About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of October 24, 2016

Alan Pasqua
Alan Pasqua

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. Vocalist Tim Gill is at the EnVy Lounge in Newport 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.. 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. 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. 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.

Thursday 10/27 – Marlene Mortensen at The Baked Potato

Danish vocalist Malene Mortensen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Richman on guitar, Jimmy Haslip on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and Chad Wackerman on drums. Cuban pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Maceo Parker is at Campbell Hall at UC Santa Barbara. Drummer Evan Stone’s Translucent Ham Sandwich Band is at the California Institute of Abnormalarts in North Hollywood. Vocalist Jeffrey Gimble is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Candi Sosa is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Paulette McWilliams is at The Merc in Temecula. Trumpeter Steve Huffsteter is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. 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 guest vocalist Maria Howell. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Vocalist Carolyn Martinez is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Retro Swing is at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge.

Friday 10/28 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Haslip on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and Chad Wackerman on drums.  Saxophonist John Ellis & Double-Wide are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Tony MacAlpine is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.  Drummer Terry Bozzio plays a solo show at the Whittier Center Theater.  Vocalist Paulette McWilliams is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Steve Huffsteter is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Bassist Marshall Hawkins is at The Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A..

Saturday 10/29 – Rez Abassi at Blue Whale

Guitarist Rez Abassi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo to celebrate a CD release with Mark Shim on tenor sax, Marko Cnscec on keyboards, and Kenny Grohowski on drums. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Jesse Sharps & The Gathering are at The World Stage in South L.A.. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist John Bolivar is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist JJ Sansaverino is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Mostly Kosher is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Maverick’s Flat in South L.A.. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Jack’s Cats are at The Sky Room in Long Beach. Bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux plays an afternoon set at the Katie Geissert Civic Center Library in Torrance. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A. and saxophonist Chuck Manning at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 10/30 – Alan Pasqua Trio at Alvas Showroom

Pianist Alan Pasqua plays a later afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with bassist Darek Oles and drummer Connor Malloy. The Bill Holman Big Band is at Zipper Hall in downtown L.A.. The Los Angeles Jazz Collective celebrates the music and life of the late bassist Roger Shew at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surreal is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini and vocalist Ashley Maher are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Lia Branly is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. G5 is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Acoustic Alchemy is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in South L.A.. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita celebrates a CD release with a special brunch performance at Catalina in Hollywood. Other Sunday brunch choices include the Los Angeles Mambo All-Star Orchestra 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, saxophonist Robert Hart at SOhO in Santa Monica, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 10/31 – Charles Owens Big Band with Les McCann & Lee Hartley

Saxophonist Charles Owens’ Big Band is at Typhoon in Santa Monica with keyboardist Les McCann and vocalist Lee Hartley. 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 11/1 – Allen Hinds at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Matt Rohde on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, and Donald Barrett on drums. Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain is at Campbell hall at UC Santa Barbara. The Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble leads its regular first Tuesday jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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.

Wednesday 11/2 – Stan Kenton Milestones at Sheraton Gateway LAX

The Los Angeles Jazz Institute begins a four-day (Wed-Sat) program in tribute to the music of Stan Kenton at the Sheraton Gateway LAX in West L.A.. Pianist Kei Akagi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Heartbeat Brazil is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Fred Horn is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Adam Clark is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. 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. Vocalist Tamara Gabriel is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.

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