About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of October 10, 2016

Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton

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/vocalist 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.  Trumpeter Brian Swartz leads a sextet at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..   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, Thomas Mims on sax/flute, 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/vocalist 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. 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. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez hosts a Wednesday night jam session at Monty’s in Woodland Hills. Bassist Bruce Lett has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 10/13 – John Clayton/Eric Reed at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

Bassist John Clayton and pianist Eric Reed are at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in South L.A. with Rob Perkins on drums and guest vocalist Ernie Andrews. Vocalist Tierney Sutton is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Amber Whitlock is at The Merc in Temecula. Group 5 is at The Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. OHM is at The Baked Potato. 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 with vocalist Andrea Miller. Vocalist Danny Freyer’s big band is at McCormick & Schick’s in Irvine. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. The T Special is at the Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Bruce Eckstut is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Ellis Island Boys are at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 10/14 – Tierney Sutton at Catalina

Vocalist Tierney Sutton celebrates a new CD with the second of a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by Christian Jacob on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums. Saxophonist Bennie Maupin leads an ensemble for the first of two nights at The World Stage in South L.A.. Flugelhornist John Raymond is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Marco Mendoza’s El Trio begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato. Bassists Mike Valerio, Steuart Liebig,Tim Lefebvre and Miles Mosley are at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Boney James is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Vocalist Barbara Sligh performs the music of Sarah Vaughan at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A.. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Roman Street is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Hiroe Sekine has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 10/15 – Johnny Mandel at the Moss Theater

Grammy & Oscar-winning composer/arranger Johnny Mandel leads a big band in advance of an upcoming birthday at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Rudresh Maranthappa is at LACC Clausen Hall in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk celebrates a CD release at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.  Guitarist Jeff Parker is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Joey Alexander is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Bennie Maupin leads an ensemble at The World Stage in South L.A.. Guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Richard Elliot are at Thornton Winery in Temecula. Vocalist Tierney Sutton is at Catalina in Hollywood. El Trio is 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. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Guitarist Nils is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. La Chispa is at the Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Clayton is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A..  The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A. and drummer Paul Kreibich at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 10/16 – Joey Alexander at UCSB Campbell Hall

Teenage pianist Joey Alexander is at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.   Thumbscrew and Joel Harrison’s Spirit House are at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica.  African percussionist SK Kakraba is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzén is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.   Bossa Zuzu is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A..  Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in South L.A.. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.  Singing Of Chanson is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro for a late afternoon show.  Sunday brunch choices include the Mike Barone Big Band 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., saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, pianist Gil Gunderson at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 10/17 – Paul McDonald Big Band with Jay Jackson at Typhoon

The Paul McDonald Big Band with vocalist Jay Jackson is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Blues guitarist Ben Powell 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 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 10/18 – Roberta Piket at Blue Whale

Pianist/vocalist Roberta Piket is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a program dedicated to the late Marian McPartland with Kim Richmond on sax/flute, Mike Cottone on trumpet/flugelhorn, Virginia Mayhew on tenor sax/clarinet, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Billy Mintz on drums. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Kevin O’Neal and vocalist Patrice Quinn are at Catalina in Hollywood. Percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. The Billy Vera Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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.. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Steve Cotter.

Wednesday 10/19 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

“Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andy Langham on keys, James Wormworth on drums, and John Leftwich on bass. Dennis Dreith leads a big band at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalist Tata Vega. Bassist Benjamin Shepherd and vocalist Terra Deva are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Skip Spiro Little Big Band is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez hosts a Wednesday night jam session at Monty’s in Woodland Hills. Bassist Jeff Littleton has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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