About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of January 30, 2017

Jeff Lorber
Jeff Lorber

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., 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. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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 Daniel Szabo leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist Corky Hale is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Steve March 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. Pianist Greg Spaulding is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jonathan Alvarez has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 2/2 – Allen Hinds at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest vocalist Maxayn Lewis, Matt Rohde on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, and Donald Barrett on drums.  Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim.  Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist Jon Mayer is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Oscar Hernandez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Typical Sisters and saxophonist Chris Speed split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Sassan Deyhim is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocal group The Summit is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Gregg Arthur is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Blue Visions is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. 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. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 2/3 – Charles McPherson at Soka Performing Arts Center

Saxophonist Charles McPherson is at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo with Brian Lynch on trumpet, Johnathan Blake on drums, Jeb Patton on piano, and Ray Drummond on bass.  Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with David Arnay on piano, Ari Giankaterino on bass, Kenny Sara on drums, and Shana Tucker on cello and vocals. Pianist Vardan Ovsepian’s Chamber Ensemble is at Union Station in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber opens a two-night run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitar duo Strunz & Farah open a two-night run (Fri-Sat) at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Natalie Jacob is at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Jason Joseph is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Saturday 2/4 – Jeff Lorber at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Blue Whale in Little Tokyo hosts a multi-artist fundraiser to improve their sound and recording systems. Guitar duo Strunz & Farah are at Catalina in Hollywood. Homenaje is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Aubrey Logan is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Marion Meadows is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Pianist Bobby West is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Mayita is at The World Stage in Leimert Park. Vocalist Bili Redd is at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. 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 Nikos Syropoulos & tap dancer Melinda Sullivan celebrate a CD release at Zipper Hall in downtown L.A.. The CalTech Jazz Band performs at Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena. Keyboardist Urie Norris is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saturday brunch choices include trumpeter Nolan Shaheed at the Monrovia Community Center in Monrovia, saxophonist Joe Santa Maria at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 2/5 – Alex Machacek at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Alex Machacek is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with his Austrian trio including drummer Herbert Pirker and bassist Raphael Preuschl. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz lead their Lado B project at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Emmet Cohen at SOhO in Santa Monica, the Jimmy McConnell 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 2/6 – Emmet Cohen at Blue Whale

Pianist Emmet Cohen leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Russell Hall on bass and Kyle Poole on drums.  Vocalist Steve March Torme is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. 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., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 2/7 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Katisse Buckingham on sax and flute, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gergo Borlai on drums. The San Gabriel Seven are at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalist Ingrid James. Pianist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth leads a trio at Church Chords in Highland Park with bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Gary Novak.Spaghettini in Seal Beach hosts young jazz artists through the Grammy Camp program led by saxophonist Dave Liebman. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Electronic music composer Carl Stone is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Gregg Arthur 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. The Route 66 Jazz Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 2/8 – Navarro at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Michael Angel Alvarado on guitar, Joey De Leon on percussion, Jerry Watts, Jr. on bass, and Joey Heredia on drums. Vocalist Sharon Marie-Cline is at Catalina in Hollywood. Blue Whale in Little Tokyo hosts young jazz artists through the Grammy Camp program. 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. Pianist Andy Langham the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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