About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of March 7, 2016

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Monday 3/7 – Dennis Dreith Big Band at Typhoon

Composer/arranger Dennis Dreith leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Jax in Glendale. Saxophonist Sal Lozano is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Ariana Savalas is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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., Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 3/8 – Michael Blake at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Michael Blake is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Frank Kimbrough on piano, Ben Allison on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Pianist llana Rose is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Imola in Huntington Beach. Vocalist Lola Haag is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 3/9 – California Jazz Foundation “The A List” at Catalina

The California Jazz Foundation hosts “The A List” benefit concert at Catalina in Hollywood with entertainment from Isisas Elpes, Cheryl Barnes and Phil Upchurch. Pianist Mike Wolff and drummer Mike Clark are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Jose Gurria’s Gurrisonic Orchestra is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is at The Merc in Temecula.   Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Drummer Tom Brechtlein is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Guitarist Pianist Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Drummer Darryl Woodfolk is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Homanje is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist Jeff Littleton has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 3/10 – Roberta Gambarini at Catalina

Vocalist Roberta Gambarini begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Tamir Hendelman on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, Joe La Barbera on drums. Open Fire is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Elevate, a group featuring spoken word set to jazz, is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown Los Angeles. The Jazz Butchers are at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Gregory Lawrence is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at The Merc in Temecula. Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden hosts a jam session at Art Shart L.A. in downtown Los Angeles.

Friday 3/11 – Hamilton Price Quartet at Blue Whale

Bassist Hamilton Price makes a return visit to Los Angeles with a group including Billy Childs on piano, Walter Smith III on tenor sax, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Guitarist Frank Gambale is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Pianist Jon Mayer leads a quartet at Santa Monica College. Pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark are at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Molly Ringwald is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Curve Line Space in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood. Geezerfunk is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Saxophonist Poncho Williams is at H.O.M.E. In Beverly Hills. Saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr. is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.

Saturday 3/12 – Tizer at Alvas Showroom

Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Ric Fierabracci on bass, Munyungo Jackson on percussion, Steve Nieves on sax, and Gene Coye on drums. Drummer Jonathan Pinson’s Boom Clap is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mark De Clive-Lowe keys and electronics, Justin Thomas on vibes, Josh Johnson on alto sax, Emile Martinez on trumpet, and Joshua Crumbly on bass. The Cannonball-Coltrane Project is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Trumpeter Howie Shear is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. The Jazz Legacy is at Jax in Glendale. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Spaghettini in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Marc Antoine is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Keyboardist Richard Turner, Jr. is at Paradise L.A. in Gardena.

Sunday 3/13 – Jason Harnell at The Baked Potato

Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Josh Johnson on sax and Joe Bagg on organ.  Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Donny Most is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Merc in Temecula hosts their 5th annual jazz festival with an afternoon including vocalist/pianist Yve Evans. Sunday brunch choices include vocalist bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux at SohO in Santa Barbara, Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist Dave Sills at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, pianist Connie Han at Post & Beam in South L.A., vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A., Mari Nobre at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 3/14 – Kim Richmond Orchestra at Typhoon

Saxophonist Kim Richmond leads his jazz orchestra at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Lynosphere is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Liam Marsh Booth and the Mark Massey Quartet are at the Newport Beach Tee Room. 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 3/15 – Jesse Palter at Vibrato

Vocalist Jesse Palter is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Late Night Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Suzy Williams And Her Solid Senders are at Typhoon in Santa Monica. 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.. Newspeak is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Cantina in Burbank is Bruce Forman.

Wednesday 3/16 – Natasha Agrama at Catalina

Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Catalina in Hollywood with Ian Roller on sax, Dylan Meek on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, Dave Sampson on guitar, and Brijesh Pandya on drums. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson are at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Peter Kavanaugh is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Jax in Glendale. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Trombonist Steve Johnson has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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