About & Out – What’s Hot in SoCal Jazz – The Week Of August 21, 2017

Herbie Hancock

Monday 8/21 – The Au Brothers Sextet at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill

The Central California-based trad-jazz 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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Erin Bentlage is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. Bassist Victor Murillo is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Thursday 8/24 – 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, Donald Barrett on drums, and Maxayn Lewis on vocals. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist John Beasley’s Monkestra is at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Drummer Tina Raymond is at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A..  Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Trumpeter Peter Olstad is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. The SWC Trio is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Merc in Temecula. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Randi Cee is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Paul The Trombonist is at The Mint in West L.A.. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach.  Saxophonist Armen Hyusnunts is at The Stage in Burbank. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City. 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 with vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Senor Fish in downtown L.A.. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Guitarist Tony Palkovic is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The Swingsations are at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 8/25 – Denise Donatelli at LACMA

Vocalist Denise Donatelli has the free Friday evening jazz show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in West L.A.. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Blues harmonica player/vocalist John Mayall is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Strunz & Farah begin a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Michael Session is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Homenaje is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Nina Whitaker is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Bourbon Street in Fullerton. Bassist Paul Gormley is at Whale & Ale in San Pedro.  The New West Guitar Group plays a late afternoon show at the Mission Viejo Civic Center.  Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith 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 Ken Weiner is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 8/26 – Arturo Sandoval at Burton Chace Park

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey.   Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Clay Jenkins on trumpet, Bob Sheppard on sax, Jonathan Richards on bass, and Alan Pasqua on piano.  Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Charles Ruggerio on drums, and Jimmy Haslip on bass. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Grand Performances California Plaza in downtown L.A..  Cosmic Vibrations is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant will open for Bryan Ferry at the Hollywood Bowl. Pianist Rachel Flowers is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Bassist Oskar Cartaya is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Vocalist Windy Barnes is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE Orchestra are at the CalTech Beckman Lawn in Pasadena with dancer Savion Glover.   Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden is at Dry Society in Mission Viejo.  Strunz & Farah are at Catalina 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. Pianist Andy Langham is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist Justin Young is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Richard Sears plays a late afternoon show at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Saxophonist Bill Ungerman has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Buyepongo has the free Latin Sounds series show at LACMA in West L.A. with guest vocalist Candi Sosa in a tribute to Matos. Saturday brunch choices include pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 8/27 – Tierney Sutton & Mark Winkler at Catalina

Vocalists Tierney Sutton and Mark Winkler headline a benefit for the City Of Hope cancer treatment center at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Bassist Darek Oles is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kuba Stankiewicz on piano and Tina Raymond on drums. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Billy Mitchell is at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Pink Martini is at the Hollywood Bowl. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at Zebulon Cafe in downtown L.A.. The Gardena Jazz Festival is at Rowley Park in Gardena. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The Big Chiefs are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jasmine Tomasso is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.   1st Klass is at the Federal Bar Underground in Long Beach. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Charles Owens 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 8/28 – Marlon Martinez at Blue Whale

Bassist Marlon Martinez is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Isaac Wilson on piano, Jacob Scesney on sax, and Cam Johnson on drums. Pianist Sam Hirsh plays a set to open an evening at The Mint in West L.A., followed by drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session.  The Saddleback College Jazz Faculty play a concert at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo.  Trombonist Mariel Bildstein is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The Amersterdam Connection is at the Colin Fisher Studios in Cathedral City.  Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Other Monday jam sessions include guitarist Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato in Studio City, guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 8/29 – Tammy McCann at Catalina

Chicago vocalist Tammy McCann is at Catalina in Hollywood with Peter Smith on piano, Trevor Ware on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Work In Progress with vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Molly Miller celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Gary Fukushima is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Pianist/vocalist Judith Owen is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach with bassist Leland Sklar. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonist Elliott Levin and pianist Don Preston are at Zebulon in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Adam Ratner is at ETA in Highland Park. 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.

Wednesday 8/30 – Byron Stripling & Bobby Floyd at Marriott Newport Center

Trumpeter Byron Stripling and organist/pianist Bobby Floyd are at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Drummer Conner Malloy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombone Shorty is at the Hollywood Bowl. Trumpeter Bijon Watson is at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trombonist Mariel Bildstein is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Wanda Ray Williams is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. Pianist Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Noah Bernstein has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Blues harmonica player Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

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