About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of June 20, 2016

Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton

Monday 6/20 – Kaosz Theory at The E Spot Lounge

Bassist Karl Vincent’s Kaosz Theory is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City with Mark Gasbarro on keys, MB Gordy on drums, Crystal Starr Knighton on vocals, and Chris Woods on violin. Psych! The Unexpected Big Band is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Afro Angular Suh-Weet + Quadruple Bari Sax Attack are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Seth MacFarlane is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in 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 6/21 – Ethan Margolis at Blue Whale

Guitarist/vocalist Ethan Margolis is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Deron Johnson on keys, Katisse Buckingham on flute/sax, Reggie Hamilton on bass, Chris Wabich on drums, and Diego El Negro on percussion. Vocalist Sony Holland is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Sal Crocker is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trombonist Jacques Voyemant is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Lola Haag is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Ron Kobayashi and vocalist Peggie Perkins are at the Port Restaurant & Bar in Corona Del Mar.   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 Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Cary Denigris.

Wednesday 6/22 – Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre at Catalina

Latin pianist Oscar Hernandez is at Catalina in Hollywood with Justo Almario on sax, Walter Rodriguez on percussion, Rene Camacho on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Otmaro Ruiz on keys, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Gergo Borlai on drums, and Maiya Sykes and Nicki Gonzalez on vocals. Pianist Dennis Hamm is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Organist Carey Frank is at the Culver Hotel in Culver City. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 6/23 – Tierney Sutton at Catalina

Vocalist Tierney Sutton begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood – Thursday’s performance features the music of Marilyn and Alan Bergman with a guest appearance from Alan Bergman – other members of groups through the weekend include pianist Christian Jacob, bassist Chuck Berghofer, and drummer Ray Brinker. Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and bassist John Lindberg are at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The Claudia Quintet is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Zime with guitarists John Ziegler and Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Brian Scanlon is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Lou Forestieri is at The Merc in Temecula. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. 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. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles with a group including vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia and pianist Otmaro Ruiz.

Friday 6/24 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with George Whitty on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Tom Brechtlein on drums. Drummer Dan Schnelle leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Babko on keys, Josh Johnson on alto sax, and Alex Boneham on bass. Vocalist Tierney Sutton is at Catalina in Hollywood.  The San Gabriel Seven do an outdoor show at the Paseo Colorado Garfield Stage in Pasadena.   Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at Art Share LA in downtown Los Angeles. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Pianist Nina Beck and vocalist Andy Cowan are at the Renaissance Hotel LAX. Vocalist Barbara Morrison has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 6/25 – John Patitucci Guitar Quartet at Blue Whale

Bassist John Patitucci is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on guitars and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Pianist Ramsey Lewis is at Walt Disney Hall with guest vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jane Monheit for a benefit for KJZZ 88.1 FM. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. The Asian American Jazz Festival is at the Aritani Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Latin percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Trio Dinicu and guests play the Grand Performances series at California Plaza in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Tierney Sutton is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Aysha is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Casa Arjona in Long Beach features the Luis Muñoz Quintet featuring Brazilian singer Téka. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Drummer Colin Bailey is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The Claudia Quintet is at the Athenaeum in La Jolla. Quetzal has the free Saturday Latin Sounds show at LACMA in West L.A.. Ditty Fantastico has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 6/26 – Otmaro Ruiz at Blue Whale

Pianist Otmaro Ruiz celebrates a birthday at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ana Barreiro and Aaron Serfaty on drums, Sezin Ahmet on bass, Larry Koonse on guitar, Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute and Catina DeLuna on vocals. The Dennis Dreith Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Hefti Plays Hefti is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra is at Gateway Church in West L.A.. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The Monterey Jazz Festival High School All Stars & Vocal Ensemble are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Guy Budd Band with guest vocalist Inga Swearingen is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and Fish To Birds play a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include the John Fick Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, 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 6/27 – TrioKAIT & Victor San Pedro at Blue Whale

Pianist Kait Dunton and guitarist Victor San Pedro split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Pianist Geoff Stradling’s StradBand is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Vocalist Stephanie Spruill headlines a benefit for victims of the recent shootings in Orlando at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Drummer Peter Buck is at Hoson House in Tustin.  Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..  Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in 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 6/28 – Jerry Vivino at Bogie’s

“Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Matt Rohde on keys, John Leftwich on bass, and Clayton Cameron on drums. Work In Progress with vocalist Kara Grainger is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Similar Fashion and drummer Corey Fogel split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Guitarist Marcus Nand is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Organist Carey Frank 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 Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Frank Potenza.

Wednesday 6/29 – Sal Crocker at Catalina

Tenor saxophonist Sal Crocker is at Catalina with Mahesh Balasooriya on piano, Santino Taffarelle on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. Tenor saxophonist Jure Pukl is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Josh Nelson on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Andre Simelius on drums. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Saxophonist Jasper Dutz is at Art Share LA in downtown Los Angeles.  Organist Carey Frank is at the Culver Hotel in Culver City. Guitarist Brent Canter has the Wednesday happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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