About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of April 25, 2016

Anthony Wilson
Anthony Wilson

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Monday 4/25 – David Angel Big Band at Typhoon

The David Angel Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist Ryan Whyman and violinist Nora Germain split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Ron King 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 4/26 – Richie Gajate Garcia at Mambo’s Cafe

Percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Guitarist Rob Garland is at TriP in Santa Monica. Flamenco guitarist Juanito Pasqual leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 Laurence Juber. Blues harmonica player Chef Dave is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Wednesday 4/27 – Le Quintet at Blue Whale

Brazilian guitarist Marcel Camargo leads a group at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo including Jessica Vautor on vocals, Katisse Buckingham on sax/flutes, John Tegmeyer on clarinet, and Mike Shapiro on percussion. Keyboardist Lao Tizer and guitarist Jacques Lesure split a bill at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, John Ziegler on guitar, Danny Carey on drums, and Jimmy Earl on bass. Brazilian vocalist Teka is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra is at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalists Henry Love and Tami Lyn are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Mike Scott has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 4/28 – Kei Akagi Trio at Back Bay Bistro

Pianist Kei Akagi leads a trio at Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach with Dave Robaire on bass and Jason Harnell on drums. Drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Organist Brian Auger is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Gipsy Sound Revolution is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Paulette McWilliams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. with bassist Dave Ross.  Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Pianist Keith Droste is at The Merc in Temecula. Bassist Bruce Lett leads a trio at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Tony Palkovic is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Gregory Lawrence is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Friday 4/29 – Tierney Sutton at LACMA

Vocalist Tierney Sutton has the free Friday evening show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in West L.A. with pianist Mitchel Forman and special guest cellist Mark Summer.  Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Chuck Manning and trumpeter Steve Huffsteter are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Blue Whale. Vocalist Thelma Houston begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood.  Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village.  Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Guitarist Kenny Burrell leads UCLA students in an afternoon program dedicated to Duke Ellington at the Jan Popper Theatre at UCLA.

Saturday 4/30 – Anthony Wilson at Blue Whale

Guitarist Anthony Wilson finishes a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo to celebrate the release of a new CD with Mike Elizondo on bass, Patrick Warren on keys, and Aaron Sterling on drums. Pianist Tigran Hamasyan is at CAP UCLA Royce Hall. Saxophonist Josh Johnson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Bruce Baker is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.  Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A..   Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz.  Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at the Market Broiler in Simi Valley.  Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Thelma Houston is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Michael Lington is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Drummer David Jackson is at the Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Drummer Al Williams has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 5/1 – Rosenboom/Templeton Group at The York

Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and saxophonist Gavin Templeton lead a group at The York in Highland Park with Jeff Babko on keys, Jerry Watts, Jr. on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Hefti Plays (Neil) Hefti with vocalist Devyn Rush is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood. Blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sherwood Sledge is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. The LA Jazz Collective holds its monthly jam session at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Sabine Pothier’s Hard Bop Chicks are at the Oyster House in Studio City. Flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden has a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Jon Mayer 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., and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 5/2 – Ron King at Catalina

Trumpeter Ron King celebrates the release of a new CD at Catalina in Hollywood with a group including Andy Langham on piano, Brian Ward on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Knower is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 5/3 – Avishai Cohen at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Shai Maestro on piano, Tal Mashiach on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums. Guitarist Julian Coryell fronts a trio at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra is at the Musco Center For The Arts at Chapman University in Orange.  The Boyd Cannon Big Band 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.. Vocalist Ana Robles is at Tequila in Van Nuys.

Wednesday 5/4 – Navarro at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Michael Angel Alvarado on guitar, Ronnie Gutierrez on percussion, Rene Camacho on bass, and Joey Heredia on drums. Bassist Ben Shepherd is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Frank Vardaros leads a tribute to the late Maynard Ferguson with a big band at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Daria is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Michael Lington is at Vibrato in Bel Air to celebrate a CD release.

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