About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – Week Of October 30, 2017

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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 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 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. . Vocalist Erin Bentlage is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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.

Thursday 11/2 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on piano, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Chaun Horton on drums. Pianist Jon Mayer is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Lage Lund and pianist Bryn Roberts are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Guitarist Jack Allen is at Catalina in Hollywood. The four-day Women In Jazz Fest opens at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles with vocalist Barbara Morrison. 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. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Friday 11/3 – Yotam Silberstein at Blue Whale

Guitarist Yotam Silberstein is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Josh Nelson on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall are at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Rachel Flowers is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. The Maia Connection is at The World Stage in South L.A.. The Greyboy All-Stars at at the Music Box in San Diego. The weekend’s Women In Jazz Fest opens at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. German pianist Markus Burger and saxophonist Jan von Klewitz are at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. JazzCraft with guest guitarist Ron Eschete is at the Laguna Beach Brewery in Laguna Beach. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.   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 the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. The Woody James Big Band plays an afternoon show at Viva Cantina in Burbank.

Saturday 11/4 – Steel House at Zipper Hall

Steel House with Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on bass, and Brian Blade on drums is at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School of Music in downtown L.A.. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Lanny Morgan is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert.  Vibraphonist Lolly Allen is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Guitarist Yotam Silberstein is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Pianist Bryan Tari and vocalist Lina Loi are at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Pianist Bruce Baker is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalists Karen Celeste Kruz, Aviva Diamond, and Kathryn Hopkins team at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist/vocalist Sheree Brown is at The World Stage in South L.A..  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 Elyadeen Anbar is at Bar Angeles in Hollywood. Pianist Connie Han has the happy hour show at at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 11/5 – Kris Myers at The Baked Potato

Drummer Kris Myers is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mike Keneally on guitar, Ben Thomas on vocals, Billy Steinway on keys, and Pete Griffin on bass. Trumpeter David Weiss & Point Of Departure are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Yotam Silberstein is at Sam First in West L.A., a new venue in West L.A. near LAX.  Vocalist Beverly Church Hogan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen sings music of Joni Mitchell at Vitello’s in Studio City. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at the Music Box in San Diego. Vocalist Robert Davi 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. Double G’s Jazz Knights are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Threestyle is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist John Clayton leads an afternoon of jazz bassists at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City. Vocalist Sherry Williams fronts a big band for an afternoon show at the Old Town Temecula Theater in Temecula. Sunday brunch choices include pianist/vocalist Betty Bryant’s birthday show at Catalina in Hollywood, vocalist Erin Dickins at Vitello’s in Studio City, 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., 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 11/6 – David Weiss & Point Of Departure at The Mint

The Cookers trumpeter David Weiss brings his Point Of Departure band to the Mint in West L.A. with Teodross Avery on sax, Ben Eunson on guitar, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Kush Abadey on drums – drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam follows. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.
The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. 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 11/7 – Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau guests with Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andrew Lippman on trombone, Paulie Cerra on sax/vocals, Billy Steinway on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, Donald Barrett on drums, and Sam Meek on guitar. Pianist Ruslan Sirota is at Vibrato in Bel Air.   System VI is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. Drummer Denny Seiwell is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Thelonious Monk Institute hosts a jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Martin Nievera leads a benefit for Philippines disaster relief at Catalina in Hollywood. 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 is at Viva Cantina in Burbank with guest Ron Eschete.

Wednesday 11/8 – Cassandra Wilson at Largo At The Coronet

Vocalist Cassandra Wilson is at Largo at the Coronet in Beverly Hills.  Saxophonist John Ellis is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Gerald Clayton on piano, Alan Hampton on bass, and Jason Marsalis on drums. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  Flutist Nicole Mitchell is at the Popper Theater at UCLA in Westwood.  Trumpeter David Weiss is at Vitello’s in Studio City.   Soul Sauce plays a tribute to Cal Tjader at Pico Rivera Golf Club in Pico Rivera.  Nutty is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Arco Iris 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. The Little Brazil Trio is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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