About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 19, 2017

Christian McBride

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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge.

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. Oui’ 3 is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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.

Thursday 6/22 – Roberta Gambarini at Catalina

Vocalist Roberta Gambarini begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Glenn Cashman is at The Muck in Fullerton. Flutist Nestor Torres is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Pianist Oscar Hernandez is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Drummer Martin Diller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  The Translucent Ham Sandwich Band is at the California Institute of Abnormalarts in North Hollywood.  Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Frances Livings is at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. 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. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Run Bar in downtown L.A.. Pianist Lincoln Cleary 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.. Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.

Friday 6/23 – Walter Smith III at Blue Whale

Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with sets featuring duos and quartets. Pianist Mitchel Forman is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian vocalist Eliana Estevao is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Peter White is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood. Groove Sauce is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City.  Grex is at Battery Books & Music in Pasadena. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Pianist/vocalist Joey Dosik is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Maxayn Lewis 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. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Drummer Clayton Cameron has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.

Saturday 6/24 – Christian McBride at Walt Disney Hall

KJazz 88.1 holds its summer fundraiser at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. featuring bassist Christian McBride’s New Jazz Quartet with trumpeter Josh Evans, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and drummer Nasheet Watts – vocalist Tiffany Austin opens. Bassist Buster Williams is at The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in South L.A. with Steve Wilson on saxophone, George Colligan on piano, and Lenny White on drums. Violist/composer/arranger Miquel Atwood-Ferguson plays the free outdoor Grand Performances series in downtown L.A.. Trombonist George Bohanon is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Kait Dunton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at the Wood House in San Marcos. Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist P.L. Brown is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Pianist Dan Reckard has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Darrel Rahn is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist Kim Richmond. Vocalist Jesse Palter is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Mr. C in Beverly Hills. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Ciro Hurtado has the free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A. The all-day Uptown Jazz Festival is in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Doug Webb at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 6/25 – Brian Charette at The Baked Potato

Organist Brian Charette is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Doug Webb on sax, Andy Sanesi on drums, and Nir Felder on guitar. Vocalist Kenton Chen celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Late Nite Jazz Orchestra is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Work In Progress with vocalist Kara Grainger is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank. Vocalist Margo Rey is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Annie Reiner is at Catalina in Hollywood. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. The Vignes Rooftop Revivial is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Adam Ratner is at ETA in Highland Park. Japanese saxophonist/flutist Nori Tani and pianist Mr. Sekai lead a group including pianist Hiroe Sekine at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro for an afternoon concert. Pianist Jon Mayer plays an afternoon concert at Keyboard Concepts in Santa Monica. Sunday brunch choices include trumpeter Kye Palmer 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, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 6/26 – Satoko Fujii & Kaze at Blue Whale

Pianst Satoko Fujii & Kaze are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kappa Maki and Christian Bezos on trumpets and Peter Ménard on drums. The Rolling Figs Jazz Orchestra 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. 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.

Tuesday 6/27 – Doug Webb at Bogie’s

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Danny Carey on drums, Brian Charette on organ, Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and John Ziegler on guitar. Vocalist Sara Lieb is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City to record for a new live album. 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 guests Bob Bain & Jim Fox. Ultraviolet is at ETA in Highland Park. G & The Swinging Three are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 6/28 – Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato

Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Sam Meek and Kirk Fletcher on guitars, Billy Steinway on keys, Paulie Cerra on sax, Andrew Lippman on trombone, Travis Carlton on bass, and Lemar Carter on drums. Bassist Anna Butteress is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Blanco Diablo is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Saxophonists Dave Koz and Michael Lington play a benefit at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Rick Zunigar is at La Sierra University in Riverside. Drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Bos Cigars in Bellflower. Vocalist Amber Navran is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Moana A. is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..

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