About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 19, 2018

Bernie Dresel

Monday 2/19 – Dave Tull/Rebecca Kilgore Quartet at Vitello’s

Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore lead a quartet at Vitello’s in Studio City with Joe Bagg on piano and Tom Wakeling on bass. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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., pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31, and the monthly blues jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge.

Tuesday 2/20 – Frank Vardaros Orchestra at Bogie’s

Trumpeter Frank Vardaros’ big band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Drummer Louis Cole is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a 13-piece group including saxophonist Bob Sheppard, guitarist Adam Rather, and vocalist Genevieve Artadi. Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Chris Norton is at Vitello’s in Studio City with a trio led by pianist Konrad Paszkudzki. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at The Mixx in Pasadena features guest guitarist Brad Rabuchin. The Jazz Collective is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Blanco Diablo is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Big Butter Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Terry Wollman and vocalist Melanie Taylor are at Nerano in Beverly Hills. 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. The Holly Crow Jazz Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Long Beach Polytechnic High School Jazz Band holds a fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Wednesday 2/21 – Ben Allison at Blue Whale

Bassist Ben Allison is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Steve Cardenas on guitar, and Allan Mednard on drums. Saxophonist Houston Person is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert with pianist Larry Fuller. Guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Juini Booth is at Zebulon in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist Laila Biali celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Guitarist Julian Lage is at Music Box in San Diego. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach with guest vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Dog Fish is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Keyboardist/vocalist Robby Fontana is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 2/22 – BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel at Joe’s Great American

Drummer Bernie Dresel leads a 16-piece big band at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Cheryl Bentyne is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Steve Tyrell opens a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Mark Hatch & Group 5 are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Teryn Re’ is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Mtafiti Imara is at The Merc in Temecula. Bassist Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion are at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Paul Weitz and vocalist Donna Deussen are at the Thai Fusion Bistro in Woodland Hills. The Urban Renewal Project is at Clifton’s Republic in downtown L.A. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Pianist David Arnay is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. 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. The Swingsations are at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 2/23 – Mike Miller at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Walt Fowler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Brandon Fields on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Guitarists Oz Noy and Jeff Young are at Molly Malone’s in West L.A. with Will Lee on bass and Steve Ferrone on drums.   Bassist Janek Gwizdala is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Eric Reed is at The World Stage in South L.A. Bassist Ben Allison is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. 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 Little Brazil Trio is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Lori Lynner is at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Bassist Pay Movran is at the Emmanuel Church in Paramount. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Jack’s Cats are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Saturday 2/24 – Larry Goldings at Sam First

Pianist Larry Goldings is at Sam First in West L.A. with guests including vocalists Kathleen Grace and Dannielle DeAndrea. Trumpeter Ingrid Jennings is at the Saddleback College McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Pianist Eric Reed is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist Issac Wilson celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist Kevin Hicks is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with a group featuring vibraphonist Nick Mancini. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia celebrates a CD release at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Trombonist George Bohannon is at The World Stage in South L.A. Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist George Kahn is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Peter White and keyboardist Gregg Karukas are at the Westin Mission Hills. Vocalist Barbara Morrison sings a tribute to Dinah Washington at Sexson Hall at Pasadena City College. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s Junkyard Duo has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A. and pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 2/25 – Tina Raymond at Sam First

Drummer Tina Raymond is at Sam First in West L.A. with bassist Putter Smith and pianist Joshua White. Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. JamesJazz is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Pamela Clay is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flutist Lori Bell celebrates a CD release at an afternoon A Frame Jazz house concert in Hollywood. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood.  California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist Chuck Johnson 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 2/26 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato with Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute/vocals, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gergo Borlai on drums. Ions & Eras celebrate a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Henry Solomon opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. Flutist Lori Bell is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. Pianist Carl Sonny Leyland is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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., 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 Band is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 2/27 – Ross Garren & Brady Cohan at Blue Whale

Harmonica player Ross Garren and guitarist Brady Cohan are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist Corey King and drummer Jamire Williams are at Zebulon in downtown L.A. Snarky Puppy is at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Entertainer Dick Van Dyke is at Catalina in Hollywood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at The Mixx in Pasadena features guest John Stowell. Vocalist Douye’ is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Terry Wollman and vocalist Melanie Taylor are at Nerano in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. Groovy Tuesday is 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 2/28 – Bijon Watson & Maiya Sykes at Seven Degrees

Trumpeter Bijon Watson is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach with vocalist Maiya Sykes in a program dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald. Violinist Doug Cameron is at Catalina in Hollywood. The California Guitar Trio is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Lalah Hathaway is at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood. Guitarist Clinton Patterson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Native Vibe is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Chef Dave Rozier offers an evening of blues harmonica at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

3 thoughts on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 19, 2018”

  1. Where oh where is Eric Reed at World Stage on Friday, Feb. 23 ? Please let me know, its a long shlep to get there and I want to be sure, no way to get a hold on them,

    Thank you,

    Shura Reininger

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