About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of October 17, 2016

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

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. Vocalist Howie Levine and Richard Freedman’s Cool Blue Sextet are at Las Hadas Restaurant in Northridge.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 188 Degrees in Tarzana.  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 Lavender 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. Pianist Bill Cunliffe leads his BACHanalia big band at Typhoon in Santa Monica with guest vocalist Denise Donatelli.  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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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.

Thursday 10/20 – Grace Kelly at Blue Whale

Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jacob Mann on piano, Julia Pederson on bass, and Steve Hass on drums.  Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill.  Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. The The Lappitt-Rocha Septet is at the Blue Guitar Club in South Pasadena. Vocalist Annie Trousseau is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Arco Iris is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. English vocalist Julia Fordham is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Mark Christian Miller is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Natalie Jacob is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. 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 vocalists Cathy Segal-Garcia & Sally Kellerman. 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 10/21 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Rayford Griffin on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and John Ziegler on guitar. Saxophonist Gavin Templeton is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Oleta Adams begins a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Scott Martin’s Latin Soul Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Phyllis Causey is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A.. Vocalist Iliana Rose is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Flamenco guitarist Tomatito is at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in West L.A.. Pianist David Arnay is at The Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist Greg Reitan has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 10/22 – Jim Snidero at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jim Snidero celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with John Beasley on piano, Darek Oles on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Mark Christian Miller celebrates a birthday at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Bevan Manson is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Nutty is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Oleta Adams is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist Kim Richmond.   Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Jack’s Cats are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A. and saxophonist Mark Isbell at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 10/23 – Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris offers a tribute to the late Bobby Hutcherson at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in South L.A. with Elena Pinderhughes on flute, James Francies on piano, Joshua Crumbly on bass, and Terreon Gully on drums. Hefti Plays Hefti is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Thelonious Monkey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Wee Trio is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra celebrates a CD release at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank. Vocalist Oleta Adams is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Euge Groove is at the Avalon Casino Ballroom in Avalon. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in South L.A.. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Pianist Richard Sherman plays a late afternoon show featuring vocalist Bili Redd at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Doug Webb 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, saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, pianist Gil Gunderson at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 10/24 – Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri at Blue Whale

Pianist Lucian Ban and violinist Mat Maneri are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Mike Price leads a big band at Typhoon in Santa Monica with vocalist Sandy Graham. Trombonist Alan Ferber is at The Loft at UCSD La Jolla. The Santa Barbara City College jazz bands are at SOhO in Santa Barbara.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 188 Degrees in Tarzana.  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 Lavender 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 10/25 – Alan Ferber Nonet at Blue Whale

Trombonist Alan Ferber celebrates a CD release over two nights (Tue-Wed) at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo, backed by Philip Dizack on trumpet, Jon Gordon on alto sax, John Ellis on tenor sax, Brian Walsh on bass clarinet, Anthony Wilson on guitar, David Cook on piano, Matt Pavolka on bass, and Mark Ferber on drums. Trombonist Scott Whitfield and vocalist Ginger Berglund are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Permanent Record & guitarist Adrian Galysh split a bill at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Paris Chansons are 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 is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Jamie Rosenn.

Wednesday 10/26 – Katja Rieckermann at The Baked Potato

German saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Randy Cooke on drums, Ronny DeJesus on guitar, Hans Zermuehlen on keys, Joe Iaquinto on bass, Luis Eric Gonzales on trumpet, and Humberto Ruiz on trombone.  Trombonist Alan Ferber celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Organist Ty Bailie has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist/guitarist/vocalist Austin Gatus is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

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