About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of March 20, 2017

Karrin Allyson

Monday 3/20 – Sigmund Fudge at Blue Whale

Drummer Jason Harnell, bassist Ryan McGillicuddy, pianist Joe Bagg, and guitarist Jamie Rosenn celebrate a CD release for Sigmund Fudge at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Clayton Brothers Quintet is at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Vocal group Come Fly With Me is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. The Santa Barbara City College jazz bands are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 3/21 – Armen Nalbandian at Blue Whale

Pianist Armen Nalbandian leads a trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Eric Revis on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. Drummer Al Williams is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Michael Ragonese is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Frank Vardaros’ Jazz Orchestra is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Brandon Seabrook is at ETA in Highland Park. 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 violinist Charlie Bisharat. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica.

Wednesday 3/22 – Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato

Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andrew Lippmann on trombone, Paulie Cerra on sax, Billy Steinway on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, Lemar Carter on drums, and Sam Meek and Kirk Fletcher on guitars. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at Catalina in Hollywood. Australian vocalist Kristin Berardi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Andy Langham 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. Drummer Al Williams has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Gretje Angell & guitarist Dori Amarilio are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Matt Weisberg plays an afternoon recital at Occidental College Bird Studio in Eagle Rock.

Thursday 3/23 BBB with Bernie Dresel at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill

The BBB with drummer Bernie Dresel is at Joe’s Great American bar & Grill in Burbank. Trombonist Jonah Levine is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at The Merc in Temecula. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Andy Summers is at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A.. Bassist Bruce Lett is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocal group The Summit is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Connie Han is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Jordan Siegel 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. The Lounge Trio is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Joe Bagg is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist Rickey Woodard is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 3/24 – Kendrick Scott Oracle at Moss Theatre

Drummer Kendrick Scott’s Oracle will be at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica with Joshua Crumbly on bass, John Ellis on saxophone, Mike Moreno on guitar, and Taylor Eigsti on piano. Pianist Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre celebrate a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Vocalist Jack Jones is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest will be at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocal group Five Got Rhythm is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Brother Yusef is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Motet is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Josef Leimberg is at Union Station in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. The Ocean Institute in Dana Point begins a two-night jazz festival fundraiser (Fri-Sat).

Saturday 3/25 – Patrick Williams Big Band at Moss Theatre

Composer/arranger Patrick Williams is featured at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica with a band featuring trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and drummer Peter Erskine. Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Blue Whale in Little Tokyo presents a tribute to the late guitarist Larry Coryell. Latin vocalist Anita Robles is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at the Wine Cave in Montrose. Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Drummer Kenny Aronoff is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalists Cristina Rebull & Candi Sosa are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Nutty is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Drummer Denny Seiwell is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Duo Violão Brasil 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. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. The Angel Town Combo with vocalist Liela Avila is at the Barkley Restaurant in Pasadena.  Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Anne Farnsworth is at the Paradise Bar in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include guitarist Mike Scott at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 3/26 – Karrin Allyson at Catalina

Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood for the last of three nights (Fri-Sun). Saxophonist Azar Lawrence plays an afternoon show at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City.  Bassist Armand Sabal-Lecco’s Positive Army is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian guitarist Marcel Camargo is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Lao Tizer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bossa Nova vocalist Anne Walsh is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Tamir Hendleman is at Fields Pianos in Santa Ana for a solo show.  Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Pianist/vocalist Karryn Allison is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at the Oyster House in Studio City. Trumpeter Rick Braun is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Spencer Day is at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. 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. Singing Of Chanson does an afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Frank Potenza 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 3/27 – Dave Richards Big Band at The E Spot Lounge

Composer/arranger Dave Richards leads a 19-piece big band at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City including trumpeters Ron King and Brian Swartz. The California Feet Warmers are at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill. 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, John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 3/28 – Matthew Yeakley at Blue Whale

Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Joshua White on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, Gene Coye on drums, and Daniel Rotem on tenor sax. Saxophonist Donald Hayes is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Violinist Nora Germain is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Aaron Serfaty is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Deborah Silver is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonists Sam Gendel & Brian Allen Simon are at ETA in Highland Park. Saxophonist Jerry Mandel is at The Port Restaurant & Bar in Corona Del Mar. 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 Brian Nova. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trombonist Phil Menchaca is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Wednesday 3/29 – Nicholas Bearde at Blue Whale

Vocalist Nicolas Bearde is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo backed by a group including pianist Josh Nelson, Edwin Livingston on bass, Lorca Hart on drums, and Dayna Stephens on tenor sax. Saxophonist Ronnie Laws celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood. Brazilian vocalist/guitarist Teka is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Oui’ 3 celebrate a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Nancy Sanchez is at The Edison in downtown L.A. Bossa Zuzu is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. 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. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke lead a quintet for the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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