About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of December 18, 2017

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Monday 12/18 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mike Miller on guitar, Cyril Atef on drums, and Jimmy Earl on bass. The Westlake High School Jazz Band features an evening including trumpeter John Daversa’s Small Band at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Matt Gordy’s Sextet is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Steve Cotter plays the early set at The Mint in West L.A. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Monday jam sessions include drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz session at The Mint in West L.A., 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.

Tuesday 12/19 – John Tegmeyer at Blue Whale

Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Vardan Ovsepian on piano, Marcel Camargo on guitar, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Frank Vardaros’ Big Band plays an evening of holiday music at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Jennifer Leitham plays a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. John Pisano’s Guitar Night finds a new home at The Mixx in Pasadena with guest Bruce Forman, preceded by a book signing with jazz photographer Bob Barry. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Quadranome is at the Oyster House in Studio City.

Wednesday 12/20 – Dee Dee Bridgewater at Walt Disney Hall

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater presents an evening of holiday music at Walt Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Saxophonist Doug Webb has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cellist Artyom Manukyan offers a night of solo cello at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist/trumpeter Johnny Britt is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Richard Shelton is at Vitello’s 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. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Robby Fontana is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 12/21 – Jane Monheit at Catalina

Vocalist Jane Monheit begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by Andy Langham on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Rick Montalbano on drums.  Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Tim Kobza is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Bassist Bruce Lett leads a trio with vocalist Bili Redd at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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 Reginald Paul is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Trumpeter Larry Solak is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. System VI is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 12/22 – Walter Smith III at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Walter Smith III is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Larry Goldings on organ and Christian Euman on drums. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Saxophonist Ralph Gibson is at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Saxophonist Dave Koz plays the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts. Saxophonist Darryl Walker is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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 David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The San Andreas Sisters are at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Saturday 12/23 – Anthony Wilson at Blue Whale

Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Gerald Clayton on piano, Joshua Crumbly on bass, and Jay Bellerose on drums. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Tim Hagans makes a rare SoCal appearance at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert.  Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Terry Wollman is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts. Trombonist Mariel Bildstein is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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. The Rumproller Trio has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester.   The Bastards Of Belleville are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.  Saturday brunch choices include guitarist Jacques Lesure at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A.

Sunday 12/24 – Hugh Sheridan at Vibrato

Australian vocalist Hugh Sheridan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Jamey Arent is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood.  Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Jacques Lesure 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 12/25 – No Jazz Events Scheduled

Tuesday 12/26 – Bob McChesney at Vibrato

Trombonist Bob McChesney is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Mitch Marcus is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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 12/27 – Groove Legacy at The Baked Potato

Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato with guest guitarist Michael Landau plus Travis Carlton on bass, Billy Steinway on keys, Paulie Cerra on sax and vocals, Samir Moulay on guitar, Gene Coye on drums, and Francisco Torres on trombone. Vocalist Laura Dickinson’s Big Band and vocal group m-pact split a bill at Vitello’s in Studio City. Bassist John Snow is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.   Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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