About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of January 25, 2016

Dave Weckl
Dave Weckl

Monday 1/25 – FORQ at The Moss Theater

Snarky Puppy spinoff FORQ is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Michael League on bass , Henry Hey on keys, Chris McQueen on guitar, and Jason “JT” Thomas on drums. The Ron Jones Influence Orchestra is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Charles Owens leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Drummer Jens Kuross is featured in two groups presented by the LA Jazz Collective at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Newport Beach Tee Room.  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., Jeff Elliott at SoHo in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 1/26 – Cathlene Pineda at Blue Whale

Pianist Cathlene Pineda is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kris Tiner on trumpet, Tina Raymond on drums, and David Tranchina on bass. Organist Brian Charette is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Doug Webb on sax, Will Bernard on guitar, and Andy Sanesi on drums. Calamari is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Candi Sosa is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..

Wednesday 1/27 – David Garfield at Catalina

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Catalina in Hollywood with a group including saxophonist Eric Marienthal, bassist John Pena, guitarist Oz Noy, and drummer Gary Novak. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Michael Mayo is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Blues guitarist Ray Brooks is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist John Stephens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 1/28 – Dave Weckl Acoustic Band at Catalina

Drummer Dave Weckl begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Makoto Ozone on keys, Tom Kennedy on bass, and Gar Meek on saxophone. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats are at The Baked Potato. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Gypsy guitarist Fabrice Vignati is at Jax in Glendale. Cuban percussionist Elial Lazo is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist John Campbell is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross and vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia are at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Peggy Dusquenel and guitarist Ron Eschete are at The Merc in Temecula.

Friday 1/29 – The Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman hosts the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Simon Phillips on drums. Drummer Dave Weckl is at Catalina in Hollywood. Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist Andy Martin is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Ernie Watts is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini and vocalist Afton Hefley are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Sabine Pothier’s Hard Bop Chicks are at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Emilio Palame is at Guitar Merchant in Canoga Park.

Saturday 1/30 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble at Blue Whale

Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is at Blue Whale for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with John Johnson and Walter Smith III on saxes, Jeff Parker on guitar, Josh Nelson on piano, Kaveh Rastegar on bass, and Jamire Williams on drums. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach with a quintet including drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith. Guitarist Jeff Richman’s Baked Potato All-Stars are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Dave Weckl is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Joe La Barbera plays an event dedicated to the late Bill Evans at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist Justo Almario is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Vibrato in Bel Air. TriFecta is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist Mark Stanley has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 1/31 – Robby Marshall Quartet at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Robby Marshall is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Matt Politano on piano, Dominic Thiroux on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Homenaje plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Jon Mayer at Post & Beam in South L.A., the Mike Barone Big Band 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., and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 2/1 – Richard Sears at Blue Whale

Pianist Richard Sears leads a quintet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Walter Smith III on tenor sax, Sam Gendel on alto sax, Eric Revis on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Vocalist Gina Eckstine is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. The Shoe String Trio is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Leslie Nesbitt 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 2/2 – Rob Garland & Julian Coryell at TRiP

Guitarists Rob Garland’s Eclectic Trio and guitarist Julian Coryell each offer sets at TriP in Santa Monica. The Thelonious Monk Institute hosts its monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Late Night Jazz Orchestra is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Percussionist Bobby Matos is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Excursion is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..

Wednesday 2/3 – Jose Marino & Friends at Catalina

Bassist Jose Marino presents an evening of Brazilian music at Catalina in Hollywood with guitarists Dori Caymmi and John Pisano, pianist Larry Williams, Carlos Del Rosario and Sandro Rebel on keys, Aaron Serfaty on drums, and Roberto Montero on guitar. Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Peter Sprague is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. AQT is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Indira Khan is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

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