About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of December 26, 2016

Vardan Ovsepian
Vardan Ovsepian

Monday 12/26 – Ernie Andrews at Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis

Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis in Palm Desert hosts veteran vocalist Ernie Andrews, backed by Rickey Woodard on sax, Lanny Hartley on piano, Richard Simon on bass, and Fritz Wise on drums. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Vocalist Mike Costley is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Monday jam sessions include 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. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. for a holiday brunch.

Tuesday 12/27 – TrioKAIT at Blue Whale

Pianist Kait Dunton celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Cooper Appelt on bass and Jake Reed on drums. Pianist Rique Pantoja is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Wendy Smith-Brune is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Mariel Bildstein is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 Tim May.  Drummer Gerry Gibbs is at the Oyster House in Studio City.

Wednesday 12/28 – Anthony Wilson at Blue Whale

Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Blake Mills on guitar/voice, Levon Henry on guitar/voice, Larry Goldings on keys/voice, Kaveh Rastegar on bass/voice, and Barbara Gruska on drums/voice. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen presents a tribute to her father Buddy at Catalina in Hollywood. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Singer/guitarist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Guitarist Tomas Janzon has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Blues harmonica player Chef Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Thursday 12/29 – Vardan Ovsepian at Blue Whale

Pianist Vardan Ovsepian is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jessica Jeza Vautor on vocals, Larry Koonse on guitar, Artyom Manukyan on cello, Ian Martin on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Guitarist Riner Scivally and saxophonist Robert Kyle lead a quartet at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Bobby Caldwell begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Burning Ghosts and Grex are at Cafe NELA in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Albert Lee is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bleeding Harp is at Ireland’s 32 in Van Nuys. 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 Gil Gunderson is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Edmund Velasco is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Glen Roberts Big Band is at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Friday 12/30 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Joel Taylor on drums. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.  Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Bobby Caldwell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Groove Sauce is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. The Bastards of Belleville are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Jack’s Cats are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Saturday 12/31 – Louie Cruz Beltran at Prospect Theatre

Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at the Prospect Theatre in Hollywood. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Saxophonist Vincent Ingala is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Angie Wells is at Mozambique in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Bobby Caldwell is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Palmer Jazz Project is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Leslie Baker is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Todd Hunter has the Saturday brunch at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 1/1 – No Jazz Events Scheduled

Monday 1/2 – Molly Miller at Perch

Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. with Jennifer Condos on bass, Steve Hass on drums, and Kenton Chen on vocals.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Decrees in Tarzana with pianist Dave Moscoe.  Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include 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 1/3 – Michael Mayo & Josh Nelson at Blue Whale

Vocalist Michael Mayo and pianist Josh Nelson are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Los Angeles Jazz Collective is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Drummer Gerry Gibbs is at the Oyster House in Studio City.

Wednesday 1/4 – Carol Welsman at Vibrato

Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Andrew Synowiec on guitar and Trey Henry on bass. Pianist Sam Hirsh is 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. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Mark Smith has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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