About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of February 15, 2016

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Kenny Barron

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 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. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist Thom Rotella has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 2/18 – Dave Douglas at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Dave Douglas is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Fabian Almazan on piano, Jon Irabagon on sax, Linda Oh on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with a group including bassist Will Lee. Vocalist Phyliss Battle is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Phillip Sayce is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Steve Tyrell begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Vibrometers are at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Quattrosound is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Oui 3 is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.

Friday 2/19 – Kenny Barron Trio at Soka Performing Arts Center

Pianist Kenny Barron fronts a trio at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Vibrato in Bel Air with the Pat Senatore Trio. Vocalist Kaylene Peoples and bassist Bunny Brunel are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Strunz & Farah are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Spaghettini Beverly Hills. Trumpeter Greg Adams is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Joshua Breakstone is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Young Arts Los Angeles presents a jazz performance led by saxophonist Bill Pierce at the Los Angeles Theater Center in downtown L.A..

Saturday 2/20 – Thom Rotella at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ernie Watts on sax, Mitchel Forman on keys, Kevin Axt on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Justo Almario celebrates a birthday at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter John Raymond is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Trombonist Andy Martin is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert.  Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Mark Z. Stevens Trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Winston Raval is at La Creperie Cafe in Long Beach. Saxophonist Mark Isbell has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 2/21 – Steve Tyrell at Catalina

Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood for the last of two successive weekends of shows. Pianist Mahesh Balasooriya is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Buzz Wizards with guitarist Toshi Yanagi is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Anna Butteress is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Critical Brass is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini Seal Beach.   Flutist Lori Bell fronts a quartet at an A Frame Jazz house concert in the Hollywood Hills. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Ray Zepada at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, 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., trombonist Scott Whitfield at SoHo in Santa Barbara, and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 2/22 – Brasilsense & Fabiano do Nascimento Duo at Blue Whale

The Brasilsense duo with guitarist/vocalist Ian Faquini and flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann splits a bil at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento and multi-instrumentalist Sam Gendel. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Drummer Jake Reed, keyboardist Billy Childs, and saxophonist Bob Sheppard are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren is at Jax in Glendale. Drummer Ed Aguiar is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Pianist Llew Matthews is at The Tee Room in Newport Beach with vocalists Andrea Miller and Jack Wood. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Brent Canter is at Harlowe in West Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include Bob DeSena’s Celebrity Jazz Jam at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, 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 2/23 – Ralph Alessi at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Ralph Alessi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed) with David Virelles on piano, Drew Gress on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Percussionist Luis Conte is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Adrian Galysh celebrates a birthday at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Kevin Ahart is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. 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 2/24 – Webb All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Danny Carey on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and John Ziegler on guitar. Trumpeter Ralph Alessi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Ira Hill is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalists Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.. Vocalist Joanne Tatham is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trombonist Steve Johnson is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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