About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of February 8, 2016

Gary Peacock
Gary Peacock

 

 

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. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. 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..  Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra is at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.  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.

Thursday 2/11 – Willie Jones III at Blue Whale

Drummer Willie Jones III is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Eric Reed on piano, Ralph Moore on tenor sax, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, and Dave Robaire on bass. The four-day (Thu-Sun) Newport Beach Jazz party kicks off with an evening of multiple performances including the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band at the Newport Beach Hotel & Spa. Keyboadist David Garfield in at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. “Conan” keyboardist Scott Healy is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Vocalist Sara Niemietz is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Quattrosound is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Steve Tyrell begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. The Vibrometers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Matt Politano is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Bassist Jim DeJulio is at The Merc in Temecula.

Friday 2/12 – Blue Whale Fundraiser at Blue Whale

Saxophonists Josh Johnson and Walter Smith III, pianist Josh Nelson, trumpeter Mike Cottone, bassist Dave Robaire, and drummer Dan Schnelle join in an evening where all door and music sales proceeds will go directly to Blue Whale. Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek leads F.A.T. at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. The Newport Beach Jazz Party is at the Newport Beach Hotel & Spa. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at H.O.M.E. In Beverly Hills. Guitarist Alexander Noice is at Curve Line Space in Eagle Rock. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Mann Sextet is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trombonist Steve Johnson’s Jazz Legacy is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Saxophonist Elan Trotman is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.

Saturday 2/13 – Newport Beach Jazz Party at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

The Newport Beach Jazz Party is at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa with Saturday performers including the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Shelly Berg, John Clayton, Eric Reed, and Kenny Washington. Pianist Joshua White leads an evening of music and spoken word at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Flutist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford are at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Mark Z. Stevens Trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Jessy J begins a two-night (Sat-Sun) run at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Mark Copeland is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist Frank McComb is at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. A USC Student Jazz band is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Ron Meza has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 2/14 – Gary Peacock Trio at Moss Theater

Veteran bassist Gary Peacock is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with drummer Joey Baron and pianist Marc Copland. Bassist Joshua Crumbly is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Newport Beach Jazz Party is at the Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.  Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Violinist Fabrice Martinez is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Janice Anderson does an early evening show at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. The Big Band All Stars with Mike Costley and Frank diSalvo do an afternoon show at The Merc in Temecula. Sunday brunch choices include trumpeter Clay Jenkins and saxophonist Kim Richmond at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Mark Christian Miller at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City, pianist Connie Han 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., vocalist Mari Nobre at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 2/15 – Ron King Big Band at Typhoon

Trumpeter Ron King leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Guitarists Peter Mazza, Julian Coryell, and Larry Koonse team for an evening at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Janis Mann is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. 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 2/16 – Emil Richards Big Band at Typhoon

Vibraphonist Emil Richards leads his 17-piece big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport.  Drummer Trevor Anderies celebrates a birthday at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Trombonist Bob McChesney and vocalist Calabria Foti are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Izzy Chait is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Matt Mauser is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Bobby Matos is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. 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 2/17 – Wil Blades at Blue Whale

Organist Wil Blades is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Skerik on sax, Andy Coe on guitar, and Simon Lott on drums.   Saxophonist Doug Webb, bassist Brian Bromberg and guitarist Peter Mazza are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach.  Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra is at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.  Vocalist Rose Kingsley is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Dyan Kane is at Danny’s in Venice. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Margo Rey is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Thom Rotella has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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