About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 30, 2015

Steve Gadd Band
Steve Gadd Band

Monday 11/30 – Steve Coleman & The Five Elements Residency at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements begin a three-week residency that will use six nights a week at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo through December 21st. The Elliott Deutsch Big Band is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Eric Patterson is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Bob Mover is at the Oyster House in Studio City.  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 12/1 – Thelonious Monk Institute Jam Session at Blue Whale

The Thelonious Monk Institute holds its regular first Tuesday night monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Izzy Chait is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Percussionist Bobby Matos is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Dyan Kane is at TriP in Santa Monica. Latin percussionist Papo Rodriguez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..

Wednesday 12/2 – The Vibrometers at Cana Rum Bar

The Vibrometers are at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. with Molly Miller on guitar, Aaron Leibowitz on sax, Gabe Steiner on trumpet, Cooper Appelt on bass, and Jake Reed on drums. Violinist Dayren Santamaria is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Drummer Adam Clark and pianist Rachel Flowers are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Blues guitarist Chuck Kavooras is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Thursday 12/3 – Steve Gadd Band at Catalina

Drummer Steve Gadd begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Michael Landau on guitar, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Larry Goldings on keys, and Walt Fowler on trumpet and flugelhorn. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Peter Sprague is at The Merc in Temecula. The Jazz Scribes headline a night of jazz at King King in Hollywood to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Latin percussionist Perico Hernandez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Band are at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Friday 12/4 – Booker T. Jones & Black Joe Lewis at CAP UCLA Royce Hall

Booker T. Jones (of Booker T & The MG’s) and Black Joe Lewis are at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood.  Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, John Ziegler on guitar, and Danny Carey on drums.  Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Curve Line Space in Eagle Rock.  Guitarist Carl Verheyen leads a trio at TRiP in Santa Monica.  Vocalist Michele Coltrane is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Pianist Jon Mayer’s trio is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert with saxophonist Pete Christlieb. Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Tony Guererro is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Nutty is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.

Saturday 12/5 – Diana Krall at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

The Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa hosts pianist/vocalist Diana Krall. Hiroshima is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Mitchel Forman’s trio is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Bassist Darek Oles leads the L.A. Jazz Quartet at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Flutist Tim Weisberg is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.  Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Saxophonist Alex Terrier is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Guitarist Albert Lee is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy does a holiday show at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Pianist Richard Turner is at the Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Trombonist Paul Nowell is at Room 5 in West Hollywood.

Sunday 12/6 – Carlos Vega Memorial Concert at Alvas Showroom

Keyboardist David Garfield presents the 18th Annual Memorial Concert dedicated to the late drummer Carlos Vega at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro in a late afternoon show with guests scheduled to include bassist Will Lee, drummer Steve Ferrone, guitarist Denny Dias, percussionist Lenny Castro and many more. The Spanish Harlem Orchestra will perform a holiday show with Ballet RED at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Guitarist Ethan Margolis is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. The L.A. Collective holds its monthly jam session at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Critical Brass is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Vocalist Mollie Ryan and the Dan Levinson group play an afternoon show at the Elks Lodge Valley Jazz Club in Canoga Park. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Jon Mayer at Post & Beam in South L.A., 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 12/7 – Evil Genius at Blue Whale

Evil Genius is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Max Kutner  on guitar, Stefan Kac on tuba, and Mike Lockwood on drums.  Sax/flutist Katisse Buckingham is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. with Will Brahm on guitar, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Gene Coye on drums.   The Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble is at the Lindhurst Theater in Malibu. Vocalist Michele Lvoff is at SoHo in Santa Barbara.  Pianist Trini Garza headlines a holiday cabaret benefit at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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 12/8 – Tal Wilkenfeld at the Troubador

Former Jeff Beck bassist Tal Wilkenfeld is at The Troubadour in West Hollywood with Phillip Krohnengold on keys, Tamir Barzilay on drums, and Owen Barry on guitar.  Drummer Javo Barrera and guitarist Gabi Martinez lead a quartet at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Matt Rohde on keys and Andrew Gouche on bass. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalists Spencer Day and Jake Simpson are with the Budman/Levy Orchestra at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Susan Anton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Margo Rey is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas does a holiday show at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..

Wednesday 12/9 – Daniel Rosenboom Quartet at Squashed Grapes

Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom’s quartet is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura with Jake Vossler on guitar, Richard Giddens on bass, and Aaron McLendon and Gene Coye on drums. Third Root Consort is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Steve Coleman And The Five Elements continue their residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Chris Wabich is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Billy Vera is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Mike Lis is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale.

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