About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 7, 2016

Stix Hooper
Stix Hooper

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. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. 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. 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. 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.

Thursday 11/10 – Daniel Rotem at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mike Cottone on trumpet, Jonah Levine on trombone, Erin Bentlage on vocals, Josh Nelson on piano, Alex Boneham on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Guitarist Peter Sprague is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist George Kahn is at Catalina in Hollywood. Oui 3 is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Mike Baggetta 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. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Vocalist Carolyn Martinez is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Percussionist Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 11/11 – Babko-Rastegar-Cole at Blue Whale

Keyboardist Jeff Babko is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kaveh Rastegar on bass and Louis Cole on drums. Keyboardist John Novello is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Rob Lockhart is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena.  Vocalist Lynda Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Guitarist Frank Potenza has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.. Vocalist Beverly Church Hogan performs at a veterans benefit for Operation Confidence aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Saturday 11/12 – Stix Hooper & Viewpoint at The Moss Theatre

Former Crusaders drummer Six Hooper leads his Viewpoint ensemble at The Moss Theatre in Santa Monica with Andreas Oberg on guitar, Josh Nelson on piano, Del Atkins on bass, Jamelle Williams on horns and special guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Drummer Gene Coye is Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Andy Martin is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at The Public House (formerly Steamers) in Fullerton. Guitarist Rob Garland’s Trio Eclectic is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Lynda Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Jakiem Joyner is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist and vocalist Frank Stallone is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Palmer Jazz Project is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at the Oyster House 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. 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.  Saturday brunch choices include guitarist Brent Canter at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 11/13 – Los Angeles Jazz Quartet at The Baked Potato

Drummer Jason Harnell leads the Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chuck Manning on sax, Larry Koonse on guitar, and Darek Oles on bass. Pianists Adam Hersh and Josh Nelson spilt a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Susan Krebs hosts a benefit for the LA Regional Food Bank at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. California Feet Warmers are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Greg Lyons is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Mike Cottone 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. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Keyboardist Bradley Young and trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov are at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Benn Clatworthy 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, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, Looking For Number 7 at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 11/14 – Zephyr Avalon Quintet at Blue Whale

Bassist Zephyr Avalon leads a quintet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mike LeBrun on sax, Jonah Levine on trombone, Jacob Mann on piano, and Gene Coye on drums. 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., the Eastside Jazz Jam at The Hi-Hat in Highland Park, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 11/15 – Tammy McCann at Catalina

Chicago vocalist Tammy McCann is at Catalina in Hollywood backed by a group featuring bassist John Clayton, painist Tamir Hendleman, and drummer Clayton Cameron. Vocalist Natalie Crenshaw and guitarist Mike Bono are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocal group The Summitt is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lola Haag 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 violinist Charlie Bisharat.

Wednesday 11/16 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

“Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on piano, James Wormworth on bass, and Mike Merritt on drums. Vocalist Kathleen Grace is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Colin Bailey 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. Drummer Sam Webster has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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