About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 12, 2017

Marquis Hill

Monday 6/12 – Ai Kuwabara at Blue Whale

Pianist Ai Kuwabara is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Sam Wilkes on bass and Gene Coye on drums. Saxophonist Josh Johnson is at ETA in Highland 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 drummer 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., Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 6/13 – Ruslan Sirota at Vibrato

Pianist Ruslan Sirota is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Ben Shepherd on bass, Gene Coye on drums, and Pete Korpela on percussion. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with vocalist Andrea Miller. Pianist Jarrett Cherner is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Aaron Serfaty is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Julie Newsome 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 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. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Steve Cotter. Vocalist Randi Cee is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at the Parker Room in Hollywood.

Wednesday 6/14 – Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Catalina

Vocalist Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton begin a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Alex Minasian is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Bevan Manson is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalists Theo Katzman and Joey Dosik are at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Issac Wilson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Rush Street in Culver City. 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. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Fabus Four is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 6/15 – Raya Yarbrough at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at The Baked Potato with Eric Reed on piano, Paul Cartwright on violin, Pete Griffin on bass, and Kevin Kanner on drums. Trumpeter Duane Eubanks is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi kicks off the Thursday jazz summer concert series at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Pianist Gary Fukushima is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at The Athenaeum Library in La Jolla.  Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at The Merc in Temecula.  Guitarist Riner Scivally and saxophonist Rob Kyle are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena.  Pianist Alex Minasian is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.  Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at Catalina in Hollywood. The Urban Jazz Collective is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Debbi Ebert is at The Muck in Fullerton. 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. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood.  Vocalist Alanna Vicente is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Cuba Rumba is at Cana Run Bar in downtown L.A..

Friday 6/16 – Michael Landau at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City with bassist Jimmy Johnson and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. Pianist Bobby West is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini and pianist Nikos Syropoulos present an evening of chamber jazz at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.   Trumpeter Marquis Hill is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at Catalina in Hollywood. L.A. Transfer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonists Candy Dulfer and Grace Kelly are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. 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. Vocalist Laura Mace is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.

Saturday 6/17 – Marquis Hill at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Marquis Hill is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights with Walter Smith III on tenor sax, Eric Reed on keys, Jeremiah Hunt on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Pianist Rachel Flowers is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown Los Angeles. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Duane Eubanks is at Mr. C in Beverly Hills. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. The Los Angeles Django Reinhardt Festival begins a two-day run at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in West L.A.. Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at Catalina in Hollywood. The Vibrato All-Stars are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Organist Carey Frank is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Guitarist JJ Sansaverino is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Connie Han has the Saturday happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. The Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra plays an afternoon benefit concert for the Dolo Coker Scholarship Fund at Morningside United Church in Inglewood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Vocalist Laura Mace is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Andy Langham is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Opa Opa has the free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A. Saturday brunch choices include pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 6/18 – Anna Butteress/Daniel Rosenboom/Max Ox at The Bootleg Theater

Bassist Anna Butterss, trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom, and Max Ox split a bill at The Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A. Bassist David Plitch is at 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. Vocal group The Summit is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist/clarinetist Murray Middleman is at the Alhamabra Performing Arts Center. Hazey Jane is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. MAST is at ETA in Highland Park. Los 440’s are at Sunday at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a Jazz By The Sea house concert in Newport Coast. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Paul Peress at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, Chambers, Herbert & Ellis at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City, 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 6/19 – Duane Eubanks at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Duane Eubanks is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Aaron Provisor on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums.  Pianist Adam Hersh is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. California Feet Warmers are 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. Monday jam sessions include drummer 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 6/20 – Julian Coryell Plays The Eleventh House at Blue Whale

Guitarist Julian Coryell is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed) playing the music of his father Larry’s band The Eleventh House. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Nani is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trumpeter Kenny Warren is at ETA in Highland Park. Homenaje is at TRiP in Santa Monica with guest Katisse Buckingham. 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. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Frank Potenza.

Wednesday 6/21 – Vivino Brothers Band at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jimmy and saxophonist Jerry Vivino are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Todd Canning on keys, James Wormworth on drums, and Mike Merritt on bass. Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is at The Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Bijon Watson kicks off the summer series at Laguna Beach Live at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden Guitarist Julian Coryell is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Emile Welman is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Frances Livings is at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. 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.

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