About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of October 3, 2016

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Monday 10/3 – Brent/Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band at Typhoon

Brent Fischer leads the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band in a CD release concert at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist/cellist Maksim Velichkin and poet Roksana Zeinapur are 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., Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 10/4 – Chuchito Valdes at Catalina

Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdes begins a two-night (Tue-Wed) run at Catalina in Hollywood. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara. Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble leads their monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Oui 3 is at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist Fred Horn is at The Oyster House in Studio City.

Wednesday 10/5 – Navarro at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Michael Angel Alvarado on guitar, Joey De Leon on percussion, Rene Camacho on bass, and Joey Heredia on drums. Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdes is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Scott Amendola and organist Wil Blades are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani is at The Loft at UCSD La Jolla. Guitarist Adam Hawley Leads the Celebrity Jazz Jam Fest at the Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist Jon Mayer has the happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 10/6 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Brady Cohan on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Chaun Horton on drums. Bassist Marcus Miller begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist Kait Dunton is at The Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Ada Bird Wolfe is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Drummer Matt Gordy is at Cooks Chapel at the Anaheim Packing House. Invisible Guy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Connie Han is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Keyboardist Brian Culbertson is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Sunny Blue Jazz is 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. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 10/7 – SF Jazz Collective at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

The SF Jazz Collective kicks off the three-day jazz weekend at Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa with a program dedicated to the music of Miles Davis featuring alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Sean Jones, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire. Saxophonists David Binney and Steve Lehman are at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Guitarist Tony MacAlpine is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Kevin van den Elzen is at Blue Whale with saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Dick Oatts. Bassist Marcus Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trombonist Scott Whitfield and vocalist Ginger Berglund are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist Tony DeSare is at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Raw Sugar is at The World Stage in South L.A..  Vocalist Dyan Kane is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Keyboardist Brian Culbertson is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Sandra Booker has the free Friday show at LACMA in west L.A.. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Saturday 10/8 – Kamasi Washington at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa with Ryan Porter on trombone, Brandon Coleman on keyboards, Patrice Quinn on vocals, Miles Mosley on bass, Igmar Thomas on trumpet, and Tony Austin and Ronald Bruner, Jr. on drums. Guitarist Dean Brown is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Frank Fontaine is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Bruce Hornsby plays a solo show at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. Bassist Marcus Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.  Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A..  Flutist Derf Reklaw is at The World Stage in South L.A..  Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Will Donato is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Keyboardist Brian Culbertson is at Thornton Winery in Temecula. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Vocalist Mando Cordova is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A. and Slide FX at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 10/9 – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa in an afternoon performance. Guitarist David Gilmore is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Havanna-LA Jazz Flute Summit will be at La Plaza de Cultura y Arte in downtown L.A.. Drummer Jason Harnell leads a quartet at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Marcus Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Jazz tuba player Jim Self plays an evening of Latin jazz at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.   Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavendar Blue in South L.A..  Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Dyan Kane is at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Rickey Woodard 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, vocalist Frances Livings at The Little Door in West L.A., saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 10/10 – Brian Eisenberg Orchestra at The E Spot Lounge

Composer Brian Eisenberg leads a big band at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Jens Kuross is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ross Garren on keys, Miles Senzaki on drums, Daniel Seef on bass, and Hitomi Oba on sax.  The Late Nite Jazz Orchestra is at Typhoon in Santa Monica.  Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include Jacques Lesure at Lavendar Blue in South L.A.,  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 10/11 – Billy Childs & Prophecy at Blue Whale

Pianist Billy Childs is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with poet Paul Calderon, Katisse Buckingham on sax, flute, and vocals, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Louis Cole on drums. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Global Soul Collective is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Drummer Matt Mayhall is at ETA Highland Park in Los Angeles. 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 is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Bruce Forman.

Wednesday 10/12 – Work In Progress with Andrea Miller at The Baked Potato

Work In Progress with guest vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City including Jon Greathouse on keys, JV Collier on bass, Bill Chuchville on trumpet, Dan Boissy on sax, Gene Coye on drums, and Howard Scott Stein on guitar.  Guitarist Mike Viola is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Larry Goldings on piano/organ, Kaveh Rastegar on bass, and Abe Rounds on drums. Excursion is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Montage in Laguna Beach. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Bassist Bruce Lett has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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