About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of December 5, 2016

John Daversa
John Daversa

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. Guitarist Laurence Juber is 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., 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. Vocalist Phillip DeLeon is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Saddleback College Big Band is at the Envy Lounge in Newport Beach. 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 with guest John Storie.

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. Pianist Connie Han is at the Public House in Fullerton. 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. 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. Vocalist Wayne Linsey is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Walter Simonsen has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 12/8 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Chaun Horton on drums. Guitarist Graham Dechter is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Al Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. The Braz Trio is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Guitarist Tim Kobza is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena.  Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.  Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Guitarist Chris Standring and vocalist Kathrin Shorr present an evening of holiday music at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trombonist Joey Sellers is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Saxophonist Sam Briney is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.

Friday 12/9 – Mike Miller at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Babko on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Pianist Harold Land, Jr. is at The World Stage in South L.A..  Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Saxophonist Darryl Walker is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.

Saturday 12/10 – Thom Rotella at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with special guest saxophonist Ernie Watts, Dave Witham on keys, Trey Henry on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Trumpeter John Daversa is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Saxophonist Rickey Woodard is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Nili Brosh is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Michael Eason is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Along For The Ride is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Charles Owens at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 12/11 – John Daversa Big Band at Catalina

Trumpeter John Daversa’s Big Band is at Catalina in Hollywood on Sunday evening – a special Sunday LA Jazz Society/ASMAC brunch at Catalina features The Trio of pianist Terry Trotter, bassist Chuck Berghofer and drummer Peter Erskine with vocalists Tierney Sutton and Mark Christian Miller. The Cranktones led by guitarist Carl Verheyen are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Michael Ragonese is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist David Garfield hosts the late afternoon 11th annual Carlos Vega Memorial Concert at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with a lineup including guitarist Frank Gambale and drummer Steve Ferrone. Vocalist Teira Church is at 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 Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Chris Dawson is at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Other Sunday brunch choices include trombonist Paul Young 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, vocalist Gail Pettis at The Noor in Pasadena, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 12/12 – Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band at Catalina

Multiple-Grammy winner Gordon Goodwin brings his Big Phat Band to Catalina in Hollywood to premiere songs from a new holiday album. 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 12/13 – Steve Coleman & Five Elements at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements continue their December residency at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with vocalist Andrea Miller, Gene Coye on drums, JV Collier on bass, Matt Rohde on keys, Chris Tedesco on trumpet, Dan Boissy on sax, and Howard Scott Stein on guitar. Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. English vocalist Richard Shelton is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Saxophonist Craig Cammell debuts a big band 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 guests Bob Bain and Jim Fox. Vocalist Rogelio Douglas, Jr. is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Wednesday 12/14 – Galactic Booty Company at The Baked Potato

Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Deron Johnson on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and the drum trio of Satnam Ramgotra, Toss Panos, and Curt Bisquera. Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at Catalina in Hollywood with Rich Eames on piano and Randy Drake on drums for a holiday show. Vocalist Nancy Sanchez is at the Public House in Fullerton. Saxophonist Steve Coleman & Five Elements are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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. Vocalist Margo Rey is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke have the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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