About & Out – What’s Hot – Week Of March 14, 2016

Luciana Souza
Luciana Souza

JazzWeekend2016_GregoryP_600x100Monday 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 – Esperanza Spalding at the Belasco Theater

Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding is at the Belasco Theater in downtown L.A.. 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. Vocalist Donna Butler is at the West Lounge at the Hotel Angeleno in Brentwood. 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.

Thursday 3/17 – David Garfield at Bogies

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Joe Porcaro on drums, Emil Richards on vibes, Walt Fowler on trumpet, Larry Klimas on sax, Tony Pulizzi on guitar, and Sam Porcaro on bass. Flamenco guitarist/vocalist Ethan Margolis is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist Jeff Colella is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Rosyln Kind is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist David Arnay is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Guitarist Gregory Lawrence is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Friday 3/18 – Luciana Souza at The Broad Stage

Vocalist Luciana Souza is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Travis Carlton on bass and Allen Hertz on drums. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Jon Mayer is at the Edye Second Stage in Santa Monica. Vocalist Lynda Carter begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.

Saturday 3/19 – Oscar Hernandez Quintet at Bar Fedora

Latin pianist Oscar Hernandez is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. with Katisse Buckingham on sax and flute, Jimmy Branly on drums, Ediie Resto on bass, and Christian Moraga on percussion. Tizer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with violinist Karen Briggs.  Vocalist Gillian Margot is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Geoffrey Keezer on piano, Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, and Munyungo Jackson on percussion. The Luis Munoz Quintet with vocalist Teka is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Bassist Rufus Philpot is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalists Mark Winkler & Mary Foster Conklin are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Tom Ranier is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist John Altman. Vocalist Lynda Carter begins is at Catalina in Hollywood. Latin vocalists Candi Sosa and Cristina Rebull are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Pete Christlieb is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Tom Braxton is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Along for The Ride does a house concert at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. The GOJazz Bag Band does a show at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch. Saxophonist Brian Clancy has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, keyboardist Todd Hunter is at the Perch brunch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 3/20 – Peter Erskine at the Moss Theater

Drummer Peter Erskine plays an afternoon concert debuting works from his new album “Dr. Um” with John Beasley on piano, Bob Sheppard on saxophone, and Janek Gwizdala on bass. Saxophonist Josh Johnson is at Vibrato in Bel Air, backed by a trio led by bassist Pat Senatore. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian vocalist Anne Walsh is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia’s “The Moment” group plays an early evening set at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne.  Bassist Dave Marotta and vocalist Kiki Ebsen are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Peter Curtis is at the Diamond Valley Arts Center in Hemet. Indian vocalist Ganavya Doraiswamy leads a group at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Rosyln Kind is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Jax in Glendale. The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra plays an afternoon show at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach. The LA Jazz Society hosts its annual Bill Green Scholarship Brunch at Catalina in Hollywood. The Cab Calloway Orchestra plays an afternoon show at the Cerritos Center For The Arts.  Other Sunday brunch choices include Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A.,saxophonist Charles Owens’ big band 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., and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 3/21 – The Necks at Blue Whale

Australian trio The Necks are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Snarky Puppy pianist Bill Laurance is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Trombonist Jacques Voyemant leads a big band at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren 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 the Celebrity Jazz Jam at Desert Willow 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., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 3/22 – Dayna Stephens at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Dayna Stephens is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Josh Nelson on piano, Larry Koonse on guitar, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums.  Vocal group Accent is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Alexis Gershwin is at Catalina in Hollywood. Wonk is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. 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.. John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Cantina in Burbank is Brad Rabuchin.

Wednesday 3/23 – Mahlis-Panos Trio at The Baked Potato

The Greek duo of Jimmy Mahlis on guitar/oud and drummer Toss Panos is at The Baked Potato in Studio City, joined by Dan Lutz on bass. Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Sunnie Paxson fronts an all-female ensemble at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Jens Lindeman and pianist Tommy Banks are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Combo Llamativo is at Jax in Glendale. Saxophonist Javier Vergara has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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