About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of August 29, 2016

John Beasley's MONK'estra
John Beasley’s MONK’estra

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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 with special guest vocalist Barbara Morrison and guitarist Carl Verheyen. 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. Vocalist Rachel Sorsa is at Danny’s in Venice. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach. The Urban Renewal Project is at the Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown. 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.

Thursday 9/1 – John Beasley’s MONK’estra at Blue Whale

Keyboardist John Beasley’s MONK’estra celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Babko on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. The Afro-Cuban Jazz Project is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Drummer Jeremy Brown is at The Merc in Temecula. 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. Saxophonist Scott Jeppesen is at The Agave Room in Fullerton.  Vocalist Tamara Gabriel is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Lenka Shockley is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Friday 9/2 – Joshua White CODES at Blue Whale

Pianist Joshua White’s CODES are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Dwight Trible on voice, Dean Hulett on bass, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, and Ralph Moore on tenor sax . Flutist Hubert Laws will be honored with the 2016 LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA in West L.A.. Percussionist Sheila E is at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist and vocalist Raul Midón is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Gary Taylor is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat).  Vocalist James DeFrances is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.

Saturday 9/3 – Scott Henderson Trio at Alvas Showroom

Guitarist Scott Henderson is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Travis Carlton on bass and Allen Hertz on drums. Latin percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos leads a tribute to Lee Morgan at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpet/EVI wiz John Daversa leads his 17-piece big band at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun). Saxophonist Rob Lockhart is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. 4 Level Interchange is at DiPiazza’s in Long Beach. The Usual Suspects are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Marv Robinson is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Gary Taylor is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca play the final 2016 Latin Sounds Saturday show at LACMA in West L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter is at Perch in downtown L.A. and vocalist Mari Nobre at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.

Sunday 9/4 – John Daversa Contemporary Big Band at The Baked Potato

Trumpet/EVI wiz John Daversa leads his 17-piece big band at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the second of two nights (Sat-Sun). Latin percussionist Pete Escovedo is at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Vocalist Kat Parra is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom’s Burning Ghosts are at the Open Gate Theater in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Kevin Ahart is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The L.A. Collective monthly jam session is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.   The Perri Sisters are at Catalina in Hollywood.   Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Sunday brunch choices include 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 9/5 – Paul McDonald Big Band at Typhoon

The Paul McDonald Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. 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 9/6 – Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato

Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andrew Lipmann on trombone, Paulie Cerra on sax, Billy Steinway on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, Lemar Carter on drums, and Sam Meek on guitar. Pianist Nery Kim is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Scott Martin’s Latin Soul Band 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.

Wednesday 9/7 – Oz Noy at Blue Whale

Guitarist Oz Noy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Babko on keys, Mike Elizondo on bass, and Toss Panos on drums. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Barbara Morrison celebrates a birthday at the Sunset Jazz series at the Newport Center Marriott. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.

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