About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of April 24, 2017

Rachelle Ferrell

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. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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.

Thursday 4/27 – Rachelle Ferrell at Catalina

Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Armand Sabal-Lecco is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Kandinsky Effect is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Markus Burger is at The Merc in Temecula. Drummer Kevin Yokota is at ETA in Highland Park. Pianist Cougar Estrada 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 Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Alanna Vicente is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A. Drummer Denny Dennis is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Saxophonist Sam Riney is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Liz Holmes & Retro Swing are at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge.

Friday 4/28 – Diane Schurr at the Wallis Annenberg Center

Pianist/vocalist Diane Schuur is at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills. Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo hosts Jose Rizo’s Mongorama. Saxophonist Donny McCaslin headlines the Friday evening portion of the Bakersfield Jazz Festival at the CCUB Amphitheater. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Homenaje celebrates a CD release at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Drummer Al Williams is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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 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. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist S.E. James is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. The Saddleback College Big Band is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 4/29 – Dean Brown at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Dean Brown is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Helen Sung fronts a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guest vocalist Christie Dashiell. Bassist Mike Gurrola is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with a trio including drummer Jeff Hamilton. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and trumpeter Christian Scott headline the Saturday acts at the Bakersfield Jazz Festival at the CSUB Amphitheater. Trombonist Andy Martin is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The San Gabriel 7 headlines the Caltech Jazz Festival at the Gates Patio in Pasadena. Vocalist Staci Griesbach is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist George Kahn is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Mahesh Balasooriya is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Aaron Price offers a tribute to Johnny Hartmann at BMPAC in South L.A.. Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio 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 Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Anne Farnsworth is at the Paradise Bar in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist David Sills at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 4/30 – Thelonious Monkey at The Baked Potato

Thelonious Monkey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chris Wabich on drums and percussion, Jenny Ing on keyboards/sax/vocals, Rachel Grace on violin, Kirsten Edkins on tenor sax, and Lyman Medeiros on bass. Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. The Phil Norman Tentet plays a late afternoon show at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. Pianist Richard Sherman’s trio is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro for a late afternoon show featuring vocalist Bili Redd. Trumpeter Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Pamela Clay is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Big Band All-Stars play an afternoon tribute to Stan Kenton at The Merc in Temecula. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Sam Hirsh 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 5/1 – Kyle Nasser at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Kyle Nasser is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with pianist Yago Vazguez, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren. 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. The Saddleback College Jazz Combos are at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. The Santa Barbara City College Jazz Combos are at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 5/2 – Frank Silva at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Frank Silva is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Anna Butteress on bass and Joe La Barbera on drums. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Paris Chansons 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.

Wednesday 5/3 – Frank Vardaros Big Band at Catalina

Trumpeter Frank Vardaros’ Big Band offers a tribute to Maynard Ferguson at Catalina in Hollywood. The Grammy Museum offers a program dedicated to a new Ella Fitzgerald exhibit with music from vocalist Patti Austin. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sony Holland celebrates a CD release at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Linda Clifford is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. 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.

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