About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 6, 2017

Cassandra Wilson

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.  Hedgehog Swing is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  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. Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice. 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.

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. Saxophonist Mindi Abair celebrates a CD release at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. 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. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A..

Thursday 11/9 – Orchestre Surreal at El Portal Theatre

Composer Ross Wright’s Orchestre Surreal is at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.  The Bad Plus are at the Echoplex in Echo Park.  B3PIO is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Kate McGarry is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Mon David sings a tribute to the late Mark Murphy at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Ana Barriero is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.. Pianist Keith Droste is at The Merc in Temecula. 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.. 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. Guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Tim Gill is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. The Glen Roberts Big Band is at Viva Cantina in Burbank. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Percussionist Brad Dutz is at Sun Space in Sunland.

Friday 11/10 – Mike Miller at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Johnson on bass, Chad Wackerman on drums, and Walt Fowler on trumpet/flugelhorn. Pianist Donald Brown leads a trio at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo with guest trumpeter Tom Harrell. Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Pianist Jason Moran plays music of Thelonious Monk at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Drummer Jamire Williams is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato. Drummer Evan Stone is at the Rhythm Room in downtown L.A..  Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.  Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. The Mirage Big Band is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert.  The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Guitarist Thom Rotella 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. Bassist Henry Franklin has the free evening jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Jeffrey Gimble is at the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. The Woody James Big Band plays an afternoon show at Viva Cantina in Burbank. Jack’s Cats are at the Sky Room in Long Beach. Bassist Pat Movran is at the Portfolio Coffee House in Long Beach.

Saturday 11/11 – Eddie Palmieri at Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri’s orchestra is at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Frank Fontaine is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with pianist Josh Nelson. Vocalist Rickie Lee Jones is at The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Pianist John Mayer leads a quartet at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert with vocalist Sherry Williams. Pianist/vocalist Anne Farnsworth is the Marsee Aditorium in Torrance. Pianist George Kahn leads a quartet at Vibrato in Bel Air with guitarist Pat Kelley. Vocalist Spencer Day celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The World Stage in South L.A.. Pianist Danny Green is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Terry Wollman is at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Public House 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. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Bar Angeles in Hollywood. Guitarist Bruce Forman has the happy hour show at at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Violinist Shenkar is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Side Street Strutters are at Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach. Saturday brunch choices include drummer Kevin Kanner at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 11/12 – Azar Lawrence at Zebulon Cafe

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at the Zebulon Cafe in downtown L.A. with Theo Saunders on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Munyungo Jackson on percussion and Roy McCurdy on drums with guest vocalist Windy Barnes-Farrell. Saxophonist Tom Scott and drummer Paul Peress lead a benefit for children’s heart medical care at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Rickie Lee Jones is at The Rose in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Jens Kuross is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Rebirth Brass Band is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A.. Buck’s Vibe is at the California Jazz & Blues Museum in South L.A.. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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.. Saxophonist Frank Fontaine plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vibraphonist Lolly Allen plays an afternoon show at the A Frame House Concert Series in Hollywood. Sunday brunch choices include flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny 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., 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 11/13 – Ari Hoenig at Catalina

Drummer Ari Hoenig celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood with Nitai Hershkovits on piano and Or Bareket on bass. Pianist Hiromi and harpist Edmar Castañeda duet at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Composer/arranger Les Hooper’s big band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Victor Franco San Pedro is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. California Feet Warmers are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  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, Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31, and the Chuck Kavooras Blues Jam at The Baked Potato.

Tuesday 11/14 – Work In Progress at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Andrea Miller fronts Work In Progress with JV Collier on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, Shane Gaalaas on drums, Chris Tedesco on trumpet, Bob Sheppard on sax, and Howard Scott Stein on guitar.  Pakistan’s Sachel Jazz Ensemble is at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vibraphonist Chase Jackson celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Douye’ is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Makers 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. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree opens for 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 Jamie Findlay.

Wednesday 11/15 – Brand X at The Coach House

The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano hosts the first of several area gigs from British group Brand X featuring original members Percy Jones on bass and John Goodsall on guitar. Pianist Isamu McGregor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist/vocalist Jacob Collier is at the El Rey in West L.A.. Vocalist Rene Marie is at the Scripps Institute Auditorium in San Diego. The Vivino Brothers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jennifer Keith 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 Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at the Rancho Mirage Public Library in Rancho Mirage.

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