About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of May 22, 2017

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Monday 5/22 – Brent Canter at Blue Whale

Guitarist Brent Canter is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Bob Reynolds on sax, Sam Barsh on keys, Max Haymer on piano, Dan Lutz on bass, and Charles Ruggiero on drums. Guitarist/vocalist John Reynolds is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank. 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 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 5/23 – Matt Mayhall at Blue Whale

Drummer Matt Mayhall is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Parker on guitar, Josh Johnson on sax, and Paul Bryan on bass. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.  Flamenco/jazz guitarist/vocalist Ethan Margolis (Sultry) is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Anna Butteress is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Tyshawn Sorey is at The Loft at UCSD La Jolla. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. 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 Ron Eschete. The Amp Trio is at ETA in Highland Park. Students from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) are featured in the Young Artists Jazz Series at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Jazz Express is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TriP in Santa Monica, vocalist Dyan Kane opens.

Wednesday 5/24 – Yellowjackets at The E Spot Lounge

Yellowjackets are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City with Bob Mintzer on sax, Russell Ferrante on piano. Dane Alderson on bass, and Will Kennedy on drums. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The LA Jazz Institute kicks off its five-day Big Band Jazz Festival at the Westin LAX with an evening concert featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Vocalist Kate Reid is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at La Sierra University in Riverside. The Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Ensemble is at the UCLA Fowler Museum in Westwood. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at The Continental Club in downtown Los Angeles. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Vocalist Johnny Britt is at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Oui’ 3 is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at Le Petite Paris in downtown L.A.. 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 Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Trombonist Kevin Hicks has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 5/25 – Kevin Van Der Elzen at Blue Whale

Drummer Kevin Van Der Elzen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Bob Mintzer on tenor sax, Dick Oatts on alto sax, Anna Butterss on bass, and Russell Ferrante on piano. Wündergroup is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Leni Stern is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Chicago vocalist Brienn Perry is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Frances Livings is at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. 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 Andy Langham is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Alanna Vicente is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A. Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Bassist Paul Bryan is at ETA in Highland Park. Drummer Denny Dennis is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Pianist Bill Barrett is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The LA Jazz Institute continues its five-day Big Band Jazz Festival at the Westin LAX.

Friday 5/26 – Billy Childs at the Moss Theatre

Pianist Billy Childs is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica with Dayna Stephens on saxophone, Hans Glawischnig on bass, Ari Hoenig on drums, and guest vocalist Sara Gazarek. Guitarist Graham Dechter is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Pat Senatore is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Triple Scale is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Candi Sosa is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Ken Kawamura is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Drummer Kelly Jocoy is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Hans Ottsen 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 David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Laura Mace is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Dwight Trible has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.. The LA Jazz Institute continues its five-day Big Band Jazz Festival at the Westin LAX.

Saturday 5/27 – Ari Hoenig at Blue Whale

Drummer Ari Hoenig is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with organist Larry Goldings and pianist Geoffrey Keezer. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia leads ensembles Fish To Birds and The Moment at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Charged Patricles is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Vocalist Jesse Palter is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Jacquelyn Schrieber is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Anne Farnsworth is at the Paradise Bar in Long Beach. Pianist/vocalist Wayne Linsey is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Alex Haven is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Five Got Rhythm is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Mr. C in Beverly Hills. Conjunto Oye! kicks off the summer Saturday free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A. Saturday brunch choices include keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A.. The LA Jazz Institute continues its five-day Big Band Jazz Festival at the Westin LAX.

Sunday 5/28 – John Daversa Big Band at The Baked Potato

Trumpet/EVI wiz John Daversa leads his big band at The Baked Potato for the second of two nights featuring guest drummer Ralph Humphrey. Vocalist Sandra Booker leads a benefit concert against cancer at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at The York in Highland Park. Cuban vocalist Candi Sosa is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran 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. Guitarist Ethan Sherman is at ETA in Highland Park. The Vignes Rooftop Revivial is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Aaron Akins is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Connie Han is at La Cuevita in Highland Park. Pianist Sam Ross plays an afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. The Big Band All-Stars play an afternoon show at The Merc in Temecula. Sunday brunch choices include 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, vocalist Leslie Lembo & Raw Silk at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach. The LA Jazz Institute finishes its five-day Big Band Jazz Festival at the Westin LAX.

Monday 5/29 – Levon Henry at Blue Whale

Saxophonist/vocalist Levon Henry is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with David Plitch on bass, Jay Bellerose on drums, and Chris Bruce on guitar.   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. Strangers On A Saturday Night plays a Mother’s Day brunch at Perch in downtown L.A..

Tuesday 5/30 – Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato

Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Kirk Fletcher and Sam Meek on guitars, Travis Carlton on bass, Paulie Cerra on sax/vocals, Andrew Lippmann on trombone, and Lemar Carter on drums. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Jens Lindeman and pianist Senator Tommy Banks lead the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble in a tribute to Oscar Peterson at Catalina in Hollywood.  Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Blanco Diablo is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A..  The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Area 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 Jim Fox.

Wednesday 5/31 – Mark Winkler at Catalina

Vocalist Mark Winkler celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with a band including vocalist Sara Gazarek, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, pianist Jamieson Trotter, guitarist Pat Kelley, and trombonist Bob McChesney. Vocalist Dave Damiani’s No Vacancy Orchestra is at Vibrato in Bel Air with guest vocalist Renee Olstead. Chain Reaction is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bossa Zusu is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A..  Guitarist/vocalist Jesse Harris is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Arohi Ensemble with guest vocalist Dwight Trible is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. 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 Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke lead a group for the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Fixtures Duo is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..  Dogfish is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.

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