About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of October 31, 2016

Hubert Laws
Hubert Laws

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, J.V. Collier 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. Excursion is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 with guest Frank Potenza.

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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 11/3 – Wolfgang Schalk at Catalina

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with Andy Langham on piano, Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, and Oscar Seaton on drums. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jose James offers a program of the music of Billie Holiday at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Drummer Kevin Yokota is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Bruce Eskovitz leads a big band at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Pianist Jon Mayer is at the Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Trumpeter Stephanie Richards is at the Loft at UCSD La Jolla. Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ann Kelly is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Markus Burger is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the Westlake Brewing Company in Westlake Village.  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 and Sally Kellerman. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Vocalist Carolyn Martinez is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 11/4 – Hubert Laws at Zipper Hall

Flutist Hubert Laws is at Zipper Hall in downtown L.A. with Rob Mullins on keys, David Budway on piano, John Leftwich on bass, and Clayton Cameron on drums. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Marcel Camargo is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Zime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen performs a tribute to Joni Mitchell at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Mann Sextet with vocalist Nina Storey is at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan is at Azuza Pacific University in Azuza. Pianist Bobby West is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.  Painist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena.  Keyboardist Patrick Bradley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx and bassist Alex Frank are at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Michael Session has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 11/5 – Azar Lawrence at the Seabird Jazz Lounge

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence celebrates a birthday at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach with Mahesh Balasooriya on piano, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Mike Moreno is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Kevin Winard is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura with saxophonist Tom Scott. Vocalist Cheryl Barnes is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall are at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest vocalist Sandra Booker. 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. The SOJ Quintet is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Glenn Cashman at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 11/6 – Kamasi Washington at Walt Disney Hall

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bryan Beller on bass and Joe Travers on drums. Burnt Hibiscus is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Psych! Big Band is at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Pianist Matt Savage plays a solo show at the Edye Second Space in Santa Monica. Jazzemblage with pianist Theo Saunders plays an afternoon concert at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in South L.A.. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Saxophonist Jessy J celebrates a Christmas CD release at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Bella Porter is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Perri Sisters are at Catalina in Hollywood. The HiFi Honeydrops are at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Sherry Williams is backed by a big band at The Merc in Temecula for an afternoon performance. Sunday brunch choices include pianist/vocalist Betty Bryant at Catalina, guitarist Frank Potenza 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, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 11/7 – Bernie Dresel Big Band at Typhoon

Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band plays the final night of music at Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Guitarist Mike Baggetta is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Kimberly Ford offers a tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Lobero Theatre 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., Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 11/8 – Le Boeuf Brothers at Blue Whale

The Le Boeuf Brothers celebrate a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Rick Musallum on guitar, Bryan Beller on bass and Joe Travers on drums. Pianist Tom Ranier is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Andrea Balestra is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. 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 Ron Eschete.

Wednesday 11/9 – Matt Slocum Trio at Blue Whale

Drummer Matt Slocum leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Dayna Stephens on sax and Steve Cotter on guitar. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ruby Friedman is at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The SPC Organ Trio is at Ireland’s 32 in Van Nuys. Vocalist Rose Kingsley offers a tribute to Johnny Mercer at Catalina in Hollywood.  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. Blues guitarist Chuck Kavooras is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Dave Sills has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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