About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 20, 2017

Jack Sheldon

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 with guest vocalists Sandra Booker and Toni Malone in a benefit concert for cancer treatment. 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. Pianist Adam Michaelson is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.

Thursday 11/23 – No Live Jazz Scheduled

Friday 11/24 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jamie Kime on guitar, Danny Carey on drums, Scott Robinson on sax, and Jimmy Earl on bass. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Joshua White celebrates a CD release at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon leads his big band at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Roberto Miranda is at The World Stage in South L.A.  Pianist Kait Dunton is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Vocalist Janet Orsi is at the Parks Bistro in Fullerton. Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. 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. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Los Angeles. Saxophonist Kim Richmond and vocalist Kimberly Ford have the final Friday evening jazz show of 2017 at LACMA in West L.A.

Saturday 11/25 – Jack Sheldon at Catalina

Trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon leads his big band for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Carl Saunders is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Organist Ronnie Foster is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Issac Wilson is at Sam First in West L.A.  Saxophonist Gerald Albright 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. Saxophonist Wes Smith has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Vocalist/drummer Renee Fisher is at The World Stage in South L.A.  Pianist Stuart Elster is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vocalist Tony Jones is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Chuck Johnson at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A.

Sunday 11/26 – Anna Mjöll at Vibrato

Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Tom Ranier and Jamieson Trotter on keyboards, Chuck Berghofer on bass, Dean Parks on guitar, and John Ferraro on drums. Bassist/vocalist Alan Hampton is at Sam First in West L.A. with pianist Gerald Clayton. 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 Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Denise Donatelli and pianist Josh Nelson are at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio for an afternoon show. Hazey Jane is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Sunday brunch choices include the Kim Richards Sextet 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., 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 11/27 – Tessa Souter at Blue Whale

Vocalist Tessa Souter is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Josh Nelson on piano and Dave Robaire on bass. Wundergroup is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Farmer Greif on keys, Chris Wabich on drums, Ben Thomas on vocals and percussion, David Hughes on bass, and Jamie Kime on guitar. Saxophonist Steve Coleman is at UCSD Conrad Prebys Concert Hall in La Jolla. 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 Saddleback College Jazz Lab Ensemble is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. The UCLA Jazz Combos perform a program at Schoenberg Hall in Westwood.

Tuesday 11/28 – Jazzmeia Horn at Blue Whale

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.  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. The UCLA Big Bands perform a concert at Schoenberg Hall in Westwood.

Wednesday 11/29 – Danny Janklow at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Danny Janklow celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Eric Reed on piano, Benjamin Shepherd on bass, Jonathan Pinson on drums, Nick Mancini on vibes, and Jesse Palter on vocals. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Bevan Manson is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. 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.  Pianist Andy Langham is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Guitarist Jesse Bradley is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Blues harmonica player Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

One thought on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 20, 2017”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s