About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of April 3, 2017

Joe Lovano

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. The Urban Jazz Collective is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. 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 Thom Rotella. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Guitarist Ethan Sherman is at ETA in Highland Park.

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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Stuart Elster 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. Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Bo’s Cigar Lounge in Bellflower.

Thursday 4/6 – Tina Raymond at Blue Whale

Drummer Tina Raymond celebrates the release of her first CD at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Art Lande on piano and Putter Smith on bass. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist/vocalist Corky Hale leads a tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Jon Mayer is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Peter Kavanaugh is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist Danny Green is at The Merc in in Temecula.  Guitarist Charles Small is at the California Jazz & Blues Museum in South L.A..  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. Pianist Jacquelyn Schrieber is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Friday 4/7 – Poncho Sanchez at Catalina

Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez starts a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Joe Lovano is at The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium in San Diego. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Gene Coye is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Stephanie Spruill is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Vocalist Perry Brown is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A..  Pure Joy is at Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village. 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. Vocalist Laura Mace is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Vocalist LOLA is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Andy Cowan & pianist Nina Beck are at the Renaissance LAX in West L.A.

Saturday 4/8 – Joe Lovano at Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Saxophonist Joe Lovano is at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles with Peter Slavov on bass, Lawrence Fields on piano, and and Lamy Istrefi on drums. The California Jazz Foundation honors guitarist Kenny Burrell at its annual “Give The Band A Hand” concert at the L.A. Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Keyboardist Mitchel Forman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz’s Lado B Project is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Tessa Souter is backed by saxophonist Danny’s Janklow’s Elevation Band at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Phat Cat Swinger is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Mike Wofford and flutist Holly Hofmann are at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Askren/Benedict Quartet is at the Canyon Crest Winery in Riverside. Drummer Luis Munoz is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Saxophonist Alex Haven is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Marlene Beltran Cuauhtin is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Drummer Adam Clark is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Alanna Vicente is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. 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 drummer Alex Snydman at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 4/9 – Jason Harnell Quartet at The Baked Potato

Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chuck Manning on sax, Josh Nelson on keys, and Chris Colangelo on bass.  Mahadev celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. 4 Level Interchange plays an afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.  Drummer Trevor Anderies is at ETA in Highland Park.  Organist Carey Frank is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A..  Saxophonist Danny Janklow headlines the afternoon California Jazz & Wine Fest at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Vocalist Jamie Shew is at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.  The Chester Whitmore Big Band is at the California Jazz & Blues Museum in South L.A. for an afternoon show.   Gloria Hendry & the John Goldman Big Band are at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. for an afternoon show.  Sunday brunch choices include trombonist Paul Young 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, the Javier Trio at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 4/10 – Nick Finzer at Blue Whale

Trombonist Nick Finzer celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with John Beasley on piano, Danny Janklow on sax, Alex Boneham on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums.  Saxophonist Kamasi Washington and vocalist Ernie Andrews are at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A..   Guitarist Allan Holdsworth is at 1020 Prime in San Marcos.  Saxophonist Beth Schenck is at ETA in Highland Park.  Pianist Roberta Piket and saxophonist Virginia Mayhew play a late afternoon duo show at Saddleback College’s McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. 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 Santa Barbara College Jazz Combos are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The McAuliffe Middle School Jazz Band holds a fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 4/11 – Joey Heredia’s Drum Party at The Baked Potato

Drummer Joey Heredia leads a 17-piece Latin/Salsa band at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guests including Gabriel Gonzalez on vocals, Joey Navarro on keys, Melena on congas, and Alfredo Lopez on bass. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Izela celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. offers a program dedicated to big band legend Count Basie.  Drummer Christian Euman 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 Cary Denigris. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica.  The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..   Latin percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A..

Wednesday 4/12 – Bill Cunliffe’s BACHanalia at Meng Concert Hall

Pianist Bill Cunliffe leads his BACHanalia Big band at the Meng Concert Hall at Cal State Fullerton with guest vocalists Dawn Bishop and Denise Donatelli. Keyboardist Sabine Pothier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cuban vocalist Candi Sosa is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Lolly Allen is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Elizabeth Lamers is at La Sierra University in Riverside.  Drummer Peter Buck is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A..  Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero closes the Laguna Beach Live jazz series at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach.   Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Stuart Elster 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 Don Littleton has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. New Orleans-style Mudberg Brass Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Mater Dei HS Red Hot Jazz band holds a fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

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