About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of March 6, 2017

Hiromi Uehara
Hiromi Uehara

 

Monday 3/6 – Hiromi at Catalina

Pianist Hiromi Uehara begins a three-night (Mon-Wed) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Hadrien Feraud on bass and Simon Phillips on drums. Saxophonist Bob Mintzer leads the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra at the Carson Center in downtown L.A..  Bassist Ben Finley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Clarinetist Terry Myers leads a big band salute to Benny Goodman at the McCallum Theater in Palm Springs. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. The SBCC Jazz Band is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 3/7 – Katja Rieckermann at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Randy Cooke on drums, Andreas Geck on bass, Hans Zermuehlen on keys, Ron DeJesus on guitar, Humberto Ruiz on trombone, and Luis Eric Gonzales on trumpet. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Ruslan Sirota on piano, Alan Hampton on bass, and Charles Ruggiero on drums. Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl are at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Pianist Hiromi is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Thelonious Monk Institute holds its monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Shoshana Bush is at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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 Mitchell Long. PhunkYard is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Bassist Tony Saunders is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Jazz Express is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura.

Wednesday 3/8 – Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble at Blue Whale

Pianist Vardan Ovsepian leads his chamber ensemble at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jungmin Seo on kayagum, Yu-Ting Wu and Luis Mascaro on violins, Lauren Baba and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violas, Artyom Manukyan and April Guthrie on cellos, Eric Sittner on bass, Gavin Salmon on drums, and Diego Alvarez on percussion. Pianist Hiromi is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Lindsay Solonycze is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.  Saxophonist Danny Janklow has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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 Chuck Kavooras is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Thursday 3/9 – Sinne Eeg at Blue Whale

Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guitarist Larry Koonse and bassist Darek Oles. Trombonist Kevin Hicks celebrates a CD release at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Pianist Bijan Taghavi is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Ryan DeHues is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Max Haymer is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in 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. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Jacquelyn Schreiber is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Todd Hunter is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 3/10 – Calvin Keys at Soka Performing Arts Center

Guitarist Calvin Keys is at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo with Mark Williams on bass, Arthur Maxwell on saxophone, Keith Saunders on piano, and Leon Joyce on drums. Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianists Aaron Diehl and Jason Moran are at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A..  Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom’s Burning Ghosts headline a three-act bill at the Walt Disney Hall REDCAT.  Holophonor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Braz Trio is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. Blue Ivory is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Renaissance Hotel LAX.

Saturday 3/11 – Tim Weisberg at Alvas Showroom

Flutist Tim Weisberg is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Chuck Alvarez on guitar, Barnaby Finch on keyboards, Maria Martinez on drums, and David Hughes on bass. Drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. is at the Regent Theater in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Coltrane Sound Project is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Endangered Blood begins a two-night (Sat-Sun) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Sinne Eeg is at Dizzy’s in San Diego.  Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Down To The Bone is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Jack’s Cats are at the Sky Room in Long Beach. Pianist Anne Farnsworth is at the Paradise Bar in Long Beach.  Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Mark Isbell at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 3/12 – Wesfest 12 at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Patrice Rushen, bassist Reggie Hamilton, and drummer Ndugu Chancler headline the Wesfest 12 Scholarship Concert at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Endangered Blood is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Doc Huckabuck is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Ray Fuller is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Organist Carey Frank is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A..  Vocalist Emile Welman is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Margo Rey is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.  Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Crossroads School presents an evening of jazz ensembles at Vibrato in Bel Air.   Vocalist Sinne Eeg does an afternoon show at Contrapuntal Hall in Brentwood.  The Old Town Temecula Jazz Festival is at The Merc in Temecula for an afternoon series of performances. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist George Young at SOhO in Santa Barbara, saxophonist Benn Clatworthy 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 3/13 – Satoko Fujii & Hakidame ni Tsuru at Blue Whale

Pianist Satoko Fujii leads an evening of music and dance at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with dancer Mizuki, Kappa Maki on trumpet, Yasuhiro Usui on guitar, and Takaaki Masuko on percussion. Trumpeter Stephanie Richards + Phantom Station are at The Loft at UCSD La Jolla. 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 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. The Los Alamitos Jazz Bands hold a fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 3/14 – Michael Mayo/Josh Nelson at Blue Whale

Vocalist Michael Mayo is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Josh Nelson on piano, Alex Boneham on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Mark Hix Big Band with vocalist Meloney Collins is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Sam Hirsh 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. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Frank Potenza. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Jeanne Tatum is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 3/15 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

“Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andy Langham on piano, Andy Sanesi on drums, and Kevin Axt on bass. Matterhorn and the Brendan Eder Ensemble split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at General Lee’s Cocktail House in Chinatown.  Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Jeff Clayton and trumpeter Bijon Watson are at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. 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 is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Frank Quintero is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocal group The Black Market Trust is at Vibrato in Bel Air.   Bassist Alex Boneham has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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