About & Out – What’s Hot in SoCal Jazz – The Week Of August 14, 2017

Chick Corea Elektric Band

Monday 8/14 – Kavita Shah at Blue Whale

Vocalist Kavita Shah is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Julian Shore on piano, François Moutin on bass, and Ferenc Nemeth on drums. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at the 1221 Lounge in Burbank. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include drummer Kevin Kanner at The Mint in West L.A., Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., Eric Eckstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 8/15 – Gretchen Parlato & Marcel Camargo at Blue Whale

Vocalist Gretchen Parlato duets with guitarist Marcel Camargo at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Vocalist Rachel Kaplan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at ETA in Highland Park. Guitarist Jesse Bradley is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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 John Storie.

Wednesday 8/16 – Jill Scott & The Robert Glasper Experiment at the Hollywood Bowl

Vocalist Jill Scott is at the Hollywood Bowl – pianist Robert Glasper opens. Pianist Alan Broadbent is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. The Jazz Cruise All-Stars are at the Marriott Hotel Newport Center with clarinetist Ken Peplowski, drummer Jeff Hamilton, bassist Christoph Luty, saxophonist Rickey Woodard, and pianist Larry Fuller. Fourbits is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Graham Dechter is at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden in Laguna Beach. The Vivino Brothers Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at the Troesh Conference Center at La Sierrra University in Riverside. Drummer Sash Aghamyan leads a group at The Stage in Burbank. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Marla Jones is at Catalina in Hollywood. Sound Etiquette is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Sound Etiquette is at Battery Books & Music in Pasadena.

Thursday 8/17 – Beer For Dolphins at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins opens a two-night (Thu-Fri) stand at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Rick Musallum on guitar, Bryan Bellar on bass, and Joe Travers on drums. Cellist Artyom Manukyan and pianist Nikos Syropoulos split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Stuart Leibig is at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. The White Blinds are at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Pianist Stephan Oberhoff and Heartbeat Brazil are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Leslie Lewis is at The Merc in Temecula. Bassist Chris Symer is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Pianist Joe Bagg is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge Project is at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in 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. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Senor Fish in downtown L.A.. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Bassist Ian Martin hosts an open mic night for singers at the Boardroom in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 8/18 – John Pizzarelli at Catalina

Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli plays the second of four nights (Thu-Sun) at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by Konrad Paszkudzki on piano, Mike Karn on sax, and Kevin Kanner on drums. Pianist Cameron Graves is at Grand Performances at the California Plaza in downtown L.A.. Holophonor begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joe Rozum is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Saxophonist Maceo Parker and The Family Stone are at the Newport Beach Hyatt. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at the Farmer’s Market in West L.A.. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Groove Sauce is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Trombonist Kevin Hicks plays an outdoor show at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Pianist Andy Langham 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. Saxophonist Reinhold Schwarzwald has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 8/19 – Thom Rotella with Ernie Watts at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with saxophonist Ernie Watts plus Mitchel Forman on keys, Trey Henry on bass, and Steve Hass on drums. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz’s Lado B Project is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at Catalina in Hollywood. Baritone saxophonist Dale Fielder is at the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown. Holophonor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Charlie Ferguson is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Paul Weitz and vocalist Donna Deussen are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.  Brand New Legends are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Nicki Gonzalez is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest vocalist Corliss Dale. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Vocalist Janet Orsi is at the Parks Bistro & Lounge in Fullerton. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tavern 101 Grill in Agoura Hills. Guitarist Bruce Forman has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Percussionist Bobby Matos’ band has the free Latin Sounds series show at LACMA in West L.A. with guest vocalist Candi Sosa in a tribute to Matos. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach for an early afternoon show. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Mike Gurrola at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 8/20 – Chick Corea Elektric Band & Bela Fleck & The Flecktones at The Wiltern

The Wiltern Theater in West L.A. hosts Chick Corea’s Elektric Band with Eric Marienthal on sax, Frank Gambale on guitar, John Pattitucci on bass, and Dave Weckl on drums, along with Banjoist Bela Fleck’s Flecktones including bassist Victor Wooten. The Bootleg Theater in Silverlake hosts saxophonist David Binney with Eric Revis on bass and Christian Euman on drums – Chord Four and IT LO open. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Elliott Levin and pianist Don Preston lead a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Dave Koz headlines an evening of smooth jazz at the Hollywood Bowl. Guitarist Jonathan Butler and saxophonist Gerald Albright are at Thornton Winery in Temecula. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Teira Church is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Keira & The Major Three are at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Tim Conley is at ETA in Highland Park. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at ChocoVivo in Culver City. Nutty plays a late afternoon outdoor show at Kings Road Park in West Hollywood. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Lenny Stack’s 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 8/21 – The Au Brothers Sextet at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill

The Central California-based tradjazz Au Brothers Sextet is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.   Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at the 1221 Lounge in Burbank. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Monday jam sessions include Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 8/22 – Trevor Anderies at Birds & Bees

Drummer Trevor Anderies is at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A. with David Tranchina on bass and Sam Hirsh on piano.  Thelonious Monkey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.   Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Saxophonist Chase Huna 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 – Homenaje opens. 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.  Pianist Peter Adams celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.   Guitarist Ethan Sherman is at ETA in Highland Park.

Wednesday 8/23 – Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington at the Hollywood Bowl

Pianist Herbie Hancock plays the Hollywood Bowl with a band including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta – saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s West Coast Get Down opens with added strings and choir. Drummer Terreon Gully is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Vocalist Leslie Bee is at Catalina in Hollywood with bassist Kevin O’Neal. Pianist Greg Spaulding is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Broken Toiz is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Drummer Donald Dean has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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