About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of July 4, 2016

Marquis Hill
Marquis Hill

Monday 7/4 – Monday Night Pro Jammz at The Baked Potato

Guitarists John Ziegler and Jamie Kime lead the Monday Night Pro jam session at The Baked Potato in Studio City with bassist Chris Roy. Drummer Steve Hass is at Perch in downtown L.A. with Eric Sampson on guitar and Brian Lang on bass. Pianist Eric Eckstrand’s trio gets an unusual late afternoon start for Independence Day at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Other Monday jam sessions include guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., and bassist Ryan Cross’ Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 7/5 – Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Kim Richmond’s Concert Jazz Orchestra will be at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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. Guitarists Bruce Forman and Barry Zweig are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Angel Town Combo is at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. 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.. Oui 3 is at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach.

Wednesday 7/6 – Ken Peplowski/Chuck Redd Quintet at Marriott Newport Center

The Sunset Jazz at Newport summer series kicks off at the Marriott Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with clarinetist Ken Peplowski and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, joined by Katie Thiroux on bass, Matt Witek on drums, and Graham Dechter on guitar. Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Joey Heredia on drums, Joey De Leon on percussion, Rene Camacho on bass, and Michael Angel on guitar. Trumpeter Zack Ramacier is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Jimmy Spencer and pianist Karen Hernandez are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Organist Carey Frank is at the Culver Hotel in Culver City. Vocalist Chad Ra’Shun is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Adam Clark is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Tim Gill is at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden. Guitarist Tomas Janzon has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 7/7 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Dan Lutz on bass, and Louis Cole on drums. Bassist Darek Oles is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at The Merc in Temecula. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at The Reef in Long Beach.  Guitarist Caleb Quaye is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocal group Accent is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. The Supa Lowery Brothers are at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at the Press Restaurant in Claremont.  Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles with vocalist Richard Shelton.

Friday 7/8 – Billy Childs Quartet at LACMA

Pianist Billy Childs fronts a quartet at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in West L.A. for their free Friday outdoor jazz series including Josh Johnson on sax, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Donald Barrett on drums. Trumpeter Marquis Hill begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo to celebrate a CD release. Guitarist Larry Carlton, pianist David Benoit and vocalist Sara Gazarek are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Drummer Kenny Aronoff is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guitarist Gilby Clark. Sisters Eloise and Debra Laws are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Tom Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Connie Han is at Post & Beam in South L.A.. Percussionist Hamid Cooper is at Petra in Thousand Oaks. Guitarist Dean Grech is at Spahgettini in Seal Beach. Groove Sauce is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park.

Saturday 7/9 – Marquis Hill at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Marquis Hill celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights with Josh Johnson on sax, Justin Thomas on vibes, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Makaya McCraven on drums. Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Cecilia Noel & The Wild Clams are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Brandon Fields is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio with guest saxophonist Kim Richmond is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz.   Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Michael Session is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Darynn Dean is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Second Hand Jazz is at The Merc in Temecula.   The Afro Cuban Jazz Project has the free Saturday Latin evening show at LACMA in West L.A.. Guitarist Lee Ritenour has an early afternoon show at the Festival Of The Arts in Laguna Beach.  The CJS Quintet has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 7/10 – Monty Alexander at Catalina

Pianist Monty Alexander is at Catalina in Hollywood with bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Pianist Mina Choi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A..  Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Idiomatiques are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Festival Of The Arts in Laguna Beach. Pianist Jamael Dean plays an afternoon show at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Jon Mayer at Post & Beam in South L.A., trombonist Paul Young 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 7/11 – Martin Diller at Blue Whale

Drummer Martin Diller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ty Bailie on organ and Chris Lawrence on trumpet. 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 7/12 – Dave Mackay Trio at The E Spot Lounge

Pianist Dave Mackay leads a trio at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City with Richard Simon on bass and Paul Kreibich on drums. Latin percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Pianist Ted Case is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Heliotrope is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Ellis Hall is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Greg Manning is the Festival Of The Arts in Laguna Beach. 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 Thom Rotella.

Wednesday 7/13 – Ernie Andrews at Marriott Newport Beach

Vocalist Ernie Andrews is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with Rickey Woodard on sax, Tateng Katindig on piano, Richard Simon on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at La Sierra University in Riverside.   Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist/singer/songwriter Levon Henry is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Annette Warren celebrates her 94th birthday with a concert at Catalina in Hollywood. Trombonist Steve Johnson has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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