About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of April 17, 2017

Juan de Marcos

Monday 4/17 – Adam Ratner Group at Blue Whale

Guitarist Adam Ratner is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Sam Wilkes on bass, Sam Gendel on sax, and Louis Cole on drums.  Saxophonists Josh Johnson and Chris Speed are at ETA in Highland Park.   Gypsy jazz band Hedgehog Swing 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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge. 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., Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 4/18 – Tom Luer & Project Popular at Vibrato

Saxophonist Tom Luer & Project Popular are at Vibrato in Bel Air with Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Andy Langham on piano, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Harmonica player Ross Garren and guitarist Brady Cohen are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist David Piltch is at ETA in Highland Park. The Afro Peruvian Jazz Project is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Cuba L.A. is at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts in Whittier. 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 Pat Kelley. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Leslie Nesbitt is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Barbara Brighton’s Young Artists Jazz Series features jazz bands from the Colburn School of Music at Catalina in Hollywood. The Long Beach City College Big Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Wednesday 4/19 – Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

Cuban guitarist Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars begin a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Kei Akagi is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine with guest flutist James Newton. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Alekos Syropoulos is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. L.A. Transfer is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Bossa Zusu is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith 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 Dan Kaneyuki has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Brother Yusef is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 4/20 – David Garfield at Bogie’s

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with John “JR” Robinson on drums, Michael Thompson on guitar, Jason Scheff on bass, and vocalists Alex Ligertwood and Leslie Smith. Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Balkan jazz Orkestar Meze is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Peter Olstad is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. The Skip Spiro Little Big Band is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith 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 Joe Bagg is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Alanna Vicente is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A. Trombonist Ryan Dragonn is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 4/21 – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at LACMA

Multiple Grammy-winner Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band kicks off the 2017 free Friday night jazz series at the Los Angeles County Museum for the Arts (LACMA) in West L.A. Pianist Max Haymer & vibraphonist Nick Mancini lead a group at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Latin percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Drummer Aaron Serfaty is at the Edye Second Space in Santa Monica.   Guitarist/vocalist Raul Midon plays the first of two nights at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Cat Conner and guitarist John Chiodini are at the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Guitarist Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars are at Catalina in Hollywood. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Amy Keys is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Pat Sligh is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A.. California Feet Warmers are at The Main in Newhall. Big Band Voodoo Daddy is at The Rose in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Laura Mace is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. The Javier Trio is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena.

Saturday 4/22 – Justo Almario at Bar Fedora

Saxophonist Justo Almario is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. with drummer Richie Garcia, bassist Guillermo Guzman, guitarist George Krischke, and keyboardist Billy Cantos Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist Kei Akagi is at The Loft at UCSD in La Jolla. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Yu Ooka is at the Happa Restaurant in Gardena. Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A.. Guitarist Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist/vocalist Raul Midon is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Bobby West is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The first Chino Hills Jazz & Blues Festival includes Barbara Morrison, Ernie Andrews & Louie Cruz Beltran at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Chino Hills. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ trio is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena. Pianist Andy Langham is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Dawn Lett has an afternoon show at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A.. Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at Canvas OC in Irvine. Vocalist Anne Walsh and pianist Tom Zink are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include pianist Harold Land, Jr. at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 4/23 – BBB featuring Bernie Dresel at Bogie’s

Bogie’s in Westlake Village hosts the BBB (big band) featuring drummer Bernie Dresel. Triple Scale is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and saxophonist Gavin Templeton are at The York in Highland Park. Indian vocalist Aditya Prakash is Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Dee Dee McNeil is at Baci’s in Huntington Beach. Vocalist Lena Marie is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A.. The afternoon Dolo Coker Scholarship Fund Concert is at the African American Museum of Art in South L.A. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Adrian Galysh is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Service Quartet is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Sunday brunch choices include the Bruce Lofgren 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, the Javier Trio at redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 4/24 – Katie Thiroux at Bacchus Live

Bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux is at Bacchus Live in Pasadena with drummer Matt Witek and pianist Justin Kauflin. The Billy Vera Big Band is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Saxophonist Jerry Pinter is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. Vocalist Arielle Deem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 4/25 – Hadrien Feraud at The Baked Potato

Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Nicki Gonzalez and Maiya Sykes on vocals, Steve Weingart on keys, Gene Coye on drums, and Andrew Synowiec on guitar. Linear Ghost is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini celebrates a birthday at TRiP in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Chris Speed is at ETA in Highland Park. Vocalist Hugh Sheridan 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 Laurence Juber. The Cal State Long Beach Jazz Orchestra is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. The Millikan High School Jazz Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Wednesday 4/26 – Navarro at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Kevin Van Der Elzen’s VDE Big Band is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Kenton Chen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo is at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Saxophonist Doug Webb has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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