About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 8, 2016

Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck

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, and Alex Chaloff on drums. 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. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. 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 with guest Jamie Findlay. 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. Guitarist Jamie Findlay is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. La Tenaza Latin Jazz is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist John Payne is at La Sierra University in Riverside. Vocalist Nicole Haley is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Saxophonist Danny Janklow has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 8/11 – Aruan Ortiz Trio at Blue Whale

Pianist Aruan Ortiz celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Eric Revis on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Guitarist Nili Brosh is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Jim DeJulio is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Trombonist Michael Vlatkovich is at the Hammer Museum in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Ray Fuller is at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel.   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 with vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia. The Lounge Trio is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 8/12 – Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson at Blue Whale

Vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson celebrate the release of their new CD at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Guitarist Earl Klugh and pianist Keiko Matsui are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. The Long Beach Jazz Festival begins a three-day weekend at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Steve Huffsteter is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Bevan Manson is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has the free Friday jazz evening at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/13 – Ann Hampton Callaway at Catalina

Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway plays the second of three nights (Fri-Sun) at Catalina in Hollywood.  Flutist Jamie Baum leads a quintet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Central Park in Santa Clarita. Trombonist Michael Dease is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Rachel Flowers is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with saxophonist John Altman. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Palmer Jazz Project is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist Greg Manning is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Violinist Susie Hansen has the free Saturday evening Latin Sounds show at LACMA in West L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Brian Clancy at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 8/14 – Josh Nelson Quartet at Blue Whale

Pianist Josh Nelson leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Tyler Blanton on vibes, Alex Boneham on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Go Shlomo! Is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Hefti Plays Hefti is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento and flutist Rebecca Kleinmann share a bill at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Sherwood Sledge is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Peter Sprague performs an afternoon Jazz By The Sea house concert in Newport Beach. Sunday brunch choices include the Charles Owens 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., bassist Rufus Philpot at The Springs 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 8/15 – Fabiano Do Nascimento & Rebecca Kleinmann at Blue Whale

Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento and flutist Rebecca Kleinmann split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Charles Owens Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Trio Dinucu is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Nicole Lvoff is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 8/16 – Michael Dease Quintet at The Baked Potato

Trombonist Michael Dease is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Doug Webb on sax, Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Danny Carey on drums. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Ganavya Doraiswamy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Nancy Harms is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Margo Rey is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 Tony Do Rosario.

Wednesday 8/17 – Chick Corea Elektric Band at Catalina

Pianist Chick Corea reunites his Elektric Band for an eight-night (Wed-Wed) run at Catalina in Hollywood with John Patitucci on bass, Dave Weckl on drums, Frank Gambale on guitar, and and Eric Marienthal on sax. Drummer Jeff Hamilton is at the Sunset Jazz at Newport Marriott Hotel with organist Akiko Tsuruga and guitarist Graham Dechter. Saxophonist Maceo Parker leads a tribute to Ray Charles while splitting a bill with the Christian McBride Big Band at the Hollywood Bowl. Guitarist Alex Sill is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Danny Janklow on alto sax, Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Vocalist Joel Virgel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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