About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of February 1, 2016

Arturo Sandoval

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 Richard Shelton is at Bar 20 at the Grafton Hotel in West Hollywood. Vocalist Leslie Nesbitt is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Brent Canter is at Harlowe in West Hollywood. 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. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Molly Malone’s in west Los Angeles. 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. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale. Drummer Adam Clark is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Indira Khan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Alex Smith has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 2/4 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds leads a group at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Chaun Horton on drums, and Brady Cohan on guitar. Latin vocalist Cecilia Noel celebrates the 25th year of her band The Wild Clams at Catalina in Hollywood. Gato Fuudo is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Chuck Johnson is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Filipino jazz vocalist Mon David is at The Merc in Temecula.

Friday 2/5 – Arturo Sandoval at Catalina

Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Carl Saunders is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Keyboardists Brandon Coleman and Sam Barsh are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.   Guitarist Ray Fuller is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The Urban Renewal Project is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Pianist Connie Han is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.

Saturday 2/6 – POEM at Blue Whale

POEM with pianist Alan Pasqua, bassist Darek Oles, drummer Peter Erskine, and saxophonist Bob Mintzer is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato. Guitarist Larry Koonse is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Angelo Metz Brazilian Jazz Quartet plays a house concert at Casa Arjona in Long Beach.  The Mark Z. Stevens Trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz.  Nutty is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Incendio is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. The CalTech Jazz Band and guest saxophonist Eric Marienthal are at Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena. Drummer Denny Dennis has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 2/7 – Frank Gambale at The Baked Potato

Former Chick Corea Elektric Band guitarist Frank Gambale is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Marco Luciani on keys, Mike Shapiro on drums, Philip Bynoe on bass, and Boca Gambale on vocals. Trumpeter Steve Huffsteter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. The weSpark Cancer Center hosts a jazz brunch fundraiser at Catalina in Hollywood. Other Sunday brunch choices include pianist Connie Han at Post & Beam in South L.A., trombonist Paul Young 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 2/8 – Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra at Typhoon

Composer and bandleader Alan Chan’s orchestra celebrates the Chinese New Year with a show at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The LA Jazz Unlimited Orchestra featuring guitarist Kenny Burrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vibraphonists Charlie Shoemake and Lolly Allen are at the Newport Beach Tee Room. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Brent Canter is at Harlowe in West Hollywood. 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., Ian Roller at Seven Grand in downtown L.A., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 2/9 – F.A.T. (Fabulous Austrian Trio) at The Baked Potato

Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek is joined by countrymen Raphael Preuschl on bass and Herbert Pirker on drums at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brent Fischer leads the Clare Fischer Big Band at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Teddy Raven is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cuban bassist Yosmel Montejo is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Guitarist John Pisano 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 2/10 – A Jazz Tribute to Randy Newman at Blue Whale

The music of Randy Newman is celebrated with an evening of music including Kathleen Grace, Tierney Sutton, Joey Dosik, Artyom Manukyan, Josh Nelson, Matt Mayhall, Henry Wolfe, Omar Velasco, Leslie Stevens, Jamie Drake, Sara Leib and more at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Dave Slonaker Big Band is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Drummer Chris Wabich is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Connie Han is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The Grammy Foundation hosts an event for young musicians at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Flamenco guitarist Kai Narezo is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Paul Gormley has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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