About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 22, 2016

Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock
Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock

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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. Vested Interest is at The Spirit House in Monterey Park.

Wednesday 8/24 – Mega Nova at the Hollywood Bowl

Mega Nova with pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, bassist Marcus Miller, and guitarist Carlos Santana is at The Hollywood Bowl. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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.

Thursday 8/25 – David Garfield at Catalina

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Catalina in Hollywood with a group including saxophonist Eric Marienthal and drummer Gary Novak. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cuban vocalist Candi Sosa is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Colin Bailey is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Percussionist Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. The World’s Finest Apples are at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Keyboardist Marcus Johnson is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Carolyn Martinez is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Tim Gill is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Charged Particles are 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. Vocalist Danny Freyer’s big band is at McCormick & Schick’s in Irvine.

Friday 8/26 – Terrace Martin & The Poly Seeds at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Terrace Martin & The Polly Seeds are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Taber Gable on keys, Jonathan Barber on drums, Marlon Williams on guitar, Brandon Owens on bass, and Rose Gold and Wyann Vaughn on vocals. Guitarist Kenny Burrell begins a three-night run at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Al Jarreau is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Cat Conner is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Scott Jeppesen is at the Persia Lounge in Newhall. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Jack’s Cats are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena,  Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park.M-pact has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/27 – Alphonse Mouzon at Seabird Jazz Lounge

Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach with a group including Ernie Watts on sax, Mahesh Balasooriya on piano, and Jeff Littleton on bass. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist/vocalist George Benson is at Thornton Winery in Temecula. Bassist David Piltch is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Kenny Burrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Urban Bush Women perform a dance tribute to John Coltrane at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Pianist Sabine Pothier’s Hard Bop Chicks are at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocal group Fish To Birds is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. James Taylor backing vocalist Arnold McCuller celebrates a birthday and CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Orchestra Charangoa has the free Saturday Latin Sounds show at LACMA in West L.A.. Afro Funke is at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Glen Garrett at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 8/28 – Kenny Burrell at Catalina

Guitarist Kenny Burrell finishes a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood leading a quintet. Percussionist Brad Dutz is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Hollywood Bowl hosts a Smooth Jazz Festival evening with acts including George Benson and Jeff Lorber. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Saxophonist Kenny G is at Thornton Winery in Temecula. California Feet Warmers are at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Hazey Jane with guitarist Michael Landau and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz and guitarist/vocalist Dustin Boyer split an evening at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Continuum plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. The TRW Jazz Group plays a late afternoon show at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Charged Particles play an early afternoon show at Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Don Littleton 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 8/29 – Sharon Marie Cline at The E Spot Lounge

Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City, backed by Rich Eames on keys, Gary Wicks on bass, Paul Kreibich on drums, Dori Amarillio on guitar, and Jonathan Dane on trumpet. The Los Angeles Jazz Collective is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Psych! The Unexpected Big Band is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. 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 8/30 – Carol Duboc at Catalina

Vocalist Carol Duboc celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with a band including Patrice Rushen on keys, Bibi McGill on guitar, and Rhonda Smith on bass. The TCD Trio is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Aubrey Logan is at 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 violinist Charlie Bisharat. Vocalist Amy Keys is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Norwood Young is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.

Wednesday 8/31 – New West Guitar Group with Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson at Blue Whale

The New West Guitar Group with John Storie, Perry Smith and Will Brahm is joined by vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Byron Stripling and pianist Bobby Floyd are at the Marriott Hotel & Resort in Newport Center with Graham Dechter on guitar and Joe La Barbera on drums. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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