About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 25, 2017

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Monday 9/25 – Carol Welsman at Catalina

Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Catalina in Hollywood with special guests vocalist Denise Donatelli and percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran. Vocalist Mark Christian Miller opens an evening of jazz at The Mint in West L.A., followed by drummer Kevin Kanner’s jam session. Vocalist Judith Hill is at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Off Cell and saxophonist Vinny Golia are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The USAF Airmen Of Note big band is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. 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., trumpeter Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, the San Pedro Jam session at Crimsin in San Pedro, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 9/26 – Doug Webb All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, Jamie Kime on guitar, and Danny Carey on drums. Organist Larry Goldings is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb plays a fundraiser for CalJAS at the Claremont Presbyterian Church. Gypsy guitarist Gonzalo Bergara is at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Vocalist Chris Norton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Conganas is at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. The Boyd Cannon Big Band 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 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 Gene Bertoncini. The Atomic Roots Orchestra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/27 – Goldings–Bernstein–Stewart at Blue Whale

Organist Larry Goldings is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Tue-Wed) with Peter Bernstein on guitar and Bill Stewart on drums. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jacqui Naylor is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Judith Hill is at Belly Up in Solana Beach. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.  Vocalist Teryn Re and guitarist Matt Hornbeck are at Birds & Bees in downtown L.A..  Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.   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. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Paul Weitz are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Karen Hernandez and vocalist Jimmy Spencer are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Gary Herbig and drummer Bill Spoke have the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Thursday 9/28 – Marilyn Scott at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Marilyn Scott is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Michael Landau on guitar, Russell Ferrante on keys. Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Pianist Josh Nelson leads a quintet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at The Merc in Temecula.  Vocalist Betty LaVette is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Trumpeter Mark Hatch & Group 5 are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist Joe Bagg 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 Sydney Jacobs.  Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A.. Pianist Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Senor Fish in downtown L.A..  Saxophonist Keschia Potter is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood.  Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Tim Gill is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 9/29 – Bob James + Jeff Lorber at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Keyboardists Bob James and Jeff Lorber are featured at the Hyatt Regency Summer Series in Newport Beach – Lorber’s group includes Eric Marienthal on sax, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Gary Novak on drums, while James leads a trio. Keyboardist Jeff Babko and drummer Zach Danziger are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood with vocalist Patrice Quinn. Pianist Kevin Toney is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Drummer Luis Munoz is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pete and Will Anderson are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ann Kelly is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter John Reynolds is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Post & Beam in South L.A.. Vocalist Lola Haag is at the Tavern 1 Grill in Malibu. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Guitarist/vocalist James Cornelison is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Tony Jones is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 9/30 – Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble at Blue Whale

Pianist Billy Childs leads his Chamber Ensemble at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo featuring Bob Sheppard on saxes and flute, Larry Koonse on guitar, Carol Robbins on harp, Alex Boneham on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, plus vocalists and a string quartet. Vocalist Dee Dee McNeil is at The Word Stage in South L.A.. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Todd Sharp is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Average White Band is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun).  Vocalist Bonnie Bowden is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach.  Pete and Will Anderson are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Gerry Bryant is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist Kim Richmond. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Rose Mallet is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s Junkyard Duo is at at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Keyboardist Brian Culbertson is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Louis Taylor at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 10/1 – Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Ford Amphitheatre

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater leads an evening dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood. Vocalists Catina DeLuna, Gina Kronstadt, and Susan Marder are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Average White Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sylvia Brooks is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Pamela Clay is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Snarky Puppy organist Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles are at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana.   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. The Mudbug Brass Band is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarists Peter White & Marc Antoine are the Thornton Winery in Temecula. The Spanish Harlem Orchestra plays an afternoon show at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach. Pianist Jon Mayer presents an afternoon solo show at Keyboard Concepts in Santa Monica. The Mills Brothers front a big band in an afternoon show at the Old Town Temecula Theater. Sunday brunch choices include trumpeter Ron King’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 10/2 – Red Oak Duo at Blue Whale

The duo of pianist Adam Benjamin and guitarist Storm Nilsson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Buddy Rich Band with drummer Gregg Potter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at the Saddleback College McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. 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, the San Pedro Jam session at Crimsin in San Pedro, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 10/3 – Ross Garren & Brady Cohan at Blue Whale

Guitarist Brady Cohan and harmonica player Ross Garren are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Tim Lefebvre on bass, Artyom Manukyan on cello, and Gavin Salmon on drums.   Blues guitarist Lucky Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air for the first of two nights. 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. Vibrometers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Cantina in Burbank.  Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar’s trio is at The San Fernando in Glendale, followed by a jazz jam session.  Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs.  John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Guitarist Chuck Kavooras leads the monthly first Tuesday blues jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Wednesday 10/4 – Armen Nalbandian at Blue Whale

Pianist Armen Nalbandian plays a solo show at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Snarky Puppy organist Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles are at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Saxophonist Fred Horn’s Steady Fready offers a tribute to Maceo Parker at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Dave Damiani and trumpeter Bijon Watson are at Montage in Laguna Beach.  Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.  Blues guitarist Lucky Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Comedian/vocalist Wayne Brady is at Catalina in Hollywood.   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.

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