About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week of July 3, 2017

Pat Martino

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. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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 Barry Zweig.

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 celebrates a CD release 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.. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Nikos Syropoulos 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. Vocalist Robby Fontana is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.   Vocalist Nora Urbanyi is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..

Thursday 7/6 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ty Bailie on keys, David Dehomme on keys and guitar, Teddy Campbell on drums, and Janek Gwizdala on bass. Vocalist Sara Gazarek is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Kait Dunton is at The Merc in Temecula. Drummer Matt Gordy is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Mission Statement is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Chris Norton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalists Gary Brumburgh and Kathryn Hopkins are at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Nick Kirgo is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. 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. Saxophonist Dave Paterson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.  Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.  Trumpeter Ron King is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Adam Bravo is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge.

Friday 7/7 – Vardan Ovsepian at Blue Whale

Pianist Vardan Ovsepian is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mike Valerio on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, and Diego Alvarez on percussion. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Trumpeter Herb Alpert & vocalist Lani Hall are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Scott Martin’s Latin Soul Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Sonny Moon & Nutty are at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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 Todd Hunter is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Laura Mace is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Jazz Express is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Grant Geissman has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.. Vocalist Dorian Holley is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach.

Saturday 7/8 – Pat Martino at the Moss Theatre

Guitarist Pat Martino makes a rare L.A. appearance with Pat Bianchi on organ and Carmen Intorre on drums at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. The Count Basie Orchestra is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara with guest vocalist Paula Cole. Pianist Joshua White is at The World Stage in South L.A. with Dean Hulett on bass and Christian Eumann on drums. Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Thornton Winery in Temecula with daughter Sheila E.  Guitarist John Ziegler is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Josh Johnson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Michael Thompson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Violinist Ted Falcon is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Will Donato is at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Molly Miller is at 1642 Beer & Wine in Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz.   Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Chris Pierce is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A..  Pianist Jacquelyn Schrieber is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Janet Orsi is at Ziing’s Bistro in Fullerton. Vocalist Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge Project has the free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist David Sills at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 7/9 – George Kahn at Catalina

Pianist George Kahn is at Catalina in Hollywood with Lyman Medeiros on bass and Alex Acuna on drums. MAST is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Go Shlomo is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Homenaje is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Freddie Ravel 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. Pianist Sabine Pothier plays an afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Kim Richmond is at SOhO in Santa Barbara with vocalist Kimberly Ford for an afternoon show. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach for a late afternoon show. Vocalist Judy Wexler does an afternoon show at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena. Poet Kamau Daaood and a Band of Griots are at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City for an early afternoon show. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at the Alley Lounge in Culver City. Sunday brunch choices include Trumpetology 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 7/10 – Shai Maestro at Blue Whale

Pianist Shai Maestro is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jorge Roeder on bass and Ziv Ravitz on drums. The Bob Parins Cocktail Orchestra 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 John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., trumpeter Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 7/11 – Ethan Sherman at Blue Whale

Guitarist Ethan Sherman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo to celebrate a CD release with Anna Butterss on bass and Christian Euman on drums. Altered is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Naughty Professor opens the Hollywood & Highland free Summer Jazz Nights series. Pianist Shai Maestro is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Vocalist Josie James is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. 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. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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 Thom Rotella. Vocalist Ali Blake is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Jeff Hooker is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Wednesday 7/12 – Ken Peplowski at the Marriott Newport Center

Clarinetist Ken Peplowski kicks off the Wednesday Sunset Jazz series at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with guest vocalist Sue Raney. Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian guitarist Fabiano Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Max Haymer is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. The Meridian Trio is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. 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. Drummer Clayton Cameron has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.   The Mudbug Brass Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Nichole Preuss is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..

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