About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of January 16, 2017

Steve Gadd
Steve Gadd

Monday 1/16 – Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam at The Mint

Drummer Kevin Kanner revives his twice-monthly (second and fourth) jam session at The Mint in West L.A. featuring a regular house band including Josh Nelson on piano, Mike Gurrola on bass, Danny Janklow on sax, and Graham Dechter on guitar. Second Generation reunites at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with John Daversa on trumpet, Justin Morrell on guitar, Mike Elizondo on bass, and Trevor Lawrence on drums. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Other Monday jam sessions include Jacques Lesure at Lavender Blue in Inglewood, 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 1/17 – Virgil Donati at The Baked Potato

Drummer Virgil Donati is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Braguinha on bass, Andre Nieri on guitar, and Isamu McGregor on keys. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.  Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at the Envy Lounge in Newport Beach. The Thelonious Monk Institute’s monthly jam session is 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. The Route 66 Jazz Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Graham Dechter. Vocalist Annie Reiner is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Roxy Coss is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Jazz Express is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura.

Wednesday 1/18 – Band of Other Brothers at Blue Whale

The Band of Other Brothers celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Babko on keys, Jeff Coffin on sax, Keith Carlock on drums, Nir Felder on guitar, and Will Lee on bass. Guitarist Frank Gambale is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Bill Cunliffe’s Latin “Imaginacion” is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Nancy Sanchez is at the Public House in Fullerton. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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 Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Carly Robyn Green is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Harmonica player PT Gazell & guitarist Tim May duet at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.

Thursday 1/19 – Steve Gadd Band at Catalina

Drummer Steve Gadd begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Michael Landau on guitar, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Walt Fowler on trumpet, and Larry Goldings on keys.  Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale.  Bassist Pat Senatore is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Drummer Homero Chavez leads a jam at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Nick Kirgo is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist Jacquelyn Schreiber is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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 Tim Gill is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 1/20 – Brubeck Brothers at The Wallis Annenberg Center

The Wallis Annenberg Center For Performing Arts in Beverly Hills hosts the Brubeck Brothers with Chris Brubeck on bass & trombone, Dan Brubeck on drums, Mike DeMicco on guitar, and Chuck Lamb on piano. Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Travis Carlton on bass and Alan Hertz on drums. Pianist Billy Childs’ Prophecy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Steve Gadd is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Canyon Bistro in Topanga. English vocalist Richard Shelton is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Pianist David Arnay is at Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Saxophonist Michael Cody Dear is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Pianist Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Saturday 1/21 – Willie Jones III at the Moss Theatre

Drummer Wilie Jones III is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica with Eric Reed on piano, Mike Gurrola on bass, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, and Teo Avery on sax. Drummers Mark Guiliana and Zach Danziger split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Guitarist Larry Carlton is at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center.  Saxophonist Tom Scott is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Drummer Steve Gadd is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. El Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The Palmer Jazz Project is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Japanese bassist Tatsuhiko Jaco Kimura is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Pianist Andy Langham is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Saturday brunch choices include drummer Alex Snydman at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 1/22 – Hefti Plays Hefti at Vibrato

Paul Hefti plays the music of his father Neil Hefti at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Devyn Rush, Mike Rocha on trumpet; Colin Kupka, Kyle O’Donnell and Ian Roller, saxophones, Karl Vincent on bass, Sam Webster on drums, and Mahesh Balasooriya on keys. Guitarist Tony MacAlpine is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Organist Akiko Tsuruga is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. (U)nity is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Steve Gadd is at Catalina in Hollywood. Flutist Rebecca Kleinmann is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The Innervision NAMM Jam is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalists Gary Brumburgh and Kat Hopkins lead a jazz tribute to The Beatles at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Doug Webb’s Big Band 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 1/23 – Rebecca Kleinmann at Blue Whale

Flutist Rebecca Kleinmann is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento and drummer Julien Cantelm. The Buddy Rich Big Band is at Catalina in Hollywood with drummers Gregg Potter and Kenny Aronoff.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include Jacques Lesure at Lavender Blue in Inglewood, 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 1/24 – Stick Men at The Baked Potato

Stick Men featuring long-time Peter Gabriel/King Crimson bassist Tony Levin begins a two-night (Tue-Wed) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Atomic Ape is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Alexander Noice leads a sextet at the Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A.. 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. The Route 66 Jazz Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guests Pat Kelley and Frank Potenza.

Wednesday 1/25 – Brent Canter at Catalina

Guitarist Brent Canter is at Catalina in Hollywood with Bob Reynolds on sax, Max Haymer on piano, Ty Bailie on organ, Dan Lutz on bass, and Charles Ruggiero on drums. Drummer Ferenc Nemeth is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Stick Men are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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. Bassist Zephyr Avalon has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist/vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Adam Bravo is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.

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