About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – Week Of June 26, 2017

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

Pianist 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. Trumpeter Skip Spiro’s Jazz/Blues Project is at The Escondite in downtown L.A. 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.  Bassist Zephyr Avalon 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. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in 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.  Vocalist Sara Leib is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.   Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood.  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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club 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. 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..

Thursday 6/29 – BBB with Bernie Dresel at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill

Joe’s Great American in Burbank hosts the BBB big band with drummer Bernie Dresel. Snow Nerds and Acre Foot split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Kelly Che is at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel. Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at The Edison in downtown L.A.. The Jolly Rogers are at The Baked Potato. Vocalist Hugh Sheridan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Kathleen Grace is at Descanso Gardens in LA Canada-Flintridge. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Flutist Lori Bell is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Elaine Gibbs is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vibraphonist Bob Leatherbarrow is at Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Shea Welsh celebrates a CD release at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalists Tony Galla and Marvin Robinson are at the Sheraton Gateway LAX in West L.A.. The Ben Rose Band with vocalist Laura Mace is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.   Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Bassist Bruce Lett is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Psychic Temple is at ETA in Highland Park.

Friday 6/30 – Justo Almario at The World Stage

Saxophonist Justo Almario is at The World Stage in South L.A. with Kiefer Shackleford on piano, Jerry Watts on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, and Ramon Stagnaro on guitar. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, Danny Carey on drums, and John Ziegler on guitar. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Thelonious Monkey is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Drummer Al Williams is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro with vocalist Barbara Morrison. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Amanda McBroom is at Catalina in Hollywood. Sueños is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 Lauren White is at Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Vocalist Janiva Magness is at Carruth Cellars in Solana Beach. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Vocalist Angie Wells has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 7/1 – Frank Fontaine & Foreign Relations at The E Spot Lounge

Saxophonist Frank Fontaine is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City with Esteban Adame on piano, Oskar Cartaya on bass, Raul Pineda on drums, and Joey De Leon on percussion. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom’s Burning Ghosts celebrate a CD release with Atomic Ape at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Billy Childs’ Prophecy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Paulinho Garcia is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Bassist Roberto Miranda is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos leads a tribute to Lee Morgan at Bread & Salt in San Diego. Vaud & The Villains are at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Vocalist Nicole Simms is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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 Connie Han has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..  Conjunto Costazul has the free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include Sunny Blue at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 7/2 – Pete Escovedo at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Latin percussionist Pete Escovedo leads a group at a free outdoor concert at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Saxophonist Mike LeBrun and pianist Adam Hersh lead a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Susan Krebs celebrates a birthday at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Pat Senatore 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.  Double G’s Jazz Knights at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. The Americus Brass Band plays an afternoon show at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. 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 7/3 – Vinny Golia Group at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Vinny Golia is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Gavin Templeton on sax, Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, Alexander Noice on guitar, Miller Wrenn on bass, and Andrew Lessman on drums. Drummer Ryan Shaw has the early set at The Mint in West L.A.. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury 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., and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 7/4 – A Tribute To McCoy Tyner at Zebulon

Bassist Juni Booth leads a tribute to pianist McCoy Tyner at Zebulon in Atwater Village with saxophonist Azar Lawrence, Benito Gonzalez on piano and Roy McCurdy on drums. Guitarists Chuck Kavooras and John Ziegler kick off a new monthly blues jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in 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.

Wednesday 7/5 – Dan Schnelle at Vibrato

Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Nick Mancini on vibes, Marcel Camargo on guitar, and Anna Butterss on bass. Greek guitarist Jimmy Mahlis and drummer Toss Panos are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Samantha Sidley is at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden in Laguna Beach. Bassist Bruce Lett leads a group at Squashed Grapes in Ventura with guest saxophonist Greg Fishman.   Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club 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. Vocalist Robby Fontana is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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