About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 1, 2016

Gordon Goodwin
Gordon Goodwin

Monday 8/1 – Mike Price Orchestra at Typhoon

Trumpeter Mike Price leads his big band at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The New West Guitar Group is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach with drummer Evan Stone and bassist Roger Shew. 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 8/2 – Rocco Prestia with Fred Horn’s Steady Fready Band at The Baked Potato

Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia makes a rare L.A. club appearance with saxophonist Fred Horn’s band including Rico Belled on keys, Lenny Coltun on guitar, and Dan Delurgio on drums at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Drummer Ryan Shaw fronts a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Trumpeter Gregg Adams is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Jasmine Tommaso is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Sandra Booker and guitarist John Goux are at Delmonico’s in Encino. 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.

Wednesday 8/3 – Bill Cunliffe’s Imaginacion with Carol Bach-y-Rita at Marriott Newport Center

Pianist Bill Cunliffe’s “Imaginacion” Latin ensemble with be at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita. Guitarist Perry Smith is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The CJS Quintet is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach. Drummer Adam Clark is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. The Urban Renewal Project is at Brea City Hall in Brea. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Blues guitarist Chuck Kavooras is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Javier Vergara has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 8/4 – Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band at Catalina

Composer/saxophonist/pianist Gordon Goodwin debuts his Little Phat Band at Catalina in Hollywood with Wayne Bergeron on trumpet, Eric Marienthal on saxophone, Joey DeLeon on percussion, Ray Brinker on drums, Andy Martin on trombone, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, and Kevin Axt on bass. Pianist Cathlene Pineda is at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Guitarist/vocalist Julie Kelly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Chris Dawson is at The Merc in Temecula. Zime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach.  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. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 8/5 – Theo Saunders & Henry Franklin at The World Stage

Pianist Theo Saunders and bassist Henry Franklin are at The World Stage in South Los Angeles with Ralph Moore on sax and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Keyboardist Jeff Babko’s Sock Puppet is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Rob Lockhart is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Latin vocalist Anne Walsh is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. San Miguel is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist/vocalist Aaron Akins sings the music of Nat King Cole at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Chuck Johnson is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Pianist Rob Rio is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Guitarist Bob Parins is at Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown L.A.. Pianist Ruben Estrada and percussionist Hamid Cooper are at Petra in Thousand Oaks. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at San Angelo Park in Bassett. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Saxophonist Dale Fielder has the free Friday jazz evening at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/6 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato with Deron Johnson on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, Tom Brechtlein on drums, and Jeff Beal on trumpet. Pianist Richard Sears leads a quintet including drummer Billy Hart at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is honored and interviewed during a musical evening at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. by the Human Connection.  Trumpeter John Daversa is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Katia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Vocalist Molly Ringwald is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vocalist Gillian Margot are at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist John Altman.   Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Groove Lexicon is at the Palmdale Amphitheater in Palmdale. Saxophonist John Schnackenberg and pianist Cougar Estrada are at Roy in Santa Barbara. The Afro-Peruvian Jazz Project has the free Sounds evening show at LACMA in West L.A.. Saxophonist Grace Kelly has an early afternoon show at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Saturday brunch choices include pianist Theo Saunders at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 8/7 –John Daversa Contemporary Big Band at The Baked Potato

Trumpet/EVI wiz John Daversa is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with his 17-piece big band. Guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno is at Catalina in Hollywood. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Chuck Johnson is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Drummer Jamison Ross is at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Spanky Wilson is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. The L.A. Collective holds its monthly jam session at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at General Lee’s in Chinatown. Sunday brunch choices include the Peter Myers Orchestra 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., bassist Rufus Philpot at The Springs in downtown L.A., and saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Monday 8/8 – Tucker Antell at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Tucker Antell is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Anthony Wilson on guitar, Larry Goldings on organ, Alex Chaloff on drums, and vocalists Kathleen Grace and Michael Mayo.  The Mark Hix Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. 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 8/9 – Mike Gurrola Trio at Blue Whale

Bassist Mike Gurrola leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Josh Nelson on piano and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Connie Han is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Sandra Booker and guitarist John Goux are at Delmonico’s in Encino. Trumpeter Jonathan Dane is at Perch in downtown L.A. with guitarist Larry Koonse. 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. Guitarists Chris Standring and Adam Hawley are at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach.

Wednesday 8/10 – Jeff Beck at the Hollywood Bowl

Guitarist Jeff Beck is at The Hollywood Bowl with a lineup including guitarist Buddy Guy. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli leads a quartet at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Trombonist Joey Sellers is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Jennifer Leitham celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood with Andy Langham on piano and Randy Drake on drums. La Tenaza Latin Jazz is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Nicole Haley is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Danny Janklow has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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