About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 9, 2017

Stanley Clarke

Monday 10/9 – Tierney Sutton & Alan Bergman w/Hubert Laws at Moss Theatre

Vocalist Tierney Sutton and singer/lyricist Alan Bergman celebrate the music of Marilyn & Alan Bergman with flutist Hubert Laws at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. Pianist Danilo Perez fronts his Panamonk trio at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ben Street on bass and Adam Cruz on drums.  Bassist David Ambrosio is at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. Guitarist Andy Waddell opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session at The Mint in West L.A.. Vocalist Carole J. Bufford is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Blue Rhythm Orchestra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Suzi Oliver is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Nicole Lvoff is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.  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, the San Pedro Jam session at Crimsin in San Pedro, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 10/10 – Monk Birthday Concert at Blue Whale

The Angel City Jazz Festival presents two sets dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with groups including keyboardist Florian Weber’s Criss Cross with saxophonist Donny McCaslin and a duo led by guitarist Marco Cappelli. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at Bread & Salt in San Diego. Jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako and percussionist Chris Garcia are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Albare & Urbanity are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Ryan DeHues is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Jeff Benedict and guitarist Dave Askren are 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 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar’s trio is at The San Fernando in Glendale, followed by a jazz jam session. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans and saxophonist John Bolivar are at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs.

Wednesday 10/11 – David Tranchina Group at Blue Whale

Bassist David Tranchina celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Argenta Walther on vocals, Gary Fukushima on piano, and Trevor Anderies on drums. Vocal group The Summit 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. Guitarist Cary Denegris is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Francis Coche has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 10/12 – Lizz Wright at Smothers Theatre

Vocalist Lizz Wright is at the Pepperdine University Smothers Theatre in Malibu. Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Kathleen Grace is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Richard Shelton is at Catalina in Hollywood. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum bar in downtown L.A. Raggedy Andy is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Greg Poree is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Bassist Jim DeJulio is at The Merc in Temecula.  Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Alanna & These Fine Gentleman are at the Boardroom 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.. Saxophonist Keschia Potter is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood.

Friday 10/13 – Carl Verheyen at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Dave Marotta on bass, John Madder on drums, and Jim Cox on keys. Saxophonist Jesse Sharps is at The Word Stage in South L.A..  Saxophonist Kirsten Edkins is at the Pasadena Conservatory Of Music.  Trumpeter Chris Botti closes the summer concerts series at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. The Angel City Jazz Fest presents a night devoted to trumpet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Fresh Rhythm is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Janis Mann is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Zach Provost is at the Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Bassist Paul Gormley is at Whale & Ale in San Pedro. Bassist Teddy Bang is at Industry Cafe in Culver City.  Guitarist/vocalist James Cornelison is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Trumpeter Brian Swartz has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A..

Saturday 10/14 – Stanley Clarke Band at The Broad Stage

Bassist Stanley Clarke is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica with Beka Gochiashvili on piano, Caleb Sean McCampbell on keys, and Cedric Dewayne on drums. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman and Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdes perform a Jazz Meets Latin Jazz concert at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. Bassist Bunny Brunel’s CAB is at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Pat Senatore plays a final L.A. show before leaving for Europe. Violinist Karen Briggs is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown with vocalist Rita Edmond. The Hands On’Semble percussion group is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun). Flutist Tim Weisberg is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Tiffany Austin is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. The Angel City Jazz Festival presents a Monk Tribute Concert at The World Stage in South L.A. featuring bassist James Leary and vocalist Dwight Trible. L.A. Transfer is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Public House in Fullerton. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Lori Lynner is at Club 1912 in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Janet Orsi is at Ziing’s in Fullerton. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. 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. Bassist Lyman Medeiros has the happy hour show at at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include vocalist Danny Freyer at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and keyboardist Todd Hunter at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 10/15 – Christian Scott at The Troubadour

Trumpeter Christian Scott is at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Leni Stern’s Afrikan Trio is at The Mint in West L.A.. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. L.A. Transfer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz’s Lado B Project is at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena. The Hands On’Semble percussion group is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Elliott Sharp is at the Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. Los 440’s are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. 4 Level Interchange plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Kevin Kanner 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., vocalist Anita Robles at El Patron in Tarzana, 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 10/16 – Raya Yarbrough at Blue Whale

Vocalist Raya Yarbrough celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo backed by Jessica Rotter & Sara Mann on vocals, Pete Griffin on bass, Jeff Hoeppner on piano, Takeshi Akimoto on guitar, and Tony Austin on drums. Vocalist Sara Gazarek is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Jeff Hamilton is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. 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, the San Pedro Jam session at Crimsin in San Pedro, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 10/17 – Billy Childs at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Billy Childs is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bob Sheppard on sax, Reggie Hamilton on bass, and Michael Baker on drums. Trombonist Alan Ferber’s Big Band is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Vibrometers are at Seven Grand 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. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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. Saxophonist John Bolivar is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.

Wednesday 10/18 – Alan Ferber Big Band at Blue Whale

Trombonist Alan Ferber’s band celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Tue-Wed). Vocalist Julia Fordham is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Tony MacAlpine is at Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Vivino Brothers Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. La Verdad is at The Edison in downtown L.A.. 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. Saxophonist Joseph Santa Maria has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

 

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