About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 4, 2017

Quincy Jones

Monday 9/4 – Monday Night Pro Jammz at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime leads the long-running Monday Night Pro Jam session at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chris Roy on bass, Dylan Elise on drums, Jon Greathouse on keys, and Mitch Manker on trumpet. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Other Monday jam sessions include 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. Organist Carey Frank leads a Labor Day Brunch session at Perch in downtown L.A..

Tuesday 9/5 – John Chin at Blue Whale

Pianist John Chin leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo playing the music of Mose Allison with Richard Julian on vocals and guitar, Alan Hampton on bass, and Charles Ruggiero on drums. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trombonist Ira Nepus is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Connie Han is at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A.. 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 Mitchell Long and Marcel Camargo. Guitarist Chuck Kavooras leads a blues jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A..

Wednesday 9/6 – Quincy Jones The A&M Years at The Hollywood Bowl

Composer/arranger Quincy Jones is celebrated with a big band performance of three recordings from 1969-71 including original contributors flutist Hubert Laws and vocalist Valerie Simpson. Alabama guitarist Eric Essix leads his MOVE Trio at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Barbara Morrison and saxophonist Charles Owens are at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Adam Levy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Nutty is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Homenaje is at Bird & Bees in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Amber Navran is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist Sabine Pothier has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 9/7 – Laura Dickinson at Cooks Chapel

Cooks Chapel in Anaheim hosts vocalist Laura Dickinson, backed by David Hughes on bass, Alex Hahn on sax, Greg Sadler on drums, and Matt Hornbeck on guitar. Trombonist Jon Hatamiya is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarists Mark Letteri and Josh Smith split a bill at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Billy Vera Big Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank. Guitarist Patrick Berrogain is at The Merc in Temecula. 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. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A.. 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. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A..

Friday 9/8 – Lalo Schifrin LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA

Composer Lalo Schifrin receives the 9th Annual LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA in West L.A, with music from pianist Eric Reed, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Kevin Kanner.  Bassist Eric Revis is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Pianist Bobby Pierce is at The World Stage in South L.A. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Saxophonist Dave Koz and bassist Larry Graham share a bill at the Thornton Winery in Temecula for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Guitarist/vocalist James Cornelison is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. The Chamberlain Trio is at Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 9/9 – Ronnie Laws at Catalina

Saxophonist Ronnie Laws is at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalist Elaine Gibbs. Bassist Kyle Eastwood is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. with vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert is at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Bassist Pat Senatore is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Tiffany Austin is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Dave Koz and bassist Larry Graham share a bill at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. The Oxnard Jazz Festival is at Oxnard Beach Park. The Mudbug Brass Band is at the Levitt Pavilion McArthur Park in Los Angeles. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a group at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guests pianist Bill Cunliffe and saxophonist Kim Richmond. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Nils is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Bill Ungerman has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Doug Webb at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 9/10 – Roger Kellaway & Mike Lang at Zipper Hall

Pianists Roger Kellaway and Mike Lang team for an evening of the music of Paul McCartney at Zipper Hall in downtown L.A., backed by bassist Darek Oles and drummer Peter Erskine. Composer/arranger Alan Chan’s Orchestra is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Barbara Morrison celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood. DD Horns are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Bassist Ryan Cross leads a jazz night at Delilah in West Hollywood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Critical Brass is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Organist Carey Frank is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Violinist Benny Brydern’s Blue Four play a late afternoon outdoor show at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Sunday brunch choices include vocalist Janis Mann 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 9/11 – Anthony Fung Trio + Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam at The Mint

Drummer Anthony Fung’s trio with Isaac Wilson on piano and Frank Ojeda on bass opens an evening of jazz at The Mint in West L.A., followed by drummer Kevin Kanner’s bi-weekly jam session. Carioca is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento. Organist Carey Frank is at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. 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 9/12 – Oz Noy Boogaloo Experience at Blue Whale

Guitarist Oz Noy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Babko on keys, Mike Elizondo on bass, and Toss Panos on drums.   Blanco Diablo is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Greg Erba on guitar, Frank Fontaine on sax, Matt Rohde on keys, Joey De Leon on percussion, David Goodwin on bass, and Andy Sanesi on drums.  Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra are at the Music Box in San Diego. Vocalist Margo Rey is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Julie Newsome is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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 Bruce Forman.

Wednesday 9/13 – David Garfield at Catalina

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Catalina in Hollywood with Leslie Smith on vocals, Brandon Fields on sax, Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Drummer Jeff Hamilton leads a trio at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Graham Dechter is at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A.. Drummer Dave King’s Trucking Company is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Ariana Savalas is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist Connie Han has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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