About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 10, 2017

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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 Butterrs 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 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. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. The Big Butter Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

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.  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..

Thursday 7/13 – Armand Sabal Lecco’s Positive Army at The Baked Potato

Bassist Armand Sabal-Lecco’s Positive Army is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, George Whitty on keys, and Joel Taylor on drums. Drummer Roy McCurdy is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Antelog is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont. The Vibrometers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pecussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A..  Vocalist Billy Valentine is at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Urban Renewal Project is at The Federal Underground in Long Beach. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull 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. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist Bruce Lett is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Alanna Vicente is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Vibraphonist Lolly Allen is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Friday 7/14 – Tony Bennett & Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl

Vocalist Tony Bennett begins a two-night run at the Hollywood Bowl backed by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Pianist Roger Kellaway is at the Ventura Music Festival with vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti.  Drummer Christian Euman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Billy Childs’ Prophecy is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at The Wine Cave in Montrose. Vocalist Miki Howard opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood.  Vocalist Luke Carlsen & Five Got Rhythm are at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Pianist Zach Provost 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 Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Laura Mace is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Pianist Larry Nash has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.. Vocalist Brother Yusef is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at the Farmers Market in West L.A.. Vocalist Matt Barber is at Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City.

Saturday 7/15 – Mitchel Forman at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Mitchel Forman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Steve Haas on drums, John Leftwich on bass, and Lenny Castro on percussion. Drummer Kevin Kanner is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Tony Bennett is at the Hollywood Bowl. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guests Bill Cunliffe on piano and Kim Richmond on sax. Homenaje is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Palter Ego is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Pianist Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Kait Dunton has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre have the free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A.. The Vibrato All-Stars are at Vibrato. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul play an afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Saturday brunch choices include percussionist Don Littleton at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 7/16 – Alex Machacek at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Alex Machacek is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Anthony Crawford on bass and Gergo Borlai on drums. Vocalist Freda Payne is at Catalina in Hollywood. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lindsay Solonycze and guitarist Marcel Camargo are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Guitarist Steve Oliver 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. Organist Carey Frank is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Los 440’s is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Eric Hirschhorn is at Bogart’s Coffee House in Long Beach. Sunday brunch choices include the Peter Myers Orchestra 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 7/17 – Alex Boneham & Kevin Kanner at The Mint

Bassist Alex Boneham has the early show at The Mint in West L.A., followed by drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session. Keyboardist Chris Fishman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Robin Baytaś on drums, Immanuel Wilkins on sax, and Zach Ostroff on bass. The Peninsulans Jazz Orchestra is at the South End Racquet Club in Torrance. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Other 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 7/18 – Cameron Graves at Hollywood & Highland

Pianist Cameron Graves is at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood with Aaron Haggerty on drums, Matt Haze on guitar, Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, Randy Gist on sax, and William Artope on trumpet.  The Late Nite Jazz Orchestra is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Darrell Leonard leads a big band at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonist Greg Johnson and pianist Ben Haugland are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx 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 Mike Anthony. The Blue Rhythm Orchestra Big Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 7/19 – Ella & Dizzy At 100 at the Hollywood Bowl

The music of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie is celebrated at the Hollywood Bowl with orchestras led by Vince Mendoza and John Faddis with vocalists including Jane Monheit, Andra Day and Lizz Wright among others. Pianist Larry Fuller is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Baritone saxophonist Roger Rosenberg is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Alan Pasqua on piano, Darek Oles on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. Bassist Travis Carlton is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren leads a big band at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Pianist Eric Dries is at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. 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. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..

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