About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 15, 2016

Chick Corea Elektric Band
Chick Corea Elektric Band

KamisiWashington_600x100-Rev1Monday 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. Vocalist Howie Levine & Cool Blue are at Las Hadas Restaurant in Northridge. 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. Vocalist Dyan Kane is at Danny’s in Venice. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 8/18 – Raya Yarbrough at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Todd Wolf on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, Steve Gregory on guitar, Fred Kron on keys, and Felice Hernandez on backing vocals. Saxophonist Jane Burnett & Maqueque are at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Katalyst is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Pat Senatore celebrates a birthday at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Richie Gajate-Garcia is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Bijan Taghavi is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Flutist Dawn Norfleet is at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Saxophonist Sheldon Brown is at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Vocalist Danny Freyer’s big band is at McCormick & Schick’s in Irvine. The Chick Corea Elektric Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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. Bassist Marshall Hawkins is at The Merc in Temecula. Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. hosts an evening of blues including saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach.

Friday 8/19 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson at Blue Whale

Violaist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson begins a two-night run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo leading a 13-piece ensemble. Saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera is in performance and discussion at with pianist Alex Brown at the Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Pure Joy with vocalist Joy Burnworth is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura. Pianist Ruben Estrada and percussionist Hamid Cooper are at Petra in Thousand Oaks. The Chick Corea Elektric Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Ernie Watts has the free Friday jazz evening at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/20 – Dayramir Gonzalez at Alvas Showroom

Cuban pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Benjamin Shepherd on bass, Donald Barrett on drums, and Tatiana Ferrer on violin and vocals. Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato with Andy Hess on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Violaist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalists Cathy Segal-Garcia and Cheryl Barnes headline a benefit for Japanese earthquake victims at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Tom Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Diane Schurr headlines Saturday at the Jazz In The Pines Festival in Idylwild.  Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Camilo’s Bistro in Eagle Rock.  Guitarist Hans Ottsen and vibraphonist Tyler Blanton are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.
The Chick Corea Elektric Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist Kim Richmond. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Darren Rahn is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Nutty is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Along For The Ride is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. L.A. Councilman Gil Cedillo’s two-day (Sat-Sun) Latin Jazz & Music Festival begins at Sycamore Grove Park in downtown L.A. with a lineup including trombonist Francisco Torres and pianist Oscar Hernandez.  Catina DeLuna & Lado B Brazilian Project featuring Otmaro Ruiz has the free Saturday evening Latin Sounds show at LACMA in West L.A.. Pianist Russel Ferrante and saxophonist Bob Mintzer play an early afternoon show at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Zephyr Avalon at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 8/21 – Marta Sanchez & Adrián Terrazas-González at Blue Whale

Pianist Marta Sanchez and saxophonist Adrián Terrazas-González split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian vocalist Anne Walsh is at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach.   Vocalist Mark Christian Miller does a late afternoon free show at Kings Road Park in West Hollywood.  Vocalist Dave Damiani is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Trombonist Phil Ranelin is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Guitarist Rob Garland is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Chick Corea Elektric Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Henry Franklin headlines the closing day of the Jazz In The Pines Festival in Idylwild. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Flutist Tim Weisberg plays an early afternoon show at Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Councilman Gil Cedillo’s two-day (Sat-Sun) Latin Jazz & Music Festival concludes at Sycamore Grove Park in downtown L.A. with bands including trumpeter Gilbert Castellaneos and Jose Rizo. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Austin Byrd 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 8/22 – Motoshi Kosaka & Michael Manring at The E Spot Lounge

Harpist Motoshi Kosaka & bassist Michael Manring duet at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Chick Corea Elektric Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Dave Palmer and drummer Jay Bellerose lead a group at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Emil Richards leads his big band at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Quattrosound 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 8/23 – Jimmy Mahlis at The Baked Potato

Greek guitarist (also oud) Jimmy Mahlis is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toss Panos on drums, Dan Lutz on bass, and Andy Suzuki on sax. Bassist Max Bennett & Private Reserve are the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. The BABA Orchestra and YaYa split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Jeanne Tatum is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Chick Corea Elektric Band is at Catalina 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.. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Ron Eschete.

Wednesday 8/24 – Ethio Cali at Blue Whale

Ethio Cali begins a two-night (Wed-Thu) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore is at Sunset Jazz at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Brown Gravy with guitarist Kirk Fletcher is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Chick Corea Elektric Band finishes its eight-day run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Sal Crocker has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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