About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 13, 2017

Bill Frisell

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 Blues Power jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

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 Sachal 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.

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.

Thursday 11/16 – Gillian Margot & Geoffrey Keezer at Blue Whale

Vocalist Gillian Margot and pianist Geoffrey Keezer are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Terreon Gully. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.   Vocalist Steve Tyrell opens a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Brand X is at The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air.   Saxophonist Edmund Velasco is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is at Martini’s Above Fourth in San Diego. Guitarist Mark Towns is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Rene Marie is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Andy Waddell celebrates a CD release at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Trumpeter Frank Cano is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.. Groove Sauce is at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Trumpeter Corey Gemme is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 11/17 – Daniel Rotem at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guitarist Jeff Parker, Issac Wilson on piano, Alex Boneham on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is at Regency West in West L.A.. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Brand X is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ada Bird Wolfe is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Chris Pierce is at The Boardroom in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jan Daley is at the Ebell Of Los Angeles in West L.A..  Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Bassist Paul Gormley is at Whale & Ale Pub in San Pedro. Guitarist/vocalist James Cornelison is at Perch in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline has the free evening jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Director John Scheinfeld is at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. to discuss his recent “Chasing Trane” documentary on saxophonist John Coltrane. The JMD Whispering Giants are at The World Stage in South L.A.. Trombonist Phil Ranelin plays a late afternoon show at Union Station in downtown L.A..

Saturday 11/18 – Steve Tyrell at Catalina

Vocalist Steve Tyrell plays the third of four nights (Thu-Sun) at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens and bassist Mike Flick are at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guests Theo Saunders on piano and Chuck Manning on sax. Drummer Rayford Griffin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown with vocalist Rita Edmond.  Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Baylor Project is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Kellye Gray is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. 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. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has the happy hour show at at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Vocalist Rose Kingsley is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Paul Weitz and vocalist Donna Deussen are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Brazilian vocalist Kenia is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist David Sills with the El Camino Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A..

Sunday 11/19 – Bill Frisell at the Moss Theatre

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica with violist Eyvind Kang and drummer Rudy Royston. Gato Libre is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Brand X is at The Rose in Pasadena. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Michael Mull Octet and Dylan Ryan Trio are featured at the Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A.. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Teira Church is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini plays a late afternoon set for the Jazz ‘N Paz series at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena. 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 is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.. Fredy Boy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The North Hollywood High School Jazz Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Darryl F Walker sings the music of Al Jarreau at the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells. The GO Jazz Big Band plays an afternoon concert at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Bruce Lofgren’s Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Janis Mann at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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 11/20 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato with Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Vocalist Samantha Sidley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Brand X is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Kevin Van Der Elzen is at The Mint in West L.A., followed by drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam session. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Other Monday jam sessions include guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. The Santa Barbara City College Jazz Bands are at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 11/21 – Kaveh Rastegar at Blue Whale

Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Larry Goldings on piano, Mike Viola on guitar, and Abe Rounds on drums. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood with vocalist Michole White. Saxophonist Gene Cipriano and vocalist Cat Conner are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonist Allison Au is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vibrometers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas 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 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.

Wednesday 11/22 – Alex Machacek at The Baked Potato

Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Anthony Crawford on bass and Donald Barrett on drums. Pianist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Composer Dennis Dreith’s big band 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. Guitarist Dan Zimmerman is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist Robby Fontana is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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