About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of January 23, 2017

Arturo Sandoval
Arturo Sandoval

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 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 with pianists Vardan Ovsepian and Daniel Szabo. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Stick Men are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Ron Kobayashi’s trio is at The Public House in Fullerton. Vocalist Nancy Sanchez is at The Edison in downtown L.A.. 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.

Thursday 1/26 – Denise Donatelli at Catalina

Vocalist Denise Donatelli is at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Larry Koonse on guitar, Don Braden on sax, Alex Boneham on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Organist Brian Charette is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ruslan Sirota is at The York Manor in Highland Park. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Amy Rowe is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Bradley Young is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Amy Bormet is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Dave Paterson 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 Jordan Seigel is at The Hotel Langham Tap Room in Pasadena. Saxophonist Walter Lakota is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Saxophonist Sam Riney is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Liz Holmes and the Retro Swing Band are at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge.

Friday 1/27 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman plays his annual birthday show at The Baked Potato (Fri-Sat) with Mitchel Forman on keys, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Brandon Fields on sax, and Simon Phillips on drums. Pianist Josh Nelson begins a two-night run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with the latest incarnation of his Discovery Project. Vocalist Mark Winkler is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Metta Quintet offers a program dedicated to the history of Blue Note Records at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Zach Provost 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 1/28 – Miles Mosley at El Rey

West Coast Get Down bassist Miles Mosley celebrates a CD release at the El Rey Theatre in Hollywood with Kamasi Washington on sax, Cameron Graves and Dennis Hamm on keys, Ryan Porter on trombone, Dontae Winslow on trumpet, and Tony Austin on drums. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval finishes a two-night run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Josh Nelson’s Discovery Project is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist Rufus Philpot is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura with keyboardist Scott Kinsey and drummer Gergo Borlai.  Bassist Luther Hughes is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cuban vocalist Lily Hernandez is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Cellist Matthew Keating is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Peter Kavanaugh is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the D’Vine Lounge Bar in downtown L.A.. Brazilian vocalist Louise Lucena is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. 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.  Pianist Anne Farnsworth is at the Paradise Bar in Long Beach.  Saxophonist David Victorino is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.  Pianist Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.  Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist David Sills at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 1/29 – Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra at The Baked Potato

The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra celebrates the Chinese “Year Of The Rooster” at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Orenda Records celebrates its third anniversary at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a split bill of Snow Nerds and Dr. MiNT.   The Orange County Musicians Association hosts an all-day fundraiser called Bash Jazz Fest at the AFM Local 7 hall in Santa Ana.  The Public House in Fullerton hosts an all-day three act jazz festival with headliner Louie Cruz Beltran.  Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker leads the 2nd Annual Vocal Summit at Dizzy’s in San Diego.  Vocalist Allison August is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocal group Black Market Trust is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Jimmy McConnell Big Band is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The sunset “Jazz In The Mansion” will be held at a private estate in Palm Springs. Sunday brunch choices include the Mike Barone 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 1/30 – Angela Vicente at Blue Whale

Pianist/vocalist Angela Vicente celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Chris Hackman on bass, Jens Kuross on drums, Ken Belcher on guitar, Michael Lindsay on drums, Ross Garren on harmonica/keys, Andrea Hammond on violin, Larissa Fedoryka on cello, and Justin Vande Kerk on vocals. Violinist Benny Brydern is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West 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 1/31 – Donald Harrison at Catalina

Saxophonist Donald Harrison is at Catalina in Hollywood with Zaccai Curtis on piano, Darryl Staves Jr. on drums, and Max Moran on bass. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Thom Rotella. 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. The Westlake High School Big band and Boyd Cannon Big Band are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 2/1 – Bruce Forman at Seven Degrees

Guitarist Bruce Forman is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach with Edwin Livingston on bass and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Pianist/vocalist Corky Hale is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Steve Torme 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. Bassist Zephyr Avalon has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Pianist Greg Spaulding is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

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