About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of November 28, 2016

Ron Carter
Ron Carter

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 Berghofer 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.  Guitarist Andy Waddell leads a quintet at the Envy Lounge in Newport Beach.  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.

Thursday 12/1 – Steve Coleman & Five Elements at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements begin a 13-night (except Sundays) residence at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.  Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Scott Martin is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.  Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale.  Bassist Ron Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Steve Lukather’s Nerve Bundle is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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. Vocalist Debbie Voltura is at The Merc in Temecula.

Friday 12/2 – Brandino & Friends at the Edye Second Space

Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is at the Edye Second Space in Santa Monica with Curtis Taylor on trumpet, Aaron Shaw on sax, Brian Hargrove on piano, and Oscar Seaton on drums.  Drummer Trevor Anderies and pianist Gary Fukushima split a bill at the the South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory.  Nutty with vocalist Sonny Moon is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Cat Conner is at the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City with guitarist John Chiodini. Bassist Ron Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Steve Lukather’s Nerve Bundle is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Greg Adams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vaud & The Villains are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Jack’s Cats are at The Sky Room in Long Beach.

Saturday 12/3 – Kenny Burrell 85th Birthday Scholarship Benefit at Royce Hall

 

Guitarist Kenny Burrell celebrates his 85th birthday at CAP UCLA Royce Hall with a concert to help establish an endowed jazz studies chair at UCLA.  Guitarist/pianist Frank Unzueta plays an evening of Latin and Brazilian jazz at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with vocalist Jonathan Karrant, Leo Nobre on bass, Sandro Nogueira Feliciano on drums, Robertito Melendez on percussion, and Scott Martin on sax. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummers Paul Kreibich, Quentin Dennard, and Donald Dean share a bill at Bar Fedora in downtown Los Angeles. Pianist Denny Zeitlin plays a solo show at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Kansas City 7 is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Bassist Ron Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Steve Lukather’s Nerve Bundle is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist John Altman. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. 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. Trumpeter Greg Adams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 12/4 – Rosenboom/Templeton Group at The York

Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and saxophonist Gavin Templeton lead a group at The York in Highland park with Jeff Babko on keys, Jerry Watts on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Bassist Armond Sebal Lecco is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in South L.A.. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.  Pianist Tom Zink plays a solo show at Hoson House in Tustin.  California Feet Warmers are at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Amanda McBroom is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Seth MacFarlane plays a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Jessy J is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.   Sunday brunch choices include vocalist Janis Mann 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, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 12/5 – Robert Glasper Experiment at the Fonda Theatre

Pianist Robert Glasper is at the Fonda Theatre in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements continue their early December residency 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, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 12/6 – Excursion at The Baked Potato

Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Peter Deneff on keys, Vik Momjian on bass, Robert Kyle on sax/flute, and Dimitri Matsis on drums. Vocalist Annie Trousseau is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 12/7 – Buzz Wizards at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Steve Ferrone on drums, Jorgen Carlsson on bass, and Mini Carlsson on guitar/vocals. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge Trio is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 Wayne Linsey is at Catalina in Hollywood.

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