About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 23, 2017

Eric Reed

Monday 10/23 – Nick Mancini Unit B & Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam at The Mint

Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has the early set at The Mint in West L.A. with Jake Silverman on organ and Ian Hubbell on drums, followed by drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session. Pianist Paul Cornish is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Tom Kubis Big Band is at Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach with guest vocalist Andrea Miller. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Organist Carey Frank is at Primo Italia in Torrance. 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 10/24 – Dylan Ryan at Blue Whale

Drummer Dylan Ryan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Parker on guitar, Billy Mohler on bass, Patrick Shiroishi on sax, and Ben Boye on piano. Altered is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Chris Norton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Lindsey Webster is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Jacnique Nina is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Makers 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. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans and saxophonist John Bolivar are at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Cantina in Burbank features guest Ricardo Silvera.

Wednesday 10/25 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Scott Robinson on sax, Danny Carey on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and Jamie Kime on guitar. The New West Guitar Group is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at the Troesh Conference Center at La Sierra University in Riverside. Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The Banda Brothers are at the Pico Rivera Golf Club in Pico Rivera. Vocalist Amber Navran is at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood. English vocalist Rumer begins a two-night run 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. Brazilian vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Los Angeles College Of Music presents a clinic with drummer Carl Allen at The Garage in Pasadena. Jazz Express is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The Los Alamitos High School Jazz Bands are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Thursday 10/26 – Tribute To Allan Holdsworth at The Baked Potato

The music of late guitarist Allan Holdsworth is featured at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Thu-Fri) with guitarists Alex Machacek & Alex Sill, joined by original Holdsworth band members Steve Hunt on keys, Anthony Crawford and Jimmy Johnson on bass, and drummers Virgil Donati, Gary Novak, Chad Wackerman, and Joel Taylor. Drummer Carl Allen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Bob Sheppard on sax, John Beasley on piano, and John Clayton on bass. Burnt Sugar is at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood. Bassist Michael Dessen and flutist Nicole Mitchell are at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Janis Mann sings the music of Kenny Rankin at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. The Paul McDonald Big Band is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood.  Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Vocalist Rumer is at Catalina in Hollywood. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Max Haymer is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles with vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia.  Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Senor Fish in downtown L.A.. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch 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. The Glen Roberts Big Band is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Saxophonist Woody Mankowski is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. The Sax Offenders are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Lounge Trio is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 10/27 – Eric Reed at The World Stage

Pianist Eric Reed is at The World Stage in South L.A. with bassist Mike Gurrola and drummer Kevin Kanner plus guest saxophonist Rickey Woodard. The Los Angeles Jazz Institute begins a four-day (Fri-Mon) event featuring the music of saxophonist Gerry Mulligan at the Four Points Sheraton LAX in West L.A.. Drummer Nate Smith’s Kinfolk is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarists Alex Machacek and Alex Sill play the music of Allan Holdsworth at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Henry Franklin is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Violinist Lindsay Deutsch is at the Marsee Auditorium in Torrance. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at El Cholo in Pasadena. Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Guitarist Thom Rotella 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. Jack’s Cats are at the Barkley Restaurant in Pasadena. Vocalist Jesse Palter has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.. The Woody James Big Band plays an afternoon show at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Saturday 10/28 – Brad Mehldau at the Lobero Theatre

Pianist Brad Mehldau is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Bassist Armand Sabal-Lecco’s Positive Army is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Drummer Nate Smith’s Kinfolk is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Saxophonist Teodross Avery is at The World Stage in South L.A..  Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Keyboard Concepts in Santa Monica.  Pianist Sunnie Paxson is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A..  Saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Guitarist Peter Sprague is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Vocalist Jack Jones is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Nutty is at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Peet Project is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Equinox is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.   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. Vocalist Nicki Gonzalez is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Bill Ungerman has the happy hour show at at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist David Sills at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 10/29 – Ron King Big Band at The Baked Potato

Trumpeter Ron King’s Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Emmet Cohen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Hefti Plays Hefti is 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. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The California Jazz & Blues Museum offers an evening of “Jazz In The Alley” in South L.A.. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Mitchell Long plays an afternoon show at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena. The LA 6 play an early afternoon show at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Sunday brunch choices include trombonist Paul Young 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., vocalist Anita Robles at El Patron in Tarzana, bassist Rufus Philpot at The Springs in downtown L.A., the Harvard-Westlake Jazz Band at Catalina in Hollywood, 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 10/30 – Steven Gordon at Blue Whale

Pianist/vocalist Steven Gordon is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Anthony Fung on drums, Francisco Ojeda on bass, Joe Kwon on sax, and Niall Ferguson on cello. Guitarist Bob Parins’ Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber is at The Loft at UCSD La Jolla.  The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. 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 10/31 – Ryan Shaw at Blue Whale

Drummer Ryan Shaw is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Alex Hahn on sax, JJ Kirkpatrick on trumpet, Jake Silverman on piano, and Alex Boneham on bass. Vibrato in Bel Air offers an evening of “Spooky Jazz” for Halloween. The Big Butter Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vibrometers are at Seven Grand 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. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans and saxophonist John Bolivar are at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Cantina in Burbank features guest Cary Denegris.

Wednesday 11/1 – Sony Holland at Vibrato

Vocalist Sony Holland is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Jerry Holland on guitar, Andy Langham on piano, David Hughes on bass, and Kevin Winard on drums. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is at The Grammy Museum in downtown L.A.. The CJS Quintet is at Catalina in Hollywood with Chuck Johnson on sax, James Smith on trumpet and flugelhorn, Koji Ono on piano, Trevor Ware on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Percussionist Daniel De Los Reyes is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills.

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