About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 21, 2016

Michael Landau
Michael Landau

Monday 11/21 – Samantha Sidley at Blue Whale

Vocalist Samantha Sidley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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, Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 11/22 – Kirk Covington at The Baked Potato

Drummer Kirk Covington is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute. Pianist Josef Leimberg celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Norman Connors and keyboardist Bobby Lyle are at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed). Vocalist Sony Holland is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Axion 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 Anthony Wilson. The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble plays an afternoon concert of Duke Ellington music at Lyman Hall in Pomona.

Wednesday 11/23 – Noman Connors & Bobby Lyle at Catalina

Drummer/vocalist Norman Connors and keyboardist Bobby Lyle are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Adrián Terrazas-González is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Pat Senatore is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Nancy Sanchez is at The Public House in Fullerton. Saxophonist/vocalist Darryl F. Walker is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. 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. Saxophonist Jeremy Lappit has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Ventura Jazz Collective is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Thursday 11/24 – Jazz Jam For The Homeless at the Isaiah House

Pianist Ron Kobayashi hosts his annual jazz jam for the homeless at the Isaiah House in Santa Ana  at 12 Noon – musicians who wish to play for homeless there are invited to join in.  The Isaiah House is located at 316 Cypress Street in Santa Ana.

Friday 11/25 – Michael Landau at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Tim Lefebvre on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon leads an orchestra for the first of two nigths (Friday-Saturday at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Charles Owens is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Keyboardist Billy Mitchell has the final show of the 2016 free Friday jazz series at LACMA in West L.A.. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Jack’s Cats are at The Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Saturday 11/26 – Azar Lawrence at Seabird Jazz Lounge

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach with Theo Saunders on piano, Jeff Littleton on bass, and Cecil Brooks III on drums. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson is at The World Stage in South L.A.. with violinists Karen Briggs and Dayren Santamaria, Quinn Johnson on piano,
Reggie Carson on bass, and Euro Zambrano on percussion.   Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon’s Orchestra is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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 Tujunga Social Club is at Pinocchio’s Pizza in Pasadena. Saturday brunch choices include pianist Harold Land. Jr. at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 11/27 – Bob Mintzer Big Band at Vibrato

Saxophonist Bob Mintzer brings his big band back to Vibrato in Bel Air celebrating a CD release featuring drummer Peter Erskine. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in South L.A.. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The Jim McDonald Super Big Band is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Hazey Jane is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Donald Dean 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 11/28 – Charles Lloyd & The Marvels at the Lobero Theatre

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara with Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Reuben Rogers on bass, Eric Harland on drums, and Lucinda Williams on vocals.  Polish vocalist Karolina Naziemiec is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City with Tom Ranier on piano, Chuck Berghoper on bass, and Ralph Humphrey on drums.  Guitarist Will Brahm and pianist Brian Havey split an evening at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Count Basie Orchestra is at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch. 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 11/29 – Babaganoush at the LACM Garage

Babaganoush reunites for a show at the Los Angeles College of Music Garage in Pasadena, featuring Andy Suzuki on reeds, Dimitris Jimmy Mahlis on guitar, Jerry Watts on bass, and Ralph Humphrey on drums.    Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Vibrato in Bel Air, backed by bassist Pat Senatore, Mark Lebrun on piano, and Paul Kreibich on drums.  Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are 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 Riner Scivally. The Santa Barbara City College Jazz Combos are at SOhO in Santa Barbara.  Guitarist/vocalist Jesse Harris and violinist/vocalist Petra Haden duet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.

Wednesday 11/30 – Ron Carter Trio at Catalina

Bassist Ron Carter begins a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Donald Vega. Drummer Matt Gordy’s groups offer an evening dedicated to Igor Stravinsky at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo including a rare appearance by flutist Sara Andon. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Public House in Fullerton. 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. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke have the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

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