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with an evening of music dedicated to the late saxophonist Jackie McLean with JJ Kirkpatrick on trumpet, Adam Shulman on piano, Josh Thurston-Milgrom on bass, and Michael Mitchell on drums. Latin percussionist Bobby Matos is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Nora Rothman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flamenco guitarist Kai Narezo is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. The Jazz Collective is at The Stage in Burbank.

Thursday 11/5 – Tierney Sutton at Catalina

Vocalist Tierney Sutton begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Christian Jacob on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Justin Thomas on vibraphone, Brady Cohan on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Louis Cole on drums. Pianist Vardan Ovsepian and Brazilian vocalist Tatiana Parra are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Connie Han is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Saxophonist Chuck Manning and trumpeter Steve Huffsteter are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Matt Politano is at The Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. Vibraphonist Emil Richards is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist Markus Burger is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A.. Drummer Evan Stone’s Translucent Ham Sandwich Band has a late show at The Mint in West L.A..

Friday 11/6 – Brandon Fields at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Brandon Fields is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Otmaro Ruiz on keys, Rico Belled on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Long-time Crusaders drummer Stix Hooper & Viewpoint are at The Moss Theater in Santa Monica. The Mann Sextet features vocalist Laura Dickinson at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Vocalist Jasmine Tommaso is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Dave Pell is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Jamilla Ford is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s CowBop is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Jeff Colella and bassist Putter Smith have the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A.. Guitarist Riner Scivally plays an afternoon recital at Bird Studio at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.

Saturday 11/7 – LA Jazz Society Awards at the Montalban Theater

The Montalban Theater in Hollywood hosts the 32nd Annual LA Jazz Society Awards honoring Marilyn and Alan Bergman and George Bohanon, with music by Steve Tyrell, the John Clayton Big Band, and more. Drummer Kendrick Scott’s Oracle is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Arturo O’Farrill’s Latin Jazz Orchestra is at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Brazilian vocalist Catina De Luna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz lead their Lado B Project at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Pianist Terry Trotter leads a trio at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Alexander “Gonzo” Gonzalez is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Latin trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with vocalist Janis Mann. The Asian Soul Brothers are at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 11/8 – Billy Childs & Brad Mehldau at Walt Disney Hall

Pianist Billy Childs performs the music of Laura Nyro at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A., pianist Brad Mehldau’s trio opens. Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo.  Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Synchromy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Joy Burnworth is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Jerry Sharrel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Violinist Dan Weinstein is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Gretje Angell and the Richard Glaser Quartet are at The Barkley Restaurant in Pasadena. The Gathering with Jesse Sharps plays an afternoon show at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Charles Owens’ big band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, pianist/vocalist Betty Bryant at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A., vibraphonist Lolly Allen at SoHo in Santa Barbara, saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 11/9 – Scott Healy Ensemble at Typhoon

“Conan” keyboardist Scott Healy leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport.  Vocalist Steve March-Torme is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Jeff Elliott leads a jam at SoHo in Santa Barbara. 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 11/10 – Jason Harnell at Blue Whale

Drummer Jason Harnell celebrates a birthday at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Matt Otto on sax, Jamie Rosenn on guitar, Ryan McGillicuddy on bass, and Joe Bagg on piano. Trumpeter Jacques Voyemant leads a jazz orchestra at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist Mahesh Balasooriya is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Pete Anderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sandy Graham is at Catalina in Hollywood. Excursion is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Daniela Spagnolo is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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 is at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 11/11 – Scott Jeppesen at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Scott Jeppesen celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Greg Uhlmann on guitar, Josh Nelson on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, Dan Schnelle on drums, Bob Sheppard on sax, and Nick Mancini on vibes. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, John Ziegler on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Danny Carey on drums. Drummer Chris Wabich is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Pianist George Kahn’s Jazz & Blues Revue is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Shoshana Bush is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Saxophonist Michael Lington is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Jon Mayer has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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