About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of September 5, 2016

Scott Kinsey
Scott Kinsey

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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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Eagle Rock. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.

Thursday 9/8 – Elliott Caine Quintet at Blue Guitar Club

Trumpeter Elliott Caine’s quintet kicks off a new Thursday night jazz series at the Blue Guitar Club at the Arroyo Seco Golf Club in South Pasadena with Scott Gilman on sax, Sam Hirsh on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Kenny Elliott on drums. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.  Pianist  Ai Kuwabara leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Wundergroup is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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. Cuban vocalist Candi Sosa is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Guitarist Patrick Berrogain is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Maryanne Reall is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Vocalist Lina is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Mike Whitman is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 9/9 – Azar Lawrence Quintet at LACMA

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence plays the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West Los Angeles with Theo Saunders on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums. Keyboardist Scott Kinsey and percussionist/vocalist Arto Tuncboyacian are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Hadrien Feraud on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Strunz & Farah begin a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Steve Fister is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Melanie Taylor is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Blue Ivory is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park.

Saturday 9/10 – Mike Miller Super All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller joins with fellow mates from various bands including Jimmy Johnson on bass, Chad Wackerman on drums, Walt Fowler on trumpet, and Albert Wing on sax at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Thana Alexa is at the Colburn School Thayer Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall play a late afternoon benefit concert for P.S. Arts at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Jonathan Butler & saxophonist Gerald Albright are at Thornton Winery in Temecula. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Strunz & Farah are at Catalina in Hollywood. Down To The Bone is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Along For The Ride is at Hosn House in Tustin. Second Hand Jazz is at The Merc in Temecula. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 9/11 – Scott Kinsey Group at Bogie’s

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey celebrates a CD release at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Arto Tuncboyaciyan on percussion and vocals, Bob Reynolds on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and drummers Gary Novak, Gergo Borlai, Kirk Covington, and Danny Carey.   Pianist Alan Pasqua plays an early evening trio show at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica.  Organist Carey Frank leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guest vocalist Jane Monheit. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flamenco/jazz guitarist/vocalist Ethan Margolis plays his “Sonikete Blues” project at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood with a band including pianist Chano Dominguez. Drummer Jason Harnell leads a quartet at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the Levitt Pavillion in Pasadena. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Saranin is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Phil Norman Tentet plays an early afternoon show at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 9/12 – BBB Big Band at Typhoon

Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band celebrates a new CD with a show at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. The Bridge Trio is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 9/13 – Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano at Catalina

Bassist/vocalist Richard Bona begins a two-night (Tue-Wed) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Ludwig Afonso on drums, Osmany Paredes on piano, Luisito and Roberto Quintero on percussion, Rey Alejandro on trombone, and Dennis Hernandez on trumpet. Pianist Kevin Hays and harmonica player Gregoire Maret duet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Gail Jhonson is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Joshua Ledet 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.. Guitarist David Marcus and bassist Chris Conner are at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Blues harmonica player Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Wednesday 9/14 – Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band at Marriott Newport Center

Multiple Grammy-winner pianist/saxophonist/composer Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band closes the summer’s Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center – other members include saxophonist Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron on trumpet, Andy Martin on trombone, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Rick Shaw on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums. Vocalists DeeDee Bridgewater, Judith Hill, Patti Austin and more offer a tribute to the music of Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Eartha Kitt And Natalie Cole at the Hollywood Bowl. Guitarist Mike Viola teams with bassist Kaveh Rastegar and organist Larry Goldings at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist/vocalist Richard Bona is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.

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