About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of March 27, 2017

Eddie Palmieri

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. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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 Dave Paterson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke lead a quintet for the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 3/30 – Francisco Torres at La Mirada Theatre

Trombonist Francisco Torres is at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts with Rene Camacho on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, Andy Langham on piano, Joey De Leon on percussion and Adam Schroeder on sax.  Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri is at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills.  Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Christian Sands is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flamenco guitarist/vocalist Ethan (Margolis) Sultry is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Patriot Hall in Brea. The Greg Rose Orchestra is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Mark Towns is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Nicolas Bearde is at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist David Arnay 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.  Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Black Marlin in Tustin. Percussionist Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A..  The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 3/31 – Darek Oles at Blue Whale

Bassist Darek Oles plays an evening of the music of John Coltrane with Ralph Moore on sax, Eric Reed on piano, and Willie Jones III on drums. Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian guitarist Vinicius Cantuaria is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  Vocalist Lynda Carter begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Aaron Akins sings music of Nat King Cole at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Keyboardist Jay Smith is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park.
Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist LOLA is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Bastards of Belleville are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 4/1 – Mike Miller at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Babko on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Pianist Josh Nelson and saxophonist Dayna Stephens lead a big band at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Maryanne Reall is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Lynda Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Peter White is at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. Vocalist Sidney Jacobs is at the UDEF Community Center in Altadena. 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. Pianist Anne Farnsworth is at the Paradise Bar in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include guitarist Brent Canter at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 4/2 – Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band at Spaghettini

Spaghettini in Seal Beach hosts pianist/saxophonist Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band with Eric Marienthal on sax, Mike Rocha on trumpet, Francisco Torres on trombone, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Kevin Axt on bass, Ray Brinker on drums, and Joey De Leon on percussion. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist John Hatamiya leads a big band a Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth plays an afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Keyboardist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jackie Gage is at The Mint in West L.A.. Pianist Teddy Bang is at The Alley Lounge in Culver City. Double G’s Jazz Knights are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Tamir Hendleman plays an afternoon house concert at Jazz At The A Frame in the Hollywood Hills. The Santa Monica College Jazz Ensemble plays an afternoon show at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Charles Owens’ 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 4/3 – Allan Holdsworth at Alvas Showroom

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Steve Hunt on keys, Evan Marien on bass, and Virgil Donati on drums. Saxophonist Henry Solomon is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a group including drummer Roy McCurdy. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. 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., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. The Orange County School For The Arts Jazz Band holds a fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 4/4 – Joshua White at Vibrato

Pianist Joshua White is at Vibrato in Bel Air with a trio including Dean Hulett on bass and Christian Euman on drums. Guitarist Doug MacDonald and saxophonist Roger Neumann split a bill at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Bassist Travis Carlton is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth is at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice. The Thelonious Monk Institute holds its monthly jam session 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. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica.

Wednesday 4/5 – Work In Progress With Andrea Miller at The Baked Potato

Work in Progress with vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City including Travis Carlton on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, Shane Gaalaas on drums, Chris Tedesco on trumpet, Dan Boissy on sax, and Howard Scott Stein on guitar. Drummer Martin Diller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. 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. Pianist Sabine Pothier has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Singer/saxophonist Amber Navran is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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