About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of December 25, 2017

Arturo Sandoval

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.

Thursday 12/28 – 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, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Charles Ruggerio on drums. Latin guitarist César Mateus is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Dancer Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project and the Rodgarband are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Charles McPherson is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist/pianist/vocalist Kirk Andrés Wilson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Parlor Social is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Greg Poree is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Sensae is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Bassist Victor Murillo is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.  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. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Trumpeter Ron King is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 12/29 – Arturo Sandoval at Catalina

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval opens a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Vardan Overspian is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Organist Carey Frank and guitarist Bruce Forman celebrate a CD release at Squashed Grapes in Ventura.  Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.  Vocalist Wendy Fraser is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Mike Keneally is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombone Shorty is at Belly Up in Solana Beach. The Fresh Rhythm is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Saturday 12/30 – Bennie Maupin at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with David Arnay on keys, Darek Oles on acoustic bass, Ben Shepherd on electric bass, Chris Williams on trumpet, Kenny Sara on drums, and Munyungo Jackson on percussion. Pianist Miro Sprague is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalists Cheryl Barnes & Mark Winkler are at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist George Kahn is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ernie Andrews is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Arnold McCuller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at the Public House in Fullerton. The Angel Town Combo is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Jackie Gibson is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Vocalist Irene Cathaway is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. The T Special Jazz Ensemble is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. 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 Bill Ungerman 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. Violinist Daniel D. is at the Revive Theater in Santa Monica. Saturday brunch choices include drummer/vocalist Dave Tull at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A.

Sunday 12/31 – Postmodern Jukebox at Walt Disney Hall

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. Vocalist Theo Katzman is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison headlines a New Year’s Eve formal ball at Regency West in South L.A. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Angel Town Combo with guest vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalists Billy Valentine and Reverend Shawn Amos are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Latin percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. The Ralph Mathis Band is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Saxophonist Vincent Ingala is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. Jack’s Cats are at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Sunday brunch choices include drummer/vocalist Dave Tull 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 1/1 – Carey Frank at Perch

Organist Carey Frank leads a jazz brunch at Perch in downtown Los Angeles with Curtis Parry on vocals and guitar and Rick Montalbano on drums.

Tuesday 1/2 – GF3 at Vibrato

Pianist Gary Fukushima is at Vibrato in Bel Air with JP Maramba on bass and Miles Senzaki on drums. The Thelonious Monk Institute hosts a jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Drummer Gerry Gibbs is at the Oyster House in Studio City. Blanco Diablo 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.

Wednesday 1/3 – Shai Golan at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Shai Golan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Victor San Pedro and Colin Cook on guitars, Andy McCauley on bass, and Jacob Richards on drums.  Trumpeter Nate Birkey is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Kevin Ahart 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. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Barbara Morrison hosts a jazz vocal workshop at Catalina in Hollywood.

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