About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 16, 2015

Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane

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.  Drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, keyboardist Jeff Babko, and bassist Doug Lunn are at Art Share L.A. in downtown Los Angeles for an art/live music hour. Psych! The Unexpected 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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas Restaurant in Northridge. 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. Vocalist Jay Clayton is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. 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. Latin percussionist Airto is at Art Share L.A. for an early afternoon show in downtown Los Angeles.

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. Vocalist Julie Kelly 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. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at La Sierra University in Riverside. Vocalist Dyan Kane is at Danny’s in Venice. 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.

Thursday 11/19 – Richard Sears Quartet at Blue Whale

Pianist Richard Sears celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Sam Gendel on sax, Jonathan Richards on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Galactric Booty Co. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Steve Tyrell opens a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Aubrey Logan is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City with vibraphonist Nick Mancini.  Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.  Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at The Merc in Temecula.  Pianist Nina Beck and vocalist Andy Cowan are at The Smokehouse in Burbank.

Friday 11/20 – Scott Henderson Trio at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Travis Carlton on bass and Alan Hertz on drums. Drummer Jamire Williams is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a group including pianist Kris Bowers. Saxophonist Kim Richmond and vocalist Janis Mann are at Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis in Palm Desert. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Christina Gatti is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Vocalist Cat Conner and saxophonist Gene Cipriano have the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 11/21 – Damjan Krajecic at Alvas Showroom

Flutist Damjan Krajecic is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Dennis Hamm on keys, Chris Wabich opn drums, and Ahmet Sezin Turkmenoglu on bass.  The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist Bob McChesney is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Michael Thompson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianists Amy Bormet and Cathlene Pineda split a bill at Curve Line Space in Eagle Rock. 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. Incendio is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Matt Gordy is at Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis in Palm Desert. Trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Mindi Abair are at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Vocalist Mark Winkler is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. The Harbor Jazz Ensemble is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Trumpeter Mike Fields has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 11/22 – Seth MacFarlane & The Ron Jones Influence Orchestra at Vibrato

Vocalist Seth MacFarlane and the 23-piece Ron Jones Influence Orchestra are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Thelonious Monkey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Randy Gloss celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Babylon Social Club is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Oceans of Sand play a late afternoon concert at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Pete Christlieb 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 11/23 – Les Hooper Big Band at Typhoon

Pianist/composer/arranger Les Hooper leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. INGA with saxophonist Sam Gendel and pianist Ethan Braun split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Seven Grand in downtown 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 11/24 – Kathleen Grace at Vibrato

Vocalist Kathleen Grace and a trio led by pianist Josh Nelson are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Martin Diller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet and Isaura String Quartet combine for an evening at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. 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 John Chiodini at Viva Cantina in Burbank. The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble performs a late afternoon show at Lyman Hall in Claremont.

Wednesday 11/25 – Alex Machacek Trio at The Baked Potato

Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Hadrien Feraud on bass and Eric Valentine on drums. The Armenian trio of percussionist and vocalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, pianist/keyboardist Vardan Ovsepian, and cellist Artyom Manukyan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Max Haymer is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips on La Bra in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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