About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 9, 2015

Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones

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.  Off To Farofa is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. 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.

Thursday 11/12 – Nick Mancini at Blue Whale

Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with pianists Otmaro Ruiz and John Beasley. Pianist Alex Minasian is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at the UCLA Fowler Museum in Westwood. The Tri-Fecta is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Ariana Savalas is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A.. The Vibrometers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Sitara Son is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Fabrice Vignati is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Keith Droste is at The Merc in Temecula. Gjemso Ferrara is at The Red Room in Encino.

Friday 11/13 – Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express at Catalina

Pianist Monty Alexander makes a rare Los Angeles appearance for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ric Fierabracci on bass and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Carl Saunders is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Katalyst is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Bossa Zuzu is at the Edye Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Emile Welman is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Guitarist Rob Tardik is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Guitarist/vocalist Marcio Faraco is at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in West Los Angeles. Guitarist George Silva is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Jeff Colella and bassist Putter Smith have the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 11/14 – Josh Nelson’s Discovery Project at Blue Whale

Pianist Josh Nelson’s Discovery Project finishes begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo including Larry Koonse on guitar, Brian Walsh on clarinet, Kathleen Grace & Lillian Sengpiehl on vocals, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums – the weekend will also include an art installation. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Tom Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. 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 saxophonist Kim Richmond. Saxophonist John Bolivar is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Jack’s Cats are at The Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Rob Garland is at TriP in Santa Monica. Porterhouse Bob & Down To The Bone are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Al Williams has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 11/15 – Thelonious Monk Institute Tribute to Quincy Jones at the Dolby Theater

The Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones with an all-star evening including Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Andy Garcia, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau & more – the evening will also crown the winner of the 2015 International Jazz Vocals Competition at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Vocalist and “Family Guy” Creator Seth MacFarlane are at The Moss Theater in Santa Monica. The Mahlis-Panos Project is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Spencer Day fronts the Budman Levy Orchestra at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Teira Lockhart Church leads an evening of music and poetry at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Calumette is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Carey Frank leads a late afternoon trio at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Geoff Stradling’s StradBand at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., 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 11/16 – Danny Janklow & Dick Oatts at Blue Whale

Saxophonists Danny Janklow and Dick Oatts are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo, backed by John Beasley on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Psych! The Unxpected Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Combo Llamativo 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 11/17 – Peter Bernstein/Graham Dechter Duo at Bacchus’ Kitchen

Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena hosts guitarists Peter Bernstein and Graham Dechter. Vocalist Sonny Moon’s Swanktet is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City including Dan Spector on piano and Joel Alpers on drums. Vocalist Joel Virgel is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Pet Shark is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Shoshana Bean is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Trombonist Ira Nepus is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Isaura String Quartet and guests are 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 violinist Charlie Bisharat at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 11/18 – Mitchel Forman Trio at Catalina

Pianist Mitchel Forman is at Catalina in Hollywood with Kevin Axt on bass and Steve Hass on drums.  “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Brian Auger is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Violinist Leah Zeger is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Danny Freyer has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Terje Lie performs an afternoon recital at Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen.

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