About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 17, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald & Dizzy Gillespie

Monday 7/17 – Alex Boneham & Kevin Kanner at The Mint

Bassist Alex Boneham has the early show at The Mint in West L.A. with Ido Meshulam on trombone, Josh Nelson on piano, and Christian Euman on drums, 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.. Pianist Kait Dunton is at ETA in Highland Park. 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. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at La Sierra University in Riverside. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A.. 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. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Jazz Martys are at Casa in Costa Mesa. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke have the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..

Thursday 7/20 – David Binney at Blue Whale

Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Miles Mosley does an interview and performance at The Grammy Museum in downtown L.A.. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Keyboardist Greg Manning is at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Anna Danes is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia celebrates a birthday at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. TrioWork with vocalist Susan Krebs 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 Joe Bagg is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Trumpeter Corey Gemme 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.. Lado B is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Vibraphonist Bob Leatherbarrow is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at The Edison in downtown L.A..

Friday 7/21 – Allen Hinds at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Matt Rohde on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, and Donald Barrett on drums. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood with guest Sally Kellerman. Cellist Shana Tucker & Women’s Work are at The World Stage in South L.A.. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at the LACM Garage in Pasadena. Vocalist Amy Keys is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Catte Adams is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. 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 Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Nicki Gonzalez is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at the Farmers Market in West L.A.. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 7/22 – Clayton Cameron at The World Stage

Drummer Clayton Cameron is at The World Stage in Leimert Park in South L.A.. Keyboardist Don Randi is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Pianist Connie Han is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE Orchestra featuring vocalist Darlene Love are at the CalTech Beckman Mall Lawn in Pasadena. Bassist Bruce Lett is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. with vibraphonist Nick Mancini and percussionist Brad Dutz. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood with guest James Geralden.   Vocalist Ella Papouchado is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at The Public House in Fullerton. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens’ leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest vocalist Phyllis Causey.  Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Palter Ego is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Pianist Jacquelyn Schrieber is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Bassist Lyman Medeiros has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Yamila Guerra’s Cuban Latin Band has the free Latin Sounds series at LACMA in West L.A..   Saxophonist Eric Marienthal plays an afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Saturday brunch choices include the Slide FX trombone band at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 7/23 – Lao Tizer at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena with Munyungo Jackson on percussion, Anthony Crawford on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.   Qui’ 3 is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Idiomatiques are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The DD Horns are at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie 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. Saxophonist Nate Lepine is at ETA in Highland Park. Sunday brunch choices include the Jimmy McConnell big band 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 7/24 – Andy McCauley at Blue Whale

Bassist Andy McCauley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Shai Golan on sax, Michael Ragonese on piano, Zach Ramcier on trumpet, and Andres Salazar and Chrstian Euman on drums.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at the 1221 Lounge in Burbank. 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 7/25 – Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra at Hollywood & Highland

Percussionist Pete Escovedo leads his Latin Jazz Orchestra at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Martin Nevin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Los Jaraneros is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Natalie Douglas is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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 guests Riner Scivally and Barry Zweig.  Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Nate Lepine is at ETA in Highland Park.

Wednesday 7/26 – Carl Saunders at Marriott Hotel Newport Center

Trumpet veteran Carl Saunders leads a sextet at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center for the Sunset Jazz Series including Scott Whitfield on trombone, Doug Webb on sax, Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Steve Schaefer on drums. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Igor Kogan leads a big band at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Cesar Mateus’ Latin Jazz Group is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Bassist Mike Gurrola is at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A..Pianist Connie Han is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trumpeter Nate Birkey is at SOhO in Santa Monica. Guitarist Andy Waddell is at the Silverlake Lounge in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. Pianist Lincoln Cleary is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Moana A. is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.. Barbara Brighton’s Young Artists Jazz Series presents the Fernando Collum Community Arts Center Band at Catalina in Hollywood.

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